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Thredbo Blues Festival – Live Blues from the top of Australia

October 27, 2016 Whats On No Comments Email Email

Thredbo, high in the Snowy Mountains, is set to transform into a Blues town come 20—22 January 2017, as some of Australia’s best and Internationally acclaimed artists play the Thredbo Blues Festival over three big days and nights.


The 23rd annual Festival is a celebration of the best in Australian Blues. Home grown blues guitar prodigy James Southwell is back with a power house band including Atlanta (USA) bassist extraordinaire Charlie Wooton. Jeff Lang with tabla player Bobby Singh is set to take audiences on an eastern blues journey.

The Foreday Riders return to Thredbo for their 50th anniversary as one of Australia’s best blues outfits. Other music legends on the program include Kevin Borich, Phil Manning, Mal Eastick, Mick Pealing and Nick Charles and crowd favourite Ray Beadle performs his solo show.

With an incredible line-up of music, an easy to get around village and unique venues – this Festival is a standout amongst Blues lovers.  All venues are within easy strolling distance from the village centre and they range from intimate bars and dining settings, big band concert style, outdoor Poolside performances to shows at the top of the chairlift, some 2000m above sea level.

If you need a little Blues break, Thredbo has a stack of “other to do options”.  Hiking, biking, ride the bobsled, play a round of golf, have a hit of tennis, shopping and dining are just a sample of what’s on offer.

The atmosphere is electric, the ambience is social and there’s music galore, with over 75 artists playing in 15 venues the 2017 festival is set to continue the tradition of Australia’s top Blues party.

All-inclusive accommodation packages start from $101 per person per night twin share, this includes two nights accommodation and all weekend festival pass. For bookings call Thredbo Resort Centre on 1300 020 589

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