Mu­sic dream is com­ing true

Fes­ti­val pro­gram is on the way

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL - Ja­cob Wil­son ja­cob.wil­son@whit­sun­day­

THE peace­ful pic­turesque val­ley of Camerons Pocket, 10 min­utes west of Calen, is now hum­ming with ac­tiv­ity as the Win­ter­moon team re­pairs cy­clone dam­age and puts the fin­ish­ing touches to the fes­ti­val site.

Mu­sic fes­ti­vals are the ul­ti­mate mu­si­cal ex­pe­ri­ence and this favourite fes­ti­val, from 5pm Fri­day, April 28 to sun­down on Mon­day, May 1, has a pro­gram full of bands, soloists, duos, magic, po­etry and other ac­tiv­i­ties too nu­mer­ous to name.

The fes­ti­val pro­gram will be pub­lished on the web­site soon.

Win­ter­moon is renowned for the qual­ity and va­ri­ety of its mu­sic.

Acous­tic, blues, roots, trad, blue grass, world, Celtic, gypsy, coun­try – all have a place in the di­verse Win­ter­moon pro­gram as clever pro­gram­ming means that mu­sic lovers can hear their favourite acts at a va­ri­ety of times and venues.

Lively bands have al­ways been a fea­ture of Win­ter­moon and 2017 is no ex­cep­tion.

The Bushwack­ers, The Round Moun­tain Girls, The Damian Howard Band, The Hill­billy Goats, The Angela Toohey Band, The Call­ing Broth­ers, The Co­conut Kids, The Fat Cigars, Fez and the Fox, The Jay Bishoff Band and Sun Salute are just some of the acts guar­an­teed to have the au­di­ence up and danc­ing.

Tal­ented duos in­clude David Flower and Caro­line Tren­grove, The Kir­wan Sis­ters, Lux No­mad and The Innes Camp­bell Duo and among the solo per­form­ers are Casey Marie, John Ralph, Loren Kate, Matty Rogers, Niq Reef­man and Tat­ty­faez Ablaze.

Par­tic­i­pa­tion is a big part of the Win­ter­moon ex­pe­ri­ence and lo­cal mu­si­cians can per­form on the black­board stage as well as en­joy the mu­sic work­shops and jam ses­sions.

Po­etry al­ways has a spe­cial place at Win­ter­moon and the pop­u­lar Po­ets’ Break­fast, hosted by Ir­ish Joe Lynch starts every fes­ti­val day at 8am in style and gives lo­cal po­ets an op­por­tu­nity to shine.

Camp­ing tick­ets are sell­ing out fast on­line with lim­ited spa­ces still avail­able only at the Orange Grove and Stony Creek camp­grounds while the pop­u­lar day tick­ets will be avail­able at the gate.


PER­FORM­ERS: The Co­conut Kids will be at Win­ter­moon this year.

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