They’ve hosted the John Butler Trio, Kate Cebrano, The Audreys and Julia Stone. In fact, Woodside’s Bird In Hand Winery have been pretty bloody amazing supporters of Australian music over the last decade. But looking to December, their latest announcement is music to our ears already. It just has us picturing the sunset over the vineyard with wine, cheese and all the good things. Bring on summer already!
Headlining will be one of Australia’s finest female songwriters, Missy Higgins, fusing her live band with South Australia’s largest arts organization, The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. “I’ve had lots of invitations to play shows with orchestras over the years but I always said no to them”, Higgins says. “I guess when I was younger I was just intimidated by the challenge of reworking my songs on that scale. Then last year I got asked to do a show with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. I’ve always liked new challenges so I figured that was a perfect opportunity to push myself out of my comfort zone and try something different. It was an amazing experience. The songs came to life in new and unexpected ways when we introduced all those other instruments so I decided to try something similar this summer in other parts of Australia.”
UPDATE: The first concert, announced for Saturday, 10 December has sold out in just over two weeks! A new date has just been announced to meet demand for tickets with Friday, 9 December now available.
One of the most successful and acclaimed female singer/songwriters in Australian music history, Missy Higgins has sold over a million albums in this country, enjoyed multiple #1 hits and won 9 ARIA Awards. Her latest release – a benefit single called “Oh Canada” to draw attention to the plight of Syrian refugees – attracted global attention.
Performing under the stars and amongst the vines at Bird in Hand in the Adelaide Hills, Missy will also be using these unique performances to unveil a handful of brand new songs on which she’s been working for most of 2016, as well as re-imagining all her iconic hits: “Scar”, “The Special Two”, “Steer”, “Where I Stood” and “Everyone’s Waiting” with the state’s best orchestral musicians.
Tickets to the second show are now available via this link.
Bird In Hand will also be offering their usual pre-booked picnic and BBQ boxes (which are amazing) and there will be return bus transfer from Adelaide Metro on offer as well. For all of the details head to the Bird In Hand website.