Riverboats Music Festival Announced For 2012

Riverboats is a new music festival full to the brim with great Aussie acts that will take place on the banks of the Murray River. It’s only a 2 hour drive from Melbourne at Echuca-Moama.

Festival Producer David Frazer said : The Murray River is one of the most iconic and picturesque stretches of water in Australia, and for the first time the historic river towns of Echuca-Moama will host a uniquely Australian festival experience music fans are going to absolutely love.

Along with the great line-up, the festival boasts a setting made famous in the classic Australian mini-series All The Rivers Run. It promises to become a favourite with seasoned festival-goers and is friendly for all ages. All of the music action will take place on the banks of the Murray near the heart of Echuca’s historic port precinct in a natural amphitheatre surrounded by ancient, towering river gums. With paddlesteamers meandering past the Festival hub all weekend, a more idyllic environment for listening to music is hard to imagine.

Riverboats Music Festival 2012 Line-up

Tex Perkins & The Band of Gold
Colin Hay
The Bamboos
Mark Seymour
Mick Thomas
Roving Commission
Vika & Linda Bull
Lanie Lane
The Audreys (duo)
Clairy Brown and The Bangin’ Rackettes
Benny Walker
Ryan Meeking
The Bride Stripped Back

The Riverboats Music Festival is to be held on the third weekend of February each year and the 2012 dates are February 17-19. Tickets for the full three days are $75, with day passes at $40 or $25 for the Friday night (children and family tickets are also available).

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