The Durban International Blues Festival
The Durban International Blues Festival 2020 will be held at Rhumbelow Durban this year. Our Internationals will be joining us on pre-filmed footage.
Rhumbelow Theatre, 42 Cunningham Rd off Bartle Road, Durban
ALL TICKETS MUST BE PRE-BOOKED
NO WALK-INS ALLOWED
DURBAN INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL
Sponsored by The Department of Arts & Culture, Kwa-Zulu Natal Province
Kingston Live has been part of the Durban International Blues Festival team from the birth of the event and are proudly providers of the backline for this year’s festival.
The Blues Festival will be featuring 2 bands each night interspersed with AV sent from our International artists who could not join us this year.
FRIDAY 04 DEC 2020. Show starts 19:15 – DBN
SINGING THE BLUES
SEA LEVEL featuring Lance Goldman
THE RORKE KEMP BAND
SATURDAY 05 DEC 2020. Show starts 19:15 – DBN
THE BLUES, COMING OF AGE – 16 YEARS
BOBBY & THE DYNAMITES
THE SMOKE TRAIN BLUES MOVEMENT
SUNDAY 06 DEC 2020. Show starts 13:45 – DBN
THE BLUES SUMMIT
BARRY THOMSON & THE REALS
BLUES SUMMIT – backed by The Reals
(Venue opens 90 minutes before show for snacks/drinks)
THE SHOW MUST GO ON!
2020 has certainly been a challenge for most of us, no less the entertainment and eventing industry. Covid 19 shook us from every angle and the struggle to “keep things afloat” is no stranger!
The Durban International Blues Festival 2020 team certainly have had to deal with these industry issues- but the warriors that they are, along with their ever loyal (main) sponsors, The Department of Arts and Culture believe: NEVER SAY DIE !
New strategies, new plans and a new way of doing things have been the inspiration behind this year’s event which will take place 4 – 6 December and there is no better place to hold the event – with all Covid rules in governance – than at Roland Stansell’ s Rhumbelow Theatre in Umbilo (Durban KZN).
Program Director Will Wallace has been able to stretch the budget allocated from the Department of Arts and Culture and the line-up includes local bands Rorke Kemp, Sea Level (featuring Lance Goldberg), Bobby and the Dynamites, and Smoke Train. The Reals are the backing band for The Blues Summit on the Sunday and who could go wrong with them in the mix?
The performances are live – but with a twist! Local artists will perform live but since our international Blues friends couldn’t come to Durban in person due to Covid restrictions, they have willingly agreed to participate in a video production to be screened at the show. The line- up is formidable with some of our past performers supporting us wholeheartedly: Liz Mandeville (USA), Toronzo Cannon (USA), Fiona Boyes (Aus), Pat Savage (Canada), Charlie Love (USA), Donna Herula (USA), Yamil Jacobo (Argentina).
There will be a Merch Table so bring a few extra scheckels for this too. Concorde Printers have a few Blues tee shirts and artists will have CD’=s at the table.
Keep watching these pages and also visit FRIENDS OF THE DURBAN INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL and DURBAN INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL on Facebook for early information or go to www.durbanbluesfestival.co.za.
Whilst we are not changing our 2020 pricing, we would ask that if you are able to please assist us and the performers by donating a higher ticket price.
R160-00 a ticket
(R140-00 Students with a valid student card) Loyalty Card Holders (R130-00) ALL SHOWS
Bring food picnic baskets or buy from Kevin.
ALL SEATING WILL BE AT SEPARATE TABLES AND WE WILL OBVIOUSLY BE SEATING CO-HABITING COUPLES AND/OR FAMILY MEMBERS.
Limited secure parking available.
Booking is essential.
Full bar available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises)
Cell 082 499 8636
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR PATRONS
1. HEALTH AND SAFETY REGARDING VENUES
1.1. All staff will be issued with Face shields.
1.2. All staff will be issued with Mouth and nose coverings.
1.3. All venues & equipment will be fogged and sanitized before and after each show.
1.4. Hand sanitiser and surface cleaner is available at all our venues to ensure safety.
1.5. Where possible windows and doors will be kept open to ensure max ventilation.
1.6. All venues will have demarcations to ensure social distancing on arrival and in the venues.
2. HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR PATRONS
2.1. Patrons need to wear a face and nose covering at all times in the venue except when eating or drinking.
2.2. All patrons will have their temperatures taken on arrival at the venue.
2.3. All patrons will be required to complete documents relating to Travel and Covid-19 contacts.
2.4. All patrons will be required to complete an indemnity form.
2.5. All patrons will be required to complete an indemnity Form, Travel & Covid Form & an attendance register with all appropriate information including confirmation of co-habiting/family/socialising groups when attending.
2.6. All patrons will be hand sanitized on arrival.
2.7. All patrons will be requested to bring hand sanitizer with them to the venue.
2.8. Any patron who does not meet the required Health & Safety protocols and temperature check will be refused entry.
2.9. Patrons above the age of 60 or a person with co-morbidities will be discouraged from attending performances. (Government Guidelines – please be guided by your own health status)