BOMBS AWAY: Artist Nicky Bomba (second from right) and festival-goers let loose at GrottoFest 2012. Bomba and his band are set to will perform again this year
BOMBS AWAY: Artist Nicky Bomba (second from right) and festival-goers let loose at GrottoFest 2012. Bomba and his band are set to will perform again this year Contributed

GrottoFest set to impress

MARBURG'S favourite blues and roots music festival, GrottoFest, has announced its final line-up.

Organiser Tony Cross said he was excited to announce such a diverse and impressive list of acts.

"GrottoFest is very proud to announce the acts on the 2014 line-up. "Not only have we stepped up the quality of acts, we have also added a third stage," he said.

"I think it's going to be a good one this year."

Headline acts include festival favourite Bustamento, Nicky Bomba's six-piece reggae and ska band.

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Country and blues artist 8 Ball Aitken, indie group We All Want To, duo Hussy Hicks and GrottoFest regular Greg McHugh are also set to provide a wide mix of styles to get toes tapping and heads banging in November.

"We've got a bit of reggae, solid blues and the winners of the Byron Bay Bluesfest Busking Competition coming this year," Mr Cross said.

"We have more artists than last year and the stages will be a little bit bigger. We had over 60 bands apply this year and tickets are selling out faster than ever."

GrottoFest began as a backyard party and is now in its sixth successful year of operation as a full-fledged annual music festival.

"It's a festival you can go to if you want to come and relax and listen to some quality live music," he said.

"It's BYO, free camping, it's affordable so people don't have to spend a lot of money for a good day out."

The family friendly festival will be held on November 1 from 11am to 11pm, adult tickets cost $40 online with children's tickets costing just $12.

For more information on GrottoFest visit their website at grottofest.com.

 

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