The Deniliquin Blues & Roots Festival will feature on the Todat Show this Saturday.April 15, 2014 3:50am
The Today Show will film live at the Deniliquin Blues & Roots Festival this weekend.
Weather presenter Emma Freedman will do a series of live crosses from the blues festival site, which is also home to the Deniliquin Ute Muster, on Saturday morning.
Freedman, widely regarded as one of the Nine Network’s brightest emerging talents, will do her first live cross from 7am.
Festival organisers are encouraging locals and ticket holders to meet at the main stage from 6.30am to welcome Freedman to the event and appear on camera with her during the weather crosses.
It will be the first time the Today Show has filmed live from Deniliquin, but it’s not the first time to town for the Nine Network team.
Deniliquin Mayor Lindsay Renwick said locals still fondly remember Charles Wooley’s visit in 2009 to film a segment for 60 Minutes on the Deniliquin Ute Muster.
Also representing 60 Minutes, Michael Usher visited the same year to do a segment on rising local band The Lincolns, which featured Deniliquin’s Michael Gorham who coincidently is performing at the blues festival this Saturday afternoon as a solo artist.
‘‘In the past when we have had the likes of Charles Wooley and Michael Usher here, it’s always been good,’’ Cr Renwick said.
‘‘We get amazing coverage from local media outlets, but it’s also good to get national recognition.
‘‘The Today Show is watched widely and Emma Freedman is very good.’’
Network Seven has also visited Deniliquin a few times, with Sunrise weekend weather presenter James Tobin at the Ute Muster in 2011 and its former weekday presenter Grant Denyer at the muster in 2012.
The Deni Blues & Roots Festival was born last year and attracted more than 7000 people, and this year is expected to be bigger.
Music fans from every Australian state and territory will be represented on the Riverine plains to hear megastars including John Mayer, The Doobie Brothers, Boz Scaggs, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Russell Morris plus a host of others across the Easter long weekend.
Playing times can be found in the Easter Entertainment Guide inserted in today’s Pastoral Times and ticketing information is available at www.denibluesfestival.com.
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