Santana, Steve Miller Band and More Join THE DENI BLUES & ROOTS FESTIVAL 2013

In an exciting collaboration Michael Chugg Entertainment and Rob Potts have announced great news for the iconic Deniliquin Ute Muster site.

The Deniliquin Ute Muster has long been on the local calendar as the "must go to" event. Now comes the exciting news that the site will become a regional event centre, with a new musical event announced for the facility next year. Michael Chugg and Rob Potts will work with Deni Play on the Plains Festival Ltd to hold the Deni Blues & Roots Festival at Easter 2013.

The fabulous first time two day event will be held over Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday with headline names including Santana, Bonnie Raitt and Chris Isaak and more from March 30 and 31st.

Making the announcement Michael Chugg said, "We're so excited to bring this new event to Deniliquin for the first time. This is an area with a strong tradition of bringing people together for a good time and with the calibre acts on this line-up, they won't be disappointed."

CEO Potts Entertainment, Rob Potts said, "To make a successful festival you need a great site, access to lots of people, world class staging and infrastructure and a killer line-up of great international and local talent. The inaugural Deni Blues and Roots Festival at Easter on the famous Deni Ute Muster site, brings all of these components together as over one million holiday makers and locals take a break and play on the Murray and Edward Rivers. We're always excited about building a new festival, especially when everything seems just right for the occasion."

Chugg and Potts have worked hard along with Deni Play on the Plains Festival Ltd Board and staff when they announced their plans to run the muster site into a broader entertainment complex from earlier this year, saying its implementation would depend on government funding for site improvements. The funding, $500,000 from Regional Development Australia, was confirmed earlier this year.

Matthew Lazarus-Hall, CEO Chugg Entertainment said: "The inaugural Deni Blues & Roots Festival is an exciting new event for us to be a part of, having worked on a number of great festivals over the years that are staged around the Easter long weekend, we know that this is the perfect time of year for people to get away from their busy lives for a few days and enjoy some great live music."

Camping facilities will be available on site from Good Friday 12pm till Monday 12pm April 1st.
VIP tents will be available for 2 man or 4 man tents in a special area called Tent City.
The VIP tents will set up on site and made up for people on arrival ready to go.
For those not wanting VIP camping, Bronze Sight tickets, Silver Sight ticket and Gold Sight tickets will be available to buy.

Bronze Sight Max 2 $150
Silver Sight is for maximum of four people $300
Gold Sight is for maximum of six people $450
Platinum sight Max 6 / Mobile Homes & Caravans $450
VIP 2 person sight $350
VIP 4 person sight $700

The Venue is fully licensed.

Festival General Manager, John Harvie said, "It's a fantastic coup for Deniliquin and the region to host an event of this calibre and to work with industry icons Michael Chugg and Rob Potts."

The stunning weekend line up will include local acts and big international names, local artists include Chris Russell's Chicken Walk, Gallie and Shannon Bourne, Collard, Green and Gravy and more local and international performers:

Chris Isaak
Bonnie Raitt
Achison/Wilson Band
Steve Miller Band
Jimmy Cliff
Morgan Evans
Marco Goldsmith Band

Watch this space for a second major artist's announcement!

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