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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 2020 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 and 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).

Tickets are available (R140 – R160) from Roland directly on roland@stansell.co.za or by calling him on 0824998636 or through Computicket. All tickets must be pre booked, with no walk -INS permitted. (Whilst the theatre is not changing 2020 prices, we would ask that if you are able to assist us and the performers to donate a higher ticket price). All seating will be at separate tables and the venue will obviously seat co–habiting couples and/or family friends close or together.

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


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 […]

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 […]


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