Animals and Friends to Play Southport Blues Festival

Animals and Friends to Play Southport Blues Festival

Animals and Friends have been announced as the special guests playing with Steve Cropper at the first Southport Blues Festival to be held at The Atkinson.

The festival in partnership with Solid Entertainments takes place on Sunday 19 October from 2pm to 10pm and will feature six international acts.

The band that shook the world back in 1964 have re-invented themselves …quality and distinct sound that was, and still is, The Animals…” (Barry Kirk, Romford Recorder).

The enduring influence and breadth of appeal of Animals & Friends and The Animals’ music in 2010 – The Animals’ 1964 debut was recently included in CLASSIC ROCK magazines’ ’50 Albums That Built Blues Rock ‘.

The band have embarked on over a dozen massive UK tours with Special Guests including Spencer Davis, Stax , Booker T & The MGS and Blues Brothers guitar legend Steve Cropper, Maggie Bell (Stone The Crows) and the late, great Mick Green (The Pirates, Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, Bryan Ferry) – which were the last shows by the guitarist viewed by many as one of the most influential in music.

Animals & Friends remain a seminal rhythm & blues band who still command great respect internationally amongst their peers as well as from fans of all ages who instinctively respond so enthusiastically to such pivotal songs from The Animals’ catalogue such as ‘We Gotta Get Out Of This Place’, ‘Boom Boom’, ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’, ‘Baby, Let Me Take You Home’, ‘I Put A Spell On You’ and the bands’ multi-million selling anthem and Number One hit across the world – ‘House of The Rising Sun’.

With four fabulous artists still left to be announced – do not miss the opportunity to see international blues artists live in Southport.

Advance tickets for Southport Blues Festival are now on sale for £27 / doors £30. They are available online at or by calling The Atkinson Box Office on 01704 533333. You can also purchase your tickets over the counter during The Atkinson’s opening hours.





Southport Blues Festival

Ft Steve Cropper and Special Guests Animals and Friends

Sunday 19 October


Tickets: £27 advance / £30 doors


*Please be advised that there is a £2 booking fee for telephone and online sales.


The Atkinson
Lord Street




In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street

For tickets: visit the website or call box office on 01704 533333

Posted on 5 June 2014 under General news

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