🇬🇧 Complete lineup for Blues Heaven 1st & 2nd November in Arena Nord, Frederikshavn, Denmark

(This press release can be downloaded here...)

For the 14th year, Denmark’s largest and multi-award-winning blues/rock/soul/gospel-festival, Blues Heaven, will deliver a high caliber music program with a range of styles from several Blues Music Award-winning artists. 

The foundation for amazing and warm-hearted experience that always arises when the stars and the international music-loving audience meet. Last years festival attracted audiences from 17 different countries which saw all local hotels sold out several months in advance of the event. 

Already nine international bands has been announced, to complete the lineup is now 8 more are added:

The Fabulous Thunderbirds with the King of Blues Harmonica: Kim Wilson (b. 1951) in front of one of the world's greatest and most respected blues bands. After 10 years of absence, they finally return to Denmark. This popular Texas band has been instrumental in characterizing the blues world since their groundbreaking album debut in 1979.

Mike Sanchez (1964) pianist/singer was the charismatic creator of Big Town Playboys, a popular band across Europe. He has recorded with guitar icon Jeff Beck and was the major force in ex Stones bassist Bill Wyman Rhythm Kings for many years.

Ian Siegal (1971) has performed in 35 countries and made a live album in the Royal Albert Hall. Ian is the only non-American who has twice received the MOJO Blues Album of the Year award, as well as stunning 11 British and European awards.

IDMC Gospel The 15 members choir from London celebrates its 25th anniversary, and have released nine albums. The choir has sung with Luciano Pavarotti and also at the 2012 Olympics, as well as at Queen Elizabeth's 60th anniversary as regent.

Blues Beatles is Brazil's absolute most popular blues rock band. A aajor part of the concerts are now all over the US. Blues fans will be surprised at how much blues there is in the Beatles song catalog. These are not copies, but interpretations.

Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne (1944) No boogie-woogie piano player hit the keys with the same feeling, and he is not called "Blues Boss" for no reason. He was a child progeny in his father's church in New Orleans and have received dusins of Awards.

The Bender Brass appeared at the Blues Bender Festival in Las Vegas. The amazing horn section is offered to all bands that come to the festival. TBB now plays more than 20 shows at the biggest festivals in the US and delivers crumbles on the cake.

Previously was following bands been announced:

Kenny Wayne Shepherd (1977) has sold millions of albums, received 5 GRAMMY® nominations, 2 Billboard Music Awards, as well as a pair of Orville H. Gibson awards, the Blues Foundation's Keeping The Blues Alive Award and 2 Blues Music Awards. He's had 7 #1 blues albums and a string of #1 mainstream bluesrock singles..

Shemekia Copeland (1979) in 2011, she was crowned as the successor to the official Koko Taylor title of ‘Queen of the Blues’ at the Chicago Blues Festival in front of an enthusiastic 90,000 blues-loving audience members. She has been nominated this year in four BMA categories and over the years Shemekia has been nominated 31 times in various categories.

Joe Louis Walker (1949) with 30 records, Joe holds an international reputation as one of the blues’ most prolific and talented stars. 55 times, this virtuoso has been nominated for these prestigious awards and he is inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. 

Curtis Salgado (1954) has won BMA 9 times. He was the lead singer of Robert Cray, Roomful Of Blues, Steve Miller and Santana, before he went solo. Curtis inspired John Belushi to "The Blues Brothers" movie John Landis immortalized.

Nick Moss Band (1969) nominated for 4 BMA this year. Best band, Best album, Best traditional album and Best Harmonica Player (Dennis Gruenling). Overall, they have been nominated for 22 prizes! The band is the 2019 crown of Chicago Blues.

Thornetta Davis – is a powerful and soulful blues and gospel singer who in 2015 was crowned ‘Detroit’s Queen of The Blues’ and has won over 30 DMA, in 2018 she received the prestigious French La Academie du Jazz Award for "Best Blues Album.

Chris Cain (1955) The World's Best B.B. and Albert King interprets who has released 12 albums. This year he is nominated in 2 BMA categories. Joe Bonamassa says "One of my favorite and criminally underrated blues players at all times".

Tad Robinson (1956) has 8 BMA nominations and released 6 recognized albums. A divine singer, schooled by Al Green and Sam Cooke. Tad brings his old bandmate and heavyweight Alex Schultz, who was leadguitarist 7 years for Rod Piazza.

Toby Lee (2005) has amassed a staggering 350 million views on social media. For the past 2 years Toby has enriched Blues Heaven with guest performances with the greatest names, this year he returns again with his all-new Toby Lee Blues Band.

In 2018, Blues Heaven won the award for ‘International Festival of The Year’ from the distinguished French online blues magazine Zicazic. Blues Heaven Festival organizer Peter Astrup also won the coveted new Danish Blues Music Award, ‘Hoochie Coochie Man of the Year’. In January 2019, Blues Heaven came 2nd in the ‘Best Festival in the World’ awards with Polish blues magazine Twój Blues. In March, Peter also won the Toneværk Award and was awarded a prize of DKK 20,000. 

www.bluesheaven.dk for tickets and shuttle bus transport from Aalborg airport and shuttle bus from the hotels to venue.

High resolution photos can be downloaded here...

Friday  1st  Nov.  18:00 - 01:00 (Doors open 16:00)
Saturday 2nd Nov. 17:00 - 01:00 (Doors open 16:00)

Tickets from DKK 590 / €79

Blues Heaven • Arena Nord • Harald Nielsens Plads 9 • DK-9900 Frederikshavn • +45 4063 2400 • info@bluesheaven.dk