Since the launch of Gorgeous Festival in 2011, festival director Alistair Cranney has constantly delivered impressive headline acts from ICEHOUSE to Missy Higgins. Now in its third year the success of this unique event has taken it from a one-day festival to two days in 2013, offering music fans twice the Australian talent taking the stage in McLaren Vale. This year Gorgeous Festival kicks off with headline act ARIA and APRA award winning band John Butler Trio, on Friday 22nd November and winner of eight ARIA Music Awards, Eskimo Joe on Saturday 23rd November.
“We are really excited to be playing the Gorgeous Festival in McLaren Vale South Australia. We haven’t played in this region for a long time and we’re very much looking forward to connecting with the crowd and making something special happen together. Can’t wait!” John Butler.
Joining John Butler Trio on the Friday night will be Blues and Roots singer and APRA nominee, Lanie Lane, Sydney guitarist and vocalist Steve Smyth, pop/ folk husband and wife duo Microwave Jenny and local artist Laura Hill.
Whilst on Saturday 23rd November, festival goers will enjoy the sounds of headliner Eskimo Joe, Melbourne-based urban roots band Blue King Brown, ARIA Award winning band The Audreys, critically acclaimed singer and songwriter Paul Greene, 2012 Winner of Triple J’s Unearthed competition Thelma Plum, Sydney based Indie artist Patrick James, high energy root infusion band Brother Fox and kooky festival favourite Gemini Downs fronted by Ten News reporter Jessica Braithwaite.
“We searched high and low for the perfect combination of Australian artists for this year’s festival. We wanted to create a memorable sound track that would be matched by the beautiful surroundings of the vineyards. We are excited to welcome these amazing talented artists to the Gorgeous Festival family and are looking forward to November!” Alistair Cranney, Gorgeous Festival Director.
Gorgeous Festival’s roots lie in the McLaren Vale wine region, celebrating local produce and premium wines. The festival however has created a broad national appeal by having some of the country’s top Australian artists to preform on the main stage as well as creating opportunities for up and coming musicians in association with event partner APRA (Australasian Performing Rights Association) and in 2013 the art prize will be open to entrants nationally. Gorgeous Festival attracts interstate festival goers to the wine region with accommodation selling out well before the festival date.
With tickets priced from $88, don’t miss out on this opportunity to see these amazing artists up close and personal. Tickets will be on sale to the general public from 9am on Tuesday 16th July at www.gorgeousfestival.com.au. Stay up to date with the latest festival news at www.gorgeousfestival.com.au or www.facebook.com/gorgeousfest.