Blues’n Jazz Rallye 2016
Sat 23rd July 2016 in Grund, Clausen and Pfaffenthal
The Blues’n Jazz Rallye tends to surprise first time visitors, due to its size as well as the unique setting. Starting at the park behind Scott’s bar on the River Alzette down to the Rives de Clausen and the Abtei de Neumünster, the ‘Grund’ becomes an open-air festival that features a multitude of jazz and blues bands from across the world. 50+ concerts on numerous open-air stages together with the adjacent bars along the river contribute to a unique experience at the foot of the historical fortress that overlooks the valley.
Highlights of this year’s edition:
- The Bock casemattes, the ancient underground fortifications of the city which are part of the UNESCO world heritage, are open for 2 concerts and will provide a spectacular additional venue.
- The brand new elevator at Park Pescatore and the Banque centrale du Luxembourg (BCL) will be inaugurated 22.07.2016 and will provide continuous vertical connection between up- and downtown Pfaffenthal for the first time ever for the Jazz’n Blues festival.
- The whole area of the event, which this year will also include Pfaffenthal with 3 new venues will extent for 7 km!
- The huge variety of bands and styles which are truly fascinating to listen to as well as the top blues performers that draw in large crowds (Inga & Krumminga, Lativian Blues Band, Marc Stone Band, Shakura’s Aida, 24 Pesos et Johnny Clark & The Outlaws)
There are numerous food stalls where you can grab something to eat or quench your thirst. If you are planning to attend from outside the city, be aware that hotel prices tend to increase substantially. The best access to this FREE festival is via foot and the frequent shuttle buses from Hamilius and Gare that drop people off at the entrance of the Rives de Clausen. You can also get there through the ‘montée de la Pétrusse’ road, or the lifts at the Holy Ghost plateau and Park Pescatore.
The festival is on Saturday 23rd July, starting at 5.00 pm.
More information can be found at the LCTO (Luxembourg City Tourist Office).