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Tom Jones And Van Morrison To Headline Blues Festival

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Van Morrison and Tom Jones have been announced as headliners for the 2012 Bluesfest, which takes place at several locations in London and Manchester from June 26 to July 6.

Van heads up the June 29 date at HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London, while Jones heads up the same venue on July 1.

During his "Van Morrison Sings the Blues" set, Van will perform covers by bluesmasters who have been an influence on him such as Sonny Boy Williamson and John Lee Hooker.

Other acts announced include Ronnie Wood (who also curates the event), Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Eric Bibb, JJ Gray, Robert Cray and former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor.

Last year's fest drew in over 16,000 fans according to event organizers.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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