DENI BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL WINS TWO AWARDS
AT THE 2013 NSW TOURISM AWARDS!
SECOND MAJOR AWARD WIN FOR THE INAUGURAL EVENT!
The Deni Blues & Roots Festival has certainly hit the calendar with a bang taking out two Awards at last night’s NSW Tourism Awards at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.
The inaugural Deni Blues & Roots Festival won the Best Festival & Event category and the Bronze Award in the New Tourism Development category.
The Deni Blues & Roots Festival, which took place over the 2013 Easter long weekend, saw thousands of music lovers descend on Deniliquin in New South Wales for the inaugural event which took world class music to inland Australian including international superstars Santana, Status Quo, Jason Mraz, Chris Isaak, Bonnie Raitt, Zac Brown Band and Newton Faulkner.
The two day Deni Blues & Roots Festival is unique for southern NSW and provides a great festival for music fans in the Southern States utilising the massive Deni Ute Muster site which is just 3 hours from Melbourne, 4 hours from Canberra and less than 5 hours by road from Adelaide. The purpose built site has had millions of dollars of permanent staging and lighting infrastructure, toilets and showers and bar facilities installed in recent years. Both events have been underpinned by overwhelming community support with an army of volunteers, contributions from many local businesses and great vision from the steering committee that established and built the site at Deniliquin. The inaugural Deni Blues & Roots Festival also took out the Best Festival Award at the Inland Tourism Awards earlier this year.
And there’s no time to rest on our laurels, the 2014 Deni Blues & Roots Festival is already set to outshine its debut with an amazing list of iconic artists already announced including John Mayer, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, The Doobie Brothers, Gary Clark Jr, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Boz Scaggs, Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, Michael Franti & Spearhead and many, many more (see below for full list).
Chugg Entertainment, Rob Potts Entertainment and Deni Play on the Plains Festival Ltd co-presented the event and were represented at last night’s ceremony by Project Manager, Nick Chugg, who accepted the Award on behalf of the promoter team, and Kathie Heyman, GM of Deni Play on the Plains.
Nick Chugg, Deni Blues & Roots Festival Project Manager said “We are thrilled to have won two NSW Tourism Awards last night. On behalf of the promoters I want congratulate all the staff and volunteers who worked on the Festival – these Awards wouldn’t have been possible without you. And particular thanks to all the patrons who came to the Festival earlier this year. We look forward to seeing you next year!”
Kathie Heyman, Festival GM; Jill Kearney, Customer Relations Manger
Deni Blues & Roots Festival
Conargo Road, Deniliquin, NSW
Saturday, 19 April 2014
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Sunday, 20 April 2014
JOHN MAYER, ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
GARY CLARK JR, STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES, BOZ SCAGGS
DR JOHN & THE NITE TRIPPERS, MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD
EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS, GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS
THE SOUL REBELS, RUSSELL MORRIS, THE WAILERS, NEIL MURRAY
CASH SAVAGE & THE LAST DRINKS, SHAUN KIRK
JACKSON FIREBIRD, HARRY HOOKEY, OWEN CAMPBELL, PETER McWHIRTER
FRANK MACIAS |JASMINE RAE, JOEL SULMAN, MICK GORHAM
* TICKETS ON SALE NOW *
Tickets available from www.denibluesfestival.com, the
Deniliquin Blues & Roots Office or 03 5881 8259