In a similar vein, on Friday, 18 February, I was at the Port of Echuca aboard the mighty paddle-steamer Pride of the Murray to attend the opening of the Riverboats Music Festival 2022. The event is the largest outdoor music festival on the Murray River, with 13 live performances across three days, made extra special this year with 2022 marking the 10th anniversary of the Murray’s flagship tourism event. It is supported by the Andrews Labor government’s Regional Events Fund. Funding supported an extended event program this year, to Sunday evening, to encourage visitors. Over 6000 people attend the festival annually, and on average they spend $700 each in the town of Echuca—so important to the local economy. It proves yet again that Northern Victoria is the home of live music here in regional Victoria. Come along. Come and visit. You will have a good time.