The annual BluesFest at the O2 in London has announced the first names for the 2017 event set for Friday 27th - Sunday 29th October 2017. Steely Dan will be performing in the UK for the first time since 2009 (It will be their only UK show in 2017) and will close the festival on Sunday night. The duo will be joined by legendary hitmakers The Doobie Brothers. More acts will be announced soon and tickets are on general sale from Friday May 12th.
BluesFest today announced that Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers are the first two artists lined up for this year’s event, which returns to The O2 from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 October 2017.
Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday 12 May and are available at theo2.co.uk or by calling 0844 8560202.
Making their first appearance in the UK for almost 10 years, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker’s supergroup Steely Dan, who have sold in excess of 40 million albums throughout the course of their career, will close the festival on Sunday 29 October, for what will be their only UK show of 2017. For this exclusive concert they will be joined on the bill by legendary, multi Grammy-winning soul and R&B hitmakers The Doobie Brothers. Further artist announcements will be made over the coming weeks.
Launched in 2011, BluesFest fast became one of Europe’s leading roots music festivals and has since presented concerts from an array of stars from the worlds of blues, jazz, soul, pop and r&b including BB King, Van Morrison, Robert Plant, Bobby Womack, Gregory Porter, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, Bad Company, Jeff Beck, Mary J. Blige, Robert Cray, Tedeschi Trucks, Ronnie Wood, Maxwell, Mavis Staples, George Benson, Jamie Cullum, Tom Jones and Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul.