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Thredbo Blues Festival

Thredbo NSW Australia

2017 Thredbo Festival of Blues

20th – 22nd January 2017

blues accommodationBlues lovers everywhere, mark this date on your calendar, 20th – 22nd January 2017. It will be the 23rd Anniversary of the Thredbo Blues Festival and if you know your music festivals there are very few that can lay claim to that sort of legacy. You know you’re onto a good music festival when the very people who form the backbone of it, the artists, call it their personal favourite. Clear and crisp mountain air, beautiful alpine surrounds, electric village vibes and soul soothing blues tunes make the Thredbo Blues Festival one of the top events to attend every summer. Arrive Thredbo, park the car for the weekend and enjoy !!

This year there is another amazing program of exceptional Australian and International blues players getting up close and personal in a music festival like no other. With intimate bars and restaurants, spectacular outdoor venues and the whole of Thredbo Village given over to the blues, Thredbo has an atmosphere that musicians and blues fans love. Headlining the weekend will be a reformation of the 70’s Australian “supergroup” Stars featuring with Mal Eastick, Mick Pealing and Nick Charles. You will hear all their classic hits such as The Mighty Rock, Look After Yourself, Last of the Riverboats and Quick on the Draw with all the love and feeling from the bands last concert 1157.


  • James Southwell Band with Charlie Wooton
  • Jeff Lang and Bobby Singh
  • The Stars Show with Mal Eastick, Mick Pealing and Nick Charles
  • Kevin Borich,
  • The Foreday Riders 50th Anniversary
  • Ray Beadlestars
  • 19-Twenty
  • Arc Riders
  • Blues Preachers
  • PJ O’Brien Band
  • Kate Lush Band
  • Chase The Sun
  • Groove Kings
  • Pete Cornelius
  • The Steve Edmonds band
  • Doggn it

About Blues Music

The blues is a vocal and instrumental music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that typically follows a twelve-bar structure, hence the term 12 bar Blues. It evolved in the United States in the communities of former African slaves, the Mississippi delta, from spirituals, praise songs, field hollers, shouts, and chants. From blues music came great artists, such as Muddy Waters, BB King, Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Bessie Smith, the modern day persona of Eric Clapton Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Robert Cray and others. The blues influenced later American and Western popular music, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, hip-hop, country music and pop songs. The known first recording of the blues was in 1895.

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