Delft Blues Festival

Delft Blues Festival

Feb 18, 2022Feb 20, 2022

Due to the measures in place in response to coronavirus please check the official page of this event for any possible further details on cancellation / postponement.

Come on down to Delft to hear killer blues in over 70 performances in 36 locations across the city. Affligem Delft Blues Festival is the event all blues fans have been waiting for, and on February 18 to 20, the historic city of Delft will transform into a blues haven.

Live performances in so many blues styles

The blues festival explores the multiple varieties of blues styles: Delta blues, Blues rock, Gospel, Chicago blues, West Coast blues, Americana, Jump ‘n Jive, Rock & Roll, Boogie-woogie and Rockabilly.

Special blues-related events in Delft

The main blues performances take place in cosy cafes across the city of Delft. However, there will be plenty of special blues events complementing the music, from cinema to theatre and from expert talks to interactive workshops, as well as special concert performances:

Film: Elvis That's The Way It Is  

The blues film follows the preparation of the legendary preparation done by Elvis in Las Vegas in the summer of 1970. The film documents the rehearsals as well as the final concert images. 

Nico Dijkshorn & The Hank Five 

Nico Dijkshorn & The Hank Five have been together for 35 years and they write a poem each week, treating the audience to a combination of stories, poems, and songs. All their works have blues integrated into them, making for a diverse experience.

Mouth Harmonica Workshop 

Music enthusiasts can attend this workshop to learn the basics of how to play the musical instrument - not just for the blues, but for all types of music. 

Gospel Performance ft. The Elijah Gospel & Soul Choir 

Visit to see a wide repertoire with anything from traditional gospel songs to famous soul hits!

The Laporte brothers tell their story

The guitarists from the Dutch blues band Barrelhouse share their passion and experiences with blues, telling their stories through words, music and song.

Over 70 blues bands in Delft

There are over 70 blues bands performing, including: Shakedown Tim, Robert Duijf, Gumbo Kings, Detonics, Daltons, The Rude Move, Fat Harry & The Fuzzy Licks, Street Legal, Hellcat Phantoms, Electric Hollers, Big Ritch & The Blacksmith Company, and many, many more.

Don't miss Delft Blues Festival

This is an unmissable event and a great reason to visit Delft. Keep an eye on the Delft Blues Festival website for the most up-to-date information, including anything you might need to know about travel and accommodation.