The 2018 Notodden Blues Festival

Join us at the Bluestown Rising Screening

2018 will be special. It is only fitting that the followup to last year's 30th Anniversary will feature the first screening of the Bluestown Rising documentary.  

Notodden is known as the center of the blues in Norway and the capital of the Blues in Europe. Last year, over 40,000 people came to what is describes as Europe's biggest Blues town party.

Each year, music lovers come from all over Norway, Europe and beyond to an experience described as more of a way of life than just a festival, described by the Memphis-based international Blues Foundation:


 "Small clubs burst at the seams, restaurants transform into Mississippi jukes, and alleys sprout stages and sound systems and morph into intimate venues.”  

Contact us for details about the screening of the Bluestown Rising documentary.


Bonnie Raitt to Notodden!

Number 50 on Rolling Stone magazine’s ‘Greatest Singers of All Time” and number 89 ‘Best Guitarists of All Time’, Bonnie Raitt has sold nearly 20 million albums. 


Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, Bonnie has a total of 26 Grammy nominations and 10 wins, She has also been honored with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance’ by the Americana Music Association. 

The 10-time Grammy Award winner enjoys legendary status with a mixture of blues, rock, roots and pop music with her own unique style. Her 1989 album ‘Nick of Time’ marked her major breakthrough, capturing 4 Grammys including ‘Album of the Year’.


This year, the Notodden Blues Festival welcomes Bonnie, Ana Popopic, the Knut Reiersrud Band, Jon Cleary, Southern Avenue, Adam Douglas and many others. 

Visit the Notodden Blues Festival homepage here