22nd - 25th October 2015

Sydney Blues & Roots Festival 2014

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2015 Festival dates announced


In keeping with the Festival being on the last weekend of October, The Sydney Blues & Roots - Live in the Hawkesbury will this year take place on the weekend of 22, 23, 24, and 25 October 2015.

Held on the banks of the picturesque Hawkesbury River in the historic township of Windsor, this annual event is a " must see " for lovers of great heritage and established blues and roots acts, as well as a plethora of up and coming artists.

The Sydney Blues and Roots Festival is now in it's seventh year and is widely acknowledged as one of the premier blues and roots festivals in N.S.W.

This year's festival format has been structured differently due to tough economic times. The Sydney Blues and Roots Festival promoters have decided to " throw the doors open" and make it FREE - with the exception of dinner / shows and the headline acts.......Yes, that's right, FREE !!

This couldn't have been possible if it weren't for the support of Hawkesbury City Council, Windsor Function Centre, Macquarie Arms Hotel, Fitzroy Hotel, Hawkesbury Hotel, Trentino’s Restaurant, Simons Cafe and The Hawkesbury Agricultural Society.




The Sydney Blues and Roots Festival promoters have decided to " throw the doors open" and make it FREE - with the exception of dinner / shows and the headline acts.......Yes, that's right, FREE !!

Please print a copy of your Ticket/Invoice/Order.

If you have purchased Festival Tickets:
Please present your Ticket together with Photo ID at the Sydney Blues Festival Ticket Office, Windsor to have your wristband(s) fitted.

Multiple Tickets purchased on the same Invoice will be issued to the original purchaser only, please ensure that your group is together with you so that each person can be fitted with their wrist band.

The opening hours of the Festival office over the festival weekend will be:
9:00am – 10:00 pm    Friday 23th October
9:00am – 10:00 pm    Saturday 24th October
9:00am – 05:00 pm    Sunday 25th October

Please note that tickets/wristbands are non-refundable and will not be replaced if lost, stolen or broken. The Festival reserves the right to refuse entry if the wristband is not worn appropriately or is damaged. Once the wristband is removed, it is no longer valid for entry into venues and will not be replaced under any circumstances.


Anyone having difficulty in obtaining accommodation, click onto the top menu Accommodation tab where you will find details of additional accommodation facilities including camping for those wishing to camp. You can book your Camping Site securely online HERE


This year the Sydney Blue & Roots Festival has a number of Accommodation choices to help make your stay a comfortable and pleasant experience.

During the weekend of the festival, Accommodation in the Hawkesbury can be difficult to find.

To help alleviate the problem Sydney Blues & Roots Festival has organized Camping at the Hawkesbury Showground.

The camping ground will provide camping facilities to suit all budgets, whether it be an area to pitch your very own tent or bring your own campervan or caravan. The Hawkesbury Showground is only a minute walk to the Clarendon Railway Station, which has a regular rail service 1 stop to Windsor.

The festival will be running FREE regular shuttle buses from the campsite to the festival for those who would rather not drive enabling them to indulge in an extra drink or two. You can book your Camping Site securely online HERE

Hawkesbury Radio 89.9

Cathy Vaughan's show "Let's Rock the Blues" on Hawkesbury Radio 89.9 every Monday 10.00 pm to 12.00 pm is featuring information about the festival and interviews, CD tracks and live-to-air performances from acts appearing at the festival.  

Courtesy Buses

For those patrons attending the festival by train, although it is only a short walk to the festival's main precinct in the middle of the village, free regular courtesy buses will travel to and from the railway station to the venues. Buses will also transport patrons from our preferred accommodation outlets as well as at the camping ground to the festival.


The 2015 Sydney Blues & Roots - Live In The Hawkesbury onlineProgram, Schedule/Shows and Artist Bios, is subject to change without notice.
For further information please contact the Festival Coordinator and Band Enquiries via our contact form.




Thank You To Our Sponsors 2015

  • Hawkesbury City Council
  • Auzzie.Biz
  • Debweb
  • Coopers
  • Bilpin Cider
  • Hawkesbury Independent
  • Macquarie Town Refrigeration
  • Wilkinsons Real Estate
  • Windsor Business Group
  • All Clear Productions
  • Hawkesbury Radio
  • Triple R Motorcycles
  • ROC Boots Australia
  • Trolli
  • Bendigo Bank
  • Fender Australia