SYDNEY BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL 2013Friday, 09 August 2013 13:20
Celebrating its fifth year this October, the annual Sydney Blues & Roots Festival will again play host to an exceptional local & international line-up across four days. Set in the historic township of Windsor NSW, from October 24 – 27 the Sydney Blues & Roots Festival will provide music lovers with over 40 artists/bands to choose from. Pull up a patch of grass in front of the two main stages and enjoy the rhythmic grooves under the trees, or if it’s an intimate show you want, catch an act in one of the four surrounding local venues.
Sure to be a festival highlight DIESEL and CHRIS WILSON are set to perform their 1996 critically acclaimed blues covers album Short Cool Ones in full. Both artists will have their own stage time too; DIESEL will be drawing from his acclaimed back catalogue to bring plenty of rock, soul ‘n’ blues and Wilson showcasing his blues harp and huge voice.
ARIA Hall of Fame inductee RUSSELL MORRIS will perform tracks off his latest ARIA Top 20 Blues-inspired album, Sharkmouth, amongst classic hits such as Morris’ 1969 chart topper “The Real Thing”, “Sweet Sweet Love”, “Hush” and plenty more… Also appearing on the line-up are festival drawcards ASH GRUNWALD with and renowned blues'n'slide guitarist DAVE HOLE.
On the international front, serving up some heartfelt Folk Blues, all the way from Minnesota is CHARLIE PARR. While another Charlie, Canadian CHARLIE A’COURT returns to Oz to give us another dose of rootsy Soul. Also returning to the country to belt out some big rockin’ Blues numbers is Scottish singer/songwriter SANDI THOM, and following his recent tour with Diesel, you can expect some more melodic Folk/Pop from multiple Canadian Award winner & guitarist/fiddler extraordinaire TIM CHAISSON.
Also on the Line-Up: FOREDAY RIDERS feat. Leszek
Karski, THE CYRIL B BUNTER BAND, DOG TRUMPET, THE KING
BEES, MUDDY WATER TRIBUTE feat. Dom Turner, Ian Collard, Kevin
Bennett, Don Hopkins, Mal Eastick, THE CONTINENTAL BLUES
PARTY, GINHOUSE BLUES, THE PIGS, BENJALU, THE LAZYS,
BACKWOOD CREATURES, ANDY BROWN (Canada), BEC
SANDRIDGE, PENNY & THE MYSTICS, THE CHILDS, TWO
GIRLS WILL, RICHARD CALABRO’S ALPHA OMEGA, GLOWING
EMBERS, JOHNNY CASS with plenty more to come…
Head to the website for bookings, accommodation and transport information: www.sydneybluesfestival.com.au.
SYDNEY BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL 2013 TICKET INFORMATION
Early bird tickets on sale NOW
Early Bird Tickets: 4 day pass $129.00 - until midnight 22nd June.
2nd Release $149.00 - available from 23rd June
Friday Adult Pass $79.00
Saturday Adult Pass $119.00
Sunday Adult Pass $99.00
Kids 15-17 yrs of age (under 18) with a responsible adult and student ID 4 d