20bands competing for the title of best European Blues act!
20 artists representing 20 countries
20:00 Luxemburg: Remo Cavallini Band
20:25 Italy: Dave Moretti Blues Revue
20:50 Austria: Herman Posch Duo
21:15 Finland: Micke Bjorklof & Blue Strip
21:40 Spain: Travellin’ Brothers
22:05 Slovakia: Jergus Oravec Trio
22:30 Poland: Drunk Lamb
22:55 Belgium: Doghouse Sam & his Magnatones
23:20 Norway: JT Lauritsen & The Buckshot Hunters
23:45 Latvia: Elastic
00:05 Announcement of the 1st Blues Behind the Scenes Award winners
00:20 Announcement of the winner
00:25 – 00:45 Performance of the winner + jam
The European Blues Union has successfully organized four consecutive European Blues Challenge (EBC) competitions which took place in Berlin, Germany (2011 and 2012), Toulouse, France (2013), followed by Riga, Latvia, the European Capital of Culture in 2014.
The EBC weekend contest features some 20 bands and/or solo acts, each representing their country, competing for the title of the best European Blues act. The prizes for the award-winning contestants include invitations to perform at some of the major blues festivals around Europe. A large number of friends and fans customarily travel from all over Europe in support of the artists hailing from their country. Each participating country organizes a national contest or initiates an alternative selection process to determine their representative for the EBC.
Brussels is truly honoured to have been chosen by the European Blues Union to host the 5th European Blues Challenge. This jubilee competition – organized by the Brussels Blues Society in cooperation with the Brussels Capital Region – will take place on March 13 and 14, 2015 at the Ancienne Belgique theatre. Ten countries are performing on Friday, the other ten on Saturday, followed by the announcement of the winner.