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Bob Dylan festival

Acoustic festival in honour of 'Judas' Dylan at M19 Bar this weekend

Published on August 28th 2008.

Bob Dylan festival

Acoustic singer-songwriters who don't cite Bob Dylan as one of their influences are as rare as an original pressing of his Freewheelin' album. So promoters Acousticfest doubtless found it fairly easy to fill the line-up for this three-day tribute event. With over 40 acts from the UK and Ireland appearing, M19 Bar in Levenshulme will be attracting Dylan purists and new-acoustic fans alike on Friday 29, Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 August.

Lawrence Hennigan, the owner of M19 Bar, explains what it's all about: “We wanted to do something to mark Bob Dylan’s infamous concert just over 42 years ago at Manchester’s Free Trade Hall where he was called a ‘Judas’ for going electric by a member of the audience. A bootleg recording of the concert was released in 1998 and we thought it would be an ideal opportunity to mark its tenth anniversary.”

The line-up includes Irish acts Aine Duffy, The Resistance and Emer O’Neill, plus many others. For full details of this and forthcoming Acousticfest events which include an In The City showcase, a Beatles festival, a Manchester Music festival, and an Oasis festival, go to www.myspace.com/acousticfest

M19 Bar
847 Stockport Road
0161 224 8135

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acousticfestAugust 28th 2008.

well done to all the acts and fans who packed out the weekend, pictures now up on facebook group. JUst search uk's first Bob Dylan Festival, facebook group.

bob dylan actsAugust 28th 2008.

to hear the acts [playing in showcase click on link belowwww.myspace,com/dylanacts

rockfest24@hotmail.comAugust 28th 2008.

Best of UK's Bob Dylan Festival is on Sat 8 November at m19 bar

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