The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne have an incredible list of artists lined up as part of their festival in Lancashire this August. Today we focus on the ladies on the bill.

Jason Elliott, festival director, commented "We're extremely proud of our 2017 line up and of the huge array of female talent which will grace our stages this year. Great women. Great music. Great festival. We're delighted to be musically female-heavy!"

Just some of the artists involved -

​One of the most beloved figures in the Americana, blues and roots music world...​ m​eet 2017 Grammy nominee, Janiva Magness.

Joanne Shaw Taylor has established herself as the UK’s number one star in the blues rock world.

Northern Ireland's Kaz Hawkins​, with her  soulful rock 'n' roll-blues is an artist very much on the rise.

​​Soul. Blues. Gospel and pop​ ​can be expected from radio 2 play-listed Jo Harman and her band...

​​Bristol based Elles Bailey seamlessly weaves rootsy blues, country and soulful rock with a contemporary edge and her trademark ‘smoky vocals’ taking the lead.

Husky Tones’ punk blues style delivered by of female drummer/singer Victoria Bourne and guitarist Chris Harper.

​​The Katie Bradley Band are highly energetic; ​​"Katie has the voice of Big Mama Thornton and the heart of Memphis​"

Modern, folk-tinged country-blues​ from the wonderful​ singer-songwriter Lucy Zirins

Delta Ladies - a hypnotic fusion of world music, folk roots and blues, christened 'Hillbilly Trance', They're not all ladies, but are headed up by Vicky Martin​ ​on​ ​guitar, banjo, kandela...

Award winning singer, songwriter and musician​,​ Jess Gardham ​brings soulful roots and blues.​

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