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Jessica Mauboy to headline inaugural Handpicked Festival

Fresh on the back of three ARIA nominations, Jessica Mauboy has picked SA’s inaugural Handpicked Festival at Lake Breeze Wines to show audiences why she is a favourite of the Australian music scene.

jessica_mauboyFresh on the back of three ARIA nominations, Jessica Mauboy has picked SA’s inaugural Handpicked Festival at Lake Breeze Wines to show audiences why she is a favourite of the Australian music scene.

Mauboy, who has ARIA nominations for Album of the Year for the gold-selling Beautiful , Best Female Artist and Best Video for Never Be The Same, will headline next month’s festival at the stunning Langhorne Creek winery.

In the past 12 months, Mauboy has released her third studio album, represented Australia as part of Eurovision 2014 and performed at the official Flag Handover Ceremony at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

She joins fellow headline act Sheppard – who have an amazing seven ARIA nominations in categories including Best Group and Song Of The Year for Geronimo – in their only SA appearance as part of their Bomb’s Away album launch tour.

The Follett family, who own Lake Breeze, conceived the Handpicked Festival to put their award-winning boutique winery and the wider Langhorne Creek region, just one hour from Adelaide, on the map.

They were thrilled Mauboy and Sheppard would headline the festival, which they planned to run as an annual event.

“To secure two Australian headline acts with the credentials that Jessica and Sheppard have is just simply amazing,” Lake Breeze general manager Roger Follett said.

“We are so excited that the Handpicked lineup now has two great Australian acts and some of South Australia’s finest original artists.

“It ensures a great day for music lovers and the region.”

The Handpicked Festival is at Lake Breeze Wines, Step Rd, Langhorne Creek, on Saturday, November 29, 2pm-10pm. Tickets are $79.95 pre-purchase, or $89.95 at the gate. Children under 12 are free.

Fork on the Road food trucks will provide a range of cuisines to complement Lake Breeze’s wine selection. Coach transfers to and from Adelaide are available.

Tickets available at www.handpickedfestival.com, at the Lake Breeze cellar door or from Ticketek on 132 849.

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