Monday, 4 February 2013

14th Spring Bluegrass Festival, Willisau, Switzerland: 18 May 2013

The organising committee of the Spring Bluegrass Festival in Willisau, Switzerland, has announced the full programme for the 14th edition of their successful event. Their updated website features short presentations of all bands appearing (in German).

The 14th Spring Bluegrass Festival takes place in the Swiss Agricultural Museum in Alberswil, next to Willisau, Canton Lucerne, Switzerland, on 18 May 2013. The bands appearing on two stages at the all-day event are:

- Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice (USA; photo above)
- Growling Old Men (USA)
- Rawhide (B)
- De Stroatklinkers (NL)
- Rick Harris (USA)
- Field & Thompson (USA/SK/UK)
- Sunny Mountain Grass (CH)

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice's appearance is one of only three on a short European tour, put together especially to bring the band to the Spring Bluegrass Festival. The other venues where Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice will perform are Basel, Switzerland (19 May 2013), and the 31st Big Bear Festival, Zuidlaren, the Netherlands, on 20 May 2013. Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice have just won three SPBGMA awards for 2013: album, song, and vocalist - make sure not to miss their performances in Europe.

Advance ticket sales have been strong so far and a sold-out festival is likely.

The organising committee is looking forward to meeting old and new friends as well as a formidable set of bands from all over Europe and the USA.

Paolo Dettwiler