Already anticipated as one of the biggest music events of the summer, spanning London and Manchester with nearly two weeks of live music, the initial announcement of BluesFest 2012 has been greeted enthusiastically by the public and tickets are selling fast.

The organisers are now pleased to announce two more excellent additions to the bill, both of whom draw on different aspects of the blues for inspiration in their own inimitable way – Nick Lowe and Erykah Badu.