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Phuket International Blues Rock Festival 2012

February 9, 2012

The 7th annual Phuket International Blues Rock Festival will be happening this year on February 23 – 26 from 6 pm to midnight at Laguna Grove (the ‘Y-junction’) in Laguna Phuket, Phuket’s five star resort complex on beautiful Bangtao Beach.

This year one of the festivals main sponsors, 91.5FM, will record and broadcast the entire Festival online at www.phuketfmradio.com. Most of Saturday’s performance will be broadcast LIVE, while the rest will be broadcast during the following week. A great way to experience at least the sounds of the Festival for those far away who cannot attend in person!

There will be a great range of blues and rock musicians this year at the Phuket International Blues Rock Festival including the headline act Chris Thomas King who some may know from the film ‘O Brother Where Art Thou’ in 2001 where he found crossover fame as a blues musician and actor in the Coen brothers movie. Of all the songs on the movie’s Grammy-winning soundtrack, King’s ‘Hard Time Killing Floor Blues’ was the only one recorded live during filming. The soundtrack reached number one on the billboard charts and has sold over ten million copies. King’s performance here is perhaps the most famous such authentic blues performance of all times.

There will also be tons of great food and drink available all weekend and as always the proceeds from the Phuket International Blues Rock Festival 2012 will be going to deserving children’s charities around Phuket, namely the Patong Beach Rotary Club’s children’s education fund.

Below you will find the festival schedule and ticket information and at the very end of the post an awesome 15 minute video from last years event. For more information on the festival please visit the Phuket International Blues Rock Festival web site .

Phuket International Blues Rock Festival 2012 Schedule

 Thursday February 23, 2012:

15:00: 40 min. acoustic in hotel lobbies with Jack Derwin, Stuart Bush & Jim Paxton, Moscowfish, Grainne Duffy, Randy & Peter.
22:00: Festival Warm-Up Session @ Rock City, Patong
Friday February 24, 2012:
15:00: 40 min. acoustic in hotel lobbies with artists as above
17:00: Main Gates open – games, music, plenty of food and drink
18:00: Official opening – Introductions – Welcome by MC               
18:15: Jack Derwin (Australia)
19:00: Moscowfish (Canada)
19:45: Rockin’ Angels w/Mojo Perry (Thailand/USA)
20:30: TOKEN – A Tribute to Santana (Thailand)
21:30: Sky High (Sweden)
23:00: AkashA (Malaysia)
24:00: Good Night!
Saturday February 25, 2012:
15:00:40 min. acoustic in hotel lobbies with artists as above17:00: Main Gates open – games, music, plenty of food and drink
18:00: Welcome back by MC
18:15: Stuart Bush Band (Australia/Thailand)
19:15: Colin Hill w/Jimmy Fame & PJae Stanley (Thailand)
20:15: Grainne Duffy (Ireland)
21:15: John Meyer’s Blues Express (Australia)
22:45: Chris Thomas King (USA)
24:00: Official Festival closing

Sunday February 26, 2012:

21:00: Festival Wrap-Up Party @ Bliss Beach Club, Bangtao Beach

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