Vintage Blues Music Festival is an annual 8 hour music and wine/food
festival that promotes a safe sheltered environment for enjoying a
diversified style of music.
event is eight hours of non-stop high quality music on two stages at Wignalls
Winery, only 7.5 kilometers from the Albany CBD on the South Coast of
Western Australia. At least seven performances are expected to be seen
and the event is strongly supported by local food producers and local
charities / organisations.
was the first festival attracting around 800 people. The event now attracts
capacity crowds of approximately 3000. The event is so popular that Perth
audiences are increasing rapidly and Eastern States visitors are now common.
Important Information for 2014.
Media Release: Wignalls Wines – Vintage Blues Festival
Date: Monday 21 October 2013
Subject: Vintage Blues Festival Postponement
“It is with profound regret that the 18th Vintage Blues Festival for the 4th
of January 2014 has been postponed until Saturday 10 January 2015”, said
Wignall’s Wines Managing Director Rob Wignall.
“The past two festivals have not been without their challenges and we have
decided that it is timely to review all aspects of the event so that we can
return reinvigorated, bigger and better in 2015.”
“This has been a large and difficult decision to make for the Wignall
family, and realize that the postponement will have a profound effect on the
entire community and especially tourism related industries”
“In what would have been its eighteenth consecutive year, the event
continues to be an iconic major drawcard on the Albany Events calendar and
it is important that we ensure that the Vintage Blues Festival is around for
many years to come” said Rob.
“To ensure the long term viability of the event, our comprehensive review
will include the music mix, programme format, public amenities, ticketing
processes, marketing options, and a general assessment of how we can
reinvent and refresh all that the Vintage Blues festival has to offer both
locals and visitors to Albany alike. The review will also address funding
options and how the Vintage Blues Festival can garner greater support and
work more closely with local tourism, council and event operators”, he said.
The Vintage Blues Festival has played a significant part in the careers of
now celebrated musicians such as John Butler, The Waifs, and Kasey Chambers
who were virtual unknowns when they first appeared at the festival in
previous years. It is envisaged that future festivals will again showcase
new talent providing a valuable launching pad for promising musical careers,
as well as feature seasoned favourites who all love appearing at the Vintage
Blues in Albany in early January each year.
Contact: Rob Wignall Wignalls
Wines / Vintage Blues festival
448 Chester Pass Road Albany WA 6330
Telephone: (08) 9841 2848 Email: email@example.com
Vintage Blues @ Wignalls Wines, 448 Chester Pass Road, Albany WA
Postal Address: PO Box 248, Albany WA 6331
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