A warm glow, post blues
An estimated $2.5 million was put back into the South West economy as a result of the Blues at Bridgetown at the weekend.
More than 11,000 people attended the street party on Saturday and while the heat limited the amount of time people stayed on, festival publicity officer Bob Gordon said people were out en masse in the evening.
“Returning favourites such as 19-Twenty, Russell Morris and Hussy Hicks say how they love the atmosphere and the whole experience of Blues at Bridgetown,” he said.
“First-time artists from Bali’s Un’brocken to the Sunshine Coast’s Little Billie to The Original Chicago Blues All Stars absolutely loved that a blues festival of this calibre happens in such an idyllic part of the world.”
Mr Gordon said the organisers still had to go through the debrief of this year’s event before they started working towards the 2020 festival.
He thanked the volunteers for their support during the weekend and in the lead-up to the weekend.
“It would simply not be possible to stage Blues at Bridgetown without them,” he said.
“This year there were around 300 volunteers who gave their all and we dearly thank each and every one of them.”
Mr Gordon also thanked the people of Bridgetown and the surrounding areas for their support for the Blues at Bridgetown.
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