Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival

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Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival

As soon as it hits the colder months, blues fans and Echuca locals look forward to the Echuca-Moama Winter Blues festival. This year’s event is just around the corner and the team have done it again, rounding up some the most talented blues musicians Australia has to offer.

Arguably one of the biggest regional blues events in Australia, this year’s festival has a stellar line up delivered across four days. Located in the historically rich Port of Echuca heritage precinct, more than 40 blues and roots performers will be warbling those worried notes, with artists from Jimi Hocking, Andrea Marr, Chris Wilson, Greg Dodd and the Hoodoo Men, Wayne Jury and Kelly Auty just to name a few.

As always, there will be a number of venues opened for you to hop across on your four day journey, with 30+ stages, each place hosting different musical acts, ensuring a different ambience and vibe for a clever and diverse experience.

If you’re between acts, don’t forget to take your time and really explore the heritage centre of the city. Aside from the beautiful Murray River as the backdrop, the paddle steamers are an absolute must – with daily and overnight cruises.

It’s a rite of passage to take a trip down the river on a paddle steamer and then finish it off at the Echuca Heritage Sweet company for every lolly you can imagine. Don’t forget to travel across the boarder into Moama as well, with this tiny town offering plenty to keep you there for several hours.

Booking accommodation is also a must, with the festival drawing crowds of up to 20,000 each year. With a bunch of BnB’s, caravan parks, hotels and motels, this entire city is completely catered to bringing you, your family and friends the ultimate blues experience.

One of the greatest things about this all inclusive event, is that the acts are free. Finish off the Sunday night with the festival wrap party, with a bunch of bands congregating together to farewell another year of blues.

What we know is that there is no better way than spending a winters weekend.

The Line Up:
Alister Turrill
Andrea Marr Band
Blues Mountain
Cameron Holmes & the Blues Dudes
Cass Eager
Catfish Voodoo
Chris Wilson
Chubby Rae & the Elevators
Claude Hay
Cleveland Blues
Collard Greens & Gravy
Dan Dinnen
Ezra Lee & the Havoc Band
Geoff Achison
George MacFloyd Blues Band
Greg Dodd & the Hoodoo Men
Ian Collard
Jimi Hocking
John McNamara
Justin Yap Band
Lachy Doley Group
Lazy Eye
Marshall Okell
Mason Rack
Miss Whiskey
The Montgomery Brothers
Mr Black & Blues
Phil Manning
Phil Para
Piano Wizard
Pugsley Buzzard
Rattlin’ Bones Blackwood
Safari Motel
Sammy Owen Blues Band
Sweet Felicia & the Honeytones
Tex Miller
The Associates
The Blue Room
The Detonators
The Teskey Brothers
Transvaal Diamond Syndicate
Wayne Jury & Kelly Auty
Werewolves of Melbourne
White Lightening

Where 7 When: Various Locations, Echuca-Moama – July 28-31