Early tickets push for Gap festival
Organisers of Grampians Music Festival have encouraged people keen to attend next year’s event in Halls Gap to get their tickets before Christmas.
Festival director Carly Flecknoe said locking tickets away for the February 15 to 17 event could work as Christmas gifts and help shore up busy summer events schedules.
“Not only will tickets make a great Christmas surprise, but organising your tickets early means that you can set and forget,” she said.
“Get swept up in Christmas and New Year silliness with no worries about missing out on tickets and just set about planning the perfect festival get up.”
Ms Flecknoe said activity surrounding the festival at The Valley Floor at 7 Valley Drive was steadily building.
“The closer we get to the festival, the more activity there is,” she said.
“We’re all a buzz of activity at the moment – finalising plans for the festival site, getting our bar stocked and tweaking final logistics.
“At this time of year, we’re making sure we have all the little details covered.”
The festival works to attract up-and-coming bands and musicians from across the country, and next year’s event includes 20 new genre-spanning artists.
Award-winning soul, funk, RNB and hip hop act Sampa The Great is one of the headline acts.
Others include Angie Mcmahon, Wafia, Slum Sociable, Jade Imagine, Body Type, Planet, Milan Ring, Alice Skye, Batts, Huntly, Sunscreen, Seaside, Rat!hammock, Benny Walker, Kat Edwards, Hobsons Bay Coast Guard, Cool Out Sun, Bones and Jones, White Bleaches, Sagamore, Mzrizk and Sweat Dreams DJS.
As well as presenting a varied list of acts, Grampians Music Festival, in partnership with The Push, is offering an ‘undiscovered’ DJ and a producer the opportunity to join the festival lineup. The competition also includes a VIP ticket package for themselves and a friend.
The producer will play a one-hour set on the Friday night, and the DJ gets the chance to play between sets on the weekend. Applications are open until December 28 through website www. grampiansmusicfestival.com.
The event also celebrates regional food and beverages.
Tickets, including various packages, are available online at grampiansmusicfestival.com/tickets. All patrons need tickets but children under 14 can attend free of charge.
A community committee involving Ms Flecknoe, Juliette Lalli, Richard Flecknoe, Jason Hosemans, Leigh Heinrich, Will Hudson, David Nicholson and Dee Kelly runs the festival with support from Northern Grampians Shire Council and Grampians Tourism.
TOP ACT: Gap. Sampa the Great will be at Halls