Festival Performers 2024

Chris Taplin Blues Band

Inspired by the music of Muddy Waters, SRV, Howlin’ Wolf, Albert King, Hendrix and more, Chris Taplin and his band are hugely popular within the Belfast blues community, hosting a weekly blues show at The Belfast Empire (maintaining Rab McCullough’s legacy in establishing the longest running blues residency in the city).  Their Blues On The Bay debut shall transport us from Belfast to the Mississippi Delta and beyond - This is a great addition to festival program.