Carus Thompson at the Halls Gap Hotel - 10 January 2020
Globetrotting troubadour Carus Thompson has toured the world alongside The John Butler Trio, The Waifs, Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson & Pete Murray, selling over 30,000 albums along the way.
He returns with his seventh studio album Shakespeare Avenue.
Thompson is one of Australia’s hardest working musicians, touring the world as an independent artist with family in tow, whilst building a loyal fan base over six studio and two live albums. And with 2017’s Island, the critical plaudits flowed – a WAM Song of the Year, a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, and high rotation on Double J.
A renowned live performer, Thompson will deliver these new songs as well as old over a special two-set show, all with the energy and passion that has made him one of Australia’s favourite acoustic artists.
He launches the album around Australia through October / November before taking these new songs to Europe & the UK in 2020.
Dunkeld welcomes Adelaide's award-winning travelling backyard music festival; The Porch Sessions, for one memorable night of live music and great vibes.
The 1840's Mt Sturgeon Homestead, at the base of the stunning Southern Grampians National Park, will be adorned with Persian rugs, festoon lights and bunting for a summer night of accessible, family-friendly entertainment.
The stellar line-up includes three incredible touring artists from across Victoria and South Australia; Merpire, Hannah Blackburn & Forever Son- your ears are in for a treat.
Pack a picnic of sunset snacks and enjoy refreshments from the Royal Mail Hotel's pop-up bar. Note that there's no parking on-site, but there's a free shuttle bus from the Visitor Information Centres in Dunkeld and Hamilton straight to the event. People of all ages, abilities and demographics are welcome - email if you have accessibility requirements they can assist with.
See the website for tickets, local info and a sweet deal from the Royal Mail Hotel, and contact the Hamilton & Grampians Visitor Information Centre for more inspiration on things to see and do in the Greater Hamilton region.
See you in the Southern Grampians for the most scenic Porch Sessions yet!
Tennyson King at Paper Scissors Rock Brew Co. Halls Gap - 25 January 2020
Tennyson King — it’s a name that evokes notions of classic, literary depth and majesty. But it also has the hallowed ring of the gritty, earthy roots of rock and roll. A high-energy and mesmerizing live performer playing music that has the emotional sweetness of the blues with a rock and roll sensibility.
Pierce Brothers at the Halls Gap Hotel - 31 January 2020
Pierce Brothers have taken their unique brand of folk music from busking on the streets of Melbourne to touring the world.
Comprising of twin brothers Jack and Pat Pierce, the multi-instrumentalists have been shaking dance floors and selling out rooms across UK, Europe, Canada, USA and their native Australia. Their irresistible energy and world class live show has generated a word of mouth buzz not seen for some time.
Having established themselves as a figurehead of the folk, blues & roots community here in Australia and abroad, the band have toured relentlessly – honing their craft and gaining fans across the globe as they go. The band’s music has grown with them over the years and has seen them release two Top 10 ARIA EPs (The Records Were Ours and Into The Dirt), receive over 7 million global streams (1.7 million in Australia since Jan 2015), as well as over half a million YouTube views.
The Pierce Brothers released their full-length debut album Atlas Shoulders last year to rave reviews. The album came in at number #13 on the aria chats and was produced by Garrett Kato.
2019 will see the boys embarking on a massive world tour, including a string of headline dates and support slots to Tash Sultana, across USA, Europe, UK and Australia.
Grampians Music Festival - Halls Gap - 28/29 February 2020
Returning to one of the country’s most picturesque locations, the Grampians Music Festival is kicking off a brand new decade, bringing another exciting edition of the event to the iconic Grampians National Park in February 2020. Join us for independent up and coming Australian artists, craft food and drink, the unique community atmosphere and dancing in the sunshine with mates.
Grampians Music Festival is a special festival in a special location. Come and see it for yourself!