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2020 has certainly been a challenge for most of us, no less the entertainment and eventing industry. Covid 19 shook us from every angle and the struggle to “keep things afloat” is no stranger!

The Durban International Blues Festival team certainly have had to deal with these industry issues- but the warriors that they are, along with their ever loyal (main) sponsors, The Department of Arts and Culture believe: NEVER SAY DIE!

New strategies, new plans and a new way of doing things have been the inspiration behind this year’s event which will take place 4 – 6 December!

There is no better place to hold the event- with all Covid rules in governance- than at Roland Stansell’ s Rhumbelow Theatre in Umbilo (Durban KZN).

The performances are live – but with a twist! Local artists will perform live but since internationals are unable to come to our shores (no fault of the DIBF) and with the able creativity of Kuluma TV, your favourite artists will live stream a performance and partake in a special segment. THE SHOW MUST GO ON.

Keep watching these pages and also visit FRIENDS OF THE DURBAN INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL and DURBAN INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL on Facebook for early information.


For more information about the festival call 082 747 9738

A tribute to the late Themi Venturas

1958 - 2017

A tribute to the late Pinkie Mtshali

1969 - 2020


Safety Protocols

October 22, 2020

When at the Rhumbelow Theatre – please observe these protocols For the three nightly performances of this year’s Durban International Blues Festival, please remember that the venue has GOT TO comply with Covid rules laid out by law) HEALTH AND SAFETY REGARDING VENUES All staff will be issued with Face shields. All staff will be […]

Coming Soon

October 20, 2020

Watch this space for event information and updates

Get your merch!

October 12, 2020

Bring a few extra scheckel’s with as William Matthews ( Concorde Printers ) and Team will be selling the much wanted “Blues“ t-shirts again and artists will bring their CD’s to sell nightly. First come ! First serve ! Watch this page and Face Book Pages  -Durban International Blues Festival /Friends of The Durban International […]

Harry Lock – a curious man with a camera

September 9, 2019

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 […]

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