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Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival

Tell us about the event? Bendigo will once again embrace upwards of 17,000 music lovers when the city hosts the seventh annual Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival.
 
Where is the festival located? The festival is spread over 50 venues – from small bars and cafes to the 950-seat state-of-the-art Ulumbarra Theatre, which opened in 2015.
 
What sort of music will we hear? The four-day event sees a musically diverse collection of over 140 artists converge on Bendigo. From the mellow charm of young local singer/songwriter Sherri Parry, to the foot-stompin’ garage-blues-rock of one-man whirlwind Rattlin’ Bones Blackwood, the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival appeals to a broad range of tastes.
 
Who else is on the lineup? More than 50 artists and acts play the festival for the first time, including Chris Jagger and Charlie Hart, Sol Nation, The Hi-Boys, and Shane Howard. The lineup also includes many festival favourites such as Alister Turrill, Hailey Calvert, Grim Fawkner, and Genevieve Chadwick. Heavy rockers King Of The North are scheduled to deliver a thunderous evening set.
 
What are some other highlights? A highlight of the Festival is Saturday’s all-day, family-friendly concert in Rosalind Park in the heart of Bendigo’s CBD. Sixteen acts will grace two stages from late morning.
 
Anything else you’d like to add? The Festival is a real community effort – with over 200 volunteers contributing in different ways, not just over Festival weekend, but throughout the year.

Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival transforms Bendigo from Thursday November 9 until Sunday November 12.