High energy duo Hat Fitz & Cara are among Australia’s most talented roots music artists with a modern blend of old-timey influenced sounds.
Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival 2024 - Line Up! (so far...)
Fresh indie tunes with catchy pop hooks are the signature style of emerging Brisbane artist Katanak .
Find out for sure if blondes really do have more fun with the unique grooves of Sunshine Coast-based band Sugarbag Blonde!
Get ready to wock with the music, talent and dynamic personality of one-man powerhouse Carl Wockner!
Jack Raymond is gearing up to rock #AgnesBluesFest with is duo partner Jay Bishoff!
Rhythm’s @ RUSTYS is a series of free live music mini-events being presented by the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival ahead of the main Festival that will be rocking out from 16-18 February 2024. All ages are welcome to come along to the Rusty Pelican in 1770 for live music, the best fish and
Daryl James is getting ready to rumble in paradise with intricate finger-picking and body percussion, driving riffs and soaring solos!
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Get ready to dance with Agnes Water-1770’s very own feel-good funksters, Groove Theatre! Influenced by old school blues, rock, and pop, they’re fused with a whole lotta love and heart. Catch them on the Discovery Stage 11.15am-12 noon this Saturday 18 February!
Founded in 2012, free-spirited Discovery Coast-based folk duo Rustic Roots are multi-instrumentalists Sharnie J and Timmy T. They’re getting ready to rumble and take #AgnesBluesFest 2023 on a lyrical journey through dreams, the circus of life and getting in touch with your inner hobo. These friendly, fun-loving story tellers connect through positive-energy music and their
Irish born Folk/Blues & Roots artist, Joe Man Murphy now calls Australia home and is beloved of many in the Australian Folk Festival community. As well as performing on the Marquee Stage, Joe is also set to perform on the more intimate Discovery Stage at #AgnesBluesFest in 2023. A true singer-songwriter and storyteller, Joe draws
As well as performing in full Gypsy Soldiers band format on the #AgnesBluesFest Marquee Stage, backbone of the band Natasha Hardiman and Patrick Gill will also close out the Discovery Stage in 2023 as the Gypsy Soul duo. After wandering the earth, Natasha found Patrick, full of soul. Their unique talents combined to create an
Karen Thomsen is not just a singer but a storyteller; a woman who has lived life and experienced the best and worst of what the universe has to offer. Based in Scotchy Pocket just north of Gympie in Queensland, Karen lives in a rural setting mainly tucked away from the hustle and bustle of suburban
#AgnesBluesFest loves the ladies and one of their fabulous female artists in 2023 will be none other than Agnes Water’s ‘very own rock chick’ Georgia-Lee, a passionate singer-songwriter and guitarist. Playing guitar and singing locally gave Georgia-Lee the ‘rock chick’ nickname and the opportunity to perform and develop her original music. Georgia-Lee performed in October
Ricki Wood will be teaming up with Australian entertainment legend Frankie J Holden (OAM) to rock and roll in a very special performance on the #AgnesBluesFest main Marquee Stage in 2023. A singer / guitarist from small town Maffra in Victoria, Ricki left Australia at 13 and nurtured his growing musical roots in New Zealand.
Railmotor are a surf swamp blues band who perform in duo format right up to full 5-piece band sets. #AgnesBluesFest are excited to be welcoming the powerhouse two-piece talents of Glenn Walker (aka Johnny Railmotor) and Tave Bragg (aka Billy Railmotor) to the Discovery Stage in 2023 for the very first time. Hailing from Adelaide,
Originating from Bundaberg, Chris Dingley has always had a passion for music, backed up by playing and performing skills that come from years of hard work, passion and practice. #AgnesBluesFest is delighted to be welcoming his talents to the Discovery Stage in 2023. Chris’ engagement with music began in Year 3 through his school’s classical
Central Queensland based singer-songwriter husband and wife duo Pablo and Jayne Centurion are set to make their #AgnesBluesFest debut performing as Ruby Come Back on the Discovery Stage in 2023. Ruby Come Back was formed after the 2011 floods as a 2-piece acoustic blues folk outfit. Both multi- instrumentalists, Pablo and Jayne write and arrange
Australian entertainment legend Frankie J Holden (OAM) has been confirmed as MC and will also perform a very special set on the #AgnesBluesFest main Marquee Stage in 2023. As well as MC’ing the Marquee Stage at #AgnesBluesFest, Frankie J will be teaming up for a very special live performance with seasoned performer Ricki Wood from
Maynard Heap is a versatile singer-songwriter who shares his diverse range of songs on guitar and harmonica. #AgnesBluesFest is delighted to be welcoming his talents to the Discovery Stage in February 2023 and to the next Rhythms @ Rusty’s event at the 1770 Rusty Pelican on Saturday 17 December 2022. Maynard’s distinctive, self-taught style has
Mark Porter will be bringing his earthy style of blues back to #AgnesBluesFest in 2023. Mark is a third-generation musician influenced by the early music out of America’s Deep South. His renditions are raw as the early blues roots of those times, delivered with powerful vocals, acoustic and dobro slide guitars backed by a stomp
Taleena Peck are getting ready to rock #AgnesBluesFest for the first time in 2023. Founded in Brisbane, Taleena Peck are a two-piece indie rock act consisting of Taleena Peck and Luke Martin. With a vintage pop-meets-rock sound and no holds barred lyricism, this in-sync pair has spent the last few years frequenting Australia’s east coast
Singer-songwriter, frontman, DJ and producer Adrian Thomas is an artist who transcends genre. His fusion of Island, Reggae, Dance/Pop, Hip Hop, R&B and Country is fresh, innovative and some of the hottest music coming out of Australia right now. #AgnesBluesFest is delighted to be welcoming Adrian’s talents for the very first time on the Discovery
One-man dynamo Jackson Dunn (aka ‘El Mariachi’) will be packing a big punch on the #AgnesBluesFestDiscovery Stage in February 2023. In a life spent on the road, this touring machine leaves no stone unturned in a quest to share his uniquestyle of guitar work. With lightning-speed strumming, beer bottle slide guitar and thumping foot-stomp,Jackson’s shows
Birthed right here in Agnes Water, Murphy Road are blues-rock performers inspired by legends and driven by passion. Bryan Williams is a true musician with a history spanning decades, playing venues across Sydney, Canberra and more. A skilled artist, he flows effortlessly from classic rock and blues, to intricate jazz, and sensitive ballads. After a
Get ready to groove at #AgnesBluesFest 2023 with Pete OBrien & Friends on the Discovery Stage. Pete OBrien has been playing live music for the past 30 years and writing original songs that have often been a force to be reckoned with in helping his local community based around Bundaberg. Pete’s songs have been played
Following on from her captivating performance at #AgnesBluesFest in 2020, Central Queensland’s own songbird Kate Mahood will be returning to light up the Discovery Stage again in 2023. Blending folk stylings and country story-telling, Kate’s songs showcase her unique vocals and beautifully crafted guitar melodies. With heartfelt and often haunting lyrics, she portrays an honesty
#AgnesBluesFest is delighted to be welcoming the solo talents of Joseph Brown for the first time as the opening Discovery Stage act in 2023. Born in NZ, Wairoa, raised in Darwin NT and developed in Burleigh on the Gold Coast, Joseph Brown entered the music scene a decade ago by starting off busking cold streets
Following on from a captivating performance in 2020, Brisbane-based singer-songwriter Kaycee Morgan will return to mesmerise the #AgnesBluesFest Discovery Stage in 2023. Throughout her career, Kaycee has been a frequent performer at the Gladstone Harbour Festival, Under the Trees Festival, the RAW Artists Showcase and with Gladstone-based outfit The Bucket List Band. Citing her influences
The 2023 Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival will sizzle next summer with double the music fun and thereturn of the supporting Discovery Stage. Designed to complement the Marquee Stage program within the vibrant Festival precinct at the 1770 SES Grounds, the Discovery Stage is going from strength to strength moving into its third year
Brittany Elise will be firing up with her full band on the main Marquee Stage at #AgnesBluesFest 2023. This vibrant country-pop artist is quickly making her mark in the music scene with her electric performances, powerhouse vocals and thirst for creativity embedded in her catchy new releases. In 2022, Brittany Elise was crowned the Gympie
Get ready for a soulful revolution of love with Festival circuit favourites Gypsy Soldiers at #AgnesBluesFest 2023. With singer songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Patrick Gill and Natasha Hardiman at the beating heart of their unique, magical energy, Gypsy Soldiers revolve from duo to full band format, joined on stage this year by Sharon Vanderberg, Timmy Way,
TJ Carter is BACK with a few new tricks up his sleeve, namely, a BAND, in an exciting level-up from his pre-pandemic ‘one man band’ days. TJ has now teamed up with highly regarded Sunshine Coast musicians Andrew Canessa (bass) and Patrick Isles (drums). The trio lock in like they’ve played for years, but maintain
Blending indie and garage rock music and entwining a shared passion and deep love of blues music, 2-piece Melbourne-based act Agnes Blue creates music for listeners who like an array of music genres woven together and are not necessarily always happy listening to the same styles. Not conforming to a single sound and looking to
Rarely do you meet an earthy and engaging storyteller with a stunning singing voice who is also a multi- instrumentalist, brilliant exponent of the guitar and has the ability to light up an audience with his wit. A New Zealand born, Australian bred, Berlin based Pop/Soul/Blues musician, globetrotter and adventurer, Bobby Longstaff has a style
In the words of his own lyrics, Dillion James feels ‘a party coming on’, so get ready to funk at #AgnesBluesFest 2023. Dillion James brings a party-starting boogie and funky vibe that transports his audience to a time and space where the rigmarole of everyday life can easily be forgotten. His foot stompin’, butt swingin’
Hussy Hicks will return to light up #AgnesBluesFest in 2023 after their electrifying Marquee Stage performances in 2020. Critically acclaimed Australian act Hussy Hicks are a tour de force, featuring Leesa Gentz’ powerhouse soul vocals and Julz Parker’s revered guitar skills. Straddling the line between Folk, Blues, Country, and Roots, Hussy Hicks have earned themselves
Due to scheduling challenges that have arisen for Vika & Linda, our 2023 AgnesBluesFest has a change of Headliner. The party in paradise will rock on with Busby Marou now getting ready to rumble the main stage! Multi-award winners and chart-toppers Busby Marou are fast becoming a National Australian Treasure. AgnesBluesFest can’t wait to welcome
Get ready to ride some waves with 7 Whales in Moscow at AgnesBluesFest in February 2023. 7 Whales in Moscow is a local Gladstone Region outfit rocking out original music and covers of popular Aussie Rock songs from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s. There’s always new material waiting in the wings to delight their audiences. Band
Get ready for plenty of unique groovy vibes from 1770superjam at #AgnesBluesFest 2023. 1770superjam began purely as an excuse to get together and jam out the tastiest, funkiest, most influential music without any boundaries within genres. Organic and off the cuff, their grooves combine a love of music in all shades and colours in DJ
Chris Bax has been a consistent regular on the Central Queensland music scene for over 10 years, delivering professional, memorable performances every time he takes to the microphone. His song-writing takes listeners on an individual journey as they relate their own experiences to the stories. Honing his craft through years of playing local venues and
After their Discovery Stage debut as a duo in 2020 at #AgnesBluesFest, husband and wife creative couple Sophie & Damien Blackman now also perform as a 3-piece with drummer Nikolai Grillmeier. This up-and-coming Central Queensland-based rock-pop band is stepping up to another level and can’t wait to open #AgnesBluesFest on the main Marquee Stage in
Devil’s Kiosk are set to sizzle for the love of blues at #AgnesBluesFest in February 2023. With a heavy blues foundation and raucous blend of boogie and burning blues, driven by the twin peaks of singer/dynamic harp player Jamie Symon (2013-2015 Hohner Golden Harmonica champion) their sound derives from elements of the earthy sounds of
He’s BACK! Festival favourite 8 Ball Aitken returns to rock #AgnesBluesFest in 2023 with his sensational live show. This high energy swamp-blues-rocker has toured the world for more than a decade, performing across twenty countries to date; earning a loyal fanbase from his live shows and internet videos while paying his dues as a singer,
Get ready to dance till you drop at #AgnesBlueFest 17-19 Feb 2023 with the return of the irresistible Round Mountain Girls to our main Marquee Stage! Coined as the ‘finest purveyors of Celtabillypunkfolkrootsgrass in the Southern Hemisphere’ and ‘heavy metal folk’, they’ll take you to places you didn’t know existed with all of the raw
We’re super excited to confirm that Linc Phelps & The Next Thing will be bringing rock star swagger to the #AgnesBluesFest main Marquee Stage in 2023! Wearing his heart on his sleeve and with a commanding voice prevailing over a solid blues feel and powerful words ringing with the truth, you won’t want to miss Linc’s
Combining onstage presence, energy and power-house performances, Dezzie D and The Stingrayz are set to get #AgnesBluesFest audiences jumping out of their skin and transported back to the era of 40’s and 50’s Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Jump, Swing and American Juke Joint Halls’. Formed with the passion of the early Rhythm and Blues music
Our second confirmed artist for 2023 is @Joe Man Murphy! Blending Irish-born roots with experiences from Australia that he now calls home, this connective multi-instrumentalist captivates with stories from a life well lived, charming vocals, a thumping sound and multi-instrumental wizardry on guitar, uke and banjo. Joe’s beautiful new single ‘At Night She Dreams’ with his very own
We can now confirm our first, fabulous artist for #AgnesBluesFest 2023 – it’s powerhouse crowd fave @Olivia Ruth! A musical force to be reckoned with, this popular band’s distinctive rock-infused, bluesy sound is a product of Olivia’s dynamic and unique vocals, impressively-crafted original songs and tight, solid group of musicians passionate about their music. Brace your ears
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Gee wiz what a 24 hours …. whilst we negotiate with Mark Zuckerberg about our Facebook page, for regular updates follow us on Instagram (CLICK HERE) Due to our unavoidable late line-up change, with Killing Heidi unable to make it to Queensland from Victoria this weekend due to ongoing border restrictions…we can now confirm that
4STRING PHIL TO THRILL #AGNESBLUESFEST 4String Phil is all set to thrill the #AgnesBluesFest main Marquee Stage in just a few weeks, with his original sounds and tunes; in his own words, “keeping it simple, keeping it real”. With a glue bucket to punch out a stompin’ kicking beat, a 4-string cigar box and modified
AUGUST RIVER BAND TO INTOXICATE AT #AGNESBLUESFEST Punchy Brisbane based trio August River Band are set to light up the main Marquee Stage at #AgnesBluesFest in just a few weeks’ time with their intoxicating show. They’re super keen to get jamming love and colour into the Festival with a juxtaposed fusion of genre-bending sounds that
BLUES ARCADIA SET TO SWAGGER AT #AGNESBLUESFEST Blues Arcadia combines the legendary soul of Stax and Motown with the heat and power of the Chicago and Memphis blues to create a unique, dirty-soul sound delivered with swagger, style and sensitivity. They’re ready to rumble the main Marquee Stage at #AgnesBluesFest in just a few weeks’
KARL S WILLIAMS SET TO SOAR AT #AGNESBLUESFEST 2021 #AgnesBluesFest is incredibly excited to be welcoming Karl S Williams to their main Marquee Stage in February, from the cane country of Northern NSW, steeped in swamp water and primitive music. Karl’s songs are a distillation of life, love and the human condition; a kind of
INDIE ROCK WITH THE SHENNIES AT #AGNESBLUESFEST 2021 Based in Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast indie surf rockers Shen Panthers will make their debut on the main #AgnesBluesFest 2021 Marquee Stage in February with their tidy mix of delicate, echoing rhythms blended with driving leads, punchy drums and bass. The formation of the band during the
SALT & STEEL SET TO FIRE UP #AGNESBLUESFEST 2021 Get ready for the fire, flare and wild, stormy ride of Salt & Steel, fusing rock and roots to inspire and empower with their unique sound and contagious energy. Opening for Wolfmother and Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon) as well as sharing other stellar line-ups with You Am
KELLY BROUHAHA TO DEBUT AT #AGNESBLUESFEST 2021 No-nonsense firebrand and multi-instrumentalist Kelly Brouhaha will make her debut on the main Marque Stage at #AgnesBluesFest 2021. Fed up with what society dictated as success and disillusioned by a consumer society, Brouhaha sold her material possessions to follow a passion for travel, camping and a good cup
BATTEN DOWN YER BRITCHES – THE HILLBILLY GOATS ARE BACK FOR #AGNESBLUESFEST 2021 Kick Yer Shoes off, Put Yer Hoe Down & Hang on to Yer Britches!!! The Hillbilly Goats are back in town for #AgnesBluesFest 2021. Festival favourites, Golden Fiddle Recipients and four-time “Bluegrass” Golden Guitar finalists, The Hillbilly Goats strip back the layers
OLIVIA RUTH RETURNS TO CAPTIVATE #AGNESBLUESFEST 2021 Powerhouse crowd favourite Olivia Ruth are back to surprise, captivate and rock the Marquee Stage at #AgnesBluesFest2021. Based on the Sunshine Coast, Olivia Ruth are fast becoming the name on every music lover’s lips. A musical force to be reckoned with, their distinctive rock-infused sound is a product
SUMMER HOTS UP WITH BEN BRADY TO PERFORM AT #AGNESBLUESFEST 2021 Summer is hotting up in more ways than one, with #AgnesBluesFest delighted to be welcoming Festival favourite Ben Brady back to its main Marquee Stage in February. Ben Brady lives for busking, performing and writing songs. He has found his own unique sound and
ROCK ON DOWN TO MURPHY ROAD AT #AGNESBLUESFEST2021 Forget rocking on down to Electric Avenue! Murphy Road will be your next best address when they debut on the Marquee Stage at #AgnesBluesFest 2021. Agnes Water’s very own Murphy Road is a duo combining the talents of Bryan Williams on guitar and Tina Sanderson on vocals.
THEY’RE BACK! GET READY TO GYPSYRUMBLE AGAIN AT #AGNESBLUESFEST 2021 Following their high-energy, infectious performances and an engaging, inspiring instrumental workshop at #AgnesBluesFest 2020, GypsyRumble return to ignite the Marquee Stage in 2021. Heralded as ‘Australia’s quirkiest and possibly only ukulele-based bluegrass/reggae/folk band, GypsyRumble has its roots in Celtic, world music and bush dance traditions.
KATE MAHOOD RETURNS TO CAPTIVATE #AGNESBLUESFEST 2021 Following on from her captivating performance on the inaugural emerging/original artists’ Discovery Stage at #AgnesBluesFest last year, Central Queensland’s own songbird Kate Mahood will be returning to light up the main Marquee Stage in Feb 2021. Blending folk stylings and country story-telling, Kate’s songs showcase her unique vocals
HAT FITZ & CARA ARE BACK FOR #AGNESBLUESFEST 2021 High-energy duo Hat Fitz & Cara, among Australia’s most talented roots music artists, will be bringing their high energy and soulful tunes back to the #AgnesBluesFest Marquee Stage in Feb 2021. The husband and wife team have clocked up over a decade of worldwide touring, Festival
HAYLEY MARSTEN TO SPARKLE AND SASS AT #AGNESBLUESFEST 2021 Currently based in Brisbane, Gladstone’s own Hayley Marsten is coming home in February to perform with her full band for the first time on the #AgnesBluesFest Marquee Stage. Equal parts sass and sincerity, Hayley wears her heart on her rhinestone-studded sleeve. Hayley began building appreciative audiences
He’s Back! Australian-born, Nashville, Tennessee-based, singer, songwriter, slide guitar player and festival favourite, 8 Ball Aitken returns to grace the #AgnesBluesFest Marquee Stage with his sensational live show. For more than a decade, blues-rocker 8 Ball Aitken has toured the world, performing his swampy, slide guitar-driven songs at more than 200 gigs each year. His
Tex Perkins onstage at the 2020 Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival.
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Lily and King onstage at the 2020 Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival.
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8 Ball Aitken at the 2020 Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival.
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Olivia Ruth performing at the 2020 Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival.
Photo: Wezzy Cruze