Bluesfest 2023… We’ve already started preparing!

Bluesfest 2023… We’ve already started preparing! – TAGG-Toorak Times


We’re already onto it Bluesfesters! The next major live music event to add to your calendars…We’re talking about Bluesfest 2023, of course!

Held over the Easter Long Weekend next year from Thursday 6th – Monday 10th of April… and you better bet that the artist lineup that we’re working on presenting will absolutely knock you right out of the park!

Itching to know more?! When will we announce?! When will tickets go on sale to the general public?!… You’ll just have to stay up to date via our newsletter, via socials and our website… it’s not far off! 

There were tears, there was laughter, there was high emotion, but above all … there was a major celebration for the original members of THE CAT EMPIRE, and their 20 years of global touring and success.

They whipped through a set, jam-packed full of favourites.

From the very first notes that Harry James Angus’ hit in his trumpet solo heralding the band into ‘How To Explain’ the crowd roared, and we were off on a blistering ride through THE CAT EMPIRE song catalogue.

We were ready to party – and by heavens… party 👏 we 👏 did! 👏

There was ‘Oscar Wilde’‘Two Shoes’‘Still Young’‘Hello’… and so many others.

We were hoarse with singing, weary from pogoing like crazy but carrying smiles and tears and hands aloft as the final strains of ‘The Chariot’ in their encore performance melted into the sweat-soaked audience and band members alike.

“Our weapons were our instruments, made from timber and steel, we never yielded to conformity – but stood like kings”

A very fitting lyric to end THE CAT EMPIRE’s 20 years at the top as one of the world’s finest festival bands 🤩

Harry and Will Hull-Brown hang out before their final show with the original members of THE CAT EMPIRE line-up. It’s been a 20-year global journey with the band… here they relive their moments – and open the door (just a little bit) on what might be coming next for them.

Thanks for the memories, guys!

We can’t wait to see what Felix and Ollie come up with next.

What a jaw-dropping, tear-jerking performance on our Opening Day at Bluesfest 2022. The sublime harmonies and stunning choreography of the Marliya Choir and their guests (including Emma Donovan) brought to life the stories in language and the message they carry. We managed to round up some of the Marliya Choir to explain their origins and how they were enjoying their musical journey 💙

Want more? Check out Bluesfest TV via the link below

The three lucky guitar winners have received their prizes! 🎸🤩

1st  Prize:  Ms J Daven – Sydney, NSW
2nd Prize:  Mr  B Moran – Sydney, NSW
3rd Prize: Mr M Calderazzo – Brisbane, QLD

Ever wondered how a festival like Bluesfest comes to life?! Hear what Bronte has to say about her #BTSexperience #StudentLyfe #SAECrew!

This could be you! Find out how 👇

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG – The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world’s first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972. 

Mick was also involved in Melbourne’s music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry.

Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.





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