Image Courtesy of Marlon Williams & the Yarra Benders
The festival announcement all fans of Americana and alt-country have been waiting for is here. At midnight last night the full lineup for Out On The Weekend 2016 dropped and it’s huge.
The headliner this year is New Zealand’s own Marlon Williams & the Yarra Benders who have been garnering a heap of buzz in both Australia and overseas. Out On The Weekend will be Williams’ only Melbourne performance for the rest of 2016 so it’s bound to be a very special gig.
In terms of overseas artists Out On The Weekend boasts Robert Ellis (USA), Lindi Ortega (CAN), Joe Pug (USA), Joshua Hedley (USA) and The Cactus Blossoms (USA). On the local front it’s a who’s who of Timber and Steel favourites including Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife, Bakersfield Glee Club and The Stetson Family.
Finally the festival coincides with the 20th anniversary of Denise Hyland’s Twang programme on 3RRR community radio and to celebrate the show will be broadcasting live from the main stage.
Out On The Weekend takes place at Seaworks, Williamstown in Melbourne on 15th October. Tickets are on sale from this Friday 29th July – check out the official site for more information. The full lineup is below:
Marlon Williams & the Yarra Benders, Robert Ellis, Lindi Ortega, Joe Pug, Joshua Hedley, The Cactus Blossoms, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife, Bakersfield Glee Club, The Stetson Family