News — 31 January 2013
West Coast Blues ‘N’ Roots Adds Final Acts

The finishing touches have now been added to the incredible weekend that is the 10th anniversary WEST COAST BLUES ‘N’ ROOTS 2013 special weekend edition. The spit and polish, if you will! Joining the amazing array of talent already heading to Fremantle Park this March are;


There’ll be just one final spot for an up and coming unsigned local act, via our beloved Breakthrough to Blues ‘n’ Roots Competition. Details on the competition will be revealed very soon.

Here’s the full overwhelmingly amazing line up for you. It really is a massive two day extravaganza!

Time to get to know our latest additions:

The Music Maker Blues Revue comes to us this year courtesy of the Music Maker Foundation, an organisation that are fighting in the good fight to keep the blues and southern roots music alive and pay homage to some of the lesser known, but no less talented blues musicians of America. After truly moving, humbling and beautiful performances over the years at our East Coast counterpart Bluesfest, 2013 is the year that the Revue is being taken on the road for the first time. Featuring Boogie Woogie legend Ironing Board Sam, guitar slinging siren Pat Wilder, Alabama bluesman Dr. Burt and zydeco giant Major Handy, with Albert White, Nashid Abdul Khaaliq and Ardie Dean, the Music Makers Blues Revue is a must see event at this year’s festival.

Far too often, true musical pioneers become forgotten heroes and the music they played such a part in creating is forgotten along with them. With your help, we can rectify this at West Coast Blues ‘n’ Roots this year.

One of Australia’s most unique and enduring success stories, Russell Morris has transformed himself from a sixties psychedelic king to a seasoned performer over several decades on the stage. First rising to prominence as the voice, face and personality behind the Molly Meldrum produced masterpiece “The Real Thing”, Morris has become a stalwart of Australian music. “The Real Thing” itself caused a sensation upon release, challenging radio programmers’ preconceptions on the length and longevity of a hit single. With Morris behind it though, the track took off, and reached number 1 in America and Australia.  Since that initial storm, Morris has had a string of hits including the incredible “Hush” and the classic ballad “Wings of an Eagle”. Don’t miss this Australian treasure at West Coast Blues n’ Roots this year, showcasing his brilliant new album, Sharkmouth.

Comprised of brothers James and Matt Grim, with drummer Stephen Devlin and Dominic Lindus on double bass, Brothers Grim specialise in a blend of rockabilly and blues with elements of rock, metal and punk thrown in for good measure. The boys have been spreading their wares for longer than you’d think, with 15 years notched up in the music scene under various names, but it wasn’t until 2007 when their band the Blue Murders were established, that things started to really get into gear. With their electrifying, lustful and often humorous live performances, Brothers Grim have fashioned themselves into a well-loved fixture of the Australian music scene that never disappoint or fail to get their audience up and dancing.

One of the country’s fastest rising new bands, Sydneysiders Sticky Fingers are making their debut appearance at West Coast Blues n’ Roots in 2013, but we’re sure it won’t be the last time you’ll see them on a big stage. Triple j listeners and punters alike fell in love with these lads and their energetic blues rock after the release of their killer single “Caress Your Soul” – a track which recently landed Sticky Fingers at number 61 in the prestigious Hottest 100 countdown. Their latest track “Clouds And Cream” is another slice of infectious, hookier than hell songsmithery which is helping them sell out venues all over the country and score slots on some killer festivals.


Tickets are on sale now from, moshtix outlets or by phoning 1300 GET TIX (438 849)

We have a range of ticketing options on offer for our two-day 2013 extravaganza. We’re really pleased to be offering the incredible value for money single day tickets for $159 + BF.

The weekend passes are the ultimate necessity for the true music lover and these value for money tickets are our way of showing our appreciation to the devoted fan who won’t want to miss a thing. The weekend passes are strictly limited and are available for a simply amazing $259 + BF. A special 10 year anniversary offer for you. So get in quick, if you want to soak up all of the action.

For VIP and other ticketing options, visit the ticketing section of our website.

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The West Coast Blues ’n’ Roots Festival is a Smoke Free event. Minors can attend when accompanied at ALL times by their parent or legal guardian.


Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March – Fremantle Park

Saturday 23rd March

Robert Plant presents Sensational Space Shifters
Iggy & The Stooges • Chris Isaak • Jason Mraz • Status Quo
Manu Chao La Ventura •Tedeschi Trucks Band
Fred Wesley and the New JB’s • Newton Faulkner • Julia Stone
The Music Maker Blues Revue • Kitty, Daisy & Lewis • Grace Potter
Russell Morris • Mama Kin • Blue Shaddy • Breakthrough Winner

Sunday 24th March

Paul Simon • Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite
Santana • Steve Miller Band
Wilco • Bonnie Raitt • Jimmy Cliff
Rufus Wainwright • Michael Kiwanuka
Gossling • Ash Grunwald • Graveyard Train • Brothers Grim
Benjamin Francis Leftwich • Sticky Fingers
The DomNicks • Davey Craddock and the Spectacles

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