Mojo Juju, Tex Perkins and the Fat Rubber Band, and a reunited The Go Betweens performing their 16 Lovers Lane album have been added to the line-up for the Bendigo Autumn Music festival.
The new performers will join more than 80 artists – 30 per cent from the City of Greater Bendigo and Central Victoria – at the Anzac Day 2019 long weekend festival.
The festival will take place in Bendigo’s arts precinct over four days from April 25-28, with the program containing 150 performances from artists from regional Victoria, Australia, New Zealand, Mali, Senegal, US, UK, South Africa, Israel, Iraq and Spain.
Artists already announced included Kurt Vile, Cash Savage and The Last Drinks, Xylouris White,Tiny Ruins and Harry James Angus.
Mojo Juju, Tex Perkins (Beasts of Bourbon and The Cruel Sea) and South Africa guitar savant and singer Sibusile Xaba, who brings his blend of Zulu folk music, bossa nova, flamenco, desert blues and jazz, are all set to perform.
A special performance will feature original The Go Betweens members Lindy Morrison, Amanda Brown and John Willsteed performing their album 16 Lovers Lane in its entirety, along with special guests Dan Kelly, Danny Widdicombe and Luke Daniel Peacock. The tribute will also feature Dave Graney, Clare Moore, Rob Snarski, Alex Gow (Oh Mercy), Katie Noonan, Emily Lubitz (Tinpan Orange) and Laura Jean.
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As well as featuring in the 16 Lovers Lane tribute, ARIA Award-winning Katie Noonan will also be presenting one of the other festival highlight’s – “Gratitude & Grief”- a collaboration between Noonan’s jazz trio Elixir and acclaimed Melbourne artist and poet, Michael Leunig. The innovative performance will take place in Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre on the Sunday April 28 and combine spoken word poetry, music and art a unique Australian concert experience.
Acclaimed producer, performer and co-host of Rockwiz, Brian Nankervis will run a series of conversational “On The Couch” sessions with a handpicked selection of artists from the festival lineup.
Rounding out the most recent line-up announcement are soul sisters Vika & Linda Bull, Tom Lanesek and Tom Snowdon’s latest project No Mono (the duo behind the award-winning project, #1 dads), post-punk outfit RVG, rediscovered 1970’s Memphis singer-songwriter Van Duren, singer-songwriter Jess Ribeiro, 1960’s chic tropical-jungle-late-night-Balkan boogie band Tek Tek Ensemble and Cool Out Sun, the supergroup featuring N'fa Jones (1200 Techniques, House of Beige), Sensible J (REMI, House of Beige), Lamine Sonko and Nui Moon (Digital Afrika).
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Acts with local connections will include Skyscraper Stan, The Maes, The Sugarcanes, Grim Fawkner, William Alexander, Coda Chroma, Black Orchid Stringband, Mariah McCarthy, Anchor and the Butterfly, Alanna and Alicia, Steve Lane and The Autocrats, Way Dynamic, Taylor Project, Danny Walsh Banned, Four Lions and Asking for Trouble Theatre.
Also appearing are Alexander Biggs, Demon Days, Alma Zygier,Emilee South, Broads, Hello Tut Tut, The Twoks, The Dusty Millers, Lucie Thorne w Hamish Stuart, 45 Packin’ Mama, Alwan (Israel/Iraq), Hannah Cameron, Xani, Cope Street Parade,Low Down Riders, Eliza Hull, The Stetson Family, Wolf and Willow, The Bean Project,Brekky Boy, Ruby Jones, James Kenyon, Mario Queen of The Circus, Melbourne Indie Voices Sing Sessions, The Amazing Drumming Monkeys.
Thousands of people are expected to attend the first Bendigo Autumn Music festival, which is a predominantly ticketed event.
Festival director Glenn Wright said the line-up aimed to give attendees a bit of everything and incorporated a variety of musical styles.
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