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EBC 2024 Braga Portugal

Mark these day in your calendar: 46 April 2024.
The EBC format will – for the first time – be a 3day event (Thu-Sat). There will be two semi-finals, Thursday & Friday, respectively, followed by a grand finale on Saturday with the top 4 ranked acts from each semi-final. That is, 8 acts performing to raise the EBC trophy on the Saturday evening. Braga is the capital of the historical and cultural Province of Minho, and is not far from Porto with its international airport about 50 km away. Access to the airport by public transportation takes roughly 40-50 minutes.
Church of Braga

HOW TO ARRIVE TO BRAGA

 Braga is the capital of the historical and cultural Province of Minho and is not far from Porto with its international airport about 50 km away. Access to the airport by public transportation takes roughly 40-50 minutes.

From Porto Airport to Braga by Bus:

https://www.flixbus.pt/ https://www.getbus.eu/pt/braga-aeroporto-braga  

From Porto Airport to Braga by Train:

METRO AIRPORT – CAMPANHÃ TRAIN STATION – https://www.metrodoporto.pt/pages/337 CAMPANHÃ TRAIN STATION – BRAGA – https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/pt/consultar-horarios  

By Bus from Campanha Train Station:

CAMPANHÃ – BRAGA – https://www.flixbus.pt/  

From Porto Airport to Braga by Car (about 40/45 minutes):

WRITE IN GOOGLEMAPS/WAZE – BRAGA CENTRO OR THE HOTEL ADDRESS AND THAT’S IT PICK THE OPTION – MOTORWAY A3

 ACCOMODATION

 These are the recommended hotels for EBU members:

Hotel Mercure

Hotel Mercure in Braga Av. Joao XXI, 4715-036 Braga https://mercure.accor.com/ Tel. +35.1253 206 000 Please remember to select Braga!

Hotel Ibis Braga

Hotel Ibis Braga Rua Do Carmo, 38 RNET 307 4700-309 Braga https://allacor.com/hotel/1802/index.pt.shtml

SPECIAL HOTELS ONLY FOR BANDS

 These are the recommended hotels for participant bands: Bands should address Hugo Costa regarding technical riders, backline riders and transfers. hugo@inrockwetrust.pt +351914966683
 

THE EUROPEAN BLUES CHALLENGE

 The EBC, General Assembly, Blues Market, Workshops and Blues Expo will take place at: Espaço Vita Rua de São Domingos, 94B 4710-435 Braga https://www.espacovita.pt

COLLABORATION TO STRENGTHEN THE BLUES SCENE IN EUROPE The 12th edition of the European Blues Challenge is being made possible thanks to the close collaboration between the EBU and Trovas Soltas, a promotion agency an Active Member of the EBU. It is an organization which has been working for years to promote live blues music and blues artists in Portugal.   Download here: