EBC 2018 Participant Countries

At this moment countries have already confirmed their participation at 2018 European Blues Challenge in Hell and most of them are now running the band selection process. Here is the list of participant countries:

1.- Netherlands
2.- Poland:
3.- Luxembourg
4.- Spain
5.- Romania
6.- France
7.- Finland
8.- Estonia
9.- Italy
10.- Belgium
11.- Sweden
12.- Hungary
13.- United Kingdom
14.- Germany
15.- Norway
16.- Austria
17,. Portugal
18.- Slovakia
19.- Switzerland
20.- Denmark
21,. Czeck Republick

Swing Wespelaar Blues festival celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017

EBC awarding festival Swing Wespelaar in Belgium celebrates its 30th Anniversary in August!

To commemorate such important date they have prepared an interesting line-up with amazing artists like Jimmy Burns, Popa Chubby, Detonics, The Bluesbones, Kaz Hawkins Band, Chris Cain, Earl Thomas, Bernard Allison Group, Gospel Mass at the Church, featuring gospel choir “Karibuni”, Tensfield, Shawn Holt & The Teardrops, JJ Thames, Billy Branch, Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat andHeritage Blues Orchestra.

Congratulations for their 30 years work and… let’s have a party!

EBU in Croatia

Following the kind invitation of Boris Hrepic Hrepa, Director of Thrill Blues Festival in Croatia, our new Board member Dave Raven will visit the festival and promote the EBU over there. Trilj is a small city nearby Split, close to the Cetina river and the host town of the first Thrill Blues Festival in mid-July. This is the first time ever that the Cetinska Krajina Region holds a blues festival. The headliner is Eric Sardinas and Big Motor, and other blues artists playing are Light Under The Black Mountain, Sunnysiders, Hal, Ozone and Dbluz. Lot of activities will be organized: concerts, blues workshop for children, degustation of traditional dishes of Trilj and famous rafting on the Cetina River. Many tourists from Central Dalmatia will come to relax with the expected good weather and enjoy the sounds of blues. The festival Director Boris Hrepić Hrepa is the President of Croatian Blues Forces and, naturally, a member of the European Blues Union. His own band, Sunnysiders, was the first Croatian blues band to reach the semi-finals at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.