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‘Stunning’ Hamilton Loomis the stand-out at Dereham Blues Festival

PUBLISHED: 16:41 14 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:09 15 July 2019

Hamilton Loomis performing at the Dereham Blues Festival. Picture: Colin Collis/DBF

Hamilton Loomis performing at the Dereham Blues Festival. Picture: Colin Collis/DBF

Colin Collis/DBF

Thousands of people enjoyed five days of top blues music in Mid Norfolk.

Hamilton Loomis performing on the opening night of Dereham Blues Festival, 10th July 2019. Picture: Colin Collis/DBFHamilton Loomis performing on the opening night of Dereham Blues Festival, 10th July 2019. Picture: Colin Collis/DBF

The Dereham Blues Festival has quickly grown into not only one of the town's highlights of the year, but also for music lovers across the country.

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Festival chairman and organiser Harry Collins said it had been a wonderful event, with more than 50 musicians performing across 13 of the town's venues - and thousands of people in attendance.

He said: "Hamilton Loomis got things off to a fantasasic start on the opening night. He was stunning."

The festival launched a new website this year where the full programme was available to view, while a CD entitled Dereham Blues Volume 1 - featuring many of the bands that performed - was on sale during the festival and from the website.

Dereham Blues Festival came to a close yesterday, July 14. For more information on the event, visit www.derehambluesfestival.org.uk.

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