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Selection Blues Challenge

The Belgian Blues Federation is searching for bands and/or solo artists who want to make their way to European blues stages and want to represent Belgium during the 13th edition of the European Blues Challenge (25 countries) that was organized over the past years in Berlin/Germany, Toulouse/France, Riga/Latvia, Brussels (AB), Torrita di Siena/Italy, Horsens/Denmark, Hell/Norway, Ponta Delgada/Portugal, Malmö/Sweden, Chorzów/Poland and Braga/Portugal.

From all entries (deadline april 30), only eight acts will be selected. These acts are expected to be present on October 5, 2024 at Zik-Zak in Ittre to show the best of themselves in a live finale, in a production of the Zik-Zak team.


An erudite jury selects the act that gets the honour to represent Belgium during the European Blues Challenge in 2025 (3-5 april in Split/Croatia) and the International Blues Challenge in 2026.

What to do:

• Blues must be the DNA of your music.

• Register using the form.

You provide us the following:

The audio files of three songs, a live video clip, a photo, a biography, the composition of your blues

band and your contact information.

• Deadline for entries is May 20, 2024.

• By entering, you agree to abide by the BBC's game rules.

• By entering, you declare that your blues band is available to play, if selected, at the BBC finals in

Ittre on October 5, 2024.

The eight finalists will be announced in late May.

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