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18 April 2023

Eric Clapton Announces 2023 Crossroads Guitar Festival

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Eric Clapton has announced that his Crossroads Guitar Festival will take place later this year, with 41 guest musicians or bands set to take the stage across two nights at Arena in Los Angeles on 23-24 September. Tickets will go on sale Friday 21 April, more information here.

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Musicians due to perform one or both nights include Santana, The War On Drugs, the John Mayer Trio, ZZ Top, Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr., H.E.R., Buddy Guy, Los Lobos, Vince Gill, Stephen Stills, Jimmy Vaughan, Robbie Robertson, the Del McCoury Band and Joe Bonamassa.

Others announced include John McLaughlin, Albert Lee, Doyle Bramhall II, Keb’ Mo’, Roger McGuinn, Robert Randolph, Jakob Dylan, Sierra Hull, Marcus King, Eric Gales, Sonny Landreth, Pedro Martins, James Bullard, Andy Fairweather Low, Samantha Fish, Ariel Posen, Ben Haggard, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, the Bros. Landreth, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Gustavo Satnaolalla, Danial Santiago and Bradley Walker.

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A statement said “not all artists will perform both nights but Eric Clapton will perform both nights”. No two-day passes will be sold, so any guitar fans hoping to catch most or all of the announced guests will need to buy individual tickets for both nights.

It’s the first time the charitable event will have taken place in LA, and only the sixth time it’s happened at all since the first such festival 19 years ago. The inaugural iteration of Clapton’s festival, captured on a DVD and live album, unfolded in Dallas in 2004, followed by festivals in Chicago in 2007 and 2010, New York City in 2013 and Dallas, again, in 2019.

The news comes after the recent announcement of The Definitive 24 Nights: a limited edition boxed set of Eric Clapton’s 1990-91 Royal Albert Hall gigs, to be released on 23 June.

Pre-order Eric Clapton’s The Definitive 24 Nights

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