The Winter Blues Festival drops second artist announcement

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The Winter Blues Festival drops second artist announcement

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The Winter Blues Festival in Echuca-Moama VIC is celebrating its 25th year in 2024 and shows no signs of slowing down as the event organisers drop a huge second artist announcement.

With the Winter Blues Festival already boasting a stellar line-up of talent including 19 Twenty, 8 Ball Aitken, Sweet Felicia, Marshall and The Fro, Geoff Achison and The Souldiggers, and Lady Valiant, the second line-up announcement builds on an already exciting offering.

The Winter Blues Festival Second Artist Announcement

  • Aaron Pollock
  • The Blues Roulette Big Band do Motown
  • Dan Dinnen & Shorty
  • Darcy Ramage
  • Doc Halibut
  • Grim Fawkner
  • Jarrod Shaw
  • Jesse Redwing
  • Jimi Hocking’s Blues Machine
  • Julian James and The Moonshine State
  • Karl S. Williams
  • Kathleen Halloran
  • Miss Lou’s Blues
  • Opelousas
  • Paul Buchanan’s Voodoo Preachers
  • Rory Phillips
  • Slatsapalooza
  • Smoke Stack Rhino
  • Stefan Hauk
  • The Blues Preachers
  • The Hoodoo Men
  • The McNaMarr Project
  • The Windsavers
  • Transvaal Diamond Syndicate

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The second announcement features a diverse collection of Australia’s best live blues and contempoary roots artists, with a mixture of both established artists and emerging acts. For the hardcore blues fans there’s the return of Echuca favourites including Dan Dinnen and Shorty, Geelong’s own The McNaMarr Project, The Hoodoo Men, Jimi Hocking’s Blues Machine, Jesse Redwing, The Voodoo Preachers, and more.


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With many names on the line-up familiar to the dedicated blues fan including many names known on the Queenscliff Blues Train circuit, the festival is expanding its showcase. Winter Blues Festival also welcomes some newer faces on the scene, including South Australian Blues-rock phenomenon Stefan Hauk, guitarist to the stars Kathleen Halloran, and new kid on the block, 17-year old Rory Phillips.

Taking over Echuca-Moama from Thursday 25 July until Sunday 28 July 2024, the festival lights up various venues in the district with activities fit for all ages and accessibilities, particularly given the event is free! As supported by the local venues, along with Campaspe Shire, Murray River Council, Echuca Moama Tourism, Revolution Print, Vast Creative, and Echuca Moama Accommodation Association, Winter Blues Festival is a true blues community festival.

To celebrate the huge offering, the Winter Blues Festival will also be hosting a ticketed Wrap Party on the final night, with the cream of the line-up crop performing. Tickets can be purchased here.

For further information about Winter Blues Festival including a full list of artists and program details, head here.