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Prince Bandroom
St Kilda
1 June 2024
&
powerhouse Place
Mildura Riverfront
8 & 9 June 2024
(King's Birthday Long Weekend)

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Major Festival sponsor 
of
 Matsumura Blues Festival in mildura
community grant recipient
as provided by the supportive
mildura rural city council

The idea of launching a new cross-cultural blues festival came about after a chance meeting of like-minded Okinawan musicians and Australian martial artists at Shuri Castle in Naha in October 2022. Friendships were forged and so was the idea of launching a new music festival in Australia.

The goal of the Matsumura Blues Festival is to establish a bespoke music festival where East meets West. With the prevalence of ex-patriot Americans living in Okinawa on US marine bases, over time a new fused genre of blues developed. This music blends the earthy and soulful beauty of blues and blues rock music, with the charm and grace of Okinawan and Japanese folk music steeped in ancient tradition. The festival in Mildura will also feature an impressive indigenous artist playing the didgeridoo.

there is no better time than now to launch Matsumura Blues Festival, to promote cross-cultural exchange, help to reinvigorate the live music scene in Australia, and to share this uniquely blended genre of music for all to enjoy! 

The Festival will launch on 1 June 2024 in St Kilda, Victoria, at the iconic Prince Bandroom and also take place on the King's Birthday Long Weekend on 8 and 9 June 2024 in beautiful Mildura on the banks of the Mighty Murray at the recently redeveloped historic powerhouse next to Jaycee park.

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EXPERIENCE

MATSUMURA BLUES FESTIVAL AT EACH LOCATION WILL BE HELD AT A SINGLE INDOOR VENUE, SO TICKET NUMBERS ARE LIMITED. BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
LIMITED ALLOCATION OF EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW.

MATSUMURA BLUES FESTIVAL IS A NOT FOR PROFIT INCORPORATED ASSOCIATION SUPPORTING LIVE MUSIC, MUSICIANS AND OFFERING AFFORDABLE FESTIVAL TICKETS TO PUNTERS TO SEE HIGH CALIBRE ARTISTS.

 

DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS UNIQUE AND EXCITING MARATHON BLUES EXPERIENCE YOU WILL NOT FORGET!

CROSS-CULTURAL EXCHANGE

A BLUES LOVER'S DELIGHT

MILDURA on the 
MIGHTY MURRAY with support from:

ST KILDA MUSIC PRECINCT

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MBF IN ST KILDA

1 JUNE 2024

THE LINE-UP.

Energy. Passion. Musical brilliance.

Okinawa Americana (JPN)
19-Twenty (nsw)
Minnie Marks (nsw)
Phil Para band (vic)
Dalicados (vic)
George & Noriko (vic/sa)
Mark Easton & the Delta Khans (qld)
Doggerel (vic)
Windsavers (vic)
Sonorous (NZ)
Sayaka Ohno - taiko drummer (vic/jpn)
Eisa Champroo - Okinawan drumming dancers (NSW)

 

 

 

 

Introducing our artists for the st kilda event...

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ST KILDA MBF ARTIST LINE-UP
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MILDURA MBF ARTIST LINE-UP

MBF IN MILDURA 

8 & 9 JUNE 2024

THE LINE-UP.

Energy. Passion. Musical brilliance.

Okinawa Americana (JPN)
Nigel Wearne (5-piece band) (vic)
 
The Streamliners (sa)
Mark Easton (Qld)
Doggerel (vic)
Paper Jane (vic)
David Ralston w/- Special Guest
Tony J Hunt (vic)
Constellation Prize (vic)
Sonorous (NZ)
Eisa Champroo - Okinawan drumming dancers (NSW)

 

 

 

 

Introducing our artists for the mildura event...

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