The Wingham Akoostik Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

Russell Morris
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Every October the small town of Wingham on the NSW mid north coast comes alive with some amazing folk and acoustic music for the Wingham Akoostik Festival.

The lineup for this year’s Wingham Akoostik Festival has just dropped and it’s absolutely huge with artists from around the country (and around the world) representing. The festival will be headlined by country legend Kasey Chambers, multiple-ARIA award winning roots artist Russell Morris and Killing Heidi front-woman Ella Hooper. These guys will be joined by the likes of The Turner Brown Band, Eagle & The Wolf, Sara Tindley, Colin Lillie, Matt Joe Gow and many many more.

The Wingham Akoostik Festival is held on Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October – for more information check out the official site here. The full lineup is below:

Kasey Chambers, Russell Morris, Eurogliders, Ella Hooper, The Turner Brown Band, Eagle & The Wolf, The Kava Kings, Glen Mead Band, Harry’s Lookout, The Trapps, Riley Phillips, Twin Peaks, Minnie Marks, Bad Pon, James Bennett, Sara Tindley, Ralway Bell, Colin Lillie, Matt Joe Gow, Roy Rose, D’Boyzos, James Van Cooper, Sam Hasty, Scott Darlow, Jake Davey, Hillbilly Hoppers, The Travelling Teardrops, Soar, L’Wren, Waang Djarii Dancers, Josh Needs, Lexi Jade, Wingsong, Reece Lalor

The Mullum Music Festival Announces Full Lineup

Mullum
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Having already announced the first ten artists for their 10 year anniversary the Mullum Music Festival has this week revealed its full 2017 lineup, and boy are you going to be excited.

As always the festival includes more a bunch of folk, roots, Americana and acoustic artists including the likes of Marlon Williams, Frazey Ford, Lindi Ortega, Harry James Angus, Z-Star Delta, Tinpan Orange, The Teskey Brothers, Mama Kin Spender, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Vance Gilbert, Liz Stringer, Suzannah Espie, Wallis Bird, Áine Tyrrell, The East Pointers, Irish Mythen, Loren Kate, Hussy Hicks, Lucie Thorne & Hamish Stuart, Sara Tindley, Sal Kimber & the Rollin’ Wheel, The Twoks, Angie Hudson, Rebecca Ireland, Cecilia Brandolini, Domini Forster, Heartworn Highway, Jimmy Dowling, Low Down Riders, Queen Porter Stomp and many more.

The Mullum Music Festival takes place in Mullumbimby, NSW from the 16th to the 19th November. Fore more information including how to get your hands on tickets check out the official site here. The full list of artists for 2017 is below:

Jon Cleary & The Monster Gentlemen (us), Marlon Williams (NZ), Frazey Ford (CAN), Lindi Ortega (CAN), Harry James Angus, Too Many Zooz (US), Jazz Party, Z-Star Delta (UK), Tinpan Orange, Gabriel Garzon-Montano (USA), OKA, The Teskey Brothers, Mama Kin Spender, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Small Halls feat. Vance Gilbert (US) and Liz Stringer, Suzannah Espie, Wallis Bird (IRE), Ron Artis II (USA), Áine Tyrrell (IRE), Sex On Toast, The East Pointers (CAN), Irish Mythen (IRE/CAN), King Tide, Ladyslug, Brian Nankervis, Mandy Nolan, Joel Salom, Dustyesky, Gabriel Otu Orchestra (GH), Moussa Diakite and Wassado (Mali/AU), Ollie McGill Trio, Greg Sheehan, Loren Kate, The Coconut Kids, Jojo Smith, Hussy Hicks, Lucie Thorne & Hamish Stuart, Scott Cook (CAN) Sara Tindley, Sal Kimber & the Rollin Wheel, Charles Maimarosia (Sol Is) His Merry Men, The Twoks, Angie Hudson, Rebecca Ireland, Ethno Folk Orchestra, Cecilia Brandolini, Domini Forster, Heartworn Highway, Jimmy Dowling, Levingstone, Low Down Riders, Mandy Hawkes, Megan And The Vegans, Palm Wine Ambassadors, Queen Porter Stomp, Raku One O’Gaia, Sal Wonder, Shanteya and Jo The Lion and the Leaves, Tin Can String Band, Titan Sky, Ukulele Death Squad, Vesica Pisces, Welcome To Country, The Biggest Little Town Choir, Roundabout Theatre, Amazing Drumming Monkeys, Spaghetti Circus, Bollywood Sisters, The Magic Bus, Workshops

The Inaugural Murwillumbah Country Roots Fest Announces Its Lineup

Kasey Chambers
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The brand new kid on the festival block is the Murwillumbah Country Roots Fest and judging by its inaugural lineup it will be making a big splash.

The Murwillumbah Country Roots Fest will this year be headlined by Kasey Chambers (above) as well as featuring a bunch of Timber and Steel favourites including The Audreys, Shane Howard, Archie Roach, Busby Marou, Bill Chambers, Henry Wagons, Pierce Brothers, Good Oak, The Davidson Brothers, Harry Hookey, The Wilson Pickers, Melody Pool, Karl S. Williams, Lachlan Bryan, Caitlin Harnett, The Mid North, Garett Kato, Katie Brianna, Sara Tindley, The Company, Mustered Courage, Gretta Ziller and many many more.

The festival will be held at the Murwillumbah Showgrounds in Northern NSW from the 2nd to 5th October this year. To get more information including how to get your hands on tickets check out the official web site here.

The Bello Winter Music Festival Announces Inaugural Lineup

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This week a brand new festival slipped onto the scene with a lineup that is bound to make any readers of Timber and Steel squeal with excitement.

The Bello Winter Music Festival is a brand new weekend festival held in Bellingen, NSW from the 2nd to 5th July this year. Bello is the sister festival to the magnificent Mullum Music Festival so you know it’s going to be pretty special.

This year’s lineup is headed up by US folk duo The Milk Carton Kids (who are yet to announce any other Australian dates) and also features Timber and Steel favourites like Ash Grunwald, TinPan Orange, Marlon Williams, The Wilson Pickers, Lucie Thorne & Hamish Stuart, Perch Creek, Jack Carty, Karl S Williams, The Mid North, The Button Collective, Starboard Cannons, Sara Tindley, Oh Pep! and many many more.

“Bellingen has a similar counter-culture to Mullumbimby; it’s just back from the coastal tourist destinations and it’s a naturally beautiful area.” Glenn Wright, director of Bello Winter Music Festival and Mullum Music Festival explained. “Just like Mullumbimby, Bellingen has a diverse community, a long history of environmentalism and a vibrant local music scene. A third of the Bello line-up is made up of local musicians from Bellingen and the Coffs Coast area. Both festivals are dedicated to programming new and emerging artists – local, national and international – I’m sure Bello Winter Music, like Mullum Music Festival, will become ‘one to watch’ for exciting new acts. Creating a partner winter festival in Bellingen rather than expanding Mullum Music Festival means another community can reap the benefits of a small scale, community run festival. The Bellingen community is deeply involved in every aspect of the festival. It has been inspiring working with them to create a unique, authentic celebration of their town.”

For more information about the Bello Winter Music Festival check out the official web site here. The full lineup is below:

The Milk Carton Kids (US), Ash Grunwald, Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, Tinpan Orange, Dubmarine, Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders, Ainslie Wills, Bullhorn, Arte Kanela Flamenco, Rasa Duende, Fourplay String Quartet, The Wilson Pickers, Lucie Thorne & Hamish Stuart, Perch Creek, Jack Carty, Sketch The Rhyme, Jones Jnr, The Seven Ups, Captain Dreamboat, Gabriel & Cecilia, Karl S Williams, Yeshe, Greg Sheehan, Kym Pitman with Chris Judd, The Mid North, The Button Collective, Starboard Cannons, Sara Tindley, Oh Pep!, The Ninth Chapter, Ebb n Flo, Golden Zephyr, Bunya, Jealous Wolfe, Mr Pip, Horns On Helium, DidJital, Tim Stokes, Honey & Knives, Shanteya & Jo, Tegan Wiseman, Yhan Leal, Fish on Fire, The Bollywood Sisters, The Cassettes, Sohum Women’s Choir, Voices From The Vacant Lot, Roundabout Theatre, talks, workshops, Bellingen LeaF (Learning Festival), THE MAGIC BUS and much more to be announced

Mullum Music Festival Announces Artists for 2012

Joe Pug
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Mullumbimby is a strange anomaly on the Australian music scene. Tucked away in the NSW North Coast with a population just above 3,000 (according to Wikipedia) Mullumbimby sees some of the most exciting artists in the country pass through on a regular basis.

And then of course there’s the Mullum Music Festival which attracts not only the best this country has to offer but also some of the world’s most talked about artists. Held from the 22nd to the 25th November, the Mullum Music Festival has just announced it’s 2012 program and for Timber and Steel fans it’s looking to be a treat. Among the artists this year are Husky, TinPan Orange, Mama Kin, Gossling, Joe Pug (above), Mia Dyson, Liz Stringer, Stiff Gins, Hat Fitz and Cara, Sara Tindley, The Rescue Ships, Rosey, Jack Carty and many more.

Tickets for the festival go on sale today and are available via the official festival web site, where you can also find a bunch of information about the event. The full list of artists is below:

The Abyssinians (Jamaica), Husky, Boubacar Traoré (Mali), Darren Percival, Tinpan Orange, Mama Kin, Nano Stern (Chile), Gossling, Joe Pug (US), Mia Dyson, Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes, Will & The People (UK), Bustamento, King Tide, Electric Empire, Tim Freedman, Joe Robinson, Liz Stringer, Aya Larkin, Stiff Gins, Hat Fitz and Cara, Suzannah Espie, Vince Jones, Winter People, Entropic, Sara Tindley, The Rescue Ships, Band of Frequencies, Darky Roots, Kingfisha, The Lucky Wonders, Juzzie Smith, Victoriana Gaye, Jojo Smith, Loren Kate, Round Mountain Girls, Gyan, ShakShuka, Rosey (Ireland), Scarlett Affection, David Ades, Kapcha, One Dragon Two Dragon, Lifeline, Potato Potato, Brad Butcher, Jimmy Dowling, Eleea Navarro, Starboard Cannons, President Roots, Mr Cassidy, The Windy Hills, Jack Carty, The Buckley’s Family Band, Uke Mullum, The Biggest Little Town Choir, Raise the Roof Community Gospel Choir, The Pitts Family Circus, Stukulele & Miss Amber, A case for Cultivation, Mae Wilde’s Secret Gigs, The Amazing Drumming Monkeys, The Lollipop Ladies, Flycycle, Street Parade, Youth Mentorship program, workshops, The Magic Bus and much more!

Sara Tindley Announces NSW and VIC Dates and New Album

Sara Tindley
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Critically acclaimed roots artist Sara Tindley has announced a bunch of dates around NSW and Victoria to support her fantastic new album Time. Tindley has been compared to the likes of Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams and Kasey Chambers which are big comparisons to live up to but we reckon they’re not too far off the mark.

Check out the full list of dates below and check out Sara Tindley’s official web site for some lovely audio samples of her music:

Thursday 10th November – The Empire Hotel, Annandale, NSW
Saturday 12th November – Orphanage Sessions, Mars Hill Cafe, Parramatta, NSW
Friday 18th November – Courhouse Cafe´, Camperdown, VIC
Sunday 20th November – Retreat Hotel, Brunswick, Melbourne, VIC

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