West Coast Blues & Roots Festival

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West Coast Blues 'n' Roots Festival
West Coast Blues & Roots Festival 2007
Genre Blues, Roots
Dates March/April
Location(s) Fremantle, Australia
Years active 2004-present
Founded by Sunset Events
Official website

The West Coast Blues 'n' Roots Festival is an annual music festival held in Fremantle, Western Australia. It features many blues and roots performers, both international and local.


The festival was founded by Sunset Events and began as a two-day event in 2004 and was called the 'Sunset Live’s Botanic Blues, Roots and Soul' held at Kings Park, Western Australia. From 2005, the event became a one-day event and was known as the West Coast Blues & Roots held at the Esplanade Park, Fremantle. In 2007, the event expanded to a two-day event and followed on into 2008. The 2009 event saw a return to a single day format. In 2010, the festival moved to Fremantle Park and has been there since 2010. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the festival, organisers have announced the return two-day format for the 2013 lineup. The festival is a sister event to the East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival, which is held on the Easter long weekend in Byron Bay.

Artist lineups[edit]


Day 1


A promotion poster for West Coast Blues & Roots Festival 2005


A promotion poster for West Coast Blues & Roots Festival 2006


  • The Dave Matthews Band and The Roots were originally included in the line up but were a late withdrawal and the spot was replaced by Xavier Rudd. [1]





  • The 2011 West Coast Blues & Roots Festival also included a live showing of the popular music quiz show Rockwiz.





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