RIVERBOATS Music Festival will rock Echuca with Kasey Chambers heading a stellar line-up which includes Neil and Liam Finn and Josh Pyke.
Except for a few Friday tickets it is a sell-out.
Your last chance to see the whole show will be with the Riverine Herald in January when we will be running a competition with a double pass to let you see every act, all day, every day.
Other acts include the Black Sorrows with Vika and Linda Bull, The Teskey Brothers, Henry Wagons and The Only Children and Gawurra.
With Rockwiz’s Brian Nankervis the MC for the weekend.
“Riverboats 2018 will present arguably the festival’s most eclectic and exciting line-up to date and it has been a dream of ours to welcome Neil and Liam Finn to the festival for many years,” director David Frazer said.
“To be presenting phenomenal artists alongside Australian icons including Kasey Chambers and Josh Pyke is something we are incredibly proud of.”
Gourmet food and wine will be available on site to enhance the boutique experience.
In partnership with the historic Pride of the Murray, Riverboats also offers audiences the opportunity to experience a one-hour music cruise.
The annual breakfast returns to the Beechworth Bakery from 9.30 – 11.30am.
Riverboats scored gold in the events and festivals category at the 2017 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards.
Widely considered the Murray River’s premiere contemporary music event, Riverboats topped seven high-calibre events and festivals to win.
The festival has previously played host to the likes of Paul Kelly, Sarah Blasko, You Am I, Missy Higgins and Dan Sultan.
Mr Frazer said ‘‘we were absolutely thrilled and a little stunned to receive such a prestigious statewide award, particularly given the outstanding calibre of entrants’’.
‘‘To receive such positive industry recognition for Riverboats says a lot about how far the festival has come in the past seven years.’’
Echuca was well represented in the awards, with the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre and Murray River Paddlesteamers both winning silver in the cultural tourism and unique accommodation categories respectively.
Echuca-Moama tourism Chief Executive Kathryn Mackenzie said it was great to not only see Echuca shine, but the whole Murray region.
‘‘It just shows that people come to the region to enjoy a weekend off or for a holiday,’’ she said.