Michael Franti and the Zac Brown Band lead the first announcement for the Big Sky Blues & Roots Festival for Deniliquin over Easter 2015.
The Big Sky Blues & Roots Festival is the new name for award winning Deni Blues & Roots Festival. The festival has been christened with a new name to give it “a unique identity that more accurately reflects the spirit and location of a festival taking place on the expansive, striking landscape, under the big sky of the Riverina Plains”.
With the new festival name comes a world-class line-up with Mavis Staples, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic two more international names to announced to play Big Sky along with Australian acts Harry Hookey, Dallas Frasca, Dale Winters and Euchua’s own Benny Walker.
Michael Franti will return to Deniliquin after being a highlight of the 2014 festival. “I’ve been to Australia many times but last year was my first time in Deni,” he said in a statement to Noise11.com. “We had no idea what to expect and we were thrilled to find one of the most energetic crowds of the whole tour there. I can’t wait to return in 2015!!!”
Michael Chugg, Chairman of Chugg Entertainment, said “We’ve been so thrilled with the growth the festival has made in its short but busy life thus far. We’re really confident that now, in its third year, the punters know and trust that this fantastic Easter event is a trusted source of great music and great fun. The site works so wonderfully well, with the infrastructure that’s already there, but additionally with the stunning landscape with its low horizon and the dome of the big sky above, it’s just magic. We can’t wait!”
Rob Potts from Entertainment Edge added, “After two great years of beautiful sunny weather in the open air and non-stop music between the two big stages, we can’t wait to get back for 2015. The clamouring for the return of Zac Brown Band and Michael Franti & Spearhead has been deafening, and we’re thrilled that legends like George Clinton and Mavis Staples will be making their festival debut under the “big sky” next Easter”.
Big Sky Blues & Roots Festival line-up one announcement
Zac Brown Band
Michael Franti & Spearhead
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Early Bird tickets for the Big Sky Blues & Roots Festival go on sale from 9.00am on Tuesday, 14 October, 2014 until 11.59pm on Thursday, 23 October, 2014
Big Sky Blues and Roots Festival location
Saturday, 4 April, 2015 and Sunday, 5 April, 2015
Conargo Road, Deniliquin, NSW
Gates / Camping opens at midday, Friday, 3 April