Jools in the crown...

Jools Holland is set to appear at Clitheroe's Summer Days festival

Jools Holland is set to appear at Clitheroe's Summer Days festival

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Tomorrow may be the shortest day of the year...but that means from Wednesday the days will start getting longer again.

With that in mind, it’s probably apt that Summer Days – the UK’s newest boutique music and food festival – has unveiled Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra as its second headliner.

Caro Emerald - Photo: Adrie Mouthaan

Caro Emerald - Photo: Adrie Mouthaan

The legendary pianist, band leader, singer, composer and presenter will top the bill on Friday July 8 with an unmissable set of boogie-woogie classics in what promises to be the party of the season.

Also announced for the Friday’s line-up is the incredible Caro Emerald, whose up-tempo blend of jazz and pop propelled her to number one in the UK and Dutch album charts with The Shocking Miss Emerald in 2013.

Wednesday, July 6’s line-up so far includes chart topping acts Simply Red, Gabrielle, The Christians and Roachford.

Summer Days is a three-day boutique music and food festival in the grounds of Clitheroe Castle – one of the North’s most beautiful and unique locations.

With two live stages featuring more than 30 artists, a locally sourced gourmet food village and a dedicated real ale area, there is much, much more still to be announced.

Summer Days Festival will announce a final headline act and a full supporting bill in the coming weeks as well as a full festival programme.

General access tickets for Friday July 8 are priced at £59.50 per day. A limited number of daily VIP tickets will be available at £149 each.

The festival is also running a special yuletide promotion – until 11pm on New Year’s Day in honour of Jools Holland’s legendary New Year’s Eve Hootenanny show, all tickets are available with a £5 discount.

For full details and to purchase tickets for the Wednesday and Friday events, please visit: www.summerdaysfestival.com.

Saturday’s line-up will be announced shortly.