Portobello Blues Festival, 10-12 March 2017
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Portobello Blues Festival, 10-12 March 2017

Portobello Blues Festival, 10-12 March 2017

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Portobello and Bays

Dunedin, Otago 9014

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If you wish to avoid the online payment fees, simply transfer the ticket price to Festival account 06-0909-0439410-00 with reference of the date and your email and we'll send you your tickets via email.

Check out our latest feature in the Portobello Community Inc. Newsletter here.


The Portobello Blues Festival is a three-day programme of concerts, workshops, a market, open mic sessions and the all-new Talent Quest. It will be held in the various Portobello and Bays venues and will take place for the second time in 2017. A Food Village will be set up at the Festival Village at the Portobello Coronation Hall.

Portobello and Bays will come alive with fantastic local and international musical talent from across the nation as well as internationally. Check out the line-up below and on the official website www.portobellobluesfestival.co.nz

11-21 year olds are invited to enter the Talent Quest with the winner playing on the main stage on Saturday night with the line-up.

Musicians are invited to join the Open Mic session on Sunday, 2-5pm by emailing event@portobellobluesfestival.co.nz


Tony Painting & the Power (Auckland)

Strait Shooters (North and Sth Island mix)

One Good Eye JT (Auckland)

Bulletproof Convertible (Dunedin)

The Generators (Dunedin)

The Fabulous Murray Brothers (UK and Wellington)

Bluestone (Dunedin)

Warwich Murray (Wellington)

Jayden TJ (Dunedin)

Terry Ebeling (Dunedin)

Ambulant (Dunedin)

Jules & the Jam-Man (Dunedin)

Cat Tunks (Auckland)

Valley Bluegrass


Friday 10th March

6–7 pm: Bays Talent Quest - Careys Bay Historic Hotel
7-11 pm: Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Concert - Best SRV cover band and an event not to be missed!
7pm onwards: Solo musos in different locations

Saturday 11th March

12 – 2 pm: Workshops - Portobello Coronation Hall
12 – 2 pm: Bands & solo musos in different locations
2–5 pm: Bays Talent Quest - Main Stage, Festival Village
12–5 pm: Market - Festival Village
6 pm onwards: solo musos in different locations
6-7pm: The Generators - Bellamys Gallery
7-11pm: Main Concert at the Portobello Coronation Hall
7-10pm: Cosy Concert at the Portobello Bowling Club

Sunday 12th March

12–2 pm: Bands
3–5 pm: Open Mic
5–7 pm: Closing concert for sponsors, volunteers and venues + press.

Safe Transport Options

Transport and Accommodation options available. See FQAs below or go to www.portobellobluesfestival.co.nz for more information. Options exist for motorhomes as well as campers.

Ticket Pricing

Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute (Friday Night) $40 pre-sales, $48 door sales, $32 seniors/students

Saturday Night Concert $40 pre-sales, $48 door sales, $32 seniors/students

Friday and Saturday Night Cosy Concert $25 pre-sales, $35 door sales, $20 seniors/students

Festival Pass* $80, $50 seniors/students

Under 18s are not eligible to attend the above evening concerts. ID will be asked at the door.
Festival Pass entitles the bearer to attend any of the concerts and workshops free of charge and to catch the Blues Cruise transportation on Friday and Saturday night.
** Seniors = 65 years and over. Seniors and students must provide ID.
The organisers reserve the right of refusal.

The Portobello Blues Festival Organisers look forward to welcoming you!


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

For all evening concerts there is a minimum entry age of 18. During the day, it is open to all ages but an ID will be requested at the bar when purchasing alcohol. Organisers reserve the right of refusal.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Why not make an experience of it and get yourself to the Festival by bus? It will save the hassle of parking and that means that you can enjoy a glass of wine without having to worry about driving home. Otago Regional Council have a good daytime service from Dunedin to MacAndrew Bay and Portobello. Click here for the timetables:

Bus from Dunedin to Portobello

Bus from Portobello to Dunedin

A Blues Cruise is currently being organised for Festival Ticket holders and to bring Festival goers back into Dunedin after the evening concerts. A fee will apply for the Portobello/MacBay-Dunedin for non Festival Pass holders. More information about timing and route to come.

What can I bring into the event?

Your smile, happy vibes and friends and family. For safety and liquor licence restrictions Festival goers are not able to bring their own alcohol onto the Festival Village or other Festival venues. Organisers reserve the right to check bags at the entrance.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any question at all about the event, please feel free to contact our team at event@portobellobluesfestival.co.nz

What's the refund policy?

You can ask for a refund up to 1 week before the event. Your ticket is transferable but ONLY if you inform the Organisers so an alternative registration can be created.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No, please see 'what's the refund policy' above and the person must be 18 or over.

Can I volunteer to work on the Festival?

Yes, we welcome all persons wanting to be involved in some way shape or form. Please get in touch with the organisers so we can ask you further questions. event@portobellobluesfestival.co.nz

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