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Echuca-Moama Blues & Roots Gig
Blues and roots music fans won't want to miss the 19th annual presentation of the Echuca – Moama Winters Blues Festival to be staged from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th July.
Echuca - Moama and the Historic Port Precinct will come alive for the annual Winter Blues Festival from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th July. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
More than 50 bands and performers from around the country will fill Echuca's Historic Port Precinct and surrounding venues including The American Hotel, The Mill, the Star Hotel, The Echuca Club, The Caledonian Hotel, SUNAGO, Radcliffe's, 1895 The Royal, the MV MARY ANN, Henry's Bridge Hotel and the paddlesteamer PS PRIDE OF THE MURRAY.
Venues in and around Echuca - Moama will present more than 50 bands and artists at this the 19th annual Winter Blues Festival.
The fantastic line-up of performers includes 19-Twenty, Justin Yap Band, Dreamboogie, Frank Sultana Blues Machine, The Swamp Stompers, Max Crawdaddy and The Turner Brown Band.
The really good news is that most of the Winter Blues Festival is free and the majority of venues are within walking distance of each other.
It's estimated that 20,000 visitors will flock to Echuca - Moama over the 4-day event.
A limited number of tickets are now on sale at www.moshtix.com.au for the 'Festival Wrap Party' and a small number of tickets will be on sale at the Festival Merchandise Stand located in Leslie Street until sold out.
Be sure to check the Festival website for a full list of artists, performance times and venues.
And remember, if you're thinking about making a weekend of a visit to the festival you'll need to get in early and book accommodation as this event routinely attracts almost 20,000 visitors annually to Echuca – Moama.
Most of the Winter Blues Festival is free and most venues are within walking distance of each other.
Echuca is 222 Kilometres north of Melbourne, just under a 3-hour drive via the Hume Freeway/M31 and the Northern Highway/B75.
Alternatively VLine operate fast & efficient rail services to Echuca from Melbourne (Southern Cross).