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Riverboats Music Festival 2014

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by Ian Gill (subscribe)
I'm a Victorian freelance writer & photographer living in the Macedon Ranges north of Melbourne.
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Music on the Murray
Echuca's annual Riverboats Music Festival is scheduled for February 14th to 16th 2014.

Victoria Echuca Murray River Paddle-steamers Music Jazz Festival Festivals
Echuca is famous for its river-boat heritage but did you know it also hosts one of the State's great music festivals?


Staged in a natural amphitheatre on the banks of the mighty Murray River patrons can listen, sing-along and dance to a great range of Jazz performers while classic old paddle-steamers cruise past the venue.

Victoria Echuca Murray River Paddle-steamers Music Jazz Festival Festivals
Classic old steamers like the ALEXANDER ARBRUTHNOT and Echuca's famous wharf provide an historic backdrop to some great music


Almost as much a part of the festival as the music these days is the range of fine local wines and regional foods available throughout the weekend.

Performers for the 2014 event include Tim Finn, Don Walker, Paul Dempsey, Ian Moss, Thelma Plum, Liz Stringer and bands the likes of The Basics, Tinpan Orange, Dan Kelly's Dream Band and Mojo Juju.

The venue opens for business Friday at 5.30 PM, Saturday 1 Pm and Sunday 11 AM.

Victoria Echuca Murray River Paddle-steamers Music Jazz Festival Festivals
A wide range of accommodation options in Echuca include stepping back in time to the Steampacket Inn, part of the Historic Port Precinct


A festival ticket giving access to all 3 days will set you back $275 for a family, $110 per adult and $55 for children. An adult Day Ticket for Friday costs $35 or $60 for either Saturday or Sunday.

Echuca is a comfortable 2 hour drive north of Melbourne and boasts a great array of affordable and comfortable accommodation options. For further information and bookings call the
Echuca Visitor Information Centre

Victoria Echuca Murray River Paddle-steamers Music Jazz Festival Festivals
Other attractions include the very popular Holden Museum, a must for petrol-heads


With the world's largest fleet of operational paddle-steamers on hand and a host of other local attractions the Riverboats Music Festival is a great excuse to enjoy all that Echuca-Moama has to offer.

Victoria Echuca Murray River Paddle-steamers Music Jazz Festival Festivals
Steam your way to Echuca for the 2014 Riverboats Music Festival
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Why? Enjoy great music, food & wine among the majestic River Red Gums on the banks of the mighty Murray River
When: February 14th to 16th, 2014
Phone: (03) 5480 7555
Where: Aquatic Reserve, Heygarth Street, Echuca
Cost: 3 day access Festival Ticket costs $275 per family, $110 Adult or $55 Children. An Adult Day Pass for Friday is $35, $60 for Saturday or Sunday
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