An­nual blues fest to rock Bridgetown

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News - Holly Thomp­son

All blues mu­sic fans should mark Novem­ber 9 to 11 on their cal­en­dars and head to Bridgetown for the 26th an­nual Blues at Bridgetown event.

This year more than 50 artists will per­form the 145 hours of en­ter­tain­ment.

Head­line act Rus­sell Mor­ris will play his fourth year in a row at the event.

“I’m so amazed the com­mu­nity voted us back again,” Mr Mor­ris said.

“Not many artists go even two years in a row.”

He said he never comes pre “This pared with a set list but in­stead plays songs based on the mood of the crowd.

“If the crowd is rau­cous we play more up­beat songs,” he said.

“There was one year where it was re­ally rainy so we played qui­eter songs so peo­ple could cud­dle up and keep each other warm.

“The mood is al­ways a good one though.”

A new ad­di­tion to this year’s event will be the band Mus­tered Courage.

Gui­tarist Ju­lian Abra­hams said theirs would be the only band at the fes­ti­val with a banjo player.

is also our first of­fi­cial blues fest,” he said.

Other artists at the event in­clude The Black Sor­rows, Mama Kin Spender and the Cho­rale Sea, Busby Marou and The Turner Brown Band.

Blues at Bridgetown is one of the long­est-run­ning mu­sic fes­ti­vals in Aus­tralia and is WA’s orig­i­nal blues fes­ti­val.

A week­end fes­ti­val ticket costs $214 and a ticket with tent camp­ing costs $412. Tick­ets are avail­able for in­di­vid­ual days — the Fri­day and Sun­day tick­ets cost $84 and the Satur­day ticket $134.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit blue­sat­bridgetown.com.au.

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