One of the joys of discovering Central Dalmatia is that you don’t quite know what is around the corner. Would you expect to find an international blues festival in the heart of Trilj, for example?
The Thrill Blues Festival is back for its second edition after a very successful opening year last July.
Artistic Director of the Thrill Blues Festival, Boris Hrepić Hrepa, is not shy to say that this year, the City of Trilj will host another authentic blues music experience – and preparations are underway for the 2nd Thrill Blues Festival, which will take place on July 6 and 7 at the Trilj City Park.
The two-day program in Trilj will boast a series of activities focused on blues music. The first day will be reserved for children and teenagers who will enjoy an educational program called “Blues at School”, a documentary from last year’s Thrill Blues Festival will be shown, there will be an exhibition, and in the evenings, a welcome jam. The second day of the festival is dedicated to the gastronomic delicacies of the Trilj region, because Trilj has always been known as a “gastronomic mecca”. The already good atmosphere will be heightened by the best names in world blues.
The thrill of the festival will be in the performers themselves. For the best of blues, apart from the Sinj and Trilj powers D’Bluz and Ozon, guests will enjoy James & Black, Fire Rats, Tomislav Goluban, and guitar virtuoso Vlatko Stefanovski.
The festival will officially open with a special guest of Thrill Blues Festival coming from Memphis, Mr. Jay Sieleman, a long time director of the Blues Foundation and the International Blues Challenge, and the founder of the Blues Hall of Fame.
Take a look at the after movie of year one in the video below. To learn more about Trilj, click here.