This is a band headed for the world... well, they're already there. Unearthed by Triple J for ‘Foreign Lover’, followed by ‘Through The Clover', the earth-rock sister act, the amazing STONEFIELD - Amy, Hannah, Sarah, and Holly Findlay - have played the prestigious Glastonbury Festival in the UK, at Pyramid Rock, and are now signed to Wunderkind/Warner records.
Check them out on this You Tube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0HzB8eD3ys Don't miss this chance to see and hear STONEFIELD up close at MUSICFEST... (and at $40 entry...!!!)
Cruisy and incredibly appealing, Mat has toured Japan, Europe, UK, Brazil, US and Canada with The Beautiful Girls, wracked up a host of awards along the way, including multiple APRA nominations for Blues & Roots Work of the Year, sold nearly 300,000 albums, and is now touring his second solo album, Love Come Save Me (released on his website as a free download).
A pivotal and influential Australian writer and performer, David is performing at MUSICFEST on Saturday 9th with his band (before heading to WOMAD in SA).
Australian Country Music Award winners in 2009, 2010 and 2012, and Group of the Year at the 2010 Australian Independent Country Music Awards, Hamish and Lachlan Davidson are, according to Troy Cassar-Daley, “the best young bluegrass pickers we have seen for a long while in Australia."
With a new single 'Step into the Light', Kira Puru and The Bruise bring a genre-defying style to MUSICFEST - "Sharon Jones meets Ella Fitz pipes, flirty menace and whip-tight, black singlet clad slice of badass" said Sydney music magazine Brag.
Her latest EP, ‘The Guava Tree’ highlights her gift as a songwriter and follows her previous successful 2010 release, ‘Over My Shoulder’ (on MGM records).
He has toured nationally and internationally, releasing his first solo CD Cooinda in 2002 (produced with Paul Hester, Paul Kelly and David Bridie), his second, Hope, in 2007, and, in 2012 his latest CD Blak & Blu (through MGM), recorded with Jeff Lang, Dan Sultan, Chris Wilson, and Rebecca Barnard.
Powerful, bluesy, uplifting and soulful, Kutcha is appearing at MUSICFEST with his band on Sunday 10th.
Multi-instrumentalists, Clancy, Declan and Bec Simpson are all recent winners of the National Folk Festival’s Declan Affley Award for Excellence in Traditional Music and winners of the 2011 Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award.
Lisa Miller is an acclaimed Melbourne based singer and songwriter with nine ARIA Award nominations to her name. Lisa has a distinct soulful and rootsy acoustic style delivered with a superb voice and accompaniment.
Lisa has released six solo albums, she has also written for several well-known TV programs such as Seachange and Stingers. Lisa will be appearing with her backing trio. (Check out Billy Bragg and Lisa Miller – Reason To Believe – on You Tube.)
On Saturday March 9th they will perform their adventure of sounds at MUSICFEST. They have performed at the Queenscliff Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival Queensland and Cygnet Folk Festival Tasmania among many others.
Karavana Flamenca plays wrenching Spanish Gypsy music, fusing the roots of rumba from Africa and Cuba. Lead vocalist Miguel Ovejero sings in his native Spanish/Romany, and, with their Turkish, Armenian, Spanish and Romany backgrounds, Karavana Flamenca is 'the real thing'. Double bass, guitars and percussion drive the rhythm; vocals, oud and violin sing the haunting tunes. The breath-taking energy, upbeat rhythms and soulful melodies of Karavana Flamenca will light up Musicfest 2013 on Saturday March 9.
Hugh McDonald, former Redgum frontman and multi-instrumentalist, is a well-known Melbourne-based singer, songwriter, guitarist and violinist. He has had a long and successful career touring internationally and locally in the band Redgum, with hits including ‘Only 19” and ‘The Diamantina Drover’.
A powerful songwriter and consummate entertainer, Hugh is equally at home playing Django Reinhardt as he is with Irish folk music, country swing or putting music to the ballads of Henry Lawson.
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