Craig Atkins


Craig Atkins is getting ready to fly at #AgnesBluesFest for the first time in 2024.

An award-winning roots, blues and folk multi-instrumentalist, Craig Atkins is a ‘one-man band’ songwriter and performer based in Adelaide (Kuarna Country). He regularly tours the country with a set-up consisting of various acoustic and cigar box guitars, lap slide, didgeridoos, harmonica and foot percussion.

Influenced by Paul Kelly, Joe Purdy, Harry Manx, Xavier Rudd and numerous other blues masters, Craig’s live performances weave through various styles from chilled finger-picking, folk and alt-country stories, to delta slide blues, rollicking folk foot-tappers, stomp-jumping roots and “Didgeriblues”.

Craig’s lyrical content explores aspects of life, love, loss and observations of the world we all live in. He has performed solo and with various other musical projects at Nannup Music Festival (WA), Tamworth Country Music Festival (NSW), Ayers Rock Resort Residency (NT), Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival (VIC), Nimbin Roots Festival (NSW), Ocean Street World Festival (QLD), Byron Bay Guitar Festival (NSW), Peats Ridge Festival (NSW), Port Fairy Festival (VIC), Caloundra Music Festival (QLD), Wide Open Space Festival (NT) and Gorgeous Festival (SA). Craig has also supported Steve Kilbey (The Church) and Donovan Frankenreiter (USA), to name a few.

This passionate, honest musician achieved Adelaide Roots & Blues Association’s ‘Best Solo Roots’ award and his album “Fall or Fly” was a finalist for both the Australian Roots Awards and the Adelaide Roots & Blues Association’s ‘Best Roots Album’.

Fly with one-man band Craig Atkins on the #AgnesBluesFest 2024 Discovery Stage 5.30-6.30pm Saturday 17 February 2024

Designed to complement the Marquee Stage program within the vibrant Festival precinct at the 1770 SES Grounds and now in its fourth 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.

16-18 Feb 2024

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. 

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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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