25-26 March 2022

Baltiska Hallen, Malmö, Sweden

DON’T MISS: PRE-EVENT CONCERT 24 MARCH!

Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado


The venue includes:

10th European Blues Challenge
Blues market
Art exhibition

Entertainment
EBU General Assembly
Blues Behind the Scenes award
Jam sessions


So far, 24 countries has confirmed their participation.

Tickets are now released!

Get your ticket from ticketmaster.se


The venue

The city

The European Blues Challenge 2022 will be held in Malmö in the south of Sweden. Malmö is the 3rd biggest city in Sweden, housing 350 thousand inhabitants. It was founded by the Danes in the 13th century but since the 17th century it has been a Swedish city.

For many years Malmö was known as a heavy industrial city but during the last decades it has turned into a modern university city with modern architecture and a sparkling cultural life. The city is a part of Greater Copenhagen and is connected with the Danish capital by a bridge.

Today Malmö is probably best known as the hometown of football player Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Arena

Baltiska Hallen
Address: Eric Perssons väg 8a, 217 62 Malmö, Sweden

The place for the venue is the Baltiska Hallen (Baltic Hall). It’s a sports arena in the southern part of the city, 2 kilometers from the center. It was built in 1964 and houses 4000 visitors. Besides sport events it has held numerous concerts during the years among which the Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, BB King and Chuck Berry could be mentioned.

The Hosts

Hosts during the Blues Challenge will be Lisa Lystam and Johan Lundén.

Lisa Lystam is one of the best known bluessinger in Sweden and also a band leader and harmonica player. 2015 she represented Sweden at EBC in Brussels.

Johan Lundén is a Swedish entertainer. For 30 years he has been working as a moderator, actor and musician at all various events but as soon he got the time he picks up his harmonica and play the blues with his friends. He hosted the Swedish Blues Challenge 2019.

Corona virus safety

EBC 2022 is actively working for you to visit us safely.

We’ll have desinfection stations around the venue and seperate routes for getting in and out to avoid confrontations.

The venue will be held according to government recommendations which could mean a limited number of audience.

TICKETS

Tickets for the Blues Challenge and the Thursday concert can be purschased as single-day or as a package for 2 or 3 days.

Buy them from ticketmaster.se


Program

THIS EVENT IS CASH FREE!

Thursday 24 March, Concert evening

18:00 Gates open
Art exhibition

Entertainment in the lobby

 

20:00

 

 

THORBJØRN RISAGER & THE BLACK TORNADO

 

22:00 Mingle and Bluesjam

Friday 25 March (Day 1)

 

16:00 Gates open
Art exhibition.

Entertainment in the lobby

Bluesjam

 

18:00 EUROPEAN BLUES CHALLENGE

 

Saturday 26 March (Day 2)

 

10.00

 

EBU General Assembly

 

14:00 Gates open
Blues Market 14:00-18:00

Art exhibition

Entertainment in the lobby

Bluesjam

 

18:00

 

EUROPEAN BLUES CHALLENGE

 

00:00

 

 

Voiting and announcement of the winners of

Blues Behind the Scenes Award

European Blues Challenge 2022


Blues Market

The Blues Market is a place where EBU Members will present their activities. The market is the place to meet musicians, producers, photographers, festival arrangers and bookers. So, get there, grab a beer and mingle around.

 

Exhibition: Blues drawings

Brian Kramer, a blues artist and author from New York, now living in Stockholm, is showing his lovely blues drawing. The art is a direct result of the Coronavirus lockdown which led him to find new artistic output. You will meet the artist at the venue.

 

Food and drinks

We serve food and drinks all days long.

 

Blues Behind the Scenes Award

(BBS) will also be announced on Saturday, recognizing “individuals or organizations that have worked actively and devoted their life, making significant contributions, to advance and support the blues in Europe.”

 

Confirmed countries

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czeck Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom


For more info: contact@ebc2022.eu