Australia’s foremost jazz and blues music festival, Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues, to be held from November 2nd—4th in Wangaratta, north-east Victoria, today announced it’s 2018 program promising audiences the right mix of music, artists, stages and programming.


This year’s program is the most internationally-diverse in the festival’s history, with the likes of UK blues guitarist Matt Schofield, US ‘sonic explorers’ FORQ, German jazz-hip-hop piano group Trio ELF, and for the first time since 2010, the Netherlands’ Yuri Honing Quartet.

And the local line-up features the Australian Art Orchestra, Indigenous Australian jazz vocalist Wilma Reading, US drummer Bernard Purdie in a new collaboration with all-female soul band Sweethearts, Ray Beadle, Clayton Doley, Red Hands and Tina Harrod’s  City of Longing. 

This year’s program features musicians from the UK, US, France, Japan, Indonesia, the Czech Republic, India, The Netherlands, Germany, Sri Lanka, Canada and Australia in it’s most internationally diverse line-up in the festival’s 29 year history. The program showcases more than 300 musicians in over 80 concerts across eight concert locations.

Full Program, Information and tickets