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One-man dynamo Jackson Dunn (aka ‘El Mariachi’) will be packing a big punch on the #AgnesBluesFest
Discovery Stage in February 2023.

In a life spent on the road, this touring machine leaves no stone unturned in a quest to share his unique
style of guitar work. With lightning-speed strumming, beer bottle slide guitar and thumping foot-stomp,
Jackson’s shows are an unmissable, visceral experience.

According to Australian Blues Legend Nathan Cavaleri, who Jackson has supported on stage ‘the soul can’t be anywhere else when you’re at a Jackson Dunn gig – it’s high energy roots all the way’.

A twice-nominated Gold Coast Musician of the Year finalist in 2020 and 2021, Jackson has also supported the John Butler Trio, Jack Johnson, Jebediah, Dallas Frasca, Regurgitator and Clare Bowditch and performed at many high profile events including Byron Bluesfest, Blues on Broadbeach, Caloundra Music Festival, Airlie Beach Festival of Music, Brisbane Festival, MOJO Burning and Red Deer Music Festival, to name just a few.

In Central Queensland he has ignited stages at the Rockhampton River Festival, Lighthouse Rock Festival in Bundaberg, El Grande Festival in Gladstone and most recently the inaugural Strum Festival at Captain Creek for which he was a driving force.

Jackson’s music has featured on a number of surf film soundtracks including “Wanderjah” for Billabong. He was ranked Number 1 in 2009 for Triple J Unearthed’s Blues & Roots Category and one of his singles and film clips was voted number 1 in Australia for Channel V: Channel U..
Don’t miss Jackson Dunn (‘El Mariachi’) on the #AgnesBluesFest Discovery Stage 6.45-8.00pm Saturday 18 February 2023. https://www.facebook.com/jacksondunnmusic/

Designed to complement the Marquee Stage program within the vibrant Festival precinct at the 1770 SES Grounds and now in its third year, the Discovery Stage encompasses the blues, roots and rock genres within a relaxed, intimate atmosphere; getting up close and personal and showcasing original music performed by an eclectic range of entertaining regional artists from Central Queensland and beyond.

Rocking out since 2008, the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is a 3 Day Annual Event held in the Great Barrier Reef’s Sensational Deep South. Book tickets and places to stay: www.agnesbluesnandroots.com.au

Be sure to follow @AgnesBluesFest on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The 2024 Festival will be required to operate in line with current QLD Govt Health Directives for all attendees, staff, volunteers, stallholders, vendors and performers.

The Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.

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