True blues music with the best blues musicians in the country in Echuca-Moama.REBECCA KERR July 16, 2014 3:12am
The weather may be cold, but Echuca-Moama venues are heating up in the lead-up to the 15th annual Winter Blues Festival in less than two weeks.
Echuca-Moama will again play host to smooth sounds and heart-starting music organisers hope will be the perfect cure for any case of winter blues.
Winter Blues Festival chair Peter Williams said audiences would be guaranteed a weekend of true blues entertainment, with more than 40 blues and roots performers travelling from across Australia to perform at the Port of Echuca’s heritage precinct, as well as filling surrounding venues.
‘‘What we offer is absolutely true blues music with the best blues musicians in the country.
‘‘There will be a lot of different flavours, whether it be a little rock or country, but everything will be true blues.’’ he said.
There will be 30 stages with new venues coming on board as the venues from last year neared capacity.
Last year’s event saw more than 15,000 festival-goers and organisers anticipated numbers to grow to 17,000.
‘‘What we’ve managed to do is turn what was essentially one of our quietest weekend into one of our busiest,’’ Mr Williams said.
Festival organisers hoped the free event would boost business trade as visitors spent time around the town.
The Winter Blues Festival is a free event on July 25 to 27.
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