We are again rotating the location of this magnificent annual cultural Blues event to a new environment, and Brussels will offer you a variety of truly exciting activities. You can find general information about Brussels at www.visitbrussels.be. The city of Brussels is truly honored to have been chosen by the European Blues Union to host the 5th annual European Blues Challenge. This jubilee competition, organized jointly by the Brussels Blues Society in cooperation with the Brussels Capital Region, will take place on 13th and 14th of March at the exquisite Ancienne Belgique theatre.
On the opening night, March 12, Brussels will also showcase some of Belgium’s finest Blues and Roots music artists. The opening concert at the Ancienne Belgique will feature Belgian representatives who performed at previous editions of the EBC: Hideaway, Howlin’ Bill (winner of the 1st EBC in Berlin) and Fred and the Healers, the latter act also celebrating their 20th anniversary on the night. EBU members and their partner will have free access to this concert.
Later that evening more Belgian blues and roots artists will perform at various bars and clubs around the city centre, in the immediate vicinity of the main event and hotels
How to go from Hotel Novotel & Hotel Ibis to Ancienne Belgique
How to go from Youth Hostel Bruegel to Ancienne Belgique