Hold onto your hats as they strap you in for a rollercoaster ride of dancefloor mayhem. Carnivalesque party music for the creatively inclined, from swingin’ circus sounds to Eastern European influences and their signature carnie-hop.
9 pm Fri – Community Hall 11 pm Sat – Community Hall 1.45 pm Sun – Garden Stage 3 pm Sat – Children’s Fair workshop
An amalgamation of Australian folk music darlings Sam Lohs (Fruit) and Rosie Burgess (Rosie Burgess Trio). Strapping on a pair of ukuleles, the pair pull back the curtain to share an intimate selection of often ridiculous, but always harmonious songs.
3.30 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom 7.30 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom 12 noon Sun – Quincan Café
It’s all about the groove. Steele McMahon’s Brisbane-based octet is raucous, punchy and fun, with a genre-bending sound that reimagines elements of old school funk, reggae, ska and indie rock. The band packs a roaring, four-piece horn section and a rhythm section to match.
10 pm Fri – Community Hall 9 pm Sat – Garden Stage 4.30 pm Sunday – Garden Stage
Combining old-time melodies with a high-energy style perfect for a hoedown. Fast-paced American bluegrass and old-timey music, backed by double bass, fiddles, banjo, flute, whistle, harmonica, and rich multi-layered vocal harmonies.
10.30 pm Fri – Garden Stage 9 pm Sat – Community Hall 11.45 am Sun – Garden Stage
Playing an eclectic, high-energy mix of delightful morsels both savory and sweet. Well-rooted in Bluegrass standards, they also branch into Celtic Folk, Australiana, and Western Swing, with a sprinkling of Country songs for more sombre moments.
1 pm Sat – Quincan Café 4.30 pm Sat – Garden Stage 3.30 pm Sun – Pub Ballroom 10.30 am Sun – Gem Gallery – workshop
If Mumford and Sons, The Pogues and Metallica had a three-way love child it would be a Round Mountain Girl. Coined in the press as the ‘finest purveyors of Celtabillypunkfolkrootsgrass in the southern hemisphere”.
8 pm Fri – Community Hall 1.30 pm Sat – Garden Stage 10 pm Sat – Garden Stage
An Australian Folk icon with the mantra: “Have guitar, will travel”… Thousands of kilometres (perhaps with kalimba also in tow) with her distinctive songs selected from her wide-ranging repertoire gathered in her travels and over decades.
8.30 pm Fri – Garden Stage 1 pm Sat – Gem Gallery – Special tribute show – Margret RoadKnight remembers Malvina Reynolds. 4.30 pm Sat – Pub Ballroom 12.45 pm Sun – Pub Ballroom
Combining Spanish guitar magic with rock and roll energy to create a sound that has seen the group tour across Europe, Asia and Oceania. Booming percussion and shredded nylon string guitars weave a deep web of sound that always leaves audiences breathless and begging for more!
11 pm Fri – Community Hall 10 pm Sat – Community Hall 3.30 pm Sunday – Garden Stage 12 noon Sat – Community Hall – workshop
Thanks to Memetica, our giant Indigenous Puppet will delight and enthrall all weekend. Join him and Uncle Laurie Padmore as they stroll through the festival and engage in thought provoking local storytelling and language.
6 pm Fri – The Fringe – Welcome to Country 9 am Sat – Yungaburra Markets 12.45 pm Sat – The Fringe 6 pm Sat – Grand Parade 12.30 pm Sun – The Fringe
All three musicians are powerful and compelling performers in their own right, coming together to create something larger than any individual, something incredible. “For the strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack”
9 pm Fri – Pub ballroom 8 pm Sat – Garden Stage 12 noon Sun – Pub Ballroom