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3rd NOVEMBER 2018


(via ferry from Patonga)

Wow 17 years!!! Australias only – Ferry Only Access – Blues Festival, is still raging along

For those not already in the know – Patonga Blues starts with it’s renowned ferry ride to the shores of Broken Bay Sport And Recreation Centre. Once there, you can drop off your BYO picnic and chairs to the helpful Centre Staff, who will take your gear, while you enjoy a lovely 3 minute flat leisurely walk around to the festival site. If you need a some assistance staff are more than willing to help and even offer a lift if necessary.

After a Welcome to Country, 3 bands will entertain you, while you eat and drink your own food, and perhaps even indulge in a bit of dancing, for an awesome and relaxed afternoon.

This year will see 3 band known around the country as festival favourites.

An institution at Tamworth Country Music Festival “Chicken Train Skifflers” play a unique liberation of a lost style of music, fusing ragtime, blues, country, bluegrass and rockabilly to produce the traditional skiffler sound.

‘Janis Joplin and Ben Harper’s love-child’, Cass Eager and (her band ) the Velvet Rope – with a voice that mixes Memphis soul and delta blues, is emotive, slightly raspy, and the authentic driving force of her music.

And… Combining the legendary soul of Stax and Motown with the heat and power of the Chicago and Memphis blues, Blues Arcadia deliver an uninhibited old-fashioned soul stomp revival.

This is a not-for-profit community event, and runs entirely on volunteers who do not get paid. Your ticket price includes the ferry trip, the bands, and venue hire. Any money raised goes back into the community. In the past we have funded ….

Furnishings (seats and tables) in the Patonga Pavillion (erected by Gosford City Council); installed bench seatings around the village and donated generously to worthwhile people and causes; Money has also been committed to improvements on the Patonga Progress hall including roof shelter on the Hall’s large deck.

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