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15th NOVEMBER 2014


(via ferry from Patonga)

We are more than pleased to announce the line-up for Australia’s only – ferry Access – Blues Festival, now in its 13th year. So grab your picnic rug, your sun hat and let’s boogie.

As usual we have stellar Australian Blues acts which include festival favourites, the Backsliders, guitar slinger, Lez Karski playing in his trio and local legends Muma Janes Blues Band.

If you’ve been here before, you’ll know the drill , but those who don’t –  take a look around. You’ll need to bring your own picnic and drinks, chairs and rugs. You can even bring your swimmers if you feel like a splash.

There is reason why people keep coming back:

  • We have stayed true to our principles of presenting only genuine Blues music at its best.
  • We don’t stray from that path because we believe our discerning patrons like it that way.
  • We keep it small to ensure harmony and comfort for everyone.
  • We keep the cost as low as we can to make the festival accessible without compromising quality and safety.

Because this festival is held in such a beautiful and culturally significant location, local aboriginal elder, Gavi Duncan from the Darkinjung people will open the entertainment with a “Welcome to Country” ceremony to set the mood for the afternoon.

Remember, this is a small festival and tickets are strictly limited, so get cracking.




Iconic Australian blues group – Backsliders – are leaders and virtual pioneers in their own genre – ‘delta-blues wall of sound’. As a three piece, they can lift the roof…

The Lez Karski Trio

Lez Karski has been the unique soul/blues guitar and vocal style of The Foreday Riders, Hippos, Bondi Cigars, Donkeys, and Nervous Investors. He’s also the preferred sideman for visiting US…

Muma Janes Blues Band

With Special Guest Carolyn “Pine Cone” Packer on Keyboards

During and after World War II, the factories in the north of America needed labour and many southern blacks, tired of ploughing fields, headed to places like Detroit and Chicago.

They took with them their labour power and more importantly, their music.

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Patonga Wharf