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Jbs at the Limetree Arts & music Festival August 24th 26th 2012

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Websites and businesses listed on this page have helped promote JB's at the Limetree Festival with a free link, ad, announcement or other method of spreading the world about the great lineup of artists that JB's has in store for you this summer.

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Bigiam Promotions & Management

BiGiAM is a small but beautifully formed promotions company; a merging of three industry professionals’ experience and expertise contribute to the companies continuing success and every-growing profile. We are based in Brighton and our resources, contacts and influence spread much further afield…

We promote, advise and manage businesses, events and personal creativity linked to music and the arts. Our portfolio is relatively wide and relatively varied; we play a significant role in the development, project management, marketing/promotions and sponsorship of a number of Brighton area based events.

Our activities also include partnerships with, amongst others, one of Europe’s finest and best regarded recording studios, a world-wide boutique guitar maker (with links to the V&A, world renown designers and more), multi media organisations (IPTV, independent radio stations) as well as artist management and development.

If you think we can help your company/band/event etc, please approach us for a no obligation chat; we may well be less expensive than you think. Our aim is to provide unrivalled value and excellence in everything we do.

Every Tuesday morning, BiGiAM meet at the Latest Music Bar, on Manchester Street in Central Brighton. We hold an open forum here – an opportunity for bands, promoters, event organisers and company types – to come along for a no obligation chat and a nice cup of tea.
We’d love you to pop in and see us, but please let us know to expect you by emailing

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The Love Of Limetree

I do find it hard to believe but this is Limetree Festival #4...yes...this is the fourth one. So I asked myself (and Mrs F) why am I still wanted to be a part of it considering those of you who know me know that I aint a "tent in a field kind of bloke".


Well.... first there is Sean Birdsall and Karen Birdsall...Limetrees mum and dad. From the first phone call in spring 2008 I believed in their vision. I have followed unwaveringly ever since and apart from being firm friends we are now also co-directors of this wonderful gathering we now know as Limetree Festival. Their commitment to this staggeringly exhausting endeavour, which I know they both live and breath fills me with admiration. All the planning, phone calls, emails, texts, meetings, consultations, auditions (and the occasional good time had doing them) is a world away from what any normal person would consider the call of duty. All this to make sure others can have a great time is simply wonderful.

Cleve Freckleton the Love of Limetree

Then there is a circle of friends and helpers that have dedicated themselves to the vision and cause. If I was to start to name them individually I think I would run out of space and time. Suffice it to say that many of them are now personal friends who we are happy to spend our leisure time with. Its the verbal, personal and financial  committment that has caught my attention. In these times of government induced austerity it is fantastic to see people willing to give generously of themselves. This festival could and would not happen without their endeavours so the theme of looking to help others still run through as a thread of the festival.


Not to minimise the purpose of the festival I have to mention the variety of amazing music on offer. Strongly represented by the northern music scene there is a wealth of top draw local music and musicians performing along side well established national and interrnational names. Its all there, soul, rock, blues, dance, name it we have it and more. I love the ethic that allows artists and revellers to enjoy each others company without the celebrity/fan thing coming in to play. Its a no-ego-here kind of place.

Then there is great food and drink sensibly priced as many of you who attend festivals will testify to. Quality nosh and no frozen chips!

A unbelievebly spritual site, well kept,  owned by a people who believe the land should be used by people who want to enjoy themselves. There goes that theme again-it is what makes the gathering so special.

Finally there is you. All this effort, labour, endeavour means nothing if we cant share it with people who we believe want to have a good time. Thats where you come in. If your not one of the above mentioned groups and want to find out what all the fuss is about why dont you come along to the wonderful celebration of life that is the Limetree Festival. It takes place on August 26th-28th 2011 at Limetree Farm, Hutts Lane, Grewelthorpe, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DA. Why dont you have a look at the website  and come and join this -for the love of others-party

Nice one Cleve, you old rascal xx



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JB's is looking for Help from Sponsors and Supporters

Welcome to the page where we get out the collection hat and ask if your business could help JB's at The Limetree Festival this year. We'll bend over backwards to make sure your sponsorship is effective and fun and you get to know that you're helping make the Limetree magic happen with a financial donation or provision of goods or services necessary to stage the event..



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Every Spring, the Monterey Jazz Festival invites the top student musicians from across the country and around the world to participate in the Next Generation Jazz Festival.

The three-day event includes performances by middle school through college level ensembles as well as competitions, with awards going to the top groups for High School, Conglomerate, and College Big Band Divisions; for High School and College Vocal Ensembles; for High School Combos; and for our newest component, the Open Combo Division for high school conglomerate and college level ensembles. The event also includes Next Generation Jazz Festival's annual Composition Competition, open to high school composers or younger. The top three high school big bands, top high school combo, top conglomerate big band, top college-level big band and vocal ensemble, top two high school vocal ensembles, and top Open Division combo will win cash awards and be invited to perform at the 54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival presented by Verizon, September 16 - 18, 2011. In total, 10 groups from the Next Generation Festival will perform at 2011 MJF, with the top high school big band kicking off the Arena/Lyons Stage program on Sunday, September 18, 2011. Other selected groups will perform in the Night Club, the Garden Stage, and the Coffee House Gallery on the Grounds. 



Movinmusic is a specialist UK blues booking agency set up by myself, Mike Hellier, in 1996. With the help of designer and music promoter, Grant Bucknell, this Website is designed to bring you, the gig goers, the venue owners, and the promoters all the latest gig listings, sounds and information about our top Blues artists. Movinmusic prides itself on the quality of the acts that it represents, all of which are well known to Blues audiences in the UK and Europe, and most of which have won many awards and accolades in the industry. Movinmusic also sells its artist's CD's, so if you'd like a permanent reminder of that great gig, here's the place to find it. Cheers Grant ;-)


Bentworth Blues Festival 2011 'sweet'

Cheers Matt ;-)

Celebrating its tenth year, the Bentworth Blues Weekend (originally an afternoon) happens from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st August at The Star Inn, Alton, Hampshire.


This year's line-up includes Mr Jules Benjamin MC, Sugar Mama, The Fabulous Boogie Boys with Sarah Warren, Be Sharp, The Ben Pool Band, Ian Parker, Rollo Markee and The Tail Shakers, Cinqui, Paul Poulton Project, Jon Walsh, Marcus Mac, Timmy Moore Band, Robert Hokum, Sonny Black, Robin BiBi, Dave Beckett, Kyle and Shaw, Fran & Mike, Sarah Warren Band, and Northsyde.


Weekend tickets are priced at £27.50, a day ticket (Sat/Sun) £20, a Friday night ticket is priced at £8, and will go on sale late January.


Camping is priced at £7.50 per person for the weekend.

On site

Expect the return of two outdoor stages leaving the pub free for drinking beer. Weekend tickets will be available. Fri, Sat, and Sun have free parking.

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Linney Lane Motors, established for over 35 years, our family run business has been looking after the vehicles in Oldham, Shaw and surrounding area's.
We have a wealth of experience in service and repair of all makes and models from Audi to Vauxhall and all the others in between.

The Dundee Blues Bonanza (DBB) is a free blues music festival held over 3 days, which is unique to the City of Dundee.  It takes place in over 30 city centre venues, all within easy walking distance of each other. Pioneered and successfully developed over the last 15 years by a voluntary committee, the DBB has been nurtured from modest beginnings to its present level, which includes a very healthy International element.
Along with our own massive UK complement, many International acts and fans keep coming back to enjoy the friendly and enthusiastic atmosphere around the city during the Bonanza weekend.Dundee Blues Bonaza
Dundee is now called the Blues Capital of Scotland, and some have claimed it is the biggest free music festival in Europe.  It has been estimated that approximately 12,000 people descend on the City of Discovery to partake in what the Lord Provost has called “The Bonanza Buzz”
This event does a great deal to enhance Dundee’s reputation and standing around the Globe, and has established it firmly on the International Music Scene. The report from the Daily Telegraph below gives an insight into what the Bonanza is all about.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 16th January 2004
"You would have been hard pushed to find somebody to predict this 10 years ago, but Dundee’s Blues Bonanza is now approaching the end of its first decade as Britain’s biggest free blues/roots festival! The now-famous extravaganza of live blues, boogie, rock and roots music is seemingly set in stone in the city’s summer calendar, taking place this year over the weekend of Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July.
It wasn’t always the case, having been launched by local blues fans worried about the demise of the Dundee Jazz Festival, featuring only nine bands in six venues in one afternoon.
Thanks to a combination of sheer perseverance and hard work, copious amounts of goodwill and an outstandingly-fine feel good factor, the festival has gone from strength to strength, and now attracts around 10,000 music fans to more than 120 live performances in 30 city centre venues."




Blues in Britian supporters of Jbs at the Limetree festival


Each month, Blues In Britain magazine reports on the blues scene, with emphasis on what’s happening here in the UK.

This month’s editorial tells you what’s good and great about the latest issue of Britain’s finest, foremost blues magazine.

Subscribers to the magazine can read about the latest CD releases, live blues as it happens, check out upcoming blues gigs both home and abroad with full venue details, and get the inside information on the music you like to hear.

On this their web site…

Read archive reviews and interviews from previous issues, plus exclusive online-only content. Access Blues In Britain’s comprehensive blues links page. Find out which blues gigs, books, DVDs and CDs we recommend! Check out the Blues In Britain annual poll winners past and present. We have back issues available too.


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Created in 1991 by Joseph Vella, Jazz Online was the world’s first commercial interactive network devoted exclusively to jazz. What started out as a San Francisco based bulletin board system evolved into the first commercial jazz web site in 1994. As one of the most original and leading content based jazz destinations on the web, Jazz Online set the standard for the jazz sites that followed. In addition, Jazz Online built and managed the first web sites for major labels and artists including Blue Note Records, Verve Records, Warner Bros. Jazz and Pat Metheny Group. Jazz Online also pioneered online marketing services for the music industry and served as an audio/video production house.

Joseph Vella is the creative visionary behind Jazz Online and remains the driving force today. He calls upon his lifelong passion and study of the music along with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry to form his distinct perspective. Armed with a broad understanding of jazz, combined with an extensive archive of original content, the goal of this one time musician turned internet entrepreneur is to present an unfiltered but intimate portrait of the music. Though his spirited viewpoint sets the tone, it is the voices of the artists themselves that enrich the experience. Vella’s ability to direct and shape this unique narrative is at the heart of Jazz Online and what separates it from the rest.



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Student Travel : Find cheap deals for the vacations, fare reductions, discounts, special rates etc.
Student Area : Greater Manchester has tens of thousands of further and higher education students at its many and varied establishments in the City Centre, Salford, Rochdale, Oldham, Trafford, Stockport, Tameside, Bury, Bolton and Wigan
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Ripley Blues


Ripley Blues

Ripley is a small and beautiful village about three miles from Harrogate which has been in the ownership of the Ingilby family for centuries. Sir Thomas still occupies the castle and is a great supporter of the club providing hospitality for visiting bands at the excellent Boar's Head Bistro.
In his recent book Dr Richard Muir describes the Hotel de Ville - "a sort of village town hall, eccentrically continental - the style is Gothic revival and within the energetically soaring lines of the exterior was a worthy interior which contained a lecture hall, baronial in style."
Built in 1854 it has taken a while for the Town Hall to boogie but in 1999 it discovered the blues!
RipleyBlues is sponsored by The Ripley Castle Estate and Theakstons
"Great crowd, great soundmen who clearly love what they do, great beer...
Ripley is a dream gig for any musician playing in the UK today".
The Stumble, 2008
"Firstly, may I say that without doubt, you have a really wonderful club in Ripley and a beautiful and unique venue.
Thank you again for the opportunity to perform there." Simon Currie, 2010.

Cheers Andy...





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Put your company's name in front of free thinking fans of quality music, both on the web and on the day
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The warm glow that comes from helping showcase some quality music this summer

A sponsorship opportunity suited to...
Local Yorkshire tourism related businesses
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and many other business types.

Sponsor benefits will vary according to level of support. Not all benefits will be available to all sponsors.
Goods, Services & Financial Sponsorship options in the affordable £xxx range.
Sponsors attending the event and purchasing festival tickets, in addition to their business sponsorship package, will receive a complimentary welcome drink at JB's club zone during the course of the event and the opportunity to observe first-hand the quality performances that their support helps makes possible.

If you would like to discuss club zone sponsorship further, please contact JB's


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Check back here in the run up to this year's festival for more sites to feature JBs and Limetree Festival

Please note that this is not a free for all link exchange page. Sites listed at this here are operated by online and real world friends of JB's and Limetree Festival, websites and people that have helped spread the word about JB's & Limetree. If your site could offer JB's club zone some quality advance promotion in the form of a link, feature or free ad, then please feel free to contact JB's.

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