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

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:

Saturday’s line-up will be announced shortly.