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The Docklands precinct is set to deliver a Wonderland of Rhythm as the annual

shakes, rattles and rolls into town with 15 local and international blues acts across three live stages on Sunday 16 October from 10am to 10pm.

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The Blues Music Festival is a free family-friendly event and a foot stompin’ hand clappin’ celebration of continuous live music with an indoor stage under the big top at the Wonderland Spiegeltent and two outdoor stages under the Melbourne Star and at the Harbourtown Hotel.

The Festival is an All-Star All Blues line-up of 15 acts across three stages including acclaimed Canadian headliner Mark Green, Key Grip, Sugar Bowl Hokum, Andrea Marr and The Funky HItmen, Isaiah B Brunt, Dream Boogie, Geoff Achison, Lazy Eye, Doggone South featuring Eddie Boyle, Mick Kid & Dave Blight, Dan Dinnen, John McNamara, MBAS (Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society) Youth in Blues, Limelight, Charlie Bedford, Hurricane Hearn, Felicia & The Tradies, and the EBC (Elwood Blues Club) All-Stars with special guest Toni Swain. The annual Blues Festival is also one of the only music festivals with a large contingent of quality female acts.

 

Isiah Brunt in New Orleans
Isiah Brunt in New Orleans

 

Carnival rides and attractions at Wonderland will be open during the day and evening to give kids of all ages a thrill and licensed venues at Harbourtown and Spiegeltent and will be open for business. Favourite carnival treats including popcorn, pretzels, fairy floss and ice cream are available for purchase at the Wonderland “Sweet Treats” café and to top off the day in festival style, a special “Blues Food” food truck will be on site to satisfy appetites for soulful southern cuisine.

Wonderland Entertainment & Leisure Festival Director Melissa Head says that “The Blues Festival is one our favourite events and one that drives the locals and visitors alike to our precinct for a full day and evening of world-class entertainment. Singin’ the blues has never been so much fun!”

The Blues Music Festival @ Docklands is 10am-10pm 16 October

Wonderland Spiegeltent, under the Melbourne Star DOCKLANDS.

101 Waterfront Way, Docklands VIC.

FREE ENTRY – EVERYONE WELCOME

There are VIP BOOTH PACKAGES ON SALE for guaranteed seat bookings

www.wonderlandspiegeltent.com.au / functions@wonderlandspiegeltent.com.au

 

Geoff Achison