Sydney trio Chase The Sun are sure to be a major drawcard at the Wicko's Blues and Roots Festival
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SAVE THE DATE: The Wicko to host MASSIVE blues and roots festival

Forget Byron Bay, if you’re looking for some top quality tunes, The Wicko is the place to be this Australia Day eve.

That’s because the venue will be hosting the Wickham Park Blues and Roots Festival and there’s more talent than you can poke a stick at.

In fact, you’re in for a bit of a musical marathon, with more than 12 bands taking to the stage!

Leading the charge will be blues, roots and rock and roll powerhouse Chase The Sun who are definitely no strangers to Newcastle and, indeed the Wicko.

If you like your blues soaked with a healthy dose of funk-tinged rock, then this set is sure to be right up your alley.

Another drawcard sure to have punters up on their feet will be Newy faves Voodoo Express who will be reuniting for a one-off set that local blues hounds certainly won’t want to miss.

Other acts that we here at Newcastle Live can’t wait to check out include one of ex Screaming Jet Grant Walmsley’s projects the GW Freebird Blues Band and Glover’s Lane whose track I’ll be Coming Home Soon has been on high rotation in our office since its release in October last year.

Honestly, if you haven’t checked these guys out yet, you’re doing your ears a disservice!

If those tasty treats weren’t enough, just check out the rest of the lineup – Hells Kitchen, Blues Exile, Sneaky Freakers, LS-Three, The Letter Tellers, Imaginary Things, Lecia Louise, Benny Tee, and One Man Dan.


The Wickham Park Blues And Roots Festival is on at The Wickham Park Hotel on Saturday 25 January. Get your tickets here.

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