Music legends set to perform at the Phuket International Blues Rock Festival -

January 23, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can announce that legendary blues musician Charlie Musselwhite will be heading to Phuket for one of the island's biggest annual events next month.

On February 26th and 27th, music fans from around the world will be heading to the Hilton Phuket Arcadia near Karon Beach for the Phuket International Blues Rock Festival.

A total of 12 acts have been confirmed for this year's event, with Musselwhite and his band joined by artists such as Australian singer-songwriter Richard Clapton and US bluesman Rich Harper.

The rest of the line-up also has an international flavour, with Latino blues performer Andy Gonzales featuring alongside the Prodigal Sons, a blues rock group from Norway.

People staying in Phuket hotels can buy tickets for the festival two weeks before the opening night.

Advance tickets are priced at 1,000 baht (£18.60), while those purchased at the gate will cost 1,500 baht.

A number of VIP entries, which offer access to a backstage area with free beer and wine, are available at 3,000 baht.

There will also be a festival warm-up event taking place at the Tai Pan nightclub in Patong on February 25th, giving people staying in Thailand hotels an opportunity to get the party started early.