A massive line-up of international superstars has been announced for the inaugural Deni Blues & Roots Festival.November 16, 2012 4:59am
Deniliquin has landed international megastars Santana, Chris Isaak, Steve Miller Band and Bonnie Raitt for its first ever Deni Blues & Roots Festival.
Cementing Deniliquin’s growing reputation as a music mecca, the Pastoral Times can reveal a bevy of international and Australian stars will be flown into town for the Easter event in between performing at the renowned Byron Bay Blues Festival and Blues Fest in Western Australia.
Organisers will limit the event to 9000 people at the Ute Muster site, now referred to as the Riverina Regional Events Centre, for two full days of live music over Easter Saturday and Sunday.
Organisers will also be announcing more superstar performers over the next two to three weeks, and local music lovers will get first crack at tickets, with an earlybird sales special of $150 per person for those living in the 2710 and 2713 postcode.
Only 1000 ‘local’ tickets will be on offer from 9am on Monday, for one week only, and are limited to two per person, available via the Deni Ute Muster HQ.
Deniliquin Play on the Plains Festival Ltd, which puts on the Deni Ute Muster each year, has teamed with legendary music promoters Michael Chugg and Robb Potts for the Deni Blues & Roots Festival.
Potts, who is CEO of Rob Potts Entertainment Edge, said the Deniliquin event has the potential to reach about one million people from across the region.
‘‘To make a successful festival you need a great site, access to lots of people, world class staging and infrastructure, and a killer line-up of great international and local talent,’’ he said.
‘‘The inaugural Deni Blues & Roots Festival at Easter, on the famous Deni Ute Muster site, brings all of these components together as over one million holiday makers and locals take a break and play on the Murray and Edward rivers.
‘‘We’re always excited about building a new festival, especially when everything seems just right for the occasion.’’
Only 1000 ‘local’ tickets will be on offer from 9am on Monday, for one week only, and are limited to two per person, available via the Deni Ute Muster HQ. Phone: 03 5881 3388 or visit www.denibluesfestival.com
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