Dark Season Blues

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

Dark Season Blues is an annual blues music festival 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.

Dark Season Blues
GenreBlues
Datesannual in late October
Location(s)Longyearbyen, Norway
Years active2003–present
Websitewww.svalbardblues.com

The festival lasts four days, and features local, Norwegian and international musicians performing in 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.

The first Dark Season Blues festival was arranged in 2003, and has run without interruption until the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 festivals.[1][2] It started out as a small intimate festival, and presented 15 bands spread on 17 events in 2010.

Past performersEdit

2010Edit

Dark Season Blues 2010[3][4][5]

2009Edit

Dark Season Blues 2009[6][7][8]

  • 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

2008Edit

Dark Season Blues 2008[9][10][11][12]

  • 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

2007Edit

Dark Season Blues 2007[13][14]

  • 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

2006Edit

Dark Season Blues 2006[15]

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

2005Edit

Dark Season Blues 2005[16]

  • 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

2004Edit

Dark Season Blues 2004[17]

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

2003Edit

Dark Season Blues 2003[18][19]

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Om DSB, Dark Season Blues Website
  2. ^ Dark Season Blues 2020 avlyses, Dark Season Blues Website
  3. ^ "Dark Season Blues 2010 | SVALBARD". Svalbardblues.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  4. ^ "Magiske Dark Season Blues". Bluesnews.no. Archived from the original on 2011-04-23. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  5. ^ "Bluesnews – Magical Dark Season Blues". Eng.bluesnews.no. 2009-06-09. Archived from the original on 2011-08-15. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  6. ^ "Dark Season Blues 2009 | SVALBARD". Svalbardblues.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  7. ^ "Svalbard-blues skal lyse opp i mørketiden – VG Nett om Reiselivsnyheter". Vg.no. 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  8. ^ "Dark Season blues i blålyset". Bluesnews.no. Archived from the original on 2011-09-10. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  9. ^ "Dark Season Blues 2008 | SVALBARD". Svalbardblues.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  10. ^ "Dark Season Blues på Svalbard". Bluesnews.no. Archived from the original on 2011-09-10. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  11. ^ "Reisebrev – Dark Season Bluesfestival 2008". Norwegianbluesworld.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  12. ^ "Dark Season Blues 2008 – English version". Norwegianbluesworld.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  13. ^ "Dark Season Blues 2007 | SVALBARD". Svalbardblues.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  14. ^ "Fantastiske Dark Season Blues". Bluesnews.no. Archived from the original on 2011-09-10. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  15. ^ "Dark Season Blues 2006 | SVALBARD". Svalbardblues.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  16. ^ "Dark Season Blues 2005 | SVALBARD". Svalbardblues.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  17. ^ "Dark Season Blues 2004 | SVALBARD". Svalbardblues.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  18. ^ "Dark Season Blues 2003 | SVALBARD". Svalbardblues.com. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
  19. ^ "Gruve-blues svinger – Kultur-og-underholdning – NRK". Nrk.no. 2003-10-27. Retrieved 2013-08-08.

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