The Reykjavík Blues Festival 2016
tickets at the door and on www.midi.is
The Blues ticket The Blues ticket grants entrance to all three of the main concerts at the Hilton Reykjavík Nordica. These tickets are in limited amount. buy at www.midi.is
Chicago Beau and The Blue Ice Band, Sigurgeir Sigmundsson & The Dream Band and Primecake
The Reykjavík Blues Festival will start with a bang when Chicago Beau, the festival’s honorary guest, steps on the stage with the Blue Ice Band. Chicago Beau was a frequent guest here in Iceland between 1991 and 1995 when he toured with the Blue Ice Band in Europe and North America. This reunion gives blues enthusiasts a chance to relive the magic.
Before the interval Sigurgeir Sigmundsson & the Dream Band will be entertaining the audience with songs from their newly released album along with classic Deep Purple and Gary Moore songs. The Dream Band includes musicians: Ásmundur Jóhannsson (drums), Jóhann Ásmundsson (bass), Þórir Úlfarsson (keyboard) and Páll Rósinkranz (vocals).
Representing the up and coming new bands is Primecake. A perfect beginning to a great festival.
2st Concert at the Hilton Reykjavík Nordica, Thursday, March 24th at 8pm
Karen Lovely and Jonn „Del Toro” Richardson with the Blue Ice Band
Þorleifur Gaukur and the Berklee youngbloods and Reykjavík Hipshakers
The very talented harmonica player Þorleifur Gaukur will be playing alongside his fellow musicians from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Calling themselves the The Berklee Youngbloods these energetic and highly talented musicians will be kicking off the concert and warming up for Candye Kane and Laura Chavez.
The evening starts with The Reykjavík Hipshakers. This big band will be entertaining the audience with Boogie Woogie and Jamaican Ska with a dash of brass. Blues with a twist.
3rd concert at the Hilton Reykjavík Nordica, Friday, March 25th at 8pm
Great Icelandic Blues
The final evening concert will be an extravaganza with the crème de la crème of Icelandic blues artists as headliners. Amongst the performers are Andrea Gylfadóttir, KK, Ragnheiður Gröndal, Halldór Bragason, Guðmundur Pétursson, Björn Thoroddsen and many, many others. It’s a celebration of the blues, with love from Iceland.
You’d be hard pressed to find a band as rough and trendy as Hráefni. These musicians will be kicking off the finale this evening with Valdimar Örn Flygerning (vocals and guitar), Þorleifur Guðjónsson (double bass) Bergþór Morthens (guitar) and Þórdís Claessen (drums). Need we say more?