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EBC NEW DATES: 2 – 4 June!
Make your arrangements for the 10th EUROPEAN BLUES CHALLENGE
Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden, located by the sea in the southwestern tip of the country. The Öresund bridge connects Malmö with Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Malmö was actually one of Denmark’s largest cities during the 15th century. The city is warm in summer and in winter not quite as cold as the other parts of Sweden.
Malmö has a variety of places to see. A big recreational park, Pildammsparken, is close to the stadium. There you can take a walk, a jogging tour or just sit down and feed the ducks. Stroll along the seashore at the West Harbour (Västra Hamnen). Breathe the fresh air and experience the modern part of Malmö. It’s an old shipyard area now turned into a fancy residential area. Here you can have a closer look at the twisted building, Turning Torso. Bullen (“The Bun”) is the place to have a beer and be served Swedish dishes. Meatballs or fried bacon with onion sauce are standards. Here the local musicians and other cultural workers meet and relax. The most multi-cultural place is probably Möllevången. It’s an open square and a food market surrounded by international shops and restaurants. Cheap and cozy. The more hip place to have a drink and a meal is at Lilla torg (Little Square) in the old town centre, surrounded by 17th century buildings. And don’t forget to visit Saint Peter’s Cathedral.
Swedish currency Krona is about 0,1 € (10 Swedish Krona = 1 €, 100 Swedish Krona = 10 €)
The pre-event concert will be held at ‘Kuben’ while the actual Blues Challenge will take place in the ‘Congress Hall’. Both in the same building.
There are restaurants in the ground and top floors.
EBC 2022 local organizers work actively to guarantee you a safe visit. There will be disinfection stations around the venue and separate routes for getting in and out to avoid confrontations. The venue will be organized according to governmental recommendations which may mean limitations in attendance.
HOW TO ARRIVE TO MALMÖ
The easiest way is Copenhagen Airport. From the airport you simply take the shuttle train directly to Malmö. It takes about 20 minutes. You can be requested to show your passport on the train.
When coming from the airport, you’ll reach the Clarion Hotel Malmö Live venue by getting off at the Malmö Central Station.
Arriving by car from within Sweden (E6), turn right twice when reaching Malmö Entré and follow ‘Hornsgatan/Norra Vallgatan’ to the end of the road. There you should have Malmö Live on the right side along the canal.
Clarion Hotel Malmö Live
Dag Hammarskjölds torg 2
Phone: +46 40 20 75 00
Discount Booking Code: EBC2022This is the same building as the event, a 4-star hotel with two restaurants. Connected to the convention centre and the venue, it’s by far the most convenient place to stay. It’s a fancy hotel with high comfort but then again not the cheapest. Book your room here.
ALTERNATIVES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Comfort Hotel Malmö
Carlsgatan 10 C, Malmö
Discount booking code: EBC2022
Location in the exciting, redeveloped harbour area, 200 m from the Central Station and 500 m from the venue. Guests can work out in the gym, open 24/7. Single SEK 880 Double SEK 990. Breakfast included.
Book Comfort Hotel Malmö
Best Western Hotel Royal
Very good location. They do not offer special discounts but may be quite affordable.
Book Book Best Western Hotel Royal
Hotel N Hostel Malmö City
Book N Hostel Malmö City
Best Western Malmö Arena
Book Best Western Malmö Arena or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Rut & Ragnars Vandrarhem
Book Rut & Ragnars VandrarhemThere are many comfortable hotels around the train stations. Check out more hotels
CONTACT FOR BANDS
Suggested hotels for bands: Clarion, Comfort or Best Western as described before.
If needed, bands can write an email to email@example.com.
If there is an urgent need, please call Hans-Peter Nilsson +46 (0)70 885 42 07
Stage manager: Mattias Dalin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sound and light are run by Eurosound, www.eurosound.se
EBU MEMBER ARRANGEMENTS AND COVERAGE
EBU membership covers free entrance to the European Blues Challenge as follows:
- 100 Euro Active Member: One free entrance pass for the three days, Thursday-Saturday
- 200 Euro Active Member: Two free entrance passes for the three days, Thursday-Saturday
EBU MEMBERSHIP – RENEWAL
If you have not yet acted, this is a kind reminder that now is the high time for renewal of your EBU membership for 2022. Kindly, first pay your membership fee before doing any of the arrangements relating to the EBC 2022. The membership renewal form can be found at our website https://europeanbluesunion.com/join-renew.
Pay your membership fee preferably by bank transfer to
IBAN: BE89 0688 9104 7885
BELFIUS Bank NV
European Blues Union VZW
Or, alternatively, by PayPal to email@example.com
Thank you already in advance for your unconditional support!!