Sunday, 24 February 2008

Eleventh EWOB Festival, 1-3 May 2008

On May 1, 2 and 3 the eleventh European World of Bluegrass (EWOB) Festival will take place in the Dutch village of Voorthuizen, under the auspices of the European Bluegrass Music Association (EBMA). At least 42 bands from 12 different European countries, and the USA, will perform on stage. Among the guests from the USA this year are singer/songwriter Sally Jones & the Sidewinders, and Dick Staber & Judith Chasnoff.

The Festival also includes a Trade Show, workshops, bluegrass karaoke, the EBMA members' and open meetings, a children's programme with music instruction by professional musicians, and almost unlimited jamming. At the end of the Saturday night concert the title ‘#1 European Bluegrass Band’ will be awarded, based on the voting of all musicians performing at the Festival. The winning band will perform as guests at the annual IBMA convention, Trade Fair, and Fan Fest in the USA.

The full text of the press release, with contact data, is here.