Here is info on the last year's awards and prizes coming in...

French media Zicazic present:
‘INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR 2018’

Twój Blues magazine readers in Poland voting:
BLUES HEAVEN THE 2ND BEST FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD IN 2018.

Peter Astrup was awarded by Danish Music Awards
“HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN OF THE YEAR”

Tonevaerk Prize Of The Year, worth DKK 20,000 ($3,000)
PETER ASTRUP, RECIEVE ANOTHER AWARD 

Swedish Jefferson Blues Magazine claims
SCANDINAVIAN LEADING FESTIVAL FOR MANY YEARS

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French media Zicazic present:
‘INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR 2018’

🇬🇧 Blues Matters Magazine

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TV2 
Nordjyske Medier
Bluesnews 
Kanal Frederikshavn 

🇫🇷 Zicazic festival reviews from last 5 years Frederikshavn
Frederikshavn Blues Festival 2014
Frederikshavn Blues Festival 2015
Frederikshavn Blues Festival 2016
Blues Heaven Festival 2017
Blues Heaven Festival 2018

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Worlds 2nd Best Festival in 2018
Twój Blues Magazine readers in Poland voting BLUES HEAVEN the 2nd best festival in the WORLD in 2018.

http://www.bluesonline.pl/item/1941-blues-top-2018-wyniki-ankiety-czytelnikow-kwartalnika-twoj-blues-elzbieta-puczynska-i-suwalki-blues-festival-na-podium?fbclid=IwAR3LdEChFO9-SnZOAI7_RiUHBOBTspr4P2bOvsnZnO2hWw2qWn1BDsD1URI

2.best festival Poland

 

“HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN”
In August Peter Astrup from BluesProductions was awarded by Danish Music Awards
🇬🇧 Blues Matters
🇳🇴 BluesNews
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TV2
Bluesnews om Danish Music Award
Bluesnews interview
Randers Amtsavis 
Rosa Danmark 
Kanal Frederikshavn

Danish DMA

 

Tonevaerk Prize Of The Year, worth DKK 20,000 ($3,000)
It was a single-minded panel of judges, who on Thursday evening at Det Musiske Hus handed out the Tonevaerk Prize to Peter Astrup, the man behind the Blues Heaven in Frederikshavn. Together with the price follows 20,000 kroner ($3,000)

In the motivation it was mentioned:
“Peter Astrup is the one in Danish festival context and a respected promoter within the genre in Denmark and abroad. He walks around at home among the greatest artists and the most terrifying music salesmen around the world - and especially in the home country of blues music, USA. And from here he manages to bring large, international artists to North Jutland, Denmark, and Europe. In recent years, the festival has grown - first out of Frederikshavn Company clubs' halls, then out of Det Musiske Hus - and now the festival is located in Arena Nord with room to think big. ”

Tonevaerk is founded by Royal Beer and Det Musiske Hus, and the music prize is awarded to musicians, industry people, organizers or people in the music culture, who through their work have worked to strengthen the rhythmic music in North Jutland.

This is the second time the prize is awarded.

The judging panel for the 2019 award are:
Hanne Elkjær, Danish Music Association Aalborg
Signe Wang Carlsen, musician
Søren Kepler, musician
Peter Christian Jensen, Royal Beer
Jens Ole Amstrup, venue leader, The Det Musiske Hus

 www.bluesnews.dk/endnu-en-pris-til-peter-astrup/?fbclid=IwAR1bHod2O8y4Zmu7jN3nGJ0OEgLtk5_yAY9I16YjRbegr_zxWc742EzGdjE

Det var et enigt dommerpanel, der torsdag aften i Det Musiske Hus uddelte Toneværk Musikpris til Peter Astrup, manden bag Blues Heaven i Frederikshavn. Sammen med prisen følger 20.000 kroner.

I motivationen nævnes det blandt andet:

“Peter Astrup er ener i dansk festivalsammenhæng og en respekteret promoter inden for genren i Danmark og i udlandet. Han går hjemmevandt rundt blandt de største artister og de mest skrækindjagende musikkøbmænd over hele verden – og særligt i bluesmusikkens hjemland, USA. Og herfra formår han at hive store, internationale kunstnere til Nordjylland, Danmark og Europa. Inden for de seneste år er festivalen vokset – først ud af Frederikshavn Firmaklubbers haller, dernæst ud af Det Musiske Hus – og nu er festivalen placeret i Arena Nord med plads til at tænke stort.”

Toneværk er stiftet af Royal Beer og Det Musiske Hus og musikprisen uddeles til musikere, branchepersoner, arrangører eller personer i musikkulturen, der gennem deres virke har arbejdet for at styrke den rytmiske musik i Nordjylland.

Det er anden gang, prisen uddeles. I dommerpanelet for 2019-uddelingen sidder:

Hanne Elkjær, Dansk Musiker Forbund
Signe Wang Carlsen, musiker
Søren Kepler,musiker
Peter Christian Jensen, Royal Beer
Jens Ole Amstrup, musik chef, The Det Musiske Hus

Peter Christian Jensen, Peter Astrup, Jens Ole Amstrup

SCANDINAVIAN LEADING FESTIVAL
The latest issue of Swedish Jefferson Blues Magazine, the oldest blues magazine still in print in the world. In the writers Kjell
Wikström festival review, he says… “Blues Heaven HAS BEEN THE LEADING SCANDINAVIAN BLUES FESTIVAL FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, which was once again confirmed with the 2018 edition…

Jefferson