2016 Thredbo Blues Festival

This year’s Thredbo Blues Festival boasts one of the most celebrated line-ups ever featuring twenty five of Australia’s greatest Blues acts.

 

Russell Morris returns by popular demand headlining a weekend showcasing many of Australia’s top Ladies in Blues including Gail Page – 2016 ‘The Voice’ finalist, Andy Just and the Third Degree, Fiona Boyes, Andrea Marr Band, Christina Crofts, Genevieve Chadwick, Greg Dodd & The Hoodoo Men and Dorothy-Jane with Richard Steele.

Also, in an exceptional new direction for the festival, there will be a cabaret – The Pearl Show -The Janis Joplin Story, featuring the outstanding voice of Liza Ohlback. Liza is backed-up with a star-studded chorus of blokes, the likes of Glen Cardier, Foreday Riders, Nick Charles, Darren Jack, James Southwell, Shane Pacey – the list goes on and on.

“We have tried to combine Blues veterans with up-and-coming players, covering acoustic, electric, Blues and Roots, and I feel we have arrived at a superb blend. We are also proud to showcase the cream of Australian women Blues players said Stewart Wauchop Artistic Director for the Thredbo Blues Festival.

“Each year we receive applications from many super Australian Blues players and have to make the tough decisions - this year has been no different. The hard part done, now we can sit back and enjoy a weekend of Blues partying at the top of Australia – beautiful Thredbo he said.

Thredbo Blues is also a favourite with the artists. The sassy soulful Andrea Marr is excited about heading back to Thredbo “Thredbo Blues Festival is easily one of the most unique and special blues festivals in Australia. The people are amazing, the food is amazing, the view is unbelievable..I have had the honour of playing here quite a few times and Thredbo ROCKS, Love, love, love it' she said.

Chris Keeble, from –The Pearl Show - The Janis Joplin Story is excited about coming for the first time "The highlight of 2016 will definitely be playing at the Thredbo Blues Festival.. It’s the perfect fit for my production and a highly regarded and sought after festival. To be included in the line up is “ as good as it gets.

While a festival favorite Harry Brus confirms that the feeling is mutual when it comes to celebrating Thredbo Blues “After playing The Thredbo Blues Festival countless times I can honestly say it is my favourite festival and I've played just about all the other festivals. Australia's greatest Blues and Roots musicians perform year after year and the audiences lap it up.

 

2016 Thredbo Blues Festival TicketsPrice per person
Weekend Festival Package
All inclusive value package, with Festival tickets, accommodation, all venue access and unlimited scenic chairlift rides and See our accommodation page for full details.
From $168* per night per person
Weekend Festival Pass
Includes access to all festival venues Friday - Sunday (unless fully booked out - please book your restaurant gigs early) and unlimited chairlift rides on The Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, All Day Saturday and Sunday.
All day passes
$150
Saturday All Day
Includes access to all festival venues Saturday including evening gigs - (unless fully booked out - please book your restaurant gigs early) and unlimited chairlift rides on The Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, All Day Saturday.
$75
Sunday All Day
Includes access to all festival venues Sunday including evening gigs - (unless fully booked out - please book your restaurant gigs early) and unlimited chairlift rides on The Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, All Day Sunday.
Evening Passes
$75
Friday Evening from 6pm
Includes access to all festival venues Friday evening after 6pm (unless fully booked out - please book your restaurant gigs early).
$50
Saturday Evening from 6pm
Includes access to all festival venues Saturday evening after 6pm - (unless fully booked out - please book your restaurant gigs early)

$50
Sunday Evening from 6pm
Includes access to all festival venues Saturday evening after 6pm - (unless fully booked out - please book your restaurant gigs early)
$50
Student Weekend Pass
Includes access to all festival venues Friday - Sunday (unless fully booked out - please book your restaurant gigs early) and unlimited chairlift rides on The Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, All Day Saturday and Sunday
$75
Under 18's
Inclusions in the Full Retail Price of the ticket apply to all Under 18′s tickets purchased. Please note that Thredbo's Bars and Nightclub venues are licensed until 9pm each evening for Under 18 access. No Under 18 access permitted after 9pm in these venues only.
Half Price
Children Under 14
Children Under 14 are FREE to access all venues during the Festival Weekend except for those venues licensed till 9pm for Under 18′s. Please note that this pass does not include chairlift access.
Free

Blues Program

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2016 Blues final

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