Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Banjo Jamboree 2009 at Čáslav

Bluegrass festivals take place almost every weekend in the Czech Republic during the summer season, including Europe's oldest bluegrass festival, the Banjo Jamboree at Čáslav, which will be held on Friday 19 June and Saturday 20 June.

Twenty-four bands will take part in the band contest on the Saturday morning - these are winners from the regional contests held at Nový Jičín and Chomutov in April, and at Sloupnice and Bratislava in May. The winning band at Čáslav gets a spot on the main stage at the Saturday afternoon concert, a guaranteed spot at EWOB 2010, and free membership of the EBMA.

The full Čáslav concert programme and other details of the festival - including workshops, location, and accommodation - are on the Banjo Jamboree website.