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Reykjavík Blues Festival 2014, April 12th – 17th

tickets at  http://midi.is/concerts/1/8160 and at the door

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• Blues Pianist of the Year 2013 Victor Wainwright from Memphis, Tennessee. with Nick Black

• The Blues Company: Magnús Eiríksson and Pálmi Gunnarsson with KK and other guests

• Egill Ólafsson plays the blues with his old buddies from Þursaflokkur

• The Blue Ice Band will celebrate their 25th Anniversary with Andrea Gylfadóttir and other exciting guests.

• Tregasveitin plays some brand new tunes

• Stormur í Aðsigi


• Brynhildur Oddsdóttir

• Johnny and the Rest

In keeping with tradition, the festival will open with “Blues Day” in the city center on Saturday, April 12th. This sets the tone for the festival and includes live blues in different downtown venues, the classic Blues Cruisers and an evening concerts.
The Hilton Reykjavík Nordica will host three grand performances on Tuesday-, Wednesday- and Friday evening, April 15th – 17th.

The afterhours Blues Club will be at the Hilton Reykjavík Nordica. It opens following the evening main stage concerts. This is the place where anything can happen, often providing great entertainment far into the night.

Tuesday April 15th at 8pm. – Hilton Reykjavík Nordica
The Blues Company. Magnús Eiríksson and Pálmi Gunnarsson with guest KK will fire up the audience at this year’s Reykjavík Blues Festival. The band also includes Agnar Már Magnússon, Benedikt Brynleifsson,Óskar Guðjónsson and Kjartan Hákonarson. Magnús and Pálmi have led The Blues Company for almost 40 years and this band just keeps getting better.
Tregasveitin led by father and son Pétur Tyrfingsson and Guðmundur Pétursson will be debuting new material at this evening’s concert.

Also appearing at this evening’s concert will be a number of promising young and talented new artists from Iceland.

Wednesday April 16th at 8pm. – Hilton Reykjavík Nordica
Victor Wainwright.
Victor is a raucous, powerful performer and the winner of various awards, including the 2013 Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year award. Though his career began with genuine honky-tonk rock n’ roll, Wainwright has broadened his artistic scope over the years and today his music represents virtually every corner of the blues. Victor is “a force to be reckoned with on a piano. He IS honky-tonk and boogie, with a dose of rolling thunder. Wainwright’s playing is simply beautiful madness,” (American Blues Scene 2013). Victor will be at the Blues Festival along with his guitar player, Nick Black.
Also appearing at tonight’s concert will be the Jonni Ólafs Bluesband, Spottarnir, Johnny and the Rest and various other promising young Icelandic artists.
Thursday April 17th at 8pm. – Hilton Reykjavík Nordica
Egill Ólafsson and members of the band Þursaflokkur, which includes Tómas M. Tómasson, Ásgeir Óskarsson and other surprise guests. We may even get to hear some of the old songs with a Blues twist. The Blue Ice Band will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary at tonight’s concert and they’ll be flaunting their best with Iceland’s Queen of the Blues, Andrea Gylfadóttir and other special guests.

Brynhildur Oddsdóttir and other fresh new talent will be appearing at this evening’s concert.

Ticket prices the same, third year in a row!

More information at www.blues.is

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 “Blues Ticket” holders may attend all three Hilton Nordica Hotel concerts. Limited number of “Blues Tickets” available.

Notice: Individual concert tickets will also be sold at entrance.

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The Reykjavík Blues Festival  2014 dates are April 12, 2014 – April 17, 2014

the festival opens with “Blues Day” in the city center on Saturday, April 12, 2014. This sets the tone for the festival and includes live blues in different downtown venues. The highlights include surprise performances downtown city center from 2pm – 5pm.

The Reykjavík Blues Festival’s main stage at the Hilton Reykjavík Nordica Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Official afters hours blues club will be at the Hilton Reykjavík Nordica and will be open following the evening main stage concerts .

info bluesfest@blues.is

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The Reykjavík Blues Festival 2013  March 23st-March 28st 

With Spring comes the Reykjavík Blues Festival

The 2013 Reykjavík Blues Festival  will be held March 23rd – 28th. The headliners at this year‘s festival are Lucky Peterson, his wife Tamara Peterson and the guitar legend Guitar Shorty.

Lucky Peterson is a contemporary blues master and Guitar Shorty is a living legend deeply rooted in traditional, old school blues.

Three evening concerts will be held at the Hilton Reykjavík Nordica, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Tickets at http://midi.is/concerts/1/7476/ and at the door

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Tuesday, March 26th – Hilton Reykjavík Nordica at 8:00 pm
Lucky Peterson and Tamara. This duo will bring the house down at this year‘s Reykjavík Blues Festival. For Lucky, the blues runs in his blood. Considered a child prodigy, he started performing at an early age and had released his first record by the age of five. Tamara is a top niche blues singer and amongst the best!

Also appearing are some of Iceland’s best young blues artists.

guitar-shorty1Wednesday, March 27th – Hilton Reykjavík Nordica at 8:00 pm
Guitar Shorty is a living legend. A former guitarist for Willie Dixon, Sam Cooke and Ray Charles, Guitar Shorty is one of the most popular and respected bluesmen in the world.  A multi-award winner, Guitar Shorty has performed with the best, including his brother-in-law Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, Johnny Winter, Albert King, Junior Wells and James Cotton.

Also appearing are some of Iceland’s best young blues artists.

Thursday, March 28th –  Hilton Reykjavík Nordica at 8:00 pm
The Reykjavík Blues Festival’s 10th Anniversary celebrates the best in  Icelandic blues.

This concert will include performances by top-notch Icelandic blues artists such as Andrea, Blue Ice Band, Bjorn Thoroddsen, Ragnheidur Grondal, Langi Seli and The Shadows and many, many more – a “must see” for music lovers.

The festival opens with “Blues Day” in the city center on Saturday, March 23rd. This sets the tone for the festival and includes live blues in different downtown venues. The highlights include surprise performances at Harpa, the Reykjavík Concert Hall and Conference Center, from 2pm – 5pm.

The Reykjavík Blues Festival’s official club will be at the Hilton Nordica and will be open following the evening concerts on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Blues ticket aka Blusmiðinn
 “Blues ticket” holders may attend all three Hilton Nordica Hotel concerts. Limited number of “Blues tickets” available.

info bluesfest@blues.is

Tickets at midi.is and at the door info bluesfest@blues.is