RocKwiz: June 23

RocKwiz screens the first of two specials at Bluesfest in Byron Bay.

2014-06-21_0048RocKwiz screens the first of two specials at Bluesfest in Byron Bay.

These episodes will wrap up Series 12.

The first episode is a RocKwiz show in the famous Jambalaya tent, and the following week Henry Wagons goes behind the scenes for a special look at what went on backstage at Bluesfest, presenting an overview of the rich 25 year history of the festival.

Episode Fourteen – Bluesfest Special
Excited and inspired by the celebratory atmosphere of the festival and an amazing line up, Julia, Brian, Dugald and The RocKwiz Orkestra (featuring Vika and Linda Bull) create some unique and unforgettable magic for three thousand happy fans in the Jambalaya tent.

Contestants drawn from the crowd correctly identify Continental Robert Susz and Adalita as the first mystery artists, but, along with the traditional RocKwiz hilarity, quizzing and riffing, the special guests keep on keeping on. Steve Earle performs his 1988 hit ‘Copperhead Road’ and tells Julia about the first band he ever saw, Vika and Linda raise the canvas roof with a new Paul Kelly song, festival favourites from America, Beth Hart and Grace Potter, sing and answer questions at the desks and there are wonderful cameos from Tim Rogers, Michael Franti, Garland Jeffreys and Henry Wagons. Songs featured include ‘The Price Of Love’, ’96 Tears’, ‘Rocking In the Free World’ and a rousing group finale of the Young Rascals hit, ‘Good Lovin’.

Monday June 23, 9.30pm on SBS ONE.

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