Just up the river from the festival hub is Echuca's superb historic port, and after months of work this Saturday they're opening their new discovery centre! Paddlesteamer sail-pasts, live music, vintage cars and period costumes - perfect.
Riverboats made the list of the top 25 boutique festivals in Australia! Given it doesn't mention where on the list we sit, we're claiming number 1.
Riverboats Music Festival likes a photo.
The first day of summer and you know what that means? It's officially Riverboats season!!
Aquatic Reserve was SPARKLING this morning! We really do have one of the prettiest venues in Australia don't we - thanks Port of Echuca for the photo too!
"Thanks Jane - love to see you..." on N Jane Wischusen's post on Riverboats Music Festival's wall.
On the Sunday morning of Riverboats (Feb 16) our friends at the Beechworth Bakery Echuca will once again host our annual festival breakfast! Great coffee, a spread of regional goodies fresh out of the bakery oven and an acoustic set by Riverboat artist's Sweet Jean - perfect! Bookings are via the link below, and if someone could please save us a croissant or two that would be great
Oh Mossy, that mullet is nothing short of amazing - turn up the speakers, it's time for some Tucker's Daughter circa 1989 - have a great weekend everyone!
"An excellent start! Couldn't..." on their own link.
We love these best-of lists, they generate so much discussion! For those in a hurry, here's the ten best songs about Melbourne as voted by music fans in a recent poll:
1. Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
2. Four Seasons in One Day – Crowded House
3. I Got You – Split Enz
4. Six Months in a Leaky Boat – Split Enz
5. I See Red – Split Enz
6. Throw Your Arms Around Me – Hunters & Collectors
7. Fraction Too Much Friction – Tim Finn
8. It’s a Long Way to the Top – AC/DC
9. History Never Repeats – Split Enz
10. Holy Grail – Hunters & Collectors
What do we think? Did they miss any?
To finish the working week here's two Riverboats artists Paul Dempsey and Emily Lubitz (TinPan Orange) performing a Hall and Oates classic on Rockwiz earlier this year - and they absolutely nail it. Have a cracking weekend everyone!
Despite producing a music festival in Echuca, it shamefully emerged today that no-one in the Riverboats office had seen 'All the Rivers Run' - time to fix that!
Let us introduce the superb Mojo Juju. Smooth, shiny & loaded with sin, Mojo sings songs that sound like that night you can’t quite remember, in that bar you swear you weren’t at, with that girl you promise you’ve never met. And she's playing Riverboats, and we can't wait...
We are absolutely delighted to announce that Rockwiz's very own Brian Nankervis will be joining us as MC of Riverboats 2014!
The weekend is here!! To get you in the mood here's one of our hands-down favourite tracks of 2013 - oh did we mention The Cat Empire are playing the Saturday night of Riverboats? Yeah that's right.
Do you run your own business and love Riverboats? Our 2014 Festival Supporter program has arrived, providing businesses large and small with the opportunity to get involved - for details send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll fill you in...
“Sweet Jean’s record Dear Departure has been on high rotation at my place. Two distinct voices and strong songwriters make a combination greater than the sum of the parts. Dreamy, epic, wry, tender, straight-shooting. This record deserves to be heard far and wide” – Paul Kelly.
Couldn't agree more Paul, couldn't agree more - can't wait to hear these guys open Riverboats next Feb, but in the meantime check out their new video clip below...