New Festival Riverboats Announces 2012 Lineup

Lanie Lane
Image Courtesy of Riverboats Music Festival

Victorians are in for something pretty special after the brand new player on the festival scene, the Riverboats Music Festival, announced its inaugural 2012 lineup. Held in Echuca-Moama on the Murray River (two and a half hours from Melbourne) on the 17th to the 19th February, the Riverboats Music Festival lineup includes the likes of Tex Perkins And The Band Of Gold, Colin Hay, The Bamboos, Mark Seymour, Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission, Vika And Linda Bull, Lanie Lane (above), The Audreys, Clairy Browne and The Bangin’ Rackettes, Benny Walker, Ryan Meeking and The Bride Stripped Back. More than a couple Timber and Steel favourites floating amongst that list right?

Tickets for the Riverboats Music Festival are available now from the official web site.

Mark Seymour at the Music Deli Songs of Australia

Mark Seymour
Image Courtesy of Brisbane Times

ABC Radio National’s popular Music Deli program is set to kick off its concert series this year with Songs of Australia featuring the one and only Mark Seymour. The event attempts to juxtapose contemporary and historical Australian music, giving new audiences a taste of traditional folk while introducing older audience members to modern song writers. Seymour is will be performing a bunch of his own work plus older folk songs such as “Weevils in the Flour” and “The Dying Stockman”.

The Songs of Australia concert is due to take place at the Melbourne Recital Centre on the 12th Februrary. Other guests at the concert include Archie Roach, Jen Cloher and Kate Fagan singing traditional, contemporary and classic Australian songs. Danny Spooner and Jenny M Thomas will be on hand in the Salon pre-show singing new arrangements of traditional songs.

For more information visit the Music Deli or the Melbourne Recital Centre web sites

Live at the Quarry Annouces Summer Season

John Williamson
Image Courtesy of ABC.net.au

Live in WA? Well you’re in for a treat. This Summer’s Live at the Quarry season has just been announced and it’s folk-tastic. Lisa Mitchell, John Williamson (above), Clare Bowditch and Mark Seymour & James Reyne will all be descending on Reabold Hill near Perth between November and January to put on a series of shows. The artist dates are:

November 10th – Lisa Mitchell
November 30th – John Williamson
December 8th – Clare Bowditch and the New Slang
January 27th – Mark Seymour and James Reyne

Tickets and more information is available on the Live at the Quarry web site.

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