CONCERTS
11-04-2014 | EUROPEAN BLUES CHALLENGE 2014
Sapnu Fabrika, Riga, Latvia
 
Concert: 20:00
Open doors: 18:30
Entrance: one day: 18 €/ both days: 30 €
Presale: ends March 20: 25.61 €
via www.liverigablues.lv/eng/tickets
 
 
THE EUROPEAN BLUES UNION (EBU)
Presents the 4th European Blues Challenge in Riga, European Capital of Culture

The European Blues Union (EBU) is a non-profit organization established in 2010 by a group of European Blues professionals and enthusiasts encompassing festival and tour promoters, clubs, agents, Blues magazines, journalists, photographers, researchers, independent record companies and distributors, radio deejays, and Blues musicians. To achieve the common goal of bringing the Blues into the public limelight and spreading the Blues message, the EBU has various activities – The annual European Blues Challenge (EBC) represents its major cultural undertaking and networking of the European Blues community.

During 11-12 April 2014 Blues artists from 18 European countries, each of them winners of their national blues challenge contests will compete at the 4th European Blues Challenge to be held at Sapnu Fabrika in Latvia’s capital city Riga.

Line-Up : Friday 11th April
20:00 – 23:45
• Croatia: 44 Blues
• Denmark: Big Creek Slim & The Cockroaches
• Sweden: The Hightones
• Latvia: Lavrix Band
• Italy: Marco Pandolfi Trio
• Germany: Mike Seeber Trio
• Russia: Bomb Lane Band
• Finland: Ina Forsman & Helge Tallqvist Band
• Hungary: T. Rogers

Line-Up : Saturday 12th April
20:00 – 23:45
• Spain: A Contra Blues
• Belgium: Fred and the Healers
• France: Shake Your Hips
• Switzerland: The Bacon Fats
• United Kingdom: David Migden & The Twisted Roots
• Romania: The Blues Nation
• Norway: Pristine
• Austria: Edi Fenzl Band
• Netherlands: The John F. Klaver Band

The Saturday eve will end with a Grand Finale including the announcement of the winners at midnight and a follow-up Jam-Session!


The winners will be awarded by given the opportunity to perform at the following major European Festivals later in 2014: Frederikshavn Blues Festival (Denmark), Hondarribia Blues Festival (Spain), Lucerne Blues Festival (Switzerland), Notodden Blues Festival (Norway), Puisto Blues Festival (Finland), Sierre Blues Festival (Switzeland), Trasimeno Blues Festival (Italy), Basel Blues Festival 2015 (Switzerland).

 
 
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