Winter Blues Festival adds another 24 artists to its incredible free lineup

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Winter Blues Festival adds another 24 artists to its incredible free lineup

Winter Blues Festival
Words by Staff Writer

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.

The second announcement features a diverse collection of some of Australia’s best live artists in the blues and contemporary roots genre. For the hardcore blues fans, there’s the return of Echuca favourites including Dan Dinnen and Shorty, The McNaMarr Project, The Hoodoo Men, Jimi Hocking’s Blues Machine, Jesse Redwing, The Voodoo Preachers, and more. 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.

The Winter Blues Festival

  • When: Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th July, 2024
  • Where: Various venues throughout Echuca-Moama
  • How much: All festival venues are free entry
  • Wrap Party: on Sunday night is a ticketed special event featuring the cream of the Festival, tickets are available here

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Winter Blues Festival’s second artist announce (in alphabetical order):

They join artists already announced (in alphabetical order):

The Winter Blues is perhaps Australia’s most affordable festival weekend, with entry to all venues remaining free of charge across the four days, and accommodation and restaurants covering a range of price points to suit any budget. An important point of difference in these times of cost of living crisis.

Along with the continued success of the Winter Blues Festival has come huge economic and cultural benefits for the local and regional community. As 20,000 punters make the annual pilgrimage to Echuca Moama from all over Australia, it’s hard to believe that the last weekend in July was once the quietest weekend of the year for tourism in the historic port town.

The Winter Blues Festival was set up by the community for the community and is a not-for-profit organisation run by a volunteer committee that relies on funding from local businesses and grant funding to keep going. Show your support for this local event by heading into town on the weekend of July 25-28 this year, buying a drink or two, having a meal, and getting down to the sound of the blues.

These fine artists will join an already announced line-up that includes 19 Twenty, 8 Ball Aitken, Sweet Felicia, Marshall and The Fro, Geoff Achison and The Souldiggers, and Lady Valiant to name a few. The festival continues its mission to include the whole community, with plenty of family-friendly and all-ages venues and activities, amazing venues, a huge range of accommodation options, and as always the event is free.

No matter what your sound, there’ll be something for you at The Winter Blues Festival this year.

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