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Harry Lock – a curious man with a camera

October 22nd, 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 the festival in 2010 and look forward to it as much as those hardened blues fans.

HARRY resides in Hillcrest and can be contacted on or  +27 (0)825760199 or find him on FB Harry Lock or visit


Another great festival, seen in pictures

October 9th, 2019

Tanya van Agthoven Marais (Director Durban International Blues Festival) Mr Michael Jordon (his wife) US Consulate General Ms Sherry Zalika Sykes and Mr Ruddell Brice

South African Musician Nico “Smoke “Lawrence- Chris Randlehoff (Department A ) Canadian Blues master Pat Savage , Madoda Mtshali (Department arts and Culture)


PAT SAVAGE featuring the REALS


Yamil Jacobo Trio


Carmen Rodrigues and Will Wallace


Rowan Stuart and Andy Turrell


Nico Smoke Lawrence and The Smoke Train


Black Water

WIN! WIN! WIN! A Marshall Code 25 Guitar Amplifier

September 18th, 2019

Thanks to John Chamier and Sycamore Gear, The Durban International Blues Festival have been gifted an amplifier to RAFFLE at this year’s event- so on Fri 20th and Sat 21st September gives you the chance to enter the RAFFLE by seeing WILL MATTHEWS and team at the MERCH TABLE (back of venue) on the night –to sign up.

The DRAW will only take place on SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER  and the condition is that the WINNER  must be PRESENT  or there will be a re draw.

THE MARSHALL AMPLIFIER  would normally retail at R 5700, is also Bluetooth so anyone can use it !.



Who do we have on the billing for the FREE MARSHALL AMPLIFIER evening on Fri 20th September – Durban International Blues Festival?

September 13th, 2019

Starting 7 pm sharp you will have the Sycamore Blues Band open the evening

and then roll out with some of Durban’s hottest blues artists like …

Put all the above guitarists together on one stage where the INTERNATIONALS will join in for a BLUES JAM !

ENTRY to this evening is FREE but bring your tin for the food stalls and Merchandise table .


Sibaya, another of our gracious ACCOMMODATION SPONSORS

September 9th, 2019

Conveniently situated 10 minutes from King Shaka Airport and five minutes from Umhlanga, Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom (Sibaya) is a magical Kingdom that has become one of KwaZulu-Natal’s premier and most popular hubs for events, entertainment, conferences, holidays and dining. And the Durban International Blues Festival team have been honoured with sponsorship of accommodation for some of the International Artists coming to perform at the 15th Durban International Blues Festival  on 20 and 21 September- The Plant, Station Drive Precinct.

With expansive views over the warm, Indian Ocean as well as inland views over the beautiful rolling hills of Zululand, guests get the best of nature combined with cutting-edge facilities, and world class service incorporated into one exciting venue.

The resort features two quality hotels; the 3-star Sibaya Lodge with 118 rooms and the luxury Royal Sibaya Hotel, where out-of-town delegates can stay over in beautifully-appointed rooms.

Sibaya is renowned for its leisure, dining and entertainment offerings, including five diverse restaurants, live entertainment, the Mangwanani spa and state of the art gaming and complimentary parking for 2200 vehicles.

The vibrant casino floor boasts a wide selection of slots and table games, while the iZulu Theatre stages a myriad of comedy shows, music concerts and other events. Sibaya’s Rockwood Theatre is a perfect theatre venue for supper theatre shows, corporate events, fundraisers, and entertainment and theatre productions.

Sibaya Sun Park is a permanent, flexible structure built around a sophisticated grid that provides all the amenities required for large events, conference, concerts and exhibitions.  Sun Park facility at Sibaya offers unmatched flexibility, variety and cost-effectiveness.

For more information visit or to book your corporate event call 031 580 5170 or email:

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