Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ

Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ

Music, Culture & Soul food.


Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ 2nd-4th March 2018

Hi lovers of Girrakool

The overall response we had regarding the this years Festival was truly humbling & Liss & I would like to thank everyone who braved the rain & danced like there was no tomorrow.

With the inaugural Girrakool Blues Festival  & BBQ in 2016 we saw a very hot day (38 degrees). Fast forward to this years fest & it was just the opposite, but don’t worry about what mother nature has installed for us in 2018 because we have y’all literary covered…Nudge, Nudge, Wink, Wink say no more. 

We are very excited about the 3rd Annual Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ on the 2nd-4th March 2018. Again we’ll be bringing to the Central Coast the cream of International, National & Local Blues, .Rock and Roots Bands over the Friday and Saturday nights, with a little on the Sunday. Along side all the great music will  be the 2nd Annual “BBQ Stand Off” which will be the main focus for the Sunday.

After the success of the inaugural BBQ comp & talking with the teams that competed, the second installment is set to be bigger, better & of course more BBQ….. stay tuned more news on that later.

If you haven’t already guessed it this all means 2 nights of camping & 3 days of music & entertainment.

So, like they say in the classics “Mark this date in your diaries” and stay tuned for some very special announcements & surprises coming up further on up the road.

Bruce & Liss



1st Band Announcement
& 35% off
with Early Bird Tickets Now on Sale

We are excited to announce the 1st Band Announcement for Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ.

This is just the beginning of what is going to be another great festival.

After the success of the innaugural 2016 event, Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ, will hold its 2nd annual event between the 4th and 5th of March 2017.

Girrakool will once again see local, interstate and international blues and roots acts, performing across 2 stages, and held in the beautiful surrounds of the the Mt Penang Parklands Gardens on the Central Coast NSW.

With the introduction of camping this year and other great goodies, yet to be announced, it will have a “Real” Blues Festival feel, yet providing a unique twist with a comedic legend as MC, and strong aboriginal content. Patrons will also be able to feast on soul food including Texan slow-cooked BBQ and other specialty food stalls, immerse in the Aboriginal Culture, visit the Market Stalls and enjoy a wonderful day out for all of the community and beyond.

All this, without having to travel to far away places and easily accessible via the M1 motorway. There is no better way to spent the weekend with your family and friends, watching some great music, and relishing the culinary delights.


Peter D. Harper Stage shot



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This year we will once again have some great music – INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL ACTS but we’ve decided to go into the evening for a longer day of musical fun!!!!

Adding to the program will be MORE music on Sunday. Sunday is designed as a chill out day, we will go down to operating just the GIRRAKOOL stage and will finish up by 6.30pm.

CAMPING IS ALSO AVAILABLE ….. as this is only our second year we wanted to grow slowly and organically so camping will only be available Saturday night. Only Season (Sat & Sun) Ticket Holders and Saturday Only Tickets will be able to camp. Sunday only Ticket holders unfortunately will not be able to camp on the Saturday night.

We’ve also scrapped the family tickets this year, but have introduced Youth Tickets (13 – 17 years ) and Child Tickets (5 – 12 years). We think this will work out better in the long run for families who want to bring their kids. As usual kids under 5 years are free, but adding to this children under 12 years can camp for free and children under 12 years are free on Sunday.

We still have Buddy tickets (4 x Adults). This is the best value by far, so get your friends together now. We will also be introducing a payment plan, but this will not be available just yet… more to come on that.

The Line up is looking great so far. We think – as hard as it is to top last year – it’s going to be equally as good, but more of it. More Internationals, more blues… more of everything.

Prices will be exceptionally good when they go on sale Mon 15th, but they will not stay this cheap for long.

Check out our price list for this year RIGHT HERE …. and make sure your friends know by SHARING THIS PAGE. If your not registered please do so, or like us on Facebook, so then you’ll be the first to be notified of Early Bird tickets and Band Announcements.

Stay tuned The GBF&BBQ

FREE Gift when you pay cash

Come see us to buy your Early Bird Tickets at Umina Beach Markets on the 15th of Novemberpay cash and avoid paying any booking fees – and with each purchase you will receive free this very cool BB King Christmas decoration ….


The catch is, of course, there are ONLY 5O AVAILABLE of these cute chrissy deco’s, so you better get in quick.

We are jumping out of our skin here at the Girrakool Blues office, because Ricky from Umina Beach Markets, who is organising our Soul Food & Specialty Markets Stalls at the festival, has asked us to come along to his very first market on the 15th Nov…. Yeehaa.

We will be able to take cash and credit card sales on the day. So if your paying cash there will be no booking fees, however if your paying by credit card there will be a small surcharge of 2.5%. With the most you will pay is $5.50 per ticket, depending on which type of ticket you buy.

Don’t forget there are many ticketing options available, with great savings when you buy at Early Bird Prices.
* Adult Tickets – 15 years and over. Save up to $10 on full price tickets.
* Family Tickets – 2 Adults ( 15 years and over) & 2 Children (between 5 and 15 years) Children under 5yrs are free. Save up to $40 on full price tickets.
* Buddy Tickets – 4 Adults ( 15 years and over) Save up to $60 on full price tickets.

So why not get a few of your friends together and buddy up to save!!


Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ’s 2 Year Media Partnership with Central Coast Radio Station 2GO

Girrakool Blues Festival & BBQ is honoured to announce a 2 year media partnership with Central Coast radio station 2GO.

With this partnership comes a wealth of radio advertising with over 40 years in the business.

If you don’t already listen to 2GO switch over & listen out for our radio ad’s with the unmistakeable voice of George”I’m so Tuff” Smilovici.

Stay Tuned 🙂