Mini music festival in Buxton this weekend

A brand-new weekend of live music called 3 Days In May is being launched in Buxton this week.

The mini festival taking place over the late Bank holiday weekend from May 27-29 brings together a heady mix of worldwide famous artists.

US acoustic blues singer-songwriter Eric Bibb, Irish folk star Luka Bloom and Denmark’s toe-tapping eight-piece Habadekuk (pictured above) are all on the line-up to play the Pavilion Arts Centre.

Following the release of his latest album Lead Belly’s Gold, the legendary Eric Bibb will open 3 Days in May on the Friday night with his You Really Got Me tour.

Saturday night will see guitarist and singer songwriter Luka Bloom take to the Opera House stage.

Bloom, who has produced 20 albums since the 1970s, will be supported by 20-year-old Derby rock-chic HARRIET!

To close the festival and to get you up dancing is Habadekuk, one of Denmark’s leading folk bands. Powerful horns, fiddle and contagious rhythms characterise the band’s sound with a vibrant mix of folk, salsa and big band jazz expected on the set list.

Joining Habadekuk will be Buxton’s own eight-piece country and western outfit Jori and the Bandoleros.

Tickets are £16 Habadekuk; £29.50 Eric Bibb and £16.50 Luka Bloom. Go to buxtonoperahouse.org.uk for more details.