The venue


The city

The European Blues Challenge 2022 will be held in Malmö in the south of Sweden. Malmö is the 3rd biggest city in Sweden, housing 350 thousand inhabitants. It was founded by the Danes in the 13th century but since the 17th century it has been a Swedish city.

For many years Malmö was known as a heavy industrial city but during the last decades it has turned into a modern university city with modern architecture and a sparkling cultural life. The city is a part of Greater Copenhagen and is connected with the Danish capital by a bridge.

Today Malmö is probably best known as the hometown of football player Zlatan Ibrahimovic.



The venue

The place for the venue is the Clarion Malmö Live. It's a new built hotel and cultural center and was opened as late as 2015 and placed right in the center of the city. Several scenes will be used during the event. The pre event concert will be held at 'Kuben' while the actual blues challenge will take place in the 'Congress Hall'. Still, it's all in the same building.


The Hosts

Hosts during the Blues Challenge will be Virginia Pihlblad and Johan Lundén.


Pihlblad is a rhythm'n'blues artist and been touring in Sweden and Northern Europe for the last decade. Mostly of the time as a singer in the Swedish blues band Skybenders.


photo: Jan Holmgren


Lundén has been working for 30 years as a moderator, actor and musician at all various events. But as soon he got the time he picks up his harmonica and play the blues with his friends. He hosted the Swedish Blues Challenge 2019.


photo: Johan Lundén


Corona virus safety

EBC 2022 is actively working for you to visit us safely.

We'll have desinfection stations around the venue and seperate routes for getting in and out to avoid confrontations.

The venue will be held according to gouvernmental recomendations which could mean a limited number of audience.












Clarion Malmö Live

Address: Dag Hammarskjölds Torg 2, Malmö, Sweden


Social issues and Sustainability

European Blues Challenge 2022 cares about the society. We work actively with environmental, economical and social sustainability issues.





Transport and accomodation
We encourage all of our visitors and traveling participants to leave the car at home and take public transport. Artists and participating guests stay at Goodmorning Hotel very close to the venue. Our own transportservice is made by green cars.

Equality and diversity
We stands up for the equal value and rights of all people. We include all people and exclude no one because of gender, ethnicity, religion or sexuality. For us, it is important that everyone can be themselves.