The oldest Blues Festival of Spain

The International Blues Festival from Cerdanyola (FIBC) started in 1988 as a revindication of the musical movement, and also with the intention of, after some editions, positioning Cerdanyola del Valles as an important cultural city.
The first edition it was with only one concert outside the city’s Ateneu, after that, the festival has been growing up with editions longer than 10 days, filling the streets and the city’s concert halls with quality music.

In all its trajectory many great artists of this Afro-American music style, have been performing in the festival, both national, and international.
The FIBC has been one of the firsts festivals promoting the blues with a multidisciplinary side: apart from concerts, the festival includes conferences, master classes, exhibitions and talks.
One of the most successful activities during all the years it has been the “Food & Blues”, a whole day of open-air music. In the last edition we had to reconvert the event into the “Big Night for Blues”, with the same format but during the evening hours, where the audience can see the headliners of the festival.

Some big artists that played in the festival…

“Johnny Mars” – 1988

“Johnny Copeland”- 1989

“Hubert Sumlin & Louisiana Red” – 1990

“Joe Louis Walker and The Boos Talkers / Savoy Brown / Barrence Whitfield and the Savages” – 1991

“Johnny Adams with Mike Duke and the Soul Twisters / Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters / Big Daddy and The Kinsey Report & Lester Davenport” – 1992

“Johnny Winter  /  Buddy Guy /  The Holmes Brothers / Walter “Wolfman” Washington and The Roadmasters / Vargas Blues Band” – 1993

“Dr. John / Matt Guitar Murphy / Lucky Peterson / Bob Brozman / The New Birth Brass Band / US3” – 1994

“Koko Taylor & The Blues Machine / Otis Rush / Alvin Lee Band / Duke Robillard Band / Bob Brozman / The Hoax / The Big Town Play Boys ” – 1995

“Phillip Walker / Mick Taylor All Stars Blues Band / Sunpie and The Luisiana Sunspots / A.J. Croce / Lil’ Ed and Dave Weld with The Imperials Flames” – 1996

“Charles Brown / James Hunter / Dr. Feelgood” – 1997

“Charlie Musselwhite / Dr. John / Semeika Copeland” – 1998

“Willy deVille / Keziah Jones / Popa Chubby” – 1999

“Corey Harris / Otis Grand / Paul Lamb & The King Snakes” – 2000

Coco Montoya / Todd Sharpville Band / Bernard Allison – 2001

“John Primer & The Real Deal with Jerry Portnoy” – 2002

“Robert Lockwood Jr. / Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings”- 2003

“Solomon Burke / Edgar Winter / Tom Principato & Power House / Bob Margolin all Stars Blues Jam / Carey Bell” – 2004

“The New York Jazz Ensemble” – 2004

“Hubert Sumlin with Matthew Skoller’s Band / John Hammond” – 2005

“The Comminmets / Otis Grand all Stars Blues” – 2005

David Honeyboy Edwards / Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm / Cephas & Wiggins / Charmaine Neville Band / Cheikh Lô – 2006

Mike Sánchez & The Portions / Roy Paci & Aretuska / Elliott Murphy / Helen Carter & The New Orleans Harmonettes – 2006

Alvin Youngblood Hart / Poppa Chubby /

Pura Fe / The Blind Boys of Alabama /

Vieux Farka Toure / Tianriwen – 2007

Shemekia Copeland / Bob Brozman /

Eric Sardinas & Big Motor / Mike Sánchez & His Band /

James Harman & The Great Blues Reunion /

Ray Gelato & Fast 3 – 2008

Linda Gail Lewis / Charles Walker & The Dynamites – 2009

Robin Trower / Ten Years After / Walter Trout

Mike Farris The Roseland Rose Revue – 2010

The Yardbirds / Devon Allman The Honey Tribe
Blackfoot / Martin’s Turner Wishbone Ash

Y&T – 2011

Bob Margolin / Nathan James & Cool Grinders – 2013

John Németh / Carvin Jones Band / Myles Sanko – 2015

Laurence Jones / Earl Thomas – 2017

Watermelon Slim / Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo
Shirley Davis & The Silverbacks – 2018

Presentation of the XXIX Blues Festival of Cerdanyola

Dr. John

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