Get in fast or you’ll miss the riverboat
HALF of the tickets to Echuca’s Riverboats Music Festival have been sold.
Festival director David Frazer said tickets had never sold so quickly.
‘‘We are where we were at Christmas last year,’’ he said. ‘‘This has never happened before.’’ Apart from a stellar line-up, including Kasey Chambers, Neil and Liam Finn and Josh Pyke, Mr Frazer said people were realising how popular the event was.
‘‘Lots of people missed out last year, so they are realising they’ve got to get in early,’’ he said.
‘‘The festival is on the map now. Each year, it just grows in terms of people coming. And 75 per cent are from out-of-town.
‘‘The calibre of the acts is also increasing each year. And they love coming here. They always say what a great experience they have with the crowd and what a great atmosphere there is.’’
Mr Frazer said the event had changed from three years ago.
‘‘Now everyone knows it, so I don’t really have to sell it,’’ he said.
Riverboats Music Festival will be held at Echuca’s Aquatic Reserve from February 16-18.
Other acts include The Black Sorrows with Vika and Linda Bull, The Teskey Brothers, Henry Wagons, The Only Children and Gawurra, Moju Juju, Neil Murray, Caiti Baker, Jazz Party, Tracy McNeil and The Goodlife and Eaten By Dogs.
The festival pass is $155 for adults and $75 for children, with family packages priced at $375.
Tickets are available from www.riverboatsmusic.com.au