Due to unforeseen circumstances the 2015 Blues for the Bush event will be postponed in 2015 and return in October 2016. We apologise for any incovenience. See www.BluesForTheBush.org.au for more details.
Circle the first weekend of October in your diaries and calendars – preparations are already underway for the third annual Charles Darwin Reserve Open Day and Blues for the Bush concert in Western Australia this spring.
It promises to be another night of heart‑pumping, foot stomping, rollicking music after an educational community day like no other. Few events rival this flagship visitation experience for connecting the people of remote communities with each other and to the land.
Held in the northern wheat belt region of Western Australia, in partnership with Perenjori Shire, the event will include panel discussions about land management and conservation in the region, ecological tours of the reserve, presentations on cultural and social aspects of the community and a chance to learn about the land’s traditional custodians – the Badimaya people.
AFL footy tragics will notice it’s grand final weekend, so we’re planning ‘the grandest grand final party in the mid-west’ featuring coverage on a giant screen.
For a bit of added fun, there will be roaming circus performers, artists, kids’ activities, fantastic food stalls and, of course, as the sun goes down the action will heat up as a range of musicians take to the stage.
Luke Bayley, Executive Manager West, says this year will see the strongest-ever line up of blues musicians. “Some top performers love the idea of playing out here in a unique event under the stars,” he said.
For videos, photos, bookings or more information see www.bluesforthebush.org.au