Corinbank Festival Announces 2012 Interstate Lineup

Jack Carty
Image Courtesy of Jack Carty

Wait a minute. Wait just one minute. What’s going on here? Did we miss something? Did the Corinbank Festival in Canberra ask Timber and Steel to program the interstate acts for 2012 and we just don’t remember? Because after today’s announcement it sure seems like it.

Let’s break it down: Of the 18 acts announced for Corinbank next year a whopping 14 have a regular following on this site, many of which we’ve spotlighted, reviewed and interviewed over the last couple of years. 14!!! That’s insane!!

In case you haven’t seen it yet the interstate lineup includes Josh Pyke, Bonjah, Busby Marou, Skipping Girl Vinegar, The Bamboos, Barons of Tang, Crooked Fiddle Band, Ganga Giri, Jen Cloher, Sietta, The Little Stevies, Thundamentals, Tinpan Orange, The Beez, Lucie Thorne, Jack Carty (above), Cilla Jane and The Pigs.

Considering we’ve still got the local Canberran announcement to come (and it’s going to make up over 50% of the lineup) this festival is going to be huge! And folky! Corinbank will be held in Canberra from the 2nd to the 4th March next year. Stay tuned for more details!

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.

The Mullum Music Festival Announces First Round Artists

Jordie Lane
Image Courtesy of The Mullum Music Festival.

The Mullum Music Festival, in Mullumbimby on the New South Wales North Coast has just announced the first round of artists for what is shaping up to be a cracker of an event. The festival will be held from the 24th to the 27th November this year and folk fans will be more than looked after.

The lineup this year includes The Bamboos, Husky, Jordie Lane, Lanie Lane, Mojo Juju, Barons of Tang, Graveyard Train, Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel, The Yearlings, The Good Ship, Daniel Champagne, Roscoe James Irwin, Liz Martin and too many more to mention.

Tickets for The Mullum Music Festival are on sale now via the official web site. Check out the full lineup in the poster below:

Mullum Music Festival Lineup

The Pyramid Rock Festival Lineup

Pyramid Rock Lineup
Image Courtesy of The Pyramid Rock Festival

Its getting to that time of year when the big New Year’s Eve festivals are announcing their lineups and the latest cab off the rack is The Pyramid Rock Festival. Held on Phillip Island from the 29th December to the 1st January Pyramid Rock is, as the name suggests, primarily a rock/indie festival. But that doesn’t mean it’s completely bereft of folk with a number of Timber and Steel friendly acts making it onto this year’s lineup including Boy & Bear, Cloud Control, The Panics, Ash Grunwald, The Bamboos, Grace Woodroofe, Graveyard Train and Owl Eyes.

For the full lineup head to the official Pyramid Rock Festival web site. Tickets go on sale on the 14th September.

Queenscliff Music Festival Announces Lineup

Queenscliff Music Festival
Image Courtesy of the Queenscliff Music Festival

The Queenscliff Music Festival, held in Victoria from the 25th to the 27th November, has just announced an absolutely cracking lineup for this years event. While the festival has a multi-genre focus folk, acoustic, roots and blues are definitely well represented with The Beautiful Girls, The Bamboos with Kylie Auldist, Shane Nicholson, Wagons, Christine Anu, My Friend The Chocolate Cake, The Triffids, Lanie Lane, Gossling, Matt McHugh, Leah Flanagan and The Snowdroppers all making an appearance.

For more information on the festival visit the official web site. The full lineup is below:

The Triffids
No Fixed Address
Eskimo Joe
Gypsy & The Cat
The Cruel Sea
The Herd
The Beautiful Girls
The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker
Oh Mercy
The Bamboos with Kylie Auldist
Vince Jones
Shane Nicholson
Christine Anu
Pseudo Echo
Richard Clapton
My Friend The Chocolate Cake
Lanie Lane
Amaya Laucirica
Mat McHugh
The Bondi Cigars
Leah Flanagan
The Red Eyes
The Blackeyed Susans
Puta Madre Brothers
Nat Col & The Kings
The Snowdroppers
The Wayne Jury Three
John-Luke Shelly & High Speed Steel

Even More Artists Added to Bluesfest Lineup

Image Courtesy of Bluesfest

Just when you thought Bluesfest couldn’t get any bigger they’ve added yet another round of artists to the mix. Heading up the latest announcement is Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell (in his first ever Australian tour) and funk legend George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic – worth the price of admission alone. But when you add Luciano and Jah Messenjah Band, Imogen Heap, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ernest Ranglin, Raul Malo, Michelle Shocked, Peter Rowan & The Blue Grass Band, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, The Bamboos, The Mad Bastards, Warrior King and Bonnie Casey, The Hands, Bobby Alu and Hussy Hicks to a program that’s already bursting at the seems the question goes from “should I go” to “how can I not go?”

Single day tickets for Bluesfest are still available. Head to the official website for more details.

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