THE all-acoustic Black Mountain Unplugged Festival will debut this weekend in the beautiful and wild surroundings off the Bloomfield Track.
The intimate non-profit event has been put on by musicians for musicians and music lovers, with two stages at the base of the mysterious and iconic Black Mountain from tomorrow night until Sunday.
Co-organiser Bryce Wearne of the Hillbilly Goats fame said they decided to put on an acoustic festival, with no electric guitars or electrics basses allowed, for all ages to enjoy.
“There’s no acoustic unplugged festivals in the Far North that are a regular event and we decided to do an acoustic unplugged festival for music lovers to sit back and watch,” he said.
“Because of the style of music it should suit young kids right up to oldies.
“This festival is designed around every age group to enjoy it, kids are able to run around and the Grey Nomads can settle in with their chair and a cup of tea.
“There will be a couple of rock bands coming but bringing acoustic guitars and playing unplugged.”
Performers include the Hillbilly Goats, Kim Hurley, the Roadtrippers, Nigel Wearne, Black Image, Hot Wet Swing Set, Clarkey & the Allstars, Jeremiah, Leanne Tennant, Whiskey Boat, Lani & Max and the Secret Tuesdays.
The event is BYO and everyone is encour- aged to bring their eskies with food and drink and their camping gear to stay the whole three nights.
There will also be food and market stalls, a jamming stage, quizzes and games, including the inaugural Black Mountain Underpants Race.
“It’s a fundraiser for local community groups, there’s going to be P & C’s doing burgers, the firies doing pizzas in a wood-fired oven and basically the local community getting involved to raise money,” Goat Wearne said.
Tickets cost $45 presold and $55 at the gate, kids under 15 are free and for more information email email@example.com or go to www.facebook.com/BlackMountainUnplugged.