Blue Mountains Music Festival 2020
- Friday, March 13th, 202012pm to 10pm
- Saturday, March 14th, 202010am to 11:30pm
- Sunday, March 15th, 202010am to 9:30pm
The 25th Annual Blue Mountains Music Festival – 13th, 14th and 15th of March 2020. BMMF 25 will feature over 110 concerts, as well as songwriters’ and instrumental circles, Heartland Conversations, Poet’s Breakfasts, Kid’s Activities, roaming performers and much more. Early Bird Tickets are available now via www.bmff.org.au
Australian performers include the multi ARIA award-winning singer songwriters John Butler and Kasey Chambers, Oz blues legends the Backsliders, blues and roots trio 19-Twenty and the irreverent antics of The Sandman and Flacco. The will be joined by Australian singer-songwriters Mama Kin Spender, local blues and funk slide-guitarist Claude Hay, Shellie Morris & Djakapurra, award winning Indigenous performer Emily Wurramara, modern blues guitarist Lloyd Spiegel, two-piece musical circus Lily and King, the trad folk and roots sounds of Den Hanrahan & the Rum Runners, acoustic folk duo Montgomery Church, multi-instrumentalists Saije, country music artist Jed Zarb, country, blues and roots band Big Merino, along with local singer-songwriters Nic Danta, Phil Davidson, Eagle and the Wolf, Isobel Knight and Jerrah Patston.
We welcome back award-winning American folk and traditional music artist Rhiannon Giddens who will be joined by Francesco Turrisi. Also from the U.S are legendary musician Kieren Kane and gifted songwriter Rayna Gellert, The Turner Brown Band – a collaboration between Australian slide guitarist Dom Turner and U.S lap slide-guitar and vocal sensations Nikki D Brown and sisters Gloria Brown and Tamika Webb, old school country/folk and roots artist Will Kimbrough and American bluegrass duo the Whitetop Mountaineers.
Joining this terrific lineup from Canada are Irish-born Canadian singer-songwriter Irish Mythen, energetic modern folksters The East Pointers, Quebecois trio E.T.E, Celtic group Coig, natural storyteller Ian Sherwood, and the musical revelry of The Burning Hell.
From Ireland we welcome international folk legend Eleanor McEvoy and soulful vocalist SON. Traveling to Katoomba from Scotland come three Celtic bands – Fara, The Jellyman’s Daughter and the lively Langan Band. From the U.K we have reggae, jazz and soul saxophonist YolanDa Brown, one of the UK’s finest folk guitarists and songwriters John Smith, political singer-songwriter Grace Petrie and returning high energy bluegrass band Flats & Sharps.
If that’s not enough we also welcome Startijenn, a five-piece folk band from France playing Breton music that will get you up and dancing. The RSL Blues Room and the Pavillion Stage will be back for our very special 25th anniversary festival. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more artist announcements.
Images – John Butler, Kasey Chambers (supplied Photos)