Some quotes from the 2009 Festival
A great little Festival with great spirit. Get your blues fixed at Goulburn.
The Blues Festival is a great weekend, and I look forward to next year.
There is so much to see & do, impossible to fit it all in, will need to take all 5 days next time.
The small venues provide a great atmosphere for the acts.
Lieder Theatre fantastic venue for acoustic and low amplified music. Keep it up! Same applies to Old Town Hall. The restored old buildings in Goulburn are a credit to the city and people responsible for keeping it that way. (Heritage Society?) Also the streets are about the cleanest I’ve seen anywhere. Very nice.
Goulburn has been the best festival, well organised, fantastic volunteer, great music. Keep the Australian Blues Fest alive!!
Thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend’s performances. Well done Visitors Centre you have excelled yourself yet again. – WA Blues & Roots Promotions
The Australian Blues Fest is the best run and organised in Australia (without doubt). Great people, volunteers, artists. Wish we had people like Jenny & Sarah in WA. – Mike Hall President South West Blues Club, Bunbury WA
This Blues Festival is a tribute to the heart and soul of Blues music, and a tribute to the absolutely fantastic talents of Australian Blues performers.
Visitors Centre staff very friendly and helpful – great to see.
More free busking in the streets would be great. A very comprehensive cross-section of Australian blues and roots music.
The Australian Blues Music Festival is the most nationally supportive festival I’ve ever attended. Keep this happening.
It just keeps getting better! Enjoy the open mic & jam. Good variety of acts and venues – keep it up! Love the location and people and heritage location.
People need live music. Festivals are very important for people to interact & enjoy something together. Just as important for the performers, sound techs and all involved. It brings people together. Thank You for a great festival.
Another great blues weekend – congrats on well organised Festival.
Don’t Change the Festival from what it is now. I love it. Easy to get around, friendly and performers approachable.
Great to see a festival in a town like Goulburn. It brings back Australian values & family living. The festival is God sent.
This festival would be in the top 3 in Australia. There is nowhere better to get the blues than Goulburn in February. Australia is full of talent and they all come here. Good music, great venues and fantastic people. Who can ask for more?
The volunteers make the event work – thankyou for your efforts. The sound was tops at all the venues – job well done.
Festival Committee Great, Locals Great, Musos Fantastic people (friendly – no egos). Had a ball.
A great mix of young, very talented performers. Young Bailey Judd was a great hit and great bands, and blues legends. All of the solo acts at the Lieder were superb.
Perfect place to unwind, kick back and listen to some great Aussie Blues.
Best blues music festival in Australia and it’s all Australian.
Quality music, super venues, friendly people.
Exhausting & exhilarating weekend of top music. Goulburn residents very welcoming.
Best organised festival I have attended as a musician. Great, friendly staff. Leaves me going home with a good feeling.
Great venues and great sound at all the venues. Very impressive organisation at all venues and the festival as a whole. Well done.
Great blues, great atmosphere, great place.
The Festival was fantastic, as always! I really enjoyed the mix of venues, and the variety of performers, from solo acoustic to rocking blues bands and everything in between. This festival is a truly amazing showcase of incredibly talented blues musicians and a wonderful & memorable weekend.
We had a fabulous day and love how the whole town participates. Thanks
Thoroughly enjoyable weekend – looking forward to next year.
I’d like to congratulate the staff, especially the organisers of this year’s Festival. Overall a great year again. I really enjoy discovering new bands that this Festival brings in from all over Australia.
Keep the Australian Blues alive, visit Goulburn each February for the best blues festival on the calendar.
The Goulburn Blues Festival is the one for Blues fans!
Had another great time – six year running and I’m sure to be there come 2010!
A great traditional Blues Festival.
Absolutely loved it!
Loved the Youth in Blues Morning.
Please keep festival all Aussie all blues.
We attended for the first time last year and enjoyed it so much we had 5 friends stay with us this year (4 from Sydney & 1 from Melbourne). They had a great time. We also (this year) went to the Meridian Café to hear Exeter Groove. A fantastic friendly festival for all ages and blues musical tastes.
Sarah & Jenny have done a fantastic job & with their shared devotion the AMBF can only get bigger and better. Keep up the good work girls. The staff at the Information Centre has also done an excellent job in organising all the volunteers and should be recognised for their efforts in making things run as smooth as possible. Thank you guys.
Goulburn is the only true all Australian Blues Festival. Our Blues is unique so please let’s keep it that way.
Well organised. I go to festivals nationally operating stalls. I am impressed with the venues and well organised.
Enjoyed walking from Station to motel to venues.
In times of global financial woes and galloping climate change, the ABMF remains an oasis of spectacular Aussie Blues talent.
Where else can you go to see the top blues performers in Australia at small intimate venues – and then run into them the next day in a local coffee shop? Only in Goulburn! While Goulburn is a city, it retains the warmth of a big country town. This adds to the personal feeling of the whole festival – its connectedness between audience and performer.
Australian Blues Music Festival is small enough to feel intimate, yet prestigious enough to attract the crème of Australian blues musicians. It’s a wonderful mix and makes the Goulburn experience unique.
Always a good festival to see favourites and new acts.
I would like to thank the organisers and all the volunteers for their hard work. The festival was tremendous one of the best I’ve been to. The appreciation of all Australian Blues makes this festival one of a kind. The youth involved in the festival were remarkable. The talent some of these youth have will be outstanding in years to come. A special thankyou to Paul the photographer, he did a wonderful job, congratulations on a festival to remember.
The Australian Blues Festival will be remembered by legends. ‘Now that’s remarkable’. Festivals come & go all Australian Blues to stay.
Australian Blues in Goulburn is the best of the blues festivals on Eastern side of Australia!!
Great festival, friendly people everywhere and the cream of Aussie blues – old and new. Every act a winner – tell your friends, you won’t be disappointed. See you next year.
I look forward to the Goulburn Blues Festival every year. It’s well organised with good small venues within easy walking distance.
I have always relied heavily on the judgement of the committee in regard to acts – you have exceeded my expectations again.
The rain and cool temperatures did nothing to detract from another high class weekend. We have booked our rooms at the Astor already for 2010! – Ian Clarke, Sydney
Yet another terrific festival; artist selection outstanding.
Jenny and Sarah – awesome blues mothers you’ve done it again in ’09.
Keep up the fantastic work. Another joyful weekend with friendly volunteers and unbelievable talent. We will be back.
There is no better way to spend a weekend, a feast of music from talented Aussies.
Absolutely brilliant. Will definitely come again.
Good quality program with variety. Good sound in all venues. Attended awesome youth jam this year! Great friendly service everywhere – Another great festival – thank you.
Good sound this year. Great atmosphere as usual. Wonderful to see the Youth in Blues continuing to grow – great depth of talent for coming festivals. Goulburn – February, Aussie Blues Legendary.
Goulburn is the best kept secret… This Blues Festival presents quality artists, quality venues and is one of the best run festivals I have experienced. Brilliant Experience.
I think this is the best Blues Festival in Australia. I thought everything about it was great. Hope we are there next year.