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HarmonicaUK is proud to announce the lineup and details of our October Festival.

The event is being held from 21st - 23rd of October and will be held at the Hillscourt Hotel in Birmingham with further accommodation at another nearby hotel.

Our featured artists this year will include Sam Spranger, Shima Kobayashi, Mick Kinsella, Rachelle Plas and Antonio Serrano as well as some surprise guests.

We commence with our annual AGM at 7 pm on the Friday followed by a diatonic blues jam in the concert hall supported by Ricky Cool and a line-up of seasoned blues and roots musicians, Steve Ajao on guitar, John Roy Potter on bass and Howard Smith on drums. For the chromatic players there is the usual fun and lively jam in the bar supported by the excellent Chris Collis on keyboards. Chris will also be providing accompaniment to some of the main artists.

Saturday and Sunday will be filled with all the fun and opportunities you’ve come to expect with the festival, masterclass workshops by the featured artists and other workshop leaders for all levels of players in many different genres of music.


Our competition this year will be by video submissions sent in prior to the event like last year’s virtual festival and will be adjudicated by David Beer. For full details of the competition and how to enter visit the competition page. Competition winners will be announced on Saturday, and we will also have an auction hosted by Keith Parker. There will also be trade stands from major manufacturers.

A concert by the main artists is on Saturday evening and don’t forget the delegates concert on Sunday afternoon!

Places are limited and subject to availability so don’t delay, visit the Festival event page for further details, prices and how to book. Please note, accommodation will be booked on a first come first serve basis and once the primary venue is full people will be allocated to the overflow hotel.

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