22nd annual Australian Blues Music Festival returns to Goulburn, February 8-11

The 22nd annual Australian Blues Music Festival returns to Goulburn, February 8-11. Photo: Mariam Koslay
The 22nd annual Australian Blues Music Festival returns to Goulburn, February 8-11. Photo: Mariam Koslay

Rated by Tourism Australia as one of the "must see events and festivals in regional Australia,” the 22nd annual Australian Blues Music Festival returns to Goulburn, February 8-11.

The Belmore Park APRA-AMCOS stage will feature artists in an alcohol-free environment, along with markets on the weekend, with 70 performances across 11 free venues around the city. Artists this year will include: Lloyd Spiegel, Geoff Achison, Nick Charles, Ali Penney & The Money Makers, Minnie Marks, Jan Preston, Justin Yap Band, Dan Dinnen & Shorty, Greg Dodd & The Hoodoo Men, Andrea Marr & The Funky Hitmen, Jesse Valach presents The Blues Mountain, 8 Ball Aitken, Iseula, The Excellent Smithers, Tomcat Playground, Julian James, Dave Diprose, Morningside Fats, Moondog Blues, Spike Flynn & The Open Hearted Strangers, Bonnie Kay & The Bonafides, Sugar Bowl Hokum, Jarrod Shaw, Bill Barber, 500 Pounds of Joy, and the Minglewood Blues Band. 

The city's main street will once again come alive with the sounds of blues during the annual busking competition, giving buskers the opportunity to compete for a place at the following year's festival.