Monday, 22 June 2015

3rd Low Country Bluegrass Festival - June 26-28, 2015 - Oelegen (Belgium)


In Belgium, Bluegrass music has widened its public through the movie "The Broken Circle Breakdown", as that film brought this musical genre to the general public. Consequently, Bluegrass music spread its wings even in this country and since then it is much appreciated. Despite The Low Country Bluegrass Festival is a very recent organization -- it started at the end of 2012 -- it has great projects. Its members and organizers would love to host many Belgian, European and US bands on stage in the very next editions.  At the moment, it is the only Bluegrass Festival in Belgium and its 3rd edition will take place next weekend, from June 26 to June 28. Four bands from Belgium and seven from other European countries will give concerts.  Here is the line up:

Friday June 26 evening:
The Blind Horny Toads (Belgium)

Saturday June 27:
Strograss (Belgium)
The Muddy Hill Boys (France)
Shenandoah Special (Belgium)
Springfield (France)
G-Runs ‘n Roses (Czech Republic)

Sunday June 28:
Velvet Joe & The Bluegrass Diamonds (Netherland)
Stringtime (Netherland)
The Kentucky Cow Tippers (UK)
Blue Maxx (Belgium)
The Rockridge Brothers (Sweden)

Free camping will be provided to participants from Friday to Monday morning. The camping area is next to the concert hall and a free Sunday breakfast will be offered to the ones who will book their stay.

Last, but not least, the organizers would like to bring new life to the old tradition of the "Clog dancing". Therefore, of Friday 26, the 1st Shoe Race will take place in the streets of Oelegem. It is open to all ages, from 6 years old, all skill levels. Free wooden shoes can be borrowed for the race if booked.

For further info see the Festival website or Bluegrass in Belgium.