Riverboats Music Festival announces three-day concert series in lieu of 2021 event
22.02.2021

Riverboats Music Festival announces three-day concert series in lieu of 2021 event

Jen Cloher
Words by Tom Parker

The concert series will see Jen Cloher, Bob Evans, thando and more perform aboard Echuca’s historic paddlesteamer fleet.

Due to the disruptions caused by you know who, Riverboats Music Festival unfortunately won’t be going ahead in its glorious, fully-fledged format in 2021. Instead, the festival organisers have announced a three-day concert series set to go down in mid April, titled Riverboats Cruising.

What you need to know

  • Riverboats Music Festival announces Riverboats Cruising, a three-day concert series to occur in place of 2021 festival
  • The gigs will take place from Friday April 16 to Sunday April 18 aboard Echuca’s historic paddlesteamer fleet
  • The likes of Jen Cloher, Bob Evans, Henry Wagons and more have been billed for the series

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Riverboats Cruising is an exciting new adaptation of the beloved festival, and will see artists performing aboard the historic Pride of the Murray and PS Canberra paddlesteamers.

Punters will be invited along for the ride, enjoying a special one-hour cruise down the mighty Murray while the likes of Jen Cloher, Bob Evans, Henry Wagons and thando alongside Horns of Leroy soundtrack the journey.

“Whilst COVID sadly forced the cancellation of Riverboats in 2021, we’re so excited to be bringing some of our most beloved artists back to Echuca-Moama for this incredible series of intimate gigs,” Festival Director David Frazer said in a statement.

“Echuca’s paddlesteamers are just superb, and to be able to kick back with a drink as you meander down the Murray listening to these artists is a truly unique experience.”

Tickets to the series can be purchased in one-hour slots, with Henry Wagons and thando and Horns of Leroy set to perform from the Pride of the Murray and PS Canberra vessels on Friday April 16 respectively.

The same artists will perform the next day as part of Riverboats Cruising’s Saturday morning gigs, while Jen Cloher and Bob Evans will perform on Saturday afternoon, and the next day on Sunday April 18.

Riverboats Cruising takes place from Friday April 16 to Sunday April 18. Tickets are now on sale here.