Counting Crows and Alison Krauss Confirmed For BluesFest 2018

June 18, 2018

**US stars join Robert Plant, Van Morrison, John Fogerty, Steve Miller, Zac Brown Band, Beth Hart and more on line-up for annual festival at The O2**

Counting Crows are to headline The O2 Arena as part of this autumn’s BluesFest. Returning to London forthe first time since two sold-out shows in 2014, the multi-million-selling folk-rockers are confirmed toclose the festival on Sunday October 28th for a much anticipated show that will also feature a full set fromUS bluegrass star Alison Krauss. Krauss, who with 27 Grammy wins is in 2nd place alongside Quincy Jonesin the all-time winners list, has sold over 12 million albums and has collaborated with the likes of WillieNelson, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Kenny Rogers, Emmylou Harris and James Taylor across the course ofan illustrious 30-year career.

Running from Thursday October 25th to Sunday 27th, the line-up for this year’s festival sees CountingCrows and Alison Krauss joining Robert Plant, Van Morrison, John Fogerty, Steve Miller Band, Zac BrownBand, Beth Hart, Robert Cray Band, Raphael Saadiq and Don Bryant Feat. The Bo-Keys with more namesto be announced in due course.

"We’re thrilled to be bringing Counting Crows back to the UK for what will be their only show here of the year and to have the incredible Alison Krauss join them on the same bill is an honour for us. BluesFest is proud to present a broad range of artists from the worlds of blues, soul, rock, country & roots- with Counting Crows and Alison Krauss joining the likes of John Fogerty, Robert Plant, Steve Miller,Van Morrison,Robert Cray, Beth Hart, Raphael Saadiq and Zac Brown all on the bill, 2018’s festival line-up is looking very exciting.”

BluesFest Director, Leo Green

BluesFest 2018:

Thursday October 25th

The O2 Arena

  • John Fogerty
  • Plus Very Special Guest The Steve Miller Band

Friday October 26th

The O2 Arena

  • Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters
  • Plus Very Special Guest Van Morrison

Indigo at The O2:

  • Raphael Saadiq

Saturday October 27th

The O2 Arena:

  • Zac Brown Band
  • Plus Very Special Guest Beth Hart

Indigo at The O2:

  • The Robert Cray Band
  • Plus Special Guests Don Bryant Feat. The Bo-Keys

Sunday October 28th

The O2 Arena:

  • Counting Crows
  • Plus Very Special Guest Alison Krauss

Tickets for Counting Crows and Alison Krauss start at £45 and go on general sale on Friday June 22nd at9am. The O2 pre-sale begins on Wednesday June 20th at 9am and the Live Nation pre-sale begins at 9amon Thursday June 21st. Tickets are available from