Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival

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Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival

There is a bit of news in the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival camp, so we’re going to bring you up to speed. The dates for 2016’s event are in, with the festival taking place across November 3, 4, 5 & 6.

Some of you out there may be interested in performing at the festival, in which case you will need to visit the website below and fill out an application form. Applications close on March 31. The biggest and best news is saved for last, and that is the first showcase/fundraiser for 2016.

The Rifle will host the event on February 28, welcoming through its doors Dreamboogie, Catfish Voodoo, Andy Phillips & the Cadillac Walk, Messin’ ’round, Bootleg, The Funk Junkies, Grim Fawkner, Doc White, Sherri Parry, Four Lions, Deltahead McDonald, Steph Bitter and Ryan Gay. Dreamboogie won the 2015 Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society (MBAS) challenge, in doing so earning a spot at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

It became the band’s second win in four years. The band competed while this issue was being put together, so we can only send out our love and hope they impressed.

Tickets will be available at the door. Music kicks off at 12­midday and will run through until around 8p.m.