The Reykjavík Blues Festival 2017 8th – 13th April.

The Reykjavík Blues Festival 2017 8th – 13th April. 

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In keeping with tradition, there will be three evening concerts at the Hilton Reykjavík Nordica during the week before Easter, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The official afterhours Blues Club will be at the Hilton Reykjavík Nordica following the three main stage concerts. This is a hotspot where anything can happen and guests are sure to enjoy great entertainment far into the late night hours.

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

Tuesday, April 11th at 8pm – Concert at Hilton Reykjavík Nordica

KK Band. Icelanders love the KK band and the way they play the blues. The band includes musicians KK, Þorleifur Guðjónsson and Kormákur Geirharðsson and their unique style and riveting performances captivate audiences every time. This concert will include some of their most famous songs, including hits from the albums Lucky One, Bein leið and Hótel Föröyar.

Berklee Blues Band. The very talented harmonica player Þorleifur Gaukur will be playing alongside his fellow musicians from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. These energetic and highly talented musicians brought the house down at last year’s festival and are back by popular demand. The Berklee Blues Band includes Þorleifur Gaukur, harmonica; Hunter Burgamy guitar; Colescott Rubin, bass and Sam Palermo on drums.

“Bluesiest band” Músíktilrauna. Músíktilraun is an annual music award for young artists. At this evening’s concert we will have a special appearance by the band awarded the “bluesiest band” at Músíktilrauna 2017.

Wednesday, April 12th at 8pm – Concert at Hilton Reykjavík Nordica

Noah Wotherspoon and the Blue Ice Band.  Noah Wotherspoon was the recipient of the Best Guitarist award at the International Blues Challenge in 2015 and at this year’s Reykjavík Blues Festival, you will certainly find out why! He’s phenomenal on stage and nothing can hold him back. The Blue Ice Band, which includes Róbert Þórhallsson on bass, Birgir Baldursson on drums, Guðmundur Pétursson on guitar and Davíð Þór Jónsson on the Hammond, will be accompanying Noah on stage. This is something you don’t want to miss – it’s bound to be an electrifying and unforgettable performance!

Göran Svenningsson. From Gothenburg, Sweden, guitarist Göran Svenningsson has been playing the blues with some of the best since he was a very young man. Göran has played with the most prominent blues musicians in Sweden as well as a number of American blues musicians. Accompanying Göran will be Erik Quick on drums and Þorgrímur Jónsson on bass.

Thursday, April 13th at 8pm – Final concert at Hilton Reykjavík Nordica

Andrea‘s Bluesmen. Andrea Gylfadóttir‘s extraordinary Bluesmen include Guðmundur Pétursson on guitar, Haraldur Þorsteinsson on bass, Jóhann Hjörleifsson on drums and Einar Rúnarsson playing the Hammond. This tight-knit and accomplished group of musicians can‘t go wrong.

Blúsbræðingur Before the intermission we‘ll get to witness a fusion of top class musical talent when Óskar Logi Ágústsson, Davíð Þór Jónsson and Ásgeir Óskarsson come together on stage. The outcome is bound to be spectacular.

Uncle John Jr. The final evening concert kicks off with a performance by Uncle John Jr. on acoustic guitar.

The afterhours Blues Club is a staple at the Reykjavík Blues Festival and always hoppin‘ – a place where anything can happen.

The Reykjavík Blues Festival will officially open with “Blues Day” on Saturday, April 8th on Skólavörðurstígur in the city center. This sets the tone for the festival and includes live blues, barbequed chicken wings, bacon and hotdogs from 2pm – 4pm. The Reykjavík Blues Society will announce the 2017 winner of the Honorary Member Award.

At 4pm, there will be live blues at the Public Library, Borgarbókasafn.

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The Reykjavík Blues Festival is sponsored by the City of Reykjavík. #reykjavikloves #iceland #blues

Tickets at the door  from 1900 hours at the Hilton.

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