Russell Morris headlines Blues, Roots & Rock Festival

The 2016 Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival should be on your calendar by now, it is sure to be an event not to miss!

The 3-day music festival offers a lineup of 20 acts in the amazing Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy area of Queensland.

FESTIVAL DATES: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 19-21 February 2016
VENUE: SES Grounds, Captain Cook Drive, Seventeen Seventy

With a local population of less than 5,000, Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy always experience a swell in visitors, (and often a swell at the point break too), during the usual school holidays periods each year.

So, the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is held annually in February, a quiet time of year for visitors, encouraging blues and roots fanatics to travel to the area and immerse themselves in the tunes and the delights of the destination.

The 2016 performer lineup will headline musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist, bassist, Russell Morris, one of Australia’s most enduring singers. A major pop star in the late 1960s, he went on to become one of the country’s most well-known singer-songwriters.

Also on the line-up is the ever popular, world famous, 8 Ball Aitken. 8 Ball Aitken has a genuine crowd-pleasing style and if you haven’t seen this passionate Aussie performer, be ready for a roof rattling show!

Other artists include the rising stars of Agnes Blue – Jack and Frea Blandford – a brother and sister team producing rock music with a hint of blues. Their gigs have been described as an upbeat, raucous affair and with their enthusiasm and originality Jack and Frea are in demand at festivals all over the state.

Organisers, Discovery Coast Tourism & Commerce Inc (DCTC) are pleased to announce the 2016 Festival lineup will also include Adam Hole, The Urban Chiefs, Kissing the Flint, Dr Trouble and more great artists.

DCTC is a non profit, local business organisation, established in 2001 to promote and develop tourism and economic activity for Discovery Coast businesses to grow and prosper.

The actions of DCTC generally result in the enhancement of the wider community, for example, the new Bendigo Bank Community Stage at the SES Grounds is a project that DCTC volunteers co-ordinated.

This stage can be used by many… community groups and other event organisers have already capitalized on it and appreciate the cost saving on equipment hire.

DCTC took on the role of organising the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival at the end of 2014 from previous the organisers, Gladstone Regional Council.

The 2015 Festival presented by DCTC was very successful, despite having to be rescheduled due to Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

The performer list for 2016 has been three times oversubscribed, so it’s sure to be an event not to miss!

Regulars to the Agnes event will be pleased to know some artists are again offering workshops on Saturday and Sunday, and the festival weekend will include food vendors and market stall holders. Bookings for workshops or stalls can be made at or on 07 4974 7570.

And bookings for tickets can be made via the website

The early bird ticket price of $121pp for 3 days at the festival is available until 31 December 2015… and it would make an excellent Christmas present for your friends and family!

Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival

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