Grapes of Mirth to take over Seppeltsfield Estate this October

Two of Australia’s most exciting female singer-songwriters, Odette and Stellie, will take the main stage at Grapes of Mirth – The Festival, this 29 and 30 October at the renowned Seppeltsfield Estate in the Barossa Valley.

Two of Australia’s most exciting female singer-songwriters, Odette and Stellie, will take the main stage at Grapes of Mirth – The Festival, this 29 and 30 October at the renowned Seppeltsfield Estate in the Barossa Valley.

After a series of successful one-day events around Australia, this world’s first two-day wine and comedy event features a line-up of best-in-class wines, fine foods, music, and nouveau and vintage comedy talent curated by Grapes of Mirth ‘Head Clown’, comedian and connoisseur, Merrick Watts.

Sydney-based Odette, Australia’s queen of soulful and experimental pop, is an ARIA nominee with over 55+ million streams, a #1 Apple Music Charts debut and headliner of two sold-out tours. She will perform a selection of music from her catalogue of critically acclaimed albums, including 2021’s Herald, named one of the best of the year by NME, Junkee, The Music and Tone Deaf. Odette will perform as a duo with Kiah Gossner, who will accompany Odette’s powerful vocals and piano on the double bass.

Adelaide-based Stellie is one of our brightest young musical talents, intertwining jazz, electronica, 70s glam and indie sounds to create an iconic voice in Australian music that’s seen her perform at WOMAD, Brisbane’s BIGSOUND and as the coveted support act to mega stars G-Flip, Lime Cordiale and Didirri.

Grapes of Mirth – The Festival’s music program will be rounded out by DJ Pedro Moshman and The Party People! Pedro will be joined on stage across the weekend by various music artists, from live vocals to percussions, guitar, and saxophone/trumpet, inviting attendees to bring their dancing shoes as they get set for some night-time funk, soul, and house tracks.

As well as a huge music line-up, Grapes of Mirth – The Festival will include comedy sets from Judith Lucy, Tom Gleeson, Melanie Bracewell, Nazeem Hussain, Geraldine Hickey, Rhys Nicholson, Chris Ryan, Peter Helliar, Michelle Brasier, Dane Simpson, Lizzy Hoo, Dave Thornton and Zoë Coombs-Marr.

There will also be a selection of Australia’s favourite comedy podcasts recorded in the Rode Podcast Cellar with a live audience, including Myf Warhurst and Zan Rowe’s hit ABC podcast, Bang On, The Chaser Report hosted by Charles Firth and Dom Knight, as well as Peter Helliar’s You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet, and Kyran Wheatley’s Wax Quizzical. Luke Heggie and Nick Cody round out the Podcasts with their smash hit show Mid-Flight Brawl.

Culinary expert, food writer and presenter, Melissa Leong, will join comedian Colin Lane to host the ultimate stand-up cook-off, challenging the festival’s top talent to create a dish highlighting some of the Barossa’s best produce. Drinks expert Mike Bennie will challenge comedians to make him a cocktail that nearly killed them. Live cooking demonstrations continue with Ivan Aristeguieta’s lockdown cooking sensation, About This Much, making its stage debut. 

Stellie will take the main stage on Saturday, October 29 with Odette rounding out the festivities on Sunday, October 30.

Festival Hub Highlights

The Grapes of Barossa Bar will host tastings from Seppeltsfield as well as acclaimed local wineries Paulmara Wines, Whistler Wines, Forage Supply Co, Yelland & Papps, Alkina Wines and Small Victories. Tastings will be hosted by Merrick Watts, Mike Bennie and other loose units of wine. Grapes of Mirth – The Festival is also where visitors can take advantage of a customisable wine bottling station, indulge inside a walkthrough Gin and Tonic mister, relax at the Seppeltsfield Rosé Nail Bar with Nails By Kirsten, get a caffeine hit at the Espresso Martawny bar, get their fill of gourmet food from vendors including Soi 38, Gang Gang and Taco Cartel, and sip on an endless supply of Seppeltsfield wine. 

Travel details

Seppeltsfield Estate is located in the heart of the Barossa, just an hour from the Adelaide CBD. 

Return bus transportation direct to Grapes of Mirth will be available from multiple locations including Adelaide CBD. Interstate ticket-holders can stay at Hotel Indigo, a boutique hotel located at Adelaide’s Central Markets, for a discounted rate of $275 per night, or the Novotel Barossa for a discounted rate of 10% per night (minimum 2-night stay).

Ticket sales

General release sales are available now: 

Grapes of Mirth – The Festival is on Saturday 29 – Sunday 30th October, 2022 at Seppeltsfield Estate, Barossa Valley

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