The 17th Dark Season Blues is held October 24 – 27 2019.
The festival is an annual event in late October at 78 degrees north in Longyearbyen. It marks the beginning of the dark season when daylight and the sun is about to leave Svalbard for four long winter months.
The festival includes concerts at various pubs, blues lunches and a formal blues dinner. There are also events at the school, the church and even the kindergarten is visited by our artists. The main event is a six-hour Saturday night music marathon with non-stop concerts on two stages. It all ends with a blues jam Sunday night where the audience gets the opportunity to play together with their blues heroes.
The beginning of the dark season, with its blue light, provides unique atmosphere and inspiration. The intimate local conditions and relaxed atmosphere means artists, audiences and locals mingle throughout the weekend. This creates unforgettable memories and many of our guests come back year after year.
We hope to see you all in October.