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  • Newsletter of Oct 14. 2020

    There are two versions of the latest newsletter:

    🇬🇧 English version for music lovers…
    🇩🇰 For danske musik elskere…

  • Cancellation of Blues Heaven 2020

    🍀 NOVEMBER 12 – 13, 2021 🍀

    🇩🇰 Hent den danske presse meddelelse her…
    🇬🇧 Get the English press release here…

  • 🇳🇴 Norsk BluesNews om det nye program

    Den norske skribent Nina Hansen har været en flittig gæst på Blues Heaven igennem mange år, her giver Nina en norsk vinkel på festivalen.

    “De siste årene har festivalen Blues Heaven i Frederikshavn vokst seg større og større, og er et yndet reisemål også for norske bluesfans. Mange nordmenn har denne festivalen på sin blueskalender, og mange har booket overnatting og fer­jebilletter for lenge siden.”

    🇳🇴 Les mer her…
    🇬🇧 See the Google translation here…

    «Gjengitt med tillatelse fra Bluesnews».

  • Danish BluesNews runs massive article

  • Cancellation at Freddy’s Bar

    NOVEMBER 12 – 13, 2021


    🇬🇧  Download English Press release for Freddy’s Bar here…

    🇩🇰  Hent dansk pressemeddelelse fo Freddy’s Bar her…

    Blues Heaven festival sprinkles once again stars at Freddy’s Bar

    Traditions must be kept and this will be the case once again during the first weekend of November at the 15th edition of Blues Heaven Festival in Frederikshavn when the intimate and lively Freddy’s Bar will again host 3 special concerts during this years event. However, this year will be a little more exclusive than usual, as there will be a Covid-19 limit of 120 guests.

    These intimate concerts are to the locals’ great delight and to the foreign visiting guests who arrive early for the festival itself, which officially begins on Friday. Last year Blues Heaven Festival attracted audiences from 17 different countries and all hotels in the North Jutland area were sold out several months in advance.

    Thursday, November 5th at 20:00 – The party will kick off with a concert from the Spanish Travellin’ Brothers who back in 2015 won a thoroughly deserved victory at the European Blues Challenge in Brussels. The band’s six members know how to mix the very best of Chicago with the Mississippi’s roots and a touch of Texas. They have played with names such as Buddy Guy, John Mayall, Robben Ford, and Johnny Winter. They’ve performed together for 17 years, released 10 albums, and played over 1,400 concerts at some of the most prestigious festivals in Europe and USA. Some regular festival attendees will remember Travellin’ Brothers from their performances at Blues Heaven, 2015.

    Friday, November 6th at 13:00 – Kai Strauss who is best known for his 15 years as guitarist with Memo Gonzalez & The Bluescasters, but went solo a few years ago and formed Kai Strauss & The Electric Blues Allstars. Kai’s tone, phrasing, and intensity have earned him a position as one of Europe’s most respected blues guitarists. Kai Strauss & The Electric Blues Allstars won the “German Blues Awards” in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2018 for best singer, best album, and best band, respectively.

    Saturday, November 7th at 12:00 – Mr. Bo & the Voodooers. With his involvement in the Gothenburg Blues Association in the 70’s and with his bands Mr. Bo’s Bluesband, Mr. Bo & the Boosters, The Nightcats, and Mr. Bo & the Voodooers, Bo Carlsson has made a name for himself in all blues genres. With his warm voice and an original mix of guitar playing he has proven to be one of Sweden’s and the Nordic countries’ leading blues musicians. Following Sven Zetterberg’s death in December 2016, many see Mr. Bo as Sweden’s next blues and soul King.

    “It is wonderful that we can help create so much positive blues activity out with our festival,” says festival organiser Peter Astrup, who in spring 2020 received the most prestigious honour that can be awarded to a non-musician in the International blues scene with a “Keeping The Blues Alive award. These awards are presented annually by The Blues Foundation, in Memphis, TN. This award has only ever been granted three times previously to a person out with the United States.

    “Each year more guests come and they open their awareness and glories of the blues and soul music and they go on to book weekend tickets for the whole festival for the following year. Yes, our guests are always really happy that they can experience all of this wonderful music during these intimate performances” states Peter, who continues his desire to involve Frederikshavn as a host city. “The musicians, the sympathetic music-loving audience and the city of Frederikshavn all love it, so everyone is happy” adds Peter Astrup.

    Peter will host the festival for the 4th year in a row at the mighty Arena Nord. This year though will be with the Covid-19 restricted limit of 500 seated guests.

    FREDDY’S BAR, Havnegade 9b • Frederikshavn

    DKK 250, – pr. day • 3 days DKK 500, –

    Ticket order: +45 2999 3976 

  • Press release from September 3rd

    🇬🇧  Download English Press release here…

    🇩🇰  Hent Dansk pressemeddelelse her…

    Blues Heaven Festival, 6th & 7th November, Arena Nord, Frederikshavn announces program change and 500 seated capacity limits.

    Now in its 15th year, Denmark’s largest and multi-award-winning blues/soul festival Blues Heaven will deliver another fantastic program in the heart-warming atmosphere that always arises when the audience and some carefully selected musicians and singers meet. Last year, the festival attracted audiences from 17 different countries and all hotels in the North Jutland area were sold out many months in advance.

    This year, the festival will be a little different than originally planned because it is sadly not possible for overseas artists to attend due to the current quarantine rules. Instead, we have selected 11 award-winning bands from 10 different European countries to perform.

    At present we are only permitted a maximum of 500 people in Arena Nord, so the artists will all perform from the one main stage to a seated audience.

    There are only 50 day-tickets left. We have a waiting list for all ticket types via We can only release additional tickets if the authorities increase the number of people allowed to attend.

    Purchased tickets are still valid for this year’s Blues Heaven Festival on 6th and 7th November – please remember to bring your ticket.

    However, if you do not wish to attend Blues Heaven 2020 then please consider the following options before 23rd September 2020.

    1 – All purchased tickets are refundable. For a refund please write “Refund” to

    Please provide the order number as well as your bank details and account number.

    2 – Purchased tickets can be transferred to Blues Heaven 2021, 12th – 13th November 2021 and new tickets for this will be sent out in the future.

    Please provide the order number and write “Blues Heaven 2021” to

    3 – Purchased tickets can be donated to secure the festival’s future

    Please provide the order number and write “Donate” to

    Arena Nord will contact all ticket holders. If you do not wish to attend on 6th & 7th November 2020, an answer must be given to Arena Nord before 23rd September 2020. Ticket holders will be refunded the ticket price minus the ticket fee – refunds can take up to 30 days to process.

    Blues Heaven Festival is a world-renowned festival and in 2018 we were named “International Festival of the Year” by French online magazine Zicazic and in January 2019, we were named “2nd Best Festival in the World” by Polish magazine Twój Blues. In addition, Blues Heaven Festival organiser Peter Astrup won “Hoochie Coochie Man of the Year” in 2018 at the Danish Music Awards. In January 2020, Peter received this year’s award for “Keeping the Blues Alive” in Memphis, Tennessee. This award is the highest accolade that can be granted to any non-musicians and has only ever been awarded 3 times in the past to people outside of the United States.

    We look forward to this year’s musical highlights and being Europe’s largest event with blues/soul music.

    Friday 6th Nov 18:00 – 01:00 (Doors open 16:00)

    Saturday 7th Nov 17:00 – 01:00 (Doors open 16:00)

    Weekend ticket DKK 990 – Sold out

    Friday ticket DKK 590

    Saturday ticket DKK 690

    VIP weekend ticket DKK 2,295 – Sold out

    VIP Friday ticket DKK 1,195

    VIP Saturday ticket DKK 1,295



  • Blues & Soul newsletter of June 25.

  • Extra hotel rooms in Frederikshavn


    Blues Heaven is now working closely with Frederikshavn’s largest hotel, Scandic The Reef. For several years now Denmark’s most prominent blues festival was held on the 1st weekend in November, which is week 44, but the festival will now take place on 6th & 7th November, which is week 45. Previously, the festival in Arena Nord coincided with the Swedish autumn school holidays. Scandic The. Reef works closely with Stena Line, and it meant that the hotel was often booked up with young Swedish families.

    This year, with the festival now taking place in week 45 we have an additional 210 rooms available as well as offering 1,500 sqm of the waterpark and an outdoor jacuzzi. Exclusive deals are now available with the extra hotel rooms in Frederikshavn.

    Scandic The Reef is a welcome addition to Herman Bang HotelHotel JutlandiaHotel Frederikshavn and BB-Hotel, which is currently almost sold out for the festival weekend. Like all partners listed Scandic, The Reef is located within Frederikshavn town centre.

    The special offer can be found here:

    Hotel Best Western
    Hotel Jutlandia
    Hotel Frederikshavn
    Scandic The Reef
    Hotel Lisboa
    Dan Hostel

  • 47 Connections to the Blues Music Awards

    41st Annual Blues Music Awards (BMA) Nominees has been Announced and the Winners to be Revealed on May 7 at the huge Blues Foundation Gala Ceremony in Memphis, TN
    Stunning 47 of these nominations have played at Blues Heaven Festival