Welcome to
Echuca Moama Winter Blues 2021!

After a huge amount of work, we are so glad our festival will be returning to the twin towns along the Murray River this July 23-25.

Following our cancellation in 2020, and the current restrictions in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival will look a little different this year – but it will still be all about the blues!

Due to capacity at our venues, the festival will be fully ticketed.

Please note: Tickets to this year’s festival have now sold out. 

39 Artists, 17 Stages

 

While a little smaller than previous festivals, we’ve still got a huge amount of talent across our venues this July.

A weekend pass will allow you access to all venues subject to each venue’s COVID safe capped number.

You will be required to check in to each venue according to current state restrictions using the Services Vic App.

How the 2021 festival will work:

Step 1. Purchase your Weekend Pass to the festival.

Step 2. When you arrive at the festival you will exchange your ticket for a wrist band.

Step 3. Your wrist band gives you access to festival shows & venues (except the Wrap Party)

Step 4. You will be able to move around town to different venues as you always have been, subject to each venue’s capacity.

Step 5. When you enter each venue simply check-in using the Services Vic App.

Step 6. Enjoy the weekend of warming winter blues!

Tickets

There will be 3 types of tickets available to purchase for this year’s festival.

Weekend Passes

A limited number of weekend passes will be available for $75 + booking fees.  Tickets will be exchanged at the merchandise stand in High St Echuca (or the EMT Visitor Centre if you arrive before Friday midday) for a wrist band that will allow you access to all venues subject to their numbers. The number of passes we are selling is equal to the number of total places in participating venues.

Wrap Party

Our wrap party will return to Radcliffes in 2021!  Three huge sets of music, featuring the cream of the talent of this year’s festival, all backed by the wonderful rhythm section of Blues Roulette.

If you have been to this event previously, you’ll know it’s a great way to cap off your weekend with some special performances not to be seen elsewhere through the festival.  There will be no other bands scheduled after 6pm Sunday.

300 tickets will be available at $35 + booking fees.  This event sells out every year, and we expect 2021 to be no different! So buy early.

Tickets to the 2021 Winter Blues Festival have now sold out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ticketing is the only way to ensure that you will get into a venue and that we comply with Covid restrictions. You can rest assured that we will be returning to the Free Festival Model in 2022 if the Covid 19 restrictions allow.

All stages and performances in this year’s festival are at licensed venues.  You can buy a ticket for yourself and your children under 12 (free with adult ticket purchase). Access to venues for children will be on a venue-by-venue basis, and we expect this will be challenging in current circumstances.  As such, we suggest that it might be best to check with each venue directly as to their policy before heading to the festival.

The ticket numbers are based on the Venue Capacities given the Government restriction at this time. Should these restrictions ease then it will be possible for us to release more tickets. We hope to release more weekend passes closer to the festival, but we want to ensure the best experience for our wonderful Echuca-Moama audience.

The current COVID restrictions in place in Echuca mean that we need to govern attendance at all events.  We have an approved COVID safe plan in conjunction with the venues, and sadly it isn’t possible in 2021 to present our range of street stages.

We expect to release the full artist grid in coming weeks.  Like previous festivals, most artists will play multiple times over the festival weekend, so we hope you can all catch your favourite returning and new artists at one venue or another over the weekend.

Our Facebook page is the best place to stay up to date with updates on all things Winter Blues.  Our website will also provide you with all the information you will need ahead of our Winter Blues weekend on 23 – 25 July.

Should the Victorian Government re-introduce a lockdown during the festival period, tickets will be refunded less reasonable expenses.  If the cancellation occurs within a week of the Festival the Committee will incur expenses.  In this case you might expect 85% of your ticket cost to be refunded.

Got A Question?

We hope that we have answered your question in regard to this year’s festival.  The volunteer committee has worked incredibly hard to put this year’s festival together.

We will provide updates as soon as possible. You can always ask a question via our Facebook page, but please note that this is monitored by volunteers – we appreciate your patience if our response is not immediate.

 

Thanks – the Winter Blues Team