Burnley Blues Festival 2012: pictures special

A SEA of blue swept across Burnley as it transformed into “Little America” for the latest annual Blues Festival.

Revamped this year to become the International Rock and Blues Festival, Burnley once again played host to a string of acclaimed artists from around the globe.

Norman Beaker on the stage at the Burnley Mechanics.

Norman Beaker on the stage at the Burnley Mechanics.

Music fans descended on the town to hear the live music at the Burnley Mechanics and fringe venues in pubs and cafes around Burnley.

American outfit Sugar Ray and the Bluetones headlined at the Burnley Mechanics on Saturday.

There’s more on the event that has taken Burnley by storm in Friday’s Express