IT may be known as a ski resort, but for three days each summer, Thredbo becomes the place to be for music lovers who want a dose of the blues.
Thredbo Blues Festival will return to the Snowy Mountains for its 27th year from January 28-30 after organisers were forced to cancel last year's event.
In addition to great blues music, the event will offer plenty of good food, wine and an all round great time.
The festival offers the chance to enjoy blues music in an intimate environment. Music lovers will have the chance to experience 60 performances from more than 20 different acts in an up close and personal environment.
Performances will take place in bars, restaurants and outdoor venues throughout Thredbo Village.
This year's lineup features a vitual honour roll of blues artists including Ray Beadle & The Hi Tones, who will return to the festival by popular demand. Other headline performers include Nathan Cavaleri, Lloyd Speigel, Fiona Boyes Band and Foreday Riders.
Thredbo crowd favourites 19 Twenty and the Simon Kinny Lewis Band will also return to the festival this year.
Other program highlights include Darren Jack Band, Steve Edmonds, Mitch Grainger, The Sun Bears, Rory Ellis, Nick Charles & Mick Pealing and Mike Elrington.
Festival organiser Jen Wilson said she was excited to see the festival make a comeback after being cancelled last year.
"I cannot wait to hear some great live music filling the Valley again, centred in our beautiful Thredbo Village,' she said.
"Thredbo Blues Festival 2022 boasts an amazing line-up of exceptional blues artists, combined with a vibrant village atmosphere."
Other highlights of the family friendly program include Australia's highest restaurant Eagles Nest hosting a "Blues Lunch" where guests will be able to enjoy a two course meal with a drink on arrival.
There is a wide variety of accommodation on offer, ranging from budget stays to 5-star lodges. Festival passes are available for all types of lodgings.
A limited number of early bird festival passes are on sale now at a cost of $159 per adult.
Full priced festival passes will be $189 per adult, while single day passes are available for $95 for adults. Entry is free for children under 14 years. Full weekend passes also include free chairlift and Gondola access from noon on the Friday to 4pm on the Sunday.
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