Aerial photo_ABRR FESTIVAL

From 17 to 19 February, headline act Choirboys, along with Bobby Alu and the Palm Royale, 8 Ball Aitken, Angela Fabian Band, 19 Twenty, The Floating Bridges, Byron Short & The Sunset Junkies, The Twine, Brendan Leggatt Band, 4 String Phil, Pop Standen, Shag Rock, Thrillbilly Swamp Duo, Walker Street Boys, The Travelin’ Blues Man Mark Porter and Sammy Maddison will rock the Festival stage!  

Festival volunteer Amber Rodgers says “this strong Aussie line up of Artists are all so very excited to be performing at our annual Agnes / 1770 Festival, and already patrons are confirming they love the mix of musicians we’ve secured.”

The artists will bring the best blues, roots and rock tunes to the SES Grounds in Agnes Water / 1770, and will excite the festival goers with their live, energetic performances.

With a varied, lively, fantastic music line up, food and market stalls, music workshops and great community spirit, the weekend promises an unforgettable experience for locals and visitors alike.

Organisers always have a large marquee for this event, with chairs and tables also provided, to ensure it’s an all weather Festival. The gates to the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival 2017 will open on Friday, 17th February at 3pm, and performances will start at 4pm.

Shuttle busses are available to festival goers, just for a gold coin donation, with different pick up points in both Agnes Water & the Town of 1770.

Festival tickets are on sale now – the 3 Day Ticket is $154 per person. Single day tickets for Friday and Sunday are $66, and Saturday $110.

For more information, to purchase tickets and to see the full Festival Line Up, click here.

For festival updates visit the official Festival Facebook page www.facebook.com/AgnesBluesRootsRock

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION 

The Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is held annually in February, encouraging blues and roots fanatics to travel to Agnes Water / Town of 1770 and immerse themselves in the tunes and the delights of the destination. The festival is a major regional event to help the local economy, and we urge the entire community to get behind the event, the promotion of it and to all have a truly fun festival.

Event organisers, Discovery Coast Tourism & Commerce Inc (DCTC) is a non profit, local business organisation, established in 2001 to promote and develop tourism and economic activity for Discovery Coast businesses to grow and prosper.

DCTC took on the role of organising the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival at the end of 2014 from previous the organizers, Gladstone Regional Council. The previous Festivals presented by DCTC were very successful events with popular acts like Russell Morris, Kevin Borich, 8 Ball Aitken, The Mason Rack Band, Urban Chiefs, The Hillbilly Goats and many other great artists.

Children are welcome to attend the event and if they’re under the age of 14 are admitted free. As it’s a licensed event, anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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