The 9th annual Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival will be held in, and around, Bendigo from Thursday 7 November to Sunday 10 November 2019. That's four fabulous days of amazing Blues and Roots performances and workshops.
With over 120 acts at 40 venues, many of them free, it promises to be another fantastic event. The free, day-long family-friendly concert on the Saturday, featuring more than a dozen acts over two stages in beautiful Rosalind Park, is not to be missed.
The line-up this year, will again bring old favourites and new and exciting musicians together for a festival for music lovers of all ages. Acts from the US, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand and from every Australian state and territory will be performing. A copy of the full downloadable program is available here. For a list of all the participating venues, click here.
As part of the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, don't miss The Blues Tram. Running throughout the year, it combines two of Bendigo's best attractions - its historic trams and music talent. For tram details over the four day festival, click here. Tickets are limited and can be purchased from the Visitor Centre on 1800 813 513 or you can book here.
Whilst the Festival is predominantly free, a number of extra special events require tickets and details are available here. The $99 Easy Rider Pass give you $200 value or purchase tickets for individual events.
The Blues Boot Camp, is an interactive workshop for participants wanting to gain theoretical and practical music skills from music industry professionals. The Blues Boot Camp is a fun two days welcoming all instruments and is for ages 12 to 25 years. Follow the ticket link for more details. Following the Boot Camp, checkout the results as participants perform a live concert. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.
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For visitors travelling from Melbourne, Bendigo is a comfortable 90 minutes drive along the Calder Freeway (A79). Why not stay a few days if you're coming from out of town? Bendigo Tourism has a range of accommodation options available close to the action. Head to the website to book your accommodation and information about all the things to see and do in historical Bendigo.