42nd edition of Rawa Blues Festival


The 42nd edition of the Rawa Blues Festival will take place on October 5 in Spodek, Katowice. The following artists will perform on the Main Festival Stage: Blood Brothers , Mr. Sipp, Charlie Parr, The Commoners, Shakin’ Dudi, Grzegorz Kapołka Quartet featuring Roman "Pazur" Wojciechowski, J.J. Band, Boogie Mama and the winner of the competition - on the Small Stage. The concert on the Main Stage will be traditionally led by Jan Chojnacki. The following artists will take part in the competition on the Small Stage: Koher, Dziki Blues Band, Hony Tonk, Stonage Full of Sun, Sztof and Piotr Herdzina.

Rawa Blues Festival is the oldest blues festival in Poland and one of the most prestigious blues festivals in the world. Winner of the valued "Keeping The Blues Alive" award, recognized by the American Blues Foundation to people and institutions that contribute most to "keeping alive" and "developing blues music and culture". The main mission of the festival is to educate the audience by presenting - through concerts of the world's greatest stars - the faces and subgenres of blues music, such as Memphis Blues, Delta Blues, Chicago Blues, Detroit Blues, Rythm'n'blues, etc. Rawa Blues on its stage every year also hosts the most distinguished Polish blues bands, such as Dżem, SBB, Irek Dudek Big Band, fuelling listeners' interest in Polish blues culture. The festival also strives to create opportunities for young Polish and foreign bands and let them perform in front of a large audience during concerts on the Rawa Blues Side Stage. This concert takes place in the form of a competition, the winner of which has the opportunity to make their début on the Main Stage.

During over 40 editions of the festival, leading blues artists from Poland and abroad performed on the festival stages. It is worth recalling that we have had the honour to host such artists as: Junior Wells, Koko Taylor, Keb’Mo, Robert Cray, JJ Grey & Mofro, James Blood Ulmer & Vernon Reid, Otis Taylor, Eric Sardinas, Macy Gray or Blind Boys of Alabama.