Icehouse, Sunnyboys headline By the C fest
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.