• Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival


A four day event of Blues and Roots performances and workshops throughout Bendigo. There will be over 120 acts at 40 venues over four days. 

The 9th annual Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival will be another a four day event of Blues and Roots performances, Open mic opportunities, Jam sessions and workshops at more than 40 venues throughout Bendigo and surrounding towns. The centrepiece of the program is a day-long family-friendly concert featuring more than a dozen acts over two stages in picturesque Rosalind Park on Saturday 9 November 2019.

This year’s line-up will be another treasure trove of discovery, regardless of your musical persuasions.

On Friday 8th November catch the amazing John Butler performing solo and intimate. Click here to book

Catch The Waifs in one of their enchanting live shows drawing on more than 25 years of material on Saturday 9th November. Click here to book

The full program is now available on the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival app, along with the list of confirmed artists and ticketing links to our marquee events. Download it now on Google Play or the Apple App Store.  You can download the PDF version here

Block out 7-10 November on your calendar and suggest to your friends and family that they do the same. Bendigo’s best weekend of the year is one to be shared and enjoyed by as many good folks as possible.

We are excited to share all the amazing musical experiences in store. We’ll once again have acts from Canada, Germany, New Zealand and from every Australian state and territory performing in our beautiful city. As usual, many of this year’s acts have never played our festival before, some have never played Bendigo before; so we hope you’ll help us make them all feel welcome and appreciated.

Easy Rider Pass - Sold Out

To get the full festival experience, get the Easy Rider Pass. It gets you top billing at Ulumbarra Theatre with a choice of either, John Butler performing a solo and intimate show on Friday 8 November, supported by local songbird Sherry Parry...OR see WA stalwarts The Waifs on Saturday 9 November, supported by Grim Fawkner. Not forgetting exclusive VIP balcony @ the metro, overlooking the Blues on Bull Street stage on Friday and Saturday night. Plus exclusive merch, venue entry and bonus 2 for 1 vouchers for next year too! Find out more or book now

The Blues Tram

Combining two of Bendigo’s best attractions - its historic trams and sublime music talent. Fans can enjoy a relaxed drink on the tram, while leisurely rolling through the streets of the city as some of the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival’s finest talent performs, up close and personal. There will be extra Blues Tram on during the festival. Click here to find out more or to book. 

Blues Boot Camp

Blues Boot Camp is a fun and challenging, two day and one evening, highly interactive workshop, where participants will gain both theoretical and practical music industry skills from trained and experienced music industry professionals.Blues Boot Camp is designed for all instruments and is for ages 12 to 25 years with an intermediate ability level for instrumentalists and beginner to intermediate level for vocalists. Find out more or to book now

Various location in Bendigo
7 - 10 November 2019