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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 .


Get your merch!

September 12th, 2019

There will be Merchandise on Sale at this year’s Durban International Blues Festival –as usual.

Bring a few extra bucks for this…Tees and CD’S are available

Find Will Matthews and his Team at the Merch Table  at the back of the hall ( and don’t forget the cash bar and food stalls)

Yamil Jacobo (from Argentina) will also have handmade cigar box guitars on sale

Harry Lock – a curious man with a camera

September 9th, 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 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



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