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Reykjavík Prepares to Sing the Blues

The tenth annual Reykjavík Blues Festival kicks off in Iceland’s capital today and runs through March 28. The headliners this year are Lucky Peterson, his wife Tamara Peterson and guitar legend Guitar Shorty.


“Lucky Peterson is a contemporary blues master and Guitar Shorty is a living legend deeply rooted in traditional, old school blues,” as stated on

Among Icelandic performers are Andrea Gylfadóttir, Blue Ice band, Björn Thoroddsen, Ragnheiður Gröndal and Langi Seli og skuggarnir.

Events will take place at Harpa concert and conference center and Hotel Hilton Nordica, which will be the festival’s official club, with the opening event, ‘Blues Day,’ being held in the city center.

Read more about the program here.

Tickets are available on and at the door.


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