Dark Season Blues

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Coordinates: 78°13′N 15°39′E / 78.22°N 15.65°E / 78.22; 15.65

Dark Season Blues
Location(s) Longyearbyen, Norway
Years active 2003-present
Date(s) annual in late October
Genre Blues
Website www.svalbardblues.com

The Dark Season Blues festival is an annual event in late October, at 78 degrees north in Longyearbyen (Svalbard) in Norway, and marks the beginning of the dark season when daylight and the sun is about to leave Svalbard for four winter months.

The first Dark Season Blues festival was arranged in 2003, and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2012. It started out as a small intimate festival, and presented 15 bands spread on 17 events in 2010. The festival has four days with local, Norwegian and international blues musicians, spread across most of Longyearbyen's venues.

The festival is based on voluntary work in order to carry out the event. The economic goal is to break even, and any surplus is transferred to next year's festival.

Past performers[edit]

2010[edit]

Dark Season Blues 2010[1][2][3]

2009[edit]

Dark Season Blues 2009[4][5][6]

  • Bobby Jones
  • Jackie Payne & Steve Edmondson band
  • Billy Gibson feat Dave Fields
  • JT. Lauritsen & The Buckshot Hunters
  • Kirk Fletcher band
  • Hemisfair
  • Tinal Lie
  • Groovy Company
  • Joakim Tinderholt Express
  • Blaamyra

2008[edit]

Dark Season Blues 2008[7][8][9][10]

  • Super Chikan
  • Billy Gibson
  • Sherman Robertson
  • Greasy Gravy
  • Bedrock Bluesband
  • Monika Nordli m/band
  • Rita Engedalen & Backbone
  • Little Jenny & The Blue Beans
  • Dr. Bekken
  • Blackbirds
  • Billy T Band
  • Howlin’ Huskies
  • Blaamyra Bluegrass

2007[edit]

Dark Season Blues 2007[11][12]

  • The Mannish Boys
  • Dr.Bekken
  • Spoonful of Blues
  • Orbo & the longshots
  • Trond Ytterbø Band
  • Little Jenny & The Blue Beans
  • Billy T Band
  • Little Victor
  • Steinar Albrigtsen & Monika Nordli
  • Howlin’Huskies

2006[edit]

Dark Season Blues 2006[13]

  • Sherman Robertson
  • Sky High
  • Vidar Busk
  • Kåre Virud Band
  • Buzz Brothers
  • Rita Engedalen & Margit Bakken
  • J.T. Lauritsen Band
  • The buzzers
  • Varpen

2005[edit]

Dark Season Blues 2005[14]

  • Paal Flaata
  • Frode Alnæs
  • Peer Gynt Band
  • Reidar Larsen & The Storytellers
  • Rita Engedalen & Backbone
  • Mitch Kasmar
  • Rick Holmstrom
  • Arsen Shomakhov
  • Peter Price
  • Spoonful of Blues
  • RC Finnigan & The Blue Flames
  • Billy T Band

2004[edit]

Dark Season Blues 2004[15]

  • Amund Maarud
  • Kid Andersen
  • RC Finnigan
  • Erik Bergene
  • Noise Pollution
  • Fingerprint
  • Good Time Charlie
  • Dark Season All Star band

2003[edit]

Dark Season Blues 2003[16][17]

  • Knut Reiersrud
  • JB and the Delta Jukes
  • Allen’s Pit

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dark Season Blues 2010 | SVALBARD". Svalbardblues.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  2. ^ "Magiske Dark Season Blues". Bluesnews.no. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Bluesnews - Magical Dark Season Blues". Eng.bluesnews.no. 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  4. ^ "Dark Season Blues 2009 | SVALBARD". Svalbardblues.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  5. ^ "Svalbard-blues skal lyse opp i mørketiden - VG Nett om Reiselivsnyheter". Vg.no. 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  6. ^ "Dark Season – blues i blålyset". Bluesnews.no. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  7. ^ "Dark Season Blues 2008 | SVALBARD". Svalbardblues.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  8. ^ "Dark Season Blues på Svalbard". Bluesnews.no. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  9. ^ "Reisebrev - Dark Season Bluesfestival 2008". Norwegianbluesworld.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  10. ^ "Dark Season Blues 2008 - English version". Norwegianbluesworld.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  11. ^ "Dark Season Blues 2007 | SVALBARD". Svalbardblues.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  12. ^ "Fantastiske Dark Season Blues". Bluesnews.no. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  13. ^ "Dark Season Blues 2006 | SVALBARD". Svalbardblues.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  14. ^ "Dark Season Blues 2005 | SVALBARD". Svalbardblues.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  15. ^ "Dark Season Blues 2004 | SVALBARD". Svalbardblues.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  16. ^ "Dark Season Blues 2003 | SVALBARD". Svalbardblues.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 
  17. ^ "Gruve-blues svinger - Kultur-og-underholdning - NRK". Nrk.no. 2003-10-27. Retrieved 2013-08-08. 

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