Jubilee, edition 40 of Rawa Blues Festival is over. We thank all our publicity, all media partners and fans. Below, we present selected press quotes about past edition.
Katowice is Polish blues capitol of all times
Nearly 5 thousand fans purchased tickets to 40th edition of Rawa Blues Festival, to listen to the concerts of domestic artists including Irek Dudek and his Big Band or Sławek Wierzcholski and Nocna Zmiana Bluesa, and also a strong set of foreign stars. This gremium included Macy Gray, Chris Cain, Mike Zito, Kris Barras Band.
The vocalist snatched the audience to dance, clapping and having fun together, and fans were super enthusiastic about that. That's the star the Rawa Blues stage needed!
Kris Barras Band
This was not a melancholic blues, for the end of the event, it did not lull the fans to sleep, it was a powerful, rock play, almost a hard rock. The band presented i.a. "My Parade", the song that led AntyRadio FM broadcast in weeks before the Rawa Blues Festival, which led fans into a real euforia - because it is not a common thing to see pogo on such kind of the festival.
As the old quote from Willie Dixon says: "Blues are the roots, the rest are the fruits". Bravo to the organizers for not limiting the frames to just strict blues, and for presenting real stars from the surrounding musical genres. Let that be continued, and the festival will be good!
Invitation to the next year
Jan Chojnacki and festival director Irek Dudek invited the fans to the next, 41st edition of Rawa Blues. It's been announced to happen on October 7th, 2023, in Spodek Katowice.
Kris Barras Band
Irek Dudek Big Band
Spodek Hall, Katowice Poland Oct, 8th 2022
- Macy Gray
- Chris Cain
- Kris Barras Band
- Mike Zito
- Irek Dudek Big Band
- Sławek Wierzcholski i Nocna Zmiana Bluesa
- Magda Magic Piskorczyk
- Free Blues Band
- Lublin Street Band
- Tony Big Mouth Pearson
Main stage from 3 PM
Black Pin Blues, BR Band, Cacana Mania, Coffee Experiment, Diapositive, Kłusem z Bluesem, Piotr Krakowski, Adam Zalewski Trio, Arek Zawiliński
Side stage from 11 AM
Masters of ceremonies: Jan Chojnacki & Marek Jakubowski