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!

Little Steven’s Blues School

Join it in Notodden this summer!
Hosted by the Notodden Blues Festival, Europas Blues Senter and Steven Van Zandt, the school combines the best instructors in Norway with Master Classes featuring Notodden Blues Festival artists, providing youth with the opportunity to jump start their music careers. Taking place in the days before the Notodden Blues Festival, Little Steven’s Blues School is a creative melting pot where students from all music genres work with song writing, composition, arrangement. The emphasis is on playing in a band, using use of music tools and elements of the Steven Van Zandt’s Rock & Roll Forever Foundation.

Band Camp 1:
For ages 13-18: July 31 – August 5 Price 325 Euro

Band Camp 2:
For ages 19-26: July 29 – August 3 Price 435 Euro

Prices cover all foods, accommodation and instructions, as well as a festival pass to the Notodden Blues Festival!

For more information, see the website http://littlestevensbluesschool.com/en/