Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra perform at the first concert in the Pastures beneath Alnwick Castle in 2006.

31 reminders of the epic 2006 Jools Holland gig at Alnwick

Saturday, July 29, 2006, was a momentous day for Alnwick – it marked the start of a series of thrilling concerts in the shadow of Alnwick Castle.

By Paul Larkin
Saturday, 24th April 2021, 7:50 pm
Updated Saturday, 24th April 2021, 8:28 pm

Stars of the first gig were Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blue Orchestra, with special guests Ruby Turner and Sam Brown.

Despite early showers in the afternoon, a large crowd enjoyed lavish picnics ahead of the fabulous concert that set the standard for those to come, including Jools himself (2008 and 2010); Status Quo and 10cc (2011); Jessie J (2012); Simple Minds (2014); and Madness, Lightning Seeds, Nile Rodgers and Il Divo (2018).

Do you remember the 2006 performance? Here is a gallery of pictures to jog your memories.

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