The Blues Contest
Qualification for the European Blues Challenge in Suwalki
Suwalki Blues Festival 2014 will be held this year for the seventh time from 10th to 12th July. For the past six years Suwalki gained a strong position on the fans’ lists of the events they must see. This year the festival will break the mold and held a Blues competion. First prize: A gig on the main stage.
Every year, the Suwalki Blues Festival gathers about 200 musicians from Poland, Europe and other parts of the world. For three days Suwalki is visited by thousands of Polish and foreign enthusiasts of good music. Moreover, Suwalki Blues Festival is a recognizable brand not only among blues lovers - all for the fact of a skillfully selected repertoire which makes the festival more and more popular among rock music and blues-rock music fans year by year.
This year, for the first time, Suwalki will present a competition which will consist of two parts: first one will be an open competition for the blues bands from Poland and the Baltic countries, and the second part will be reserved only for Polish performers - as a qualification to European Blues Challenge 2015. Participating bands will get the opportunity to gain accreditation for the European Blues Challenge in 2015.
I you are ready to show your Blues talents or you know some friends who definately should take part in this competition please make sure you do not miss the deadline: Participation can be submitted until 15th of May 2014. Qualified groups will present a live performance during Suwalki Blues Festival. The main prize shall be a performance on the open air Main Stage in front of thousands of people as well as the opportunity to represent Poland during European Blues Challenge 2015 organized by the European Blues Union - www.europeanbluesunion.com. The jury shall be represented by well known musicians and publicists and the organizer’s representative. All the detaills concerning the above mentioned can be found in the terms of the competition document available on www.suwalkiblues.com. You can also download the regulations of the contest as well as an application form and a short info about this year's festival below.
SUWALKI BLUES FESTIVAL is one of the most important and greatest blues events in Poland and Europe. Three days of concerts, two professional open air stages, blues bands’ competition, concerts on small stages in the city centre, blues breakfasts, numerous acoustic concerts, late night concerts at the clubs joined with jam sessions. Recognized stars and new sounds. Amazing music atmosphere.
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