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! EBC 2024 Braga - Portugal

EBU Tickets

Link: https://ticketline.pt/en/evento/12-european-blues-challenge-80185


EUROPEAN BLUES CHALLENGE

Thursday 4 April

Time: 19:00 h

  1. United Kingdom: Errol Linton Band
  2. Luxembourg: The Bottlenecks
  3. Sweden: The Blue Benders
  4. Ireland: Ben Prevo
  5. Switzerland: Dan Mudd feat. bearbeat
  6. Bulgaria: DBD
  7. Poland: Silesian Hammond Group
  8. Portugal: Kiko and The Blues Refugees
  9. Croatia: Charlie & Bell Blues Experience
  10. Finland: Little Willie Mehto

TICKETS HERE


Friday 5 April

Time: 19:00 h

  1. Norway: Odin Landbakk Trio
  2. Germany: Blue Deal
  3. Italy: Groove City & Daria Biancardi
  4. Czeck Republic: O.J. Žlábek Band
  5. Austria: Moritz Gamper
  6. Greece: Tassos Skouras
  7. Netherlands: Robbert Duijf Band
  8. Belgium: Thomas Frank Hopper Band
  9. Spain: Kid Carlos Band
  10. France: Little Mouse & The Hungry Cats
  11. Romania: Marcian Petrescu BluesHarp Band

TICKETS HERE


Saturday 6 April

Time: 19:00 h

Grand finale with the four best classified of the two semi-finals.

Announcement of the Blues Behind the Scenes Awards.

Announcement of the EBC Winners + short performance by the winner.

TICKETS HERE


ESPAÇO VITA AUDITORIUM BRAGA

EBU Tickets

Link: https://ticketline.pt/en/evento/12-european-blues-challenge-80185


More information about EBC participant bands at https://europeanbluesunion.com/ebc-2024-bands/


THE BLUES MARKET

Friday 5 April

Time: 16:00 18:00 Location: Espaço Vita The Blues Market is a free, unique opportunity for all EBU Members to present their activities in an informal setting, to meet, interact and communicate with other blues professionals, media and enthusiasts as well as to meet with the bands. The EBU will reserve a table at your disposal, where you can have your presentations, publications and advertising materials on display.

THE EBU GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Saturday 6 April

Time: 10:00 AM Registration: Between 9 and 10 AM Location: Espaço Vita All our Active Members are entitled and warmly welcome to this annual General Assembly, where important issues regarding EBU past and future activities will be jointly discussed and agreed upon.

EBU WORKSHOPS

Saturday 6 April

Time: 15:00 -17:30 Location: Same room as the GA 15:00 to 16:00: “Authentic Stagecraft” by Shakura S’Aida Have you ever wondered what to do with your hands, how to stand or what to say on stage? Have you found it challenging to connect with an audience even though you feel like you are giving it your all? Then this workshop is perfect for you. 16:30 to 17:30: “Creative Europe Grant” by Ivone Cruz & Alexandra Correia How to build a Creative Europe Grant application.

 THE BLUES EXPO

Location: Same location as the Blues Market Our European Blues Expo Photo Exhibition will be in a form of a digital presentation with amazing photos from the previous EBCs to reminiscence the past 10 editions of the EBC.
 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: