Thredbo Blues Festival 2017..Get on this train
Posted on Wednesday, 4th of January 2017
It is only 2 weeks until Thredbo gets the Blues again. The Thredbo Blues Festival 2017 is year 23 for this Iconic music event and it is going strong. The program this year is another cracker and if you haven’t been to a Blues Festival in Thredbo before, now is your chance. Picture this…. Drive into a beautiful Alpine Village surrounded by one of the countries largest national parks. Park your car for the weekend, put on your cruisin shoes and wander into a village full of music. Close to 80 musicians playing in 20 different bands in gigs all over the village, even at the top of the chairlift.
The music starts on the afternoon of Friday the 20th of January and keeps on coming right through until the small hours of Monday Morning…. The program this year includes some old time favourites including the Foreday Riders on their 50th Anniversary, Kevin Borich still bringing the house down and Phil Manning from the super group Chain. There are also the festival favourites back for another year including the virtuoso skills of Jeff Lang along with his latest collaborator Bobby SIngh bringing the east Asian feel to Blues 2017, the feel good fun of Hat Fitz and Cara, James Southwell and Charlie Wooton and the Blues Shred powerhouse that is Chase the Sun.
Thredbo also has some newcomers for 2017 with The Kate Lush Band, the Solid 60’s blues of the Arc Riders and Award winning Bluesman PJ Obrien. There are also some impressive whippersnappers lining up for Thredbo Blues with the portable party that is 19Twenty, a powerhouse trio of good times and the astounding, fresh faced New South Band whose youthful looks (an average age of 15!) belie their amazing skill and capacity to bring the house down.
Gigs over the weekend are in all kinds of venues from the Village restaurants offering dinner and show, to the bars and nightclubs including the Apres Bar at the Denman, the Schuss and Keller bars in the Alpine Hotel and the House of Ullr. Candlelight lodge and the Black Bear in are on the program bringing some classic old Thredbo lodge vibe into the weekend. For drama and excitement it is hard to beat the gigs at Eagles Nest restaurant at the top of the chairlift and for an afternoon of fun in the sun, the Poolside gigs at the Alpine hotel are hard to beat with band after band of amazing music and comfy chairs to kick back in and soak up the view of the mountains above.
There are plenty more venues and bands playing at Thredbo Blues Festival 2017 and you can download the program here or see more online at the Festival Website. If you haven’t booked for the festival yet it is not too late. We still have accommodation available with a special festival package including 3 nights accommodation and the full weekend festival pass that will get you into all venues from only $278 per person quad share or $396 per person twin share. OR you can bring the whole family to the festival from only $950 for a family of 4 with 3 nights accommodation and full weekend festival passes.
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