Festivals

This is a list of Blues festivals in Sweden ordered by month.

March

May

June

  • Dusty Road Blues Festival 31 may – 1 june at Tidaholms stadshotell. Friday 31/5 Lisa Lystam & Chuck Anthony,  Trickbag & West Weston, Hurley & the Blue Dots, Lynwood Slim and Sven Zetterberg. Saturday 1/6 Jam and Open stage, Blue Mind and Soulful Horns feat. Benny Olander, Crocodile Claes and Alabama Lovesnakes, Booze Brothers, Mats Ronander.  www.dustyroadblues.se
  • “Bluespicnic” 15 june atTorekällsberget in Södertälje with Clas Yngström and Sven Zetterberg  & Big Tex Three, Mats Ronander, Gubbröra Bluesband and more.  Arranged by Södertälje Jazz & Bluesförening together with  ABF and Södertälje municipality. www.sodertaljejazzbluesforening.se
  • Kalottjazz & Blues Festival 27-30 juni, for the  30th time in Tornio, Finland and in Haparanda, Sverigewith among others Micke Björklöf & Bluestrip. www.kalottjazzblues.net
  • Göteborgs Blues Party 28-29 juni at Packhuskajen  S/S Marieholm (nära Operan). Prestart the day before. Thursday 27 june: Sevenson. Friday 28 june: Homesick Mac, Miss Albatross, Jims Combo, Big Joe Louis and his Blues Kings (UK), Roffe Wikström, Night Jam Session. Saturday 29 june: Jam session, Yellow Dots, Blues Sisters, Red Hot Mamas, Little Andrew Bluesband (N), Lil Jimmy Reed (US), Trickbag with Sven Zetterberg, Night Jam Session. www.ssmarieholm.se  www.gbgblues.se
  • Uddevalla Bluesfestival 29 june at Riversides Trädgård is the thirteenth festival since the society was founded. Lisa Lystam Trio, Ronnys Kitchen, Mercury Bluesband, Joeys Belmondo and Lesters Bluesband. www.uddevallablues.

JULY

  • Bie Rock & Bluesfestival celebrates 5 years Saturday 6 july. Sveriges smallest bluesfestival, situated a mile north of the town Katrineholm. Artists: Sky High, Bie Blues Band & Bill Öhrström, Mad Dogs Zydeco, Long Leg Jansson Group, Blueshealers and Double Inn. Arrangers  Bie Musikförening www.biebluesfestival.se
  •  ”Nya Luleåkalaset” is a free festival between 11-13 july. The blues society Svartöns Blues  are represented in the Blues Tent. Mostly local blues bands. www.luleaexpo.se  www.svartonsblues.se
  • Åmåls Bluesfest 11-14 july, for the  22nd year!. Chris Thomas King (US), John Primer (US), Lee Oscar (US), Rich del Grosso & Bert Deivert Trio (US,S), Copenhagen Slim Band (DK), JT Lauritsen & The Buckshot Hunters (N), Beat & Stomp (DK), David “Boxcar” Gates (CAN), Black Voices (UK), Jo Buddy & The Uplifters (FIN), Clas Yngström & Big Tex Three, Joe Spinaci Combo, Hammond Hurricanes, Mr Bo & The Voodoers, Mad Dogs feat. Ulf Sandström, Crocodile Clas & The Alabama Lovesnakes, Blueass, Svante Sjöblom & Filip Jers, Lisa Lystam Trio, Serve You Right To Suffer, Micke Mojo & His Bedroom Bazookas , The Hightones feat. Fredrick Karlsson, Jam Master Per Ängkvist, 2120´s, Harry Banks Trio, Svante Sjöblom Trio feat. Magnus ”Dr Schmutz” Nörrenberg, Parklash Per Åhman.  Blues trot racing at Mörtebols travbana with perfomances between the races. . www.bluesfest.net
  • Fagersta Bluesfestival 13 july with Slidin´Slim, Krusbär Blues Orkester, Green Light, B.B.B. and Emil &The Ecstatics at Esklins Camping. www.laget.se/Fagersta_Bluesforening
  • Falkenbergs Jazzdagar 16-19 july. Blues 16/7 Erja Lyytinen (FIN), Spoonful of Blues (N) and the Maxwell Street soulband at Värdshuset Hwitans trädgård. http://jazz.falkenberg.net
  • Tyrolens Rhythm & Bluesfest in Blädinge outside Alvesta  20 july Royal Southern Brotherhood (US), The Electrophonics (NL), T-Bear & The Dukes of Rhythm, Honeyboy Slim & The Bad Habits, Hurley & The Blue Dots, Twisters, Miss Ellie & The Snapshots m.fl. www.tyrolen.se
  • Flakasand Rock & Bluesfestival 20 july. The festival is situated at a beach at the Kalix Älv. .  Artists: Eva Eastwood, The Go Getters, Bill Öhrstrom and The Matchmen. More band will come. www.flakasand.se
  • Kristinehamns Bluesfest 19-20 july Svinvallen at Ölme Diversehandel. 19 july: Erja Lyytinen (FIN), Thorbjörn Risager (DK), Thumbletunes (N), T-Bear & Dukes of Rhythm och BluesTrap. 20 july: Geir Westby Band (N), Sky High, Voodoo Dogs, Steel Meadow Band, Cpt Yxenholt & Michael K Rumble Pack, Crocodile Clas and Alabama Lovesnakes and Walking Canes. Streetblues downtown. www.kristinehamnblues.se
  • Norrtälje Blues & Rockfestival 26-27 july at Kärleksudden with among others. Royal Southern Brotherhood (US), Crystal Caravan, Honey B & The T-Bones (FIN), Clas Yngström & Big Tex Three, Mikael Wiehe, Stefan Sundström and T-Bear & The Dukes of Rhythm, Syster Sol, Kebnekajse. Local bands like Sixpack Holiday, John Duva, Dirty Cannibal Peasants, Jaewon.  www.norrtaljeblues.

AUGUST

  • Malmöfestivalen 16-23 august, a big city festival where there is a Blues Tent. www.malmoblues.com
  • Sollentuna Blues & Rock Festival 23-24 august. www.srbf.se

October

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