Australia Day blues tram

Australia Day blues tram

“It was like our own serene blues bubble floating through Bendigo. I was super impressed by the calibre of musicians on board. More! More! Incredible blues music matched with a gorgeous historic tram! I wish it lasted longer! Definitely not missing out on the next one!”
Beck Chalmer, 3BO Announcer and mother of two.

‘When you think of catching a tram, fantastic entertainment in a relaxed atmosphere, beautiful scenery while enjoying a beverage or two amongst great company doesn’t generally spring to mind. The Blues Tram has all of this in spades, and is a unique musical experience definitely not to be missed!’’
James Marshall, Musician and Bendigo Bank employee.

These are just a sample of the glowing testimonials from passengers on the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival’s latest outlet for enjoying the tunes: The Blues Tram, which has established itself as an inte gral part of the Festival.

The experiential moving gig on the Bendigo’s iconic Tram returns Saturday 26 January 2013 as the Australia Day BLUES TRAM. Featuring veteran Australia bluesman DAVE DIPROSE (who has been described as Robert Johnson-esque & has played with the likes of Ash Grunwald & Fiona Boyes) & raw emerging talent ANDREW HIGGS (who, as one half of King of the North, has recently released an EP garnering huge interest and impressive reviews).

The day kicks off at 1:30pm, and features craft beer supplied by Bendigo Beer, local wine and soft drinks. The tram will leisurely roll through the streets of the city, taking a pit stop at the Joss House for desert, before turning back towards the mine.

Festival director Colin Thompson said the Blues Trams were a great initiative for the festival and not to be missed. ‘‘It combines up close and intimate live music with some of Bendigo’s best loved features,’’ he said. ‘‘These beautifully restored trams and the nostalgic ride through our picturesque city centre, with its breathtaking architecture and natural features, offer Blues Tram passengers a truly unique experience, which you simply won’t find anywhere else.’’

Australia Day Blues Tram:
Performers: Andrew Higgs & Dave Diprose
Date/time: 1:30pm, Saturday January 26th (AUSTRALIA DAY!)
Tickets: $29 from Bendigo Visitor Centre &
Departs from: Central Deborah Goldmine, 76 Violet Street Bendigo
*Each trip takes approximately two hours

Tickets are limited and can be purchased from the Visitor Centre on 5434 6060, Tickets have no concessions, are non transferable, and available only for the day and time selected. Drinks will be available from festival partner Bendigo Beer before departure. Strictly no BYO.


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