Ice­house, Sun­ny­boys head­line By the C fest

Tweed Daily News - - PULSE ENTERTAINER -

COASTAL Aus­tralia has pro­duced some of the best mu­sic acts in the coun­try, so it only makes sense that the sea­side re­gions are play­ing host to a huge line-up of es­sen­tial Aussie artists for the By the C Fes­ti­val.

Com­ing to Coolan­gatta next Fe­bru­ary as part of a tour stop­ping in New­cas­tle, Wol­lon­gong, Gee­long and Ade­laide, By the C is billed as “a cel­e­bra­tion of live mu­sic, food and com­mu­nity on iconic coastal lo­ca­tions around Aus­tralia”.

The fes­ti­val line-up fea­tures some of Aus­tralia’s great­est bands, in­clud­ing Ice­house, the Sun­ny­boys, Do Re Mi and Men­tal As Any­thing.

Peren­nial favourites Ice­house, a band which has sold over three mil­lion al­bums Down Un­der and tran­scended gen­er­a­tion gaps with a ca­reer span­ning 40 years, will head­line the fes­ti­val, bring­ing hits to Cooly such as Crazy, Elec­tric Blue, We Can Get To­gether, Hey Lit­tle Girl, Man Of Colours and, of course, Great South­ern Land.

The Sun­ny­boys, who af­ter a 21-year break re-en­tered the fray in 2012 at the be­hest of a Hoodoo Gu­rus in­vi­ta­tion to re­group, will also take the stage.

Six years later, the Sun­ny­boys 2.0 have notched up a re­sume that would be the envy of any band.

The cur­rent edi­tion of the Sun­ny­boys fea­tures all the orig­i­nal mem­bers who are mak­ing the most of their sec­ond chance as a tour­ing out­fit.

Le­gends of 80s alt-pop, Do Re Mi, who gifted the world songs like Stand­ing on Wires, Man Overboard, Warn­ings Mov­ing Clock­wise and Adul­tery, will also per­form in By the C Fes­ti­val, tak­ing to the stage with a rein­vented cast fea­tur­ing Deb and He­len.

And, still as bril­liant ever,

the award-win­ning Men­tal as Any­thing fin­ish off the bill with their en­ter­tain­ing and time­less setlist in­clud­ing clas­sics such as The Nips are Get­ting Big­ger, Too Many Times, Mr Nat­u­ral and Live it Up.


SUM­MER OF MU­SIC: Ivor Davies, lead singer of Ice­house, will take to the stage at Cooly as part of the By the C Fes­ti­val in Fe­bru­ary.

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