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Blues Music Festivals around Australia

Looking for a Blues Festival to enjoy? See our listing of Blues Festivals and other Music Festivals around Australia.

 


Victoria 

 

Myrniong Music Festival
Myrniong Music in the Park an annual family event on the country's Blues calendar. Come join us and share our country hospitality as we spend a late summer's day and evening kicking back under blue sky and stars to some fine musicians as they do their thing at the Myrniong Music in The Park.\

Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival
A four day event of Blues and Roots performances and workshops throughout Bendigo and surrounding towns, the highlight of which is a day long family friendly concert featuring 24 acts over two stages in the picturesque Civic Gardens.

Bruthen Blues Bash
Bruthen is a small country town overlooking the Tambo river and surrounded by native flora and fauna. For one weekend every February the sleepy town of Bruthen wakes up to the sound of house rockin' rhythm and blues at the Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival.

Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues
Conceived by locals in 1989 to attract visitors and raise the profile of the town, the 1st Wangaratta Festival of Jazz (as it was then known) was staged in 1990. Since blues was added to the program in 1994, it has grown to be an internationally renowned event, attracting around 20,000 visitors, and more than 200 jazz and Australian and international blues artists.

Eltham jazz and Blues Festival
The annual Eltham Jazz, Food & Wine Festival takes place late February each year. Bands perform on three stages across Eltham town centre. Come along and enjoy a wide range of music, tantalising food and wine, fantastic local shopping, activities for the kids and lots more…

Winter Blues Festival (Echuca/Moama)
Echuca-Moama is the place to be in the last weekend of July for heart-starting blues and roots music and the perfect antidote for a bad case of the winter blues. The Festival fills the historic Port of Echuca’s heritage precinct and surrounding venues.

Bluestone Blues Festival - Murgheboluc
Bluestone is held every New Years’ Eve and is the highlight of the Sleepy Hollow Blues Club activities, with attendances of about 500, as blues lovers from the Geelong district and all over the country flock to enjoy this event. The festival runs over two days, starting on New Year’s Eve afternoon until the early hours of the morning, then most people camp overnight and rock on during New Years’ Day. A well-stocked bar, hot and cold food, and merchandise stalls ensure that all attendees are well catered for.

Blues at the Briars – Mornington
Late January – early February

Mordialloc Food, Wine and Music festival – Mordialloc
The Mordialloc Fine Food, Wine and Music Festival is a two day event held late February / early March at Peter Scullin Reserve, Mordialloc. There is a mouth-watering array of gourmet food and a talented lineup of jazz, blues and Swing and Latin dance performances over two stages, in addition to the intimate performance space of the Jam Café.

The Gellibrand River Blues & Blueberry Festival
The Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival is an annual event held on Friday & Saturday of the Last Weekend In February (markets on Sunday) at Otways Tourist Park, Gellibrand River (25 kms south of Colac). The Music Festival features some of the top Australian Blues Talent and is promoted by the Gellibrand River community.

Marysville Jazz & Blues Weekend
Now into its third year this annual event is held over three days in October. With four stages set in the idyllic and picturesque township of Marysville. The Festival prides itself on presenting some of the best Australian touring acts and international acclaimed artists, as well as local musicians and performers. This year Australian music legend and 2016 ARIA award winner Russell Morris and Band headlines the event, also featuring Geoff Achison and the Soul Diggers, Lloyd Spiegel, Spectrum, Bo Jenkins and many others.

 


NSW 

 

Australian Blues Music Festival
The National Festival of Australian Blues Music holds an annual Blues Music Festival in Goulburn NSW.

Sydney Blues & Roots Festival 2012
Sydney Blues & Roots music festival - 25th to 28th October 2012. This year's music festival promises to be one of the biggest music festivals in ...

Byron Bay Bluesfest
Held annually at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just outside of Byron Bay.

Blue Mountains Music Festival, NSW
The Blue Mountains Music Festival of Folk Roots and Blues takes place in Katoomba on each 3rd weekend of March. Combine the scenic wonders with the best folk, roots, blues and indie music that the world has to offer and you may not want to go home.

Great Southern Blues and Rockabilly Festival, Narooma NSW
The Great Southern Blues Festival is held every Labour Day long weekend. This always falls on the first weekend of October. Known as a sleepy summer holiday destination, Narooma welcomes back The Great Southern Blues Festival.

Thredbo Blues – Thredbo-NSW
Held mid to late January each year, “Thredbo Blues is one of the best festivals going.
The clean mountain air, amazing views and village vibe makes Thredbo Blues not only unique, but one of the coolest festivals out there.” Genevieve Chadwick, Guitar Artist

Big Sky Blues and Roots festival – Deniliquin NSW
The two day Big Sky Blues & Roots Festival held at Easter is unique for southern NSW and gives music fans in the Southern States access to a world class music event just three hours from Melbourne, four hours from Canberra and less than five hours by road fromAdelaide.

 


Tasmania 

 

Forth Valley Blues Festival
One of Australia's best Blues music festivals ..Forth, Tasmania. Enjoy 13 continuous hours of the best Blues music in a very relaxed setting in the pretty riverside town of Forth. The Festival has showcased some of the very best in Australian Blues & Roots music talent, with both home grown Tassie acts and great mainland names, as well as international performers.

 


South Australia 



Backwater Blues & Roots Festival
South Australia's own celebration of blues and roots music.

 


Western Australia 

 

Blues at Bridgetown Blues Festival
South West Australia's premier music festival. Superb musical talent and performance workshops, supported by a free Street Party on Saturday with performing artists scattered along the main street, local youth performers, arts and crafts, food and community stalls.

West Coast Blues 'n' Roots Festival
Annual two day extravaganza at Fremantle Park, Fremantle, WA Late March – early April

 


Queensland 

 

Blues Association of South East Queensland
Supporting blues in South East Queensland.

Blues on Broadbeach Festival, Gold Coast
Transcending the barriers of age, gender and culture Blues on Broadbeach is one of Australia's most iconic Blues festivals. This festival nurtures Australian Blues talent as well as providing a stage for international acts. A free non-ticketed event.

Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues festival – Sunshine Coast
Held in September experiences like the Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest are designed to get you out of dodge and take you on an adventure that connects you with friends, soul & roots music and like minded people in an intimate and inspirational setting. This all weekender festival features cracking rock bands and blues artists with two stages alternating continually next to each other - so you won’t miss a band artist!!

 


Northern Territory 

 

Outback Country Rock & Blues Festival
Held annually at Undara Experience, 275 kilometres south west of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, the Outback Country Rock & Blues festival showcases national, state and locally known musicians in a spectacular location in the Outback. With a steadily growing base of regular visitors, the Outback Country Rock & Blues festival is gaining an excellent reputation amongst musicians and music lovers as a must do experience.

 


ACT 

 

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