Please find on this page information about the festival and answers to questions you may have.

Vous trouverez sur cette page des informations sur le festival et des réponses aux questions que vous pourriez vous poser.

frequently asked questions /// Foire aux questions


Do I have to pay for the festival and do I have to buy a ticket?
Dois-je payer pour le festival et dois-je acheter un billet ?

🇬🇧 The festival is completely free and you do not need a ticket to enter. You only have to pay for the food and drinks and for the mining train Minièresbunn (4€).

🇫🇷 Le festival est entièrement gratuit et vous n'avez pas besoin de billet pour entrer. Seuls les repas et les boissons ainsi que le train minier Minièresbunn sont payants (4€).

Is it possible to get to the festival by car?
Est-il possible de se rendre au festival en voiture ?

🇬🇧 The Fond-de-Gras and Lasauvage sites are completely closed to traffic. To access the site you will have to use one of the many shuttles available. Please consult the schedule in the section below.

🇫🇷 Les sites du Fond-de-Gras et de Lasauvage sont entièrement fermés à la circulation. Pour accéder au site, vous devrez utiliser l'une des nombreuses navettes disponibles. Veuillez consulter l'horaire dans la section ci-dessous.

Where can I park my car?
Où puis-je garer ma voiture ?

🇬🇧 You can park at the Aquasud parking lot in Oberkorn, at the Place des Alliés parking lot, at the parking lot of our partner Opkorn, at the parking lot Contournement and Hauts-Fourneaux in Differdange, as well as at the parking lot of the Pierre Gansen street in Niederkorn.

🇫🇷 Vous pouvez vous garer au parking Aquasud à Oberkorn, au parking Place des Alliés, au parking de notre partenaire Opkorn, au parking Contournement et Hauts-Fourneaux à Differdange, ainsi qu'au parking de la rue Pierre Gansen à Niederkorn.

Will the concerts take place outdoors?
Les concerts auront-ils lieu en plein air ?

🇬🇧 Yes, most concerts will be held outdoors. Dress according to the weather and wear sturdy shoes.

🇫🇷 Oui, la plupart des concerts auront lieu en plein air. Habillez-vous en fonction de la météo et portez des chaussures solides.

How many stages will there be?
Combien y aura-t-il de scènes ?

🇬🇧 You will be able to discover thirty-nine bands on eleven stages.

🇫🇷 Vous pourrez découvrir trente-neuf groupes sur onze scènes.

How old do you have to be to come to Blues Express?
Quel âge faut-il avoir pour venir à Blues Express ?

🇬🇧 There is no minimum age to enjoy the festival. However, the sound level of the concerts could damage the sensitive ears of your children. If you come with your children, it is recommended that they wear headphones or earplugs to protect their eardrums.

🇫🇷 Il n'y a pas d'âge minimum pour participer au festival. Cependant, le niveau sonore des concerts pourrait endommager les oreilles sensibles de vos enfants. Si vous venez avec vos enfants, il est recommandé de leur faire porter des écouteurs ou des bouchons d'oreille pour protéger leurs tympans.

Does the festival has a first aid center?
Le festival dispose-t-il d'un centre de premiers secours ?

🇬🇧 Rescue teams are present throughout the festival. The festival has established a temporary response plan with the emergency services to ensure the safety of festival goers.
🇫🇷 Des équipes de secours sont présentes pendant toute la durée du festival. Le festival a établi un plan d'intervention temporaire avec les services d'urgence pour assurer la sécurité des festivaliers.



Shuttle 1 - P&R Aquasud ➔ Lasauvage ➔ P&R Aquasud

Permanent departures from 17h00
Last return at 03h00

The following bus stops will also be served:
Fousbann: avenue d'Oberkorn (in front of house n°18)
Differdange: Parking du Contournement
Niederkorn: Rue de Longwy (in front of residence n°18)

Route: P&R Aquasud – Fousbann – Differdange – Niederkorn – Lasauvage – Niederkorn – Differdange – Fousbann – P&R Aquasud

Shuttle 2 - P&R Aquasud ➔ Fond-de-Gras ➔ P&R Aquasud

Permanent departures from 17h00
Last return at 03h00

The following bus stops will also be served:
Fousbann: avenue d'Oberkorn (in front of house n°18)
Differdange: Parking du Contournement
Niederkorn: Rue de Longwy (in front of residence n°18)

Route: P&R Aquasud – Fousbann – Differdange – Niederkorn – Fond-de-Gras – Niederkorn – Differdange – Fousbann – P&R Aquasud

Shuttle 3 - Fond-de-Gras ➔ Lasauvage ➔ Fond-de-Gras

Permanent departures from 17h00
Last return at 02h30

Shuttle 4 • Train 1900 - Pétange ➔ Fond-de-Gras ➔ Pétange

P&R Parking Pétange train station (Train 1900 platform)

Departures from Pétange train station

17h20, 18h00, 18h40, 19h20, 20h00, 20h40, 21h20, 22h00, 22h30, 23h30, 0h30, 1h30

Departures from Fond-de-Gras train station (Return)

18h35, 19h15, 19h55, 20h35, 21h15, 21h55, 23h00, 0h00, 1h00, 2h00, 3h00

Shuttle 5 • Minièresbunn - Fond-de-Gras ➔ Lasauvage ➔ Fond-de-Gras

Between 18h00 an 01h00 every 30 minutes.
Pre-sale from 18h00 to 23h00.
Reservation as soon as possible!
Price of the trip sold on the spot: 4 €.

Shuttle 6 • Minibus - Hondsterrain ➔ Fond-de-Gras ➔ Hondsterrain

According to need from 15h30 for musicians, associations, motorcyclists and people with reduced mobility.

Shuttle 7 • CFL - Ligne 60 Luxembourg ➔ Belval-Université ➔ Rodange

Complete schedule on the website: &

Night trains Rodange ➔ Luxembourg

Departure: 23h17, 01h17, 02h17 & 04h17 at the station of Rodange

The trains will run on line 60 and will make the same stops as the "RE" trains.

The Esch-sur-Alzette → Rodange section will be closed on 8 July 2023 for modernisation work on line 60. Alternative measures will be provided by CFL.

Shuttle 8 • Minibus - Rouden Haff ➔ Lasauvage ➔ Rouden Haff

On request by telephone (+352 58 77 1-7777) from 3.30pm for musicians, companies and people with reduced mobility.



frequently asked questions /// Foire aux questions


How can i pay for food and beverages at the Blues Express?
Comment puis-je payer la nourriture et les boissons au Blues Express ?

🇬🇧 It depends on the stalls where you buy your food. Some stalls give you the possibility to pay by card or by Payconiq (DigiCash) and you can pay with cash. 

🇫🇷 Cela dépend des stands où vous achetez votre nourriture. Certains stands vous donnent la possibilité de payer par carte ou par Payconiq (DigiCash) et vous pouvez payer en espèces. 

Where can I sleep?
Où puis-je dormir ?

In our partner hotel:
Dans notre hôtel partenaire:
Hôtel-Restaurant Threeland
50 Rue Pierre Hamer
L-4737 Pétange

Other hotels in the area:
Autres hôtels de la région :
Hotel No151
151 Route de Bascharage
L-4513 Niederkorn

De BrauHotel
1 Boulevard J.F. Kennedy
L -4930 Bascharage



🇬🇧 The festival wants to make culture accessible to all audiences. That is why we are developing a number of solutions to improve access to the various festival venues for people with disabilities.

Any person with reduced mobility can access the festival by car by showing the security guards at the roadblocks the disabled parking card.

If you are going to Lasauvage, the parking lot next to the Café de la Mine is reserved for you. However, if you want to access the Fond-de-Gras site, you will have to park your car near the Hondsterrain and wait for the Sales-Lentz shuttle that will take you to the site.

Special facilities have been set up for the public with reduced mobility (toilets and platforms).

🇫🇷 Le festival souhaite rendre la culture accessible à tous les publics. C’est pourquoi nous développons un certain nombre de solutions pour améliorer l’accès des personnes handicapées aux différents lieux du festival.

Toute personne à mobilité réduite peut accéder au festival en voiture en présentant aux agents de sécurité des barrages la carte de stationnement pour personnes handicapées.

Si vous vous rendez à Lasauvage, le parking situé à côté du Café de la Mine vous est réservé. Par contre, si vous voulez accéder au site du Fond-de-Gras, vous devrez garer votre voiture près du Hondsterrain et attendre la navette Sales-Lentz qui vous conduira sur le site.

Des aménagements spéciaux sont prévus pour le public à mobilité réduite (toilettes et plates-formes).





Fantastic Negrito is the incarnation of a musician who is reborn after going through a lot of awful shit. In fact, the name Fantastic Negrito represents his third rebirth, literally coming back from death this time. The narrative on this man is as important as the sound, because the narrative is the sound. Songs born from a long hard life channeled through black roots music. Slide guitar, drums, piano. Urgent, desperate, edgy. Fantastic Negrito is the story of a man who struggled to “make it”, who “got it”, who lost it all, and somehow managed to find his way back. These are singular songs by a true musician who writes and produces his own work. His songs are his fuel as he continues on the third comeback of his life, at a time when our world is in upheaval.



Devon Allman’s life reads like that of the quintessential American troubadour. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, the singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, and producer spent his early years dividing time between the Lone Star State, Tennessee, and St. Louis, Missouri. Raised by his mother, Devon began playing music as a youth. He was 16 when he first met his father, Gregg.

Gregg invited Devon on the road with The Allman Brothers Band, during the group’s Dreamstour in the summer of 1989, where he first met ABB progeny, Berry Duane Oakley and Duane Betts. On many occasions, Devon would sit-in with the Brothers, often performing “Midnight Rider” alongside his father. Included among the many musical heavyweights Devon would join onstage throughout his career are Les Paul, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Gibbons, Gov’t Mule, Blackberry Smoke, and Lukas Nelson.

He founded Devon Allman’s Honeytribe in 1999, recording two albums and touring the world intermittently over the next decade. In 2011, Devon paired with Cyril Neville to form Royal Southern Brotherhood. The supergroup released a trio of albums, won a Blues music award, and culminated their world tour with an appearance at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Concurrently, Devon was cultivating a prolific solo career, issuing Turquoise in 2013 and Ragged & Dirty(2014), garnering widespread critical acclaim as well as top Billboard positions, including #1 on the Blues chart for 2016’s Ride or Die.

In 2017, Devon assembled the Devon Allman Project, commencing a 2018-19 world tour with Duane Betts as a special guest. Following that successful run, he and Betts announced the formation of the Allman Betts Band, reuniting with Oakley and recording their debut album at the famed Muscle Shoals studio.



If ever a simple Youtube video told you everything you needed to know about a particular up-and coming-artist it is Ben Poole’s unforgettable live rendition of the classic Temptations track “I Know I’m losing You.”

Poole’s version announces its sinister mission with a searing riff that cuts as deep as Dennis Edwards’ icy vocals from the original. This is not a pleasant little love song, not a gentle ode to undying devotion. It is a song that wants to cause pain. And in the masterful hands of Ben Poole, a Gibson Les Paul might as well be a meat cleaver held against your jugular.

About four minutes in, there’s a breakdown, a slower pound of drums, a steady bass figure looming in the background, celestial keyboards brightening adding light to the mood. But don’t be fooled. It’s only a brief respite, a chance to catch your breath before the menace begins anew.

Then Poole launches back into the assault, screaming, screeching, howling with his guitar in a way that reminds any blues fan of the very best of those who have ever played the instrument.

That’s all the introduction to Ben Poole that you need. And that’s the reason that any fan of the blues who sleeps on this young talent is in danger of missing out big.

Poole’s background is surprisingly low-key for a man who wields such a threatening guitar. Born and bred in the UK, this young fretboard wizard got an early start at dazzling the blues world. By the age of twenty-two he had already boasted a resume that listed such names as Gary Moore, Jeff Beck and John Mayall as either admirers or collaborators. Poole seems poised for greatness.



Gaëlle Buswel, is a unique artist who leaves no one indifferent. Her exceptional voice will move you as it reaches straight for your soul. Her generosity of spirit, her spontaneity and her dazzling smile are irresistible. A prodigious performer, she has already more than 500 concerts across Europe under her belt as well as 2 North American tours.

In listening to her music, it is not surprising to learn that right from the very start this artist was drawn to folk rock and blues rock sung by husky-voiced singers. When you have the music of Led Zeppelin, Joe Cocker and Queen all playing in the nursery, with Neil Young and Janis Joplin for your childhood lullabies, you are bound to be drawn towards this fantastic mixture of complementary musical influences. As a teenager, she immersed herself completely in blues music, delving into the albums of Bonnie Raitt and Jonny Lang.



Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning Jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics.

Bridgewater’s career has always bridged musical genres. She earned her first professional experience as a member of the legendary Thad Jones/Mel Louis Big Band, and throughout the 70’s she performed with such jazz notables as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy Gillespie. After a foray into the pop world during the 1980s, she relocated to Paris and began to turn her attention back to Jazz. Bridgewater began self-producing with her 1993 album Keeping Tradition (Polydor/Verve) and created DDB records in 2006 when she signed with the Universal Music Group as a producer (Bridgewater produces all of her own CDs). Releasing a series of critically-acclaimed CD’s, including her wildly successful double Grammy Award-winning tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Dear Ella and the more recent Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee, which won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album.