The free Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival reveals lineup for its 2024 edition

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The free Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival reveals lineup for its 2024 edition


Arguably one of the biggest regional blues events in Australia, the Echuca-Moama Winter Blues festival is back for 2024, celebrating 25 years.

Echuca-Moama’s Winter Blues Festival is gearing up to celebrate its monumental 25th year in 2024, and it’s pulling out all the stops to make it a memorable one. After making a triumphant return to pre-pandemic attendance levels last year, the festival is ready to showcase the best blues music from across Australia.

Renowned for its affordability, the Winter Blues Festival offers a weekend of musical bliss without breaking the bank. Entry to all venues remains free of charge across the four days, with accommodation and dining options catering to various budgets—a welcome relief amidst the current cost of living crisis.

Winter Blues Festival 2024

  • When: Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th July, 2024
  • Where: Various venues throughout Echuca-Moama
  • Cost: Free entry to all venues
  • Wrap Party: Sunday night, a ticketed event featuring the cream of the Festival

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The festival’s first round of artist announcements for 2024 is sure to excite blues enthusiasts and newcomers alike. From festival favourites to fresh discoveries, the lineup promises something for everyone, whether you’re a die-hard blues fan or simply looking to unwind with friends over good music, food, and drinks.

Winter Blues Festival 2024 Lineup

  • 8 Ball Aitken
  • 19 Twenty
  • Bill Barber & the Holding Cell
  • Charlie Bedford
  • Corey Legge
  • Geoff Achison & The Souldiggers
  • Glenn Skuthorpe
  • Iseula
  • Lady Valiant
  • Marshall and The Fro
  • Jungle Jim Smith
  • Nathan Beretta
  • Sammy Owen Blues Band
  • Sweet Felicia and The Honeytones
  • The Honey Badgers
  • The Mojo Corner
  • Tomcat Playground

In addition to its musical offerings, the Winter Blues Festival has brought significant economic and cultural benefits to the local and regional community. Drawing in around 20,000 attendees annually from all corners of Australia, it has transformed the last weekend in July from the quietest to one of the liveliest for tourism in the historic port town.

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 border into Moama as well, with this tiny town offering plenty to keep you there for several hours.

Established by the community for the community, the Winter Blues Festival is a not-for-profit organisation run by a volunteer committee, relying on support from local businesses and grant funding to thrive.

Show your appreciation for this local gem by joining the festivities in Echuca-Moama from July 25th to 28th, enjoying some drinks, savouring a meal, and grooving to the soulful sounds of the blues.

For more on Winter Blues Festival, head here.