Col’s Two Bob Worth

Col’s Two Bob Worth

As has become the standard, this year’s Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival (3-6 November 2016) will feature many acts we love inviting back, as well as a rich and varied batch of artists who’ve never played our festival before.

Expect line-up announcements from July and our full program to be published in September. Our remaining major fundraising events for the year will be on Sunday 17 July at the Golden Vine and Sunday 18 September at the freshly-renovated Newmarket Hotel & Bakery in Charleston Road. Both events will again feature the brightest local talent as well as a smorgasbord of visiting acts from across Victoria and interstate.

Another exciting September event is renowned US Blues and Roots artist Harry Manx making his Bendigo debut. Thanks to our partners at Capital Venues and Events, Harry Manx will perform a one-off concert on Wednesday 14 September as part of a national tour. For more details and tickets visit

There’ll be a number of visiting acts from the US at this year’s festival in November – which is only fitting, seeing as it’s the birthplace of The Blues! We look forward to sharing names and profiles as the program begins to solidify. Watch this space, or follow our respective social media pages for announcements and updates as they’re published. In the meantime, please continue to get out and enjoy your own local music scene. It’s always full of pleasant surprises and unexpected rewards.

And keep on supporting venues who support live music – we are all the richer for it when we do.