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  • 2020 Official Playlist

    On this page, you can learn about the amazing talent which was supposed to have been to Blues Heaven Festival on November 6th & 7th at Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Denmark:

    • See photos and listen to the playlist on Vimeo and Youtube
    • Listen on Apple Music and Spotify streaming services
    (if you log in to your account can you listen to more than 30 seconds preview)
    • Download the songs to your computer by clicking on the playlist graphic

    Playlist with American artists. (Booked before COVID-19)

    Vimeo

    Youtube

    Apple Music

    Spotify

    Click on the playlist below to download a MP3 version of the songs

    Playlist with European based artist.
    (Booked in COVID-19 pandemic)

    Below here is the amazing talent we also tried to bring to Blues Heaven Festival on November 6th & 7th at Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Denmark.

    Vimeo

    Youtube

    Apple Music

    Spotify

    Click on the playlist below to download a MP3 version of the songs

  • Guided USA bluestur

    🇬🇧 Google translation…

    14 dage / 12 overnatninger • Rundrejse fra 28. april – 11. maj 2021
    Fly, hoteller, busser og alle entrebilletter er inklusiv.
    Unik og fantastisk luxus rundrejse i USA for fuld (blues) musik!

    Turen afgår som udgangspunkt fra Billund Lufthavn, men alle lufthavne med KLM afgange til Amsterdam kan i princippet tilpasses.
    Hovedsproget på turen er dansk, men hvis der behøves engelsk klares det også.

    Gå i Robert Johnson, B.B. King og Elvis’ fodspor, når vi bl.a. besøger legendariske Sun Studios, B.B. King-museet i Indianola og Graceland. Om man er til Elvis eller ej, vil der gå ca 5 timer hvor der vil blive oplevet noget man ikke troede var muligt og det er som at komme tilbage til midt i 70’ernes USA. Det vil gøre stort indtryk på ALLE.

    Desuden lægger vi vejen forbi de legendariske bluesklubber på Bourbon Street i New Orleans samt Beale Street i Memphis. + de mange historiske steder og høre anekdoter fra de sidste 100 års musik

    Vi skal også med på den største musikfestival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Lineup vil blive offentliggjort i januar, men dette er simpelthen en perlerække af verdens største blues, rock, soul, jazz og amricana. Findes ikke lignende nogen steder.

    Glæd dig også til at deltage i den største blues-happening i “Home of the Blues” Memphis, prisuddelingen ”Blues Music Awards”. Det er her verdens bedste blues & soulmusikere og sanges mødes og vil være et af de helt store oplevelser med et kæmpe prisuddelings show og der serveres 4**** resturant mad (Her anbefales det at benytte det pæneste tøj som du har med, de fleste der kommer i det stiveste puds). Tænk på når man ser Grammy uddelingen i TV.

    De mest berømte blues attraktioner i Mississippi, Clarksdale og Indianola skal naturligvis også besøges. Kort sagt, en musikalsk rejse gennem tiden, fyldt med de aller vigtigste inspirationskilder til udviklingen af nutidens musik!

    Turens rejseleder, Peter Astrup, er manden bag de legendariske Djurs Bluesland og international prisbelønnede “Blues Heaven“ festivaler har rejst i dette fantastiske område gennem mange år og vil på denne unikke tur fremvise steder som ikke er alment kendt.

    Alt vedr. priser og tilgængelighed kontakt:

    Troels Hedelund – Rejsekonsulent
    Dir. Tlf. +45 87124933 • th@danexplore.dk

    Ved ankomsten i New Orleans er der arrangeret transfer til hotellet. Vi mødes om aftenen, hvor turens program bliver gennemgået. Vores hotel de første 3 nætter har central beliggenhed i New Orleans.

    Overnatning: Magnolia Hotel New Orleans

    Dag 01 – onssdag 29/4: New Orleans
    Dag 02 – torsdag 29/4: New Orleans
    Dag 03 – fredag 30/4: New Orleans
    Dag 04 – lørdag 1/5: New Orleans
    Dag 05 – søndag 2/5: New Orleans – McComb
    Dag 06 – mandag 3/5: McComb – Baton Rouge
    Dag 07 – tirsdag 4/5: Baton Rouge – Clarksdale
    Dag 08 – onsdag 5/5: Clarksdale
    Dag 09 – torsdag 6/5: Clarksdale – Memphis
    Dag 10 – fredag 7/5: Memphis
    Dag 11 – lørdag 8/5: Memphis – Clarksdale
    Dag 12 – søndag 9/5: Clarksdale – Memphis
    Dag 13 – mandag 10/5: Memphis
    Dag 14 – tirsdag 11/5: Hjemkomst Danmark

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  • Help Blues Heaven

    THE BLUES HEAVEN’S EMERGENCY FUND HELPS THE FESTIVAL

    It is a very difficult situation organizing a festival in these Covid-19 times.

    In case you can’t make it to this festival 6 – 7 November.
    Purchased 2020 tickets can be donated.
    Please provide the order number and write “Donate” to billetkontor@arenanord.dk

    Money can be donated…
    FROM DENMARK
    MobilePay: 4063 2400
    or
    Jyske Bank reg. 7363 – 0001111256
    INTERNATIONAL MONEY ORDER
    IBAN: DK2573630001111256
    BIC (SWIFT): JYBADKKK
    Paypall: paypal.me/bluesdk
    Please write “Blues Heaven’s future” when you donate.

    We like to kindly ask you if you like to have your name on the website or you will prefer to be anonymous.

    Thank you in advance

    Peter Astrup
    peter@blues.dk • +45 4063 2400
  • 2020 Official Playlist

    On this page, you can learn about the amazing talent coming to Blues Heaven Festival on November 6th & 7th at Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Denmark:

    • See photos and listen to the playlist on Vimeo and Youtube
    • Listen on Apple Music and Spotify streaming services
    (if you log in to your account can you listen to more than 30 seconds preview)
    • Download the songs to your computer by clicking on the playlist graphic

    Vimeo or Youtube (in case Youtube is not working in your country)

    Vimeo

    Youtube

    Apple Music

    Spotify

    Click on the playlist below to download a MP3 version of the songs

  • 2020 festival poster

    Download the 2020 flyer here…

    In August was it clear that it would not be possible to fly artist over from the USA. Therefore the new poster with artists living in Europe.
    Denmark’s government and authorities have handled the Covid-19 very good and the country is more or less back up to normal. There are restrictions of a huge gathering to concerts and sports events, but we are allowed to be 500 people seated if there can be distances between the chairs. The good thing about the mighty Arena Nord is it has a capacity of 3.500, so it is rather simple to follow all guidelines for social distance.

    There have been very positive expressions to the new lineup of the artists living in Europe, but if you for some reason can’t make it to Frederikshavn on the first weekend of November, please take a look at the press releases (in English and Danish) where you can see your options…

     

  • KBA Winner 2020

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    KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE WINNER 2020

    Peter Astrup was awarded the Keeping The Blues Alive 2020 prize at the Holiday Inn Ballroom in Memphis, TN, USA

    🇬🇧 https://blues.org/the-blues-foundation-announces-its-2020-keeping-the-blue-alive-award-recipients/

    🇩🇰 http://www.bluesnews.dk/dansk-festivalarrangoer-faar-keeping-the-blues-alive-award/

    Peter Astrup’s KBA acceptance speech at the 2020 “Keeping The Blues Alive” Award ceremony in Memphis.

    A great honour to be selected to be ONE of FIVE FINAL JUDGES at the INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE in the solo/duo category at the amazing Orpheum Theater in Memphis…

    The Danish TV station TV2 Nord dropped by my “House Of Blues” in Pandrup this morning and we got a brief talk about Memphis and my Award “Keeping The Blues Alive”. As the first Danish citizen ever to receive the Blues Foundations prestigious KBA award.

    DENMARKS RADIO P4 invited me to the studio today Sunday, February 16th, 2020…
    Denmarks Radio’s young journalist needed to learn and understand that “The Blues Is Alive and Well” – Inside the interview, she kind of shocked me and played the normal pop-music!!! (here edited out), and later on only a few seconds blues of Thornetta Davis and Curtis Salgado, – which made me happy. I guess we are still fighting a long serious battle with the national radio station in Denmark…

    Radio Bluestimen lavede forleden et interview med Peter Astrup om 2020 BLUES aktiviteterne.

    1.000 tak til Bøje Nielsen fra Radio Bluestimen – der forleden ringede mig op og lavede et interview om BLUES RUNDREJSEN TIL USA til bl.a. New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Clarksdale og Memphis… https://www.facebook.com/events/42362… samt det at vinde en KBA og være finaledommer i den store International Blues Challenge i Memphis. Der er bl.a. også et par smagsprøver på Tommy Castro og Bobby Rush som kommer til Blues Heaven i starten af november…

    The Memphis TV Station Ditty TV on Beale Street doing the 2020 International Blues Challenge.

    Radio show at WAZA 107.7 FM February 4th with Mr. SIPP & Fern Crossley in McComb, MS, MR SIPP brought me to a radio station in McComb, – and VUPTI, suddenly we went live on the air in Mississippi..

    MR BLUES lever i Pandrup – Tak til Grethe Rolle for teksten og Torben Agersted for billederne…
    http://www.jammerbugtnu.dk/mr-blues-bor-i-pandrup/

    Peter Astrup modtog flot blues-pris i Memphis! – Tak til Michael Frederiksen
    https://www.kanalfrederikshavn.dk/vis/nyhed/peter-astrup-modtog-flot-blues-pris-i-memphis/