Himalayan Blues Festival 2008

Between the 15th and the 19th of October 2008, Kathmandu, Nepal, will be coming alive with the sounds of blues bands, which include local and international musicians and groups. Various venues around Kathmandu will be used to host the different evenings of entertainment, music and fun, and it is set to be one of the most vibrant and colorful music events of the year for Nepal. Anyone visiting Nepal during this period is advised to attend the Himalayan Blues Festival, as it is a unique experience and a wonderful festival for all to enjoy.

Around Town will kick off the Himalayan Blues Festival on the 15th of October, where various bars in Kathmandu will be adding a little rhythm to the first day, by having different Blues bands performing. The Patan Durbar Square Museum will he host to the Patan Museum Sessions on Thursday, where a great line up of bands and artists will take to the stage, performing a variety of music, from Jazz, Ethnic Nepali music to Blues. The Blues at Garden of Dreams, will be yet another fun and relaxing evening, listening to good music, strolling around the merchandise stores and enjoying the beauty of the garden that will be the venue.

The open air show on Saturday is free of charge for everyone who wants to attend and will be featuring rock groups and Blues bands, hoping to attract all ages. All the musicians who form part of the Himalayan Blues Festival can be seen performing at this three hour session. Saturday evening, the 1905 Barbeque and Blues night will see different artists and bands jamming together, which will be an evening of pure fun, and an open stage for jammers will also be available. The Blues at Walter’s Restaurant and Bar will bring the festival to a close, and promises to be the biggest session of the festival. The Nepal Music Centre will be hosting workshops and clinics, where international artists will be on hand to give advice and assist aspiring musicians.

A great line-up of musicians and artists have confirmed their attendance, and audiences can look forward to Pugsley Buzzard (Australia), Jonno Zilber (Australia), Owen Campbell (Australia), Chris Schreiner Project (USA), Kenn Lending (Denmark), Jocose (Nepal), Looza (Nepal) and many more. The Himalayan Blues Festival in Kathmandu is a magnificent celebration of music and specifically blues, and should not be missed.