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Phuket rocks! The music festival finds its mojo in 2009

Phuket Blues and Rock Festival, February 26-27

Monday, January 18, 2010
ONE Phuket event that continues to win the admiring ears of an increasing band of music-lovers is the Phuket International Blues Rock Festival, which this year adds sound to the island's mix of sun and sea and fun on February 26-27.

Five years in the growing, the festival is a firm fixture and a favorite at the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa, on Karon Beach.

Twelve topline acts and eight international bands are set to draw appreciative audiences of an ecclectic kind, with legendary blues artist Charlie Musselwhite and his band from the US closing the show on Saturday and popular Australian singer Richard Clapton Friday's highlight.

Profits go to support local children's education through the Rotary Club of Patong.

A couple of free warm-up sessions sound the right note on Thursday, February 25. Main sessions start at 6pm and run to 1am

Thursday, February 25
3pm: Robert One-Man Johnson (US) at Hilton Arcadia Crossroads lobby

10pm: Festival Warm-Up Session @ Tai Pan nightclub, Patong

Friday, February 26

3pm: AkashA (Malaysia) Acoustic World Music at hotel lobby

5pm: Main Gates open with darts, other games, plenty of food and drink

6pm: Robert One-Man Johnson (US), Retrovision (Bangkok), Andy Gonzales (US) and the Rockin' Angels, Rich Harper (US), Richard Clapton (Australia)

Saturday, February 27

3pm: Robert One-Man Johnson (US) at Crossroads

5pm: Main Gates open with darts, other games, plenty of food and drink

5:30pm: AkashA World Music (Malaysia), George Cordeiro (US) and the Fai Jang Blues Gang, the Prodigal Sons (Norway), the Groove Doctors and Friends (Phuket), KNiKi (Australia), Charlie Musselwhite (US).

Tickets available through www.thaiticketmajor.com and from February 12 at select locations around the island.

General admission: 1500 baht for the two-day event at the gate; 1000 baht when purchased in advance

VIP: access to the festival VIP area with free-flow beer and wine
3500 baht for the two day event at the gate; 3000 baht purchased in advance.

Tel: +66 86682 2639 E: phuketmusic@yahoo.com
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