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DURBAN SAYS
GOODBYE TO THE BLUES

The times they are a –changin’ as Bob Dylan once wrote – and they are indeed! With this in mind, directors of the Durban International Blues Festival, Will Wallace and Tanya van Agthoven Marais have come to a decision in the light of the climate of the universe in the music and sponsorship industry right now. There will not be another Durban International Blues Festival as 2020 saw the final event at the Rhumbelow Theatre in December of that year.

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A tribute to the late Themi Venturas

1958 - 2017

A tribute to the late Pinkie Mtshali

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News

Durban says Goodbye to the Blues

June 22, 2021

The times they are a-changin’ as Bob Dylan once wrote – and they are indeed! With this in mind, directors of the Durban International Blues Festival, Will Wallace and Tanya van Agthoven Marais have come to a decision in the light of the climate of the universe in the music and sponsorship industry right now. […]

Durban International Blues Festival 2020 Virtual Concert

February 9, 2021

The Best of the Fest – a retrospective of the 2020 Durban International Blues Festival featuring performances from both local and international artists. Restrictions were lifted allowing us to host a small intimate show at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban with our local artists however international travel was still not allowed so performances come directly […]

Sunday and the Summit

November 2, 2020

Sunday 6th December brings the 16th consecutive Durban International Blues Festival to a close for the year! There is no better way than to do this with the much loved and somewhat “ traditional” Blues Summit where artists are invited by the DIBF, to participate in a “ jam session” and this year the program […]

The good news is – food glorious food will be available to buy!

November 2, 2020

The Rhumbelow Theatre is welcoming and intimate and a perfect venue for the who family…just the way the Durban International Blues Festival like it too. A perfect fit! Please know that your own drinks and alcohol is NOT PERMITTED – there is a cash bar! Bring food picnic baskets if you like- or buy from […]

Harry Lock – a curious man with a camera

October 22, 2020

Harry Lock has been the official photographer for the Durban international Blues Festival For many years now and we thank him for his commitment and willingness to be part of our team.   Durban International Blues Festival Every year, blues fans in Durban are treated to a week-long festival of blues music. I began photographing […]