TICKETS have gone on sale for the third annual Durham Blues Festival.

The festival will feature 12 acts across two stages in the Gala Theatre, Durham City, on Sunday, June 23, 2013.

There will be music from 2pm to 10pm.

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Early bird discounted tickets have gone on sale, priced £22. To book, visit The first act to be confirmed for the festival is singer-songwriter Chantel McGregor.

Ms McGregor, who last played the Gala in September, was a child prodigy, passing a rock school exam aged eight.

She went on to gain a first class honours degree in popular music at Leeds College of Music and is now said to be one of the most exciting rock and blues musicians performing in the UK today.

This year’s Durham Blues Festival was held in Dunelm House, home of Durham Students Union, in June. It featured guitarist Robin Trower, Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash and an acoustic stage with six acts.