As the festival is run by a not for profit community organisation, we love volunteers. Please Get in contact.

Artist Applications for the 2016 festival have now closed. If you have applied for the 2016 festival and have any questions, please get in touch. If you want to know how to apply for the 2017 festival, make sure you join our mailing list to be notified when we are accepting applications.

On the Saturday during the main event in Rosalind Park, there will be a range of food vendors in the park. Bendigo offers an excellent range of food options for Gluten Free, Vegetarian and other intolerances. Click here for the Bendigo Dining & Shopping guide.

Check out our Where to stay page for accommodation options, otherwise your best option for searching for accommodation in Bendigo is to visit the Bendigo tourism website.

Alternatively give them a call on 1800 813 153 to discuss different accommodation options.

By car
Bendigo is connected via the Calder Freeway to Melbourne, which is less than two hours by car.
If arriving in Bendigo by car, here is an interactive map of parking locations in and around the CBD of Bendigo.
here is a link to the bus timetables in Bendigo.

By train
V/Line also operates regular trains from Melbourne’s Southern Cross station. Click Here for a train timetable.

The Festival is held in over 47 different venues in and around Bendigo, Victoria, with a headline concert in the picturesque Rosalind Park on the Saturday.

Our Festival is predominantly free entry, however there are a number of extra special exclusive shows this year which you purchase tickets for here.

The Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival will be held between Thursday November 3rd through to Sunday November 6th, 2016.

A printed version of the program will be available in October around the many participating venues, cafés and restaurants around Bendigo, otherwise all program information will be available from the website.

While many of our events are already free of charge, we can assure you that any events that charge admission will honour your carer’s companion card and allow free entry to your carer.

If you have any further questions that we haven’t answered above, please don’t hesitate to contact us at: bendigoblues@gmail.com