National Blues Challenge

EBC 2020 POSTPONED

Dear EBC participant,

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic affecting European countries, Stichting Blues in Zaanstad, in agreement with the European Blues Union and the Dutch Blues Foundation, has decided to postpone the EBC 2020 event.

Here is the official announcement by the board of the local organizers of the event, Blues in Zaanstad Foundation:

“The European Blues Challenge 2020 and the Covid-19 virus: update March 17

We regret to announce, as endorsed by the EBU as well as the DBF, the postponement of the European Blues Challenge 2020, due to the uncertainty regarding the status of the measures to be taken in the battle against Covid-19.

It is unwise to persevere in continuing the Challenge. Also several countries have informed the EBU that they will abstain from participating, either as precautionary measure or because of the restrictions imposed by their respective governments.

We emphasize that the Challenge is only postponed, not cancelled.

We hope that the developments in the Covid-19-situation will make it possible to convey to all an alternate date before the summer holidays. Tickets bought will remain valid and the value transferred to the new date.

We will keep you informed.

We deeply regret being forced to take this step, but the Covid-19-pandemic confronts us with an extraordinary situation with far reaching consequences.

With the blues in mind and full regards

The board of the Blues in Zaanstad Foundation”

The EBU deeply regrets the situation, but our main concern is to guarantee health and safety of the participating musicians, EBU members and all general audience.

We will keep you informed about any new practical issues and other relevant information.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding,

The EBU Board

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2nd Greek Blues Challenge (2019) – The Road To EBC 2020 (Holland)

5 Bands, 7 Judges from 4 Countries (Greece, USA, Spain, UK)

Simos Kokavesis, Theo & The Boogie Sinners, Ragville, The Lazytrains, Aliana – One Woman Blues Band – The winner will be announced on July 20th.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!

—- Ανακοίνωση —-
European Blues Union – Greece
National Blues Challenge 2019
Παρακαλούνται όλες οι μπάντες και οι μουσικοί που θέλουν να λάβουν μέρος στον 10ο Ευρωπαϊκό blues διαγωνισμό (ΕΒC), στο Zaanstad, Ολλανδίας (17-18 Απριλίου, 2020) είτε σαν Συγκρότημα, είτε σαν Ντουέτο, είτε σαν Σόλο καλλιτέχνης, να στείλουν ένα demo MP3 με πρωτότυπο ή διασκευασμένο υλικό, link με κάποιο βίντεο, και ένα βιογραφικό στο inbox της σελίδας (greece@europeanbluesunion.com). Παρακαλούμε προτού σταλθεί οτιδήποτε, να διαβαστούν οι όροι συμμετοχής για τον Ευρωπαϊκό blues διαγωνισμό. Προθεσμία υποβολής για όλους του συμμετέχοντες μέχρι 1η Ιουλίου, 2019.
Greece – EBU
http://www.europeanbluesunion.com/ebc-rules/
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—– Announcement —–
European Blues Union – Greece
National Blues Challenge 2019
We are kindly requesting all the bands and musicians who want to participate at the 10th European Blues Challenge (EBC) 2019 in
Zaanstad, Holland (April 17-18, 2020) either as a Full Band, either as a Duet, either as a solo artist, to forward up a demo MP3 with original or cover material, link with video, and bio into the page’s inbox (greece@europeanbluesunion.com). Before you send anything, please be sure that you have red all the EBC rules, guidelines and regulations. The submission deadline for all the applicants is July 1st, 2019.
Greece – EBU
http://www.europeanbluesunion.com/ebc-rules/

And The Winner (2019) is… LAZYTRAINS

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1st National Blues Challenge, 2018.

—- Ανακοίνωση —-
European Blues Union – Greece
National Blues Challenge 2018
Παρακαλούνται όλες οι μπάντες και οι μουσικοί που θέλουν να λάβουν μέρος στον 9ο Ευρωπαϊκό blues διαγωνισμό (ΕΒC), στις Αζόρες, Πορτογαλία (4-6 Απριλίου, 2019) είτε σαν Συγκρότημα, είτε σαν Ντουέτο, είτε σαν Σόλο καλλιτέχνης, να στείλουν ένα demo MP3 με πρωτότυπο ή διασκευασμένο υλικό, link με κάποιο βίντεο, και ένα βιογραφικό στο inbox της σελίδας (greece@europeanbluesunion.com). Παρακαλούμε προτού σταλθεί οτιδήποτε, να διαβαστούν οι όροι συμμετοχής για τον Ευρωπαϊκό blues διαγωνισμό. Προθεσμία υποβολής για όλους του συμμετέχοντες μέχρι 1η Ιουλίου, 2018.
Greece – EBU
http://www.europeanbluesunion.com/ebc-rules/
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—– Announcement —–
European Blues Union – Greece
National Blues Challenge 2018
We are kindly requesting all the bands and musicians who want to participate at the 9th European Blues Challenge (EBC) 2019 in Azores, Portugal (April 4-6, 2019) either as a Full Band, either as a Duet, either as a solo artist, to forward up a demo MP3 with original or cover material, link with video, and bio into the page’s inbox (greece@europeanbluesunion.com). Before you send anything, please be sure that you have red all the EBC rules, guidelines and regulations. The submission deadline for all the applicants is July 1st, 2018.
Greece – EBU
http://www.europeanbluesunion.com/ebc-rules/

And The Winner (2018) is…