WOTTON Blues Festival returns this week, across five venues, with live bands, workshops and buskers.

This will be the sixth festival, offering three days - Friday, Saturday and Sunday - of live blues in the heart of Wotton under Edge.

Last year’s festival was held online, and featured exclusives from Ash Wilson and Stuart Earl.

But this time it is back live and the plan is to run a full event, subject to the latest Covid-19 restrictions.

Artists appearing are Sons of the Delta, Ged Wilson, Luke Philbrick, Liam Ward and Mark Cole, Stuart Earl, the Charlton Blues Kings, plus many more.

To help the town’s venues after losses during the pandemic, the festival’s organisers are paying for the bands, and to offset this, they’re not having a headline act in the town hall - but are going back to how they started - with just bands in the pubs and at the UTEA.

Full details via: wottonbluesfest.org

The festival is a free non-profit event.