1 April 2014
Thousands of music lovers will descend on the town for the two-day festival which takes world class music to country NSW.
Iconic musicians Santana, Chris Isaak and the Steve Miller Band graced the stages of the 2013 inaugural event in front of a crowd of thousands. The festival’s successful debut was awarded with three major Tourism Awards including Best Festival Award at the Inland Tourism Awards, as well as Best Festival & Event and the Bronze Award in the New Tourism Development category at the NSW Tourism Awards.
This year’s festival promises to impress again with headline acts from John Mayer, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, The Doobie Brothers, Steve Earl & The Dukes, Boz Scaggs and The Wailers.
The festival features a fantastic range of music from folk, funk and soul, to psychedelic rock and rhythm and blues. Two stages, set up side-by side, will alternate with spectacular live performances, allowing festivalgoers to enjoy all of the 24 acts across the weekend.
A variety of onsite camping options and quality permanent facilities make staying at the festival easy. Bring a tent, campervan, caravan or Winnebago and set up in the non-powered, general camping area. A ‘platinum’ camping option on a powered site is also available to caravans and mobile homes. The Deni Tent City VIP campsite option includes a two-man or four-man tent, stretchers, and a battery-operated lamp. All camp sites are accessible from noon Good Friday until noon Easter Monday. Come prepared with gas bottles, small BBQs, eskies, and coolers so you can cook up a small feast, or take advantage of the many food stalls at the festival.
More accommodation options can be found in town. Book your Deniliquin accommodation in one of the quaint cottages, B&Bs, motels, hotels or house boats in the area. The surrounding towns of Finley, Echuca-Moama and Tocumwal are all within an hour’s drive of Deniliquin and also offer great alternative lodging options.
The festival is held on the same site of the town’s annual Ute Muster Play on the Plains Festival in October. Deniliquin, known as the ute capital of the world, holds The Guinness Book of Records world title for the most utes mustered in one place and continues to break its record each year at the ute festival.
Spend your Easter exploring Inland Australia and enjoy the smooth sounds all weekend at the Deni Blues and Roots Festival.