• 6° Italian Blues Challenge

    6° Italian Blues Challenge

Schedules of three days (English Version)

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6th European Blues Challenge 2016
2016 7-8-9 April, Torrita di Siena

The Torrita di Siena City Council and the Torrita Blues Cultural Association, in cooperation with the Tuscany Region, the Siena Province, and the Union of the Valdichiana City Councils in the province of Siena are pleased to invite you to Torrita di Siena from 7th to 9th April 2016 to the “6th edition of the European Blues Challenge”.

Following the success of the previous editions, held in Germany (Berlin – 2011 and 2012), France (Toulouse – 2013), Latvia (Riga – 2014), and Belgium (Brussels – 2015), in 2016 the European Blues Challenge will be hosted for the first time in Italy, in the village of Torrita di Siena, located in the heart of beautiful Tuscany.

Launched by the European Blues Union in 2011, the European Blues Challenge is regarded by many as the most important music event in the blues scene. The best bands from twenty-one European states will have the chance to showcase their talent to the general public and compete to be the winner of the sixth edition.


Twenty-one Nations for Twenty-one Bands

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             Thursday, 7th April 2016              

 Indoor Sports Stadium
Piazza Giovanni Falcone – Torrita di Siena (SI)

8.00 p.m.

GRAN GALÀ DEL BLUES
Gala Dinner in cooperation with the Chianciano Terme
Pellegrino Artusi Hotel School

night entirely dedicated to Italian Blues

Blues Concerts + Gala Dinner

Concert ticket 20 €
Concerts + Dinner 45 €

Featuring the best Italian bluesmen in the scene

NICK BECATTINI (House band)
LUCA GIORDANO
MAURIZIO GNOLA
MARIO INSENGA
TOLO MARTON
MARCO PANDOLFI
FABRIZIO POGGI
GENNARO PORCELLI
ANGELO LEADBELLY ROSSI
MIKE SPONZA
LINDA VALORI & MAURIZIO PUGNO

presenter: CARLO MASSARINI

The Gala dinner will take place in the Indoor Sports Stadium.
Participants who will not join the dinner will be able to seat in the stand area

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The night will also see the awards ceremony of the drawing contest
Blues Child: Blues seen with the eyes of a child
which involved elementary and junior high schools in the provinces of Siena ad Arezzo


                  Friday, 8th April 2016                 

Indoor Sports Stadium
Piazza Giovanni Falcone – Torrita di Siena (SI)

8.00 p.m.

6th EUROPEAN BLUES CHALLENGE
Opening Night.

ticket € 20

Performing bands:

Blues Junkers  – POLAND
Bluestream – BULGARIA
Red Butler – UNITED KINGDOM
Tanel Padar Blues Band – ESTONIA
Gas Blues Band – FRANCE
Juraj Schweigert & The Grove Time – SLOVAKIA
Christian Bundgaard Trio – DENMARK
Mojo Workings – HUNGARY
Johnny Fontane And The Rivals – SWITZERLAND
Ida Bang & The Blue Tears – SWEDEN
Johnny B Beast – LATVIA

Presenter: Veronica Sbergia


Saturday, 9th April 2016 

EBU (European Blues Union) GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Teatro degli Oscuri, Piazza Matteotti, Torrita di Siena (Si)
10.00 a.m. – 01.00 p.m.

The general assembly is reserved for EBU members. The assembly will proclaim the nation
that will host the 7th edition of the European Blues Challenge in 2017.

BLUES MARKET (6th edition)
Piazza Giovanni Falcone, park area, Torrita di Siena (Si)
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Organised by the European Blues Union, the Blues Market is a traditional annual appointment
for national and international professionals, where artists, promoters and music companies
get together to discuss future cooperation.

Open to the general public (free entry).

 


              Saturday, 9th April 2016             

Indoor Sports Stadium
Piazza Giovanni Falcone – Torrita di Siena (SI)

8.00 p.m.

6th EUROPEAN BLUES CHALLENGE
Second Night.

ticket € 20

Performing bands:

Tiny Legs Tim – BELGIUM
Lena & The Slide Brothers – FINLAND
Ulrich Ellison & Tribe – AUSTRIA
Paul Venturi & The Junkers – ITALY
Eric “Slim” Zahl and the South West Swingers – NORWAY
Wax & Boogie Rhythm Combo – SPAIN
Budda Power Blues – PORTUGAL
WellBad – GERMANY
Phil Bee’s Freedom – NETHERLANDS
Zamba – CROATIA

Presenter: Veronica Sbergia

AWARD CEREMONY
After the performance, the EBU jury will proclaim the winner of the 6th European Blues Challenge.


                                     INFO AND                              
The 2016 EBC area will be provided with
cafés, restaurants, and food stalls open all three days of the Challenge.

Press officers and TV journalists will have access to a dedicated hall with Wi-Fi connection.


                    Tickets and pricing for 2016 European Blues Challenge         

Thursday, 7th April: Gran Galà del Blues
Ticket € 20,00
Ticket + Dinner € 45,00

Friday 8th April: 6th European Blues Challenge
(opening night)
Ticket € 20,00

Saturday 9th April: 6th European Blues Challenge
(second night)
Ticket € 20,00 €

3-day tickets
3 nights (without gala dinner)
+ 2016 EBC (7-8-9 April): € 50,00
3 nights + 7th April gala dinner € 75,00


Booking EBC tickets & affiliated hotel facilities (hotels, farmhouses, etc.)

For hotel bookings, dedicated tours and ticket presales you can contact:

Letric Travel
Viale Mazzini, 23 – Torrita di Siena,
Ph. +39.0577.684095 – Fax. +39.0577.684122 – mobile 39.3483153935
eublues2016@letric.it
online booking: www.letric.it

www.europeanbluesunion.com  –   www.torritablues.com/ebc2016

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