Ten blues fans from around the region will be attending the inaugural Deniliquin Blues & Roots Festival after winning tickets to the Easter event.By Tyla Harrington
Ten more people from around the region have secured plans for an Easter in Deniliquin at the inaugural Blues & Roots Festival.
They won tickets through a joint Pastoral Times and Blues Festival giveaway, which was drawn yesterday.
Winners were: Sarah Knight, Deniliquin; Chloe Judd, Shepparton; Jason Bourchio, Deniliquin; Rick Orr, Shepparton; Frances Mason, Cobram; Allan Richardson, Echuca; Tony Hession, Echuca; Rod Brennen, Cobram; David Burton, Finley; and Angela Walker, Deniliquin.
The competition asked people to visit the Pastoral Times’ Facebook page www.facebook.com/DeniliquinPT or McPherson Media Group websites on www.mmg.com.au to enter the competition.
Festival marketing manager Karla Notley said the response had been ‘‘very successful’’, with more than 250 people registering for the competition.
‘‘A lot of people registered,’’ she said.
‘‘We’re happy with how the competition has gone.’’
For those who didn’t win, there’s not much time left to grab tickets for what is likely to be one of the best ever live music events in the region.
International acts including Santana, Chris Isaak, Status Quo, Steve Miller Band, Newton Faulkner and Jason Mraz will take to the stage at the Deniliquin Ute Muster site over March 30 and 31.
With less than 11 days left until the highly anticipated event, Miss Notley said the atmosphere in the office was electric.
‘‘It’s really exciting and we’re very busy,’’ she said.
Adult tickets for the Easter event are $250 for both days or $150 for a one-day pass. Children 14 years and younger are free.
Various camping packages are also available at the site from noon on Good Friday until noon on Easter Monday, including the free sites.
For information, to book tickets or for the full artist line-up, go to denibluesfestival.com or ticketek.com.au.
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Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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