The Junction Bresfest Picking Weekend

A North West Bluegrass Picking Weekend, in St Helens, at the Junction pub.

The Junction has excellent facilities to provide one of the UK’s premier picking weekends. An extensive pub area with a large function room, a huge flat camping area for motor homes, caravans and tents. A 250 seater Marquee with wooden floor, a bar, kitchen, stage and toilet facilities. Workshops, open mic, Early Saturday night concert, multiple Jams, and a Sunday Gospel session.

The picking weekend provides plenty of areas for Jams for all levels including pre organised sessions. Come along and enjoy your picking and socialising in a great Lancashire setting.
Bluegrass music is addictive so we urge you to pick responsibly. A Northern dialect translation service will be provided on request if required. I’d like to say there won’t be any whippets or flat caps but there’s always one.
Well behaved Black Puddings, Bacon Barms and all forms of Butties are allowed.

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September is Festival Month !

There are four festivals in the UK in September, in England, Wales and Scotland. The first is at Didmarton, September 1st to 3rd, with the Gower Bluegrass Festival the weekend after that. The ‘Just Pickin’ weekend takes place on the 14th to 17th, also in Wales, and then finally, the Moniaive Bluegrass Festival in Scotland takes place on the 22nd to 24th. Website links and more details are on our Festivals Page.