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Thredbo Blues Festival 2018

Thredbo NSW Australia

2018 Thredbo Festival of Blues

19th – 21st January 2018

blues accommodationBlues lovers across Australia, mark this date on your calendar, 19th – 21st January 2018. It will be the 24th Anniversary of the Thredbo Blues Festival and featuring from the USA, Jason Ricci with the James Southwell Band. Doug Henthorn & The Rick Melick Band and Tony Sarno & the Darren Jack Band and if you know your music festivals there are very few that can lay claim to that sort of legacy here is Australia. 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.

DOWNLOAD Thredbo Blues 2018 Program

You will soon be able to download the 2018 Blues Fest Program here
please note that this is subject to change until the final program is established

A review of Thredbo Blues 2016

Want to know what Thredbo is like, never been before.. catch this great promo video supplied by Philip Edwards

Thredbo Blues 2018


  • Jason Ricci with the James Southwell Band
  • Doug Henthorn & The Rick Melick Band
  • Tony Sarno & the Darren Jack Band.
  • Blues Arcadia
  • Vdelli
  • 19 Twenty
  • Lachy Doley Group
  • Jim Finn.
  • Mary Jane Guiney Band
  • Marji Curren Band
  • Miss Whiskey
  • Hussey Hicks
  • Roshani.
  • Soul Roots Revival Band
  • Mike Elrington
  • Rory Ellis
  • Blues Preachers

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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