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Musos come to play in Docklands

01 Nov 2018

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Thousand of music fans descended on The District Docklands on October 20 and 21 for the Docklands Blues Music Festival.

Organiser Melissa Head estimated more than 4000 attended the two-day event, with most of them packing out the Sunday sessions.

Four stages were in action on Sunday, featuring 17 different acts. Electric Blues Collective punched out the final session at Urban Alley Brewery on Sunday night.

The event is now in its seventh year and Ms Head hopes to be back in 2019 with an even more successful festival.

“Negotiations are in play now for 2019 and we are currently scouting international Blues acts to bring out as a headliner,” Ms Head said.

“We thank our sponsors for this year, The District Docklands, Urban Alley Brewery, Wonderland Junior, MBAS and Youth N Blues. It was a great day of fun and absolute brilliant Blues.”

Feedback from attendees included:

  • “Had an absolute blast! Killer crowds, great beers and entertainment, amazing music all weekend;”
  • “Big thanks from the Electric Blues Collective crew for letting us do what we do ... hopefully not for the last time;”
  • “Fans for life of this festival!” and
  • “Great local musos and interstate guests. Easy access. All weather venue. Another feather in Melbourne’s cap. Years since I went to Docklands - I’ll be back.”

Ms Head said the festival was now in the national music event calendar and provided a much-needed boom for District Docklands retailers.

Ms Head’s team is currently in the running for a Queensland tourism award for their touring Wonderland Spiegeltent.

In December her organisation is running Santa’s Christmas Spectacular for children in the new Empire Theatre located under the Melbourne Star.

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