There are things that should never change. One of them is Hondarribia Blues Festival that takes place in the beautiful natural environment of Hondarribia village. Those people like me who have been there regularly, will immediately sign to ask it always remains as it has been so far, due to the excellent organization, the easy going facilities to enjoy and do our work at the same time, the warm reception, good vibrations, friendship and, of course, the excellent blues line-up can be enjoyed in this magnificent Festival. So every year we cannot miss our appointment with Hondarribia Blues Festival because we know beforehand we will not be disappointed and, although some artists can appeal us more than others, the Festival will satisfy our expectations. This year’s edition has assembled a varied roster of artists, all them showing an outstanding commitment and a very high level. After a crowded Steven Seagal’s press conference which was entirely monopolized by some people who did not give other people the opportunity to ask any question, Festival opened with three completely different artists who were a perfect introduction for such a great blues event.
We arrived in Sierre to enjoy their festival over the weekend. It had already started however on Wednesday 9th July 2014 with concerts by Dana Fuchs and Popa Chubby on the big stage, and Thomas Schoeffler Jr and The Vinyl on the “Village Scene”. According to the programme Ana Popovic and Uriah Heep alternated on the main stage on Thursday 10th, and Marco Pandolfi and The Coconut Kings on the other one. We weren’t lucky enough to enjoy those concerts, but if anyone is interested in seeing some of the best moments they can visit the Flickr page of Christophe Losberger who managed to capture the music in images of great aesthetic beauty, and whom we had the pleasure to meet and share good times with in Sierre.