Get in fast or you’ll miss the river­boat

The Riverine Herald - - GAME ON SUMMER -

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

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