Palm Creek Festival Artists 2019

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Set Times Saturday ~ 7:15pm ~ Mountain Stage Pumping the crowd at Neurem Creek Folk Festival 2018, Townsville Cultural Festival 2018 , Wintermoon Folk Festival 2018, Palm Creek Folk Cestival 2018, Tablelands Folk Festival 2017, Molly Malones St Patrick’s Day 2006-2018 Regional winners ABCTV Exhumed Band Competition 2012

4 Degrees

Set Times Thursday ~ 10:15pm ~ Jam Tin Saturday ~ 4:45pm ~ Jam Tin 4 Degrees return to Palm Creek after mystifying sellout crowds on their recent “Imaginary” tour. While concert goers and critics alike, have long debated the admitted musical genius invention, the band shamelessly continues to evolve the definition of such meaning.

Anna & Jordan

Set Times Friday ~ 5pm ~ Jam Tin Saturday ~ 9am!? ~ Mountain Stage Sunday ~ 10am ~ Jam Tin Anna & Jordan are an indie/folk/pop duo based on the Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia. Their music has been described as the “epitome of original folk” taking inspiration from the history of traditional folk music and […]


Set Times Sunday ~ 11:45am ~ Mountain Stage Aquapella is a 60 member choir from Townsville specializing in world music with a highly entertaining repertoire that truly spans the globe. The multi-award winning choir has been singing at major festivals in Australia and released it’s third CD “Time Out” at the end of 2014. In […]


Set Times Saturday ~ 3:15pm ~ Stompbox Arik has been a unique guitarist/songwriter for many local bands over the years. This year at the Stompbox he will be performing an original solo act. Carefully, Arik has infused many styles of music into the orchestration of his songs.

Astronaut Launch Party

Set Times Friday ~ 9:30pm ~ Stompbox spacefunk overdrive progressive hypergypsy punk folk rock opera “Astronaut Launch Party captivates their audiences with their huge wash of funky, groovy playful sound. You feel like dancing and you feel like you are being told an entire book of stories. The main feeling you feel is joy! Their […]


Set Times friday ~ 7:15pm ~ Stomp Box Local Townsville band playing original songs about love, life and just being alive.

Block Of Flats

Set Times Friday ~ 12:30pm ~ Mountain Stage The BOF came together in late 2002, with a common interest in keeping music loud and proud. The current line up of members formed up in 2014, after the retirement of our previous singer who was responsible for dragging us out of the garage and on the […]

Bobby Alu

Set Times Friday ~ 9:45pm ~ Jam Tin Saturday ~ 3:15pm ~ Mountain Stage MOVE. AND BE MOVED. FIND YOUR FLOW AND GO ABOUT EACH DAY TO THE RHYTHM OF YOUR OWN MAKING. That’s the theme of 2018 for Byron Bay singer, ukulele strummer and drummer Bobby Alu. It’s been a long-time personal and musical […]


Set Times Friday ~ 11:45pm ~ Mountain Stage Saturday ~ 10:15pm ~ Mountain Stage Sunday ~ 3:45pm ~ Mountain Stage There’s an old saying, popularised by The Breakfast Club: “you mess with the bull, you get the horns”. What does it mean? Not much really. Mostly that if you do something dangerous, you might get […]

Celestial Circus

Set Times Saturday ~ 8pm ~ Village Green Day ~ time ~ Stage Celestial circus presents a collaboration between a variety of Townsville artists and circus performers. Atop our 7 foot aerial rig sits a giant UFO, prepared to take our audience to another galaxy. Watch as our performers hang from the UFO and perform […]

Celtic Strings

Set Times Sunday ~ 9:15am ~ Jam Tin Celtic Strings showcases Townsville’s young musicians on fiddle, flute, tinwhistle, mandolin, accordian, cello, kahun, bodhran, bones. Toe-tapping, exhilarating, Celtic infused tunesets lift the audience to cheers and thunderous applause, inspiring people to have fun making music!

Charlie Mgee (Formidable Vegetable)

Set Times Saturday ~ 1:45pm ~ Jam Tin This act has only one goal: to pound simple solutions for sustainability deep into your consciousness in the funkiest way possible! With their music permeating every corner of the globe from Glastonbury Festival to the headquarters of the United Nations over the past six years, Formidable Vegetable […]

Cigany Weaver

Set Times Friday ~ 8:15pm ~ Jam Tin Saturday ~ 3:45pm ~ Jam Tin Brisbane Gypsy-Jazz Band Formed out of a love for the legendary partnership between Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grapelli, Cigány Weaver is one of Australia’s most exciting gypsy-jazz ensembles, with a dedicated and passionate following around the country. Their sound is reminiscent […]

Circus Ablanza

Set Times Friday ~ 8pm ~ The Hive Circus Alabanza is a combined firetwirling and circus performing troupe, based in the Townsville area.

Dan Baker

Set Times Friday ~ 1:30pm ~ Mountain Stage Saturday ~ 11am ~ Mountain Stage In the pursuit of authenticity, Dan Baker writes music designed to provoke audience extrapolation. At times following the well-worn paths of the folk tradition, he also moves away from narrative prose into poetic stylings designed not to be interpreted linearly, but […]

Declan Kelly

Set Times Friday ~ 3:30pm ~ Mountain Stage Saturday ~ 9:30am ~ Jam Tin Join one of Australia’s most accomplished musicians at Palm Creek this year! Declan Kelly was born in Sydney, Australia to an Irish father and Maori mother. Having two strong ancestral ties made it no wonder that creativity and music was running through his […]

Deep Sea Creature

Set Times Thursday ~ 9:15pm ~ Jam Tin Friday ~ 1pm ~ Jam Tin Deep Sea Creature are Townville’s premier performers of the songs and music of Tony Squires! Etheric, atmospheric soundtrack rock is just the beginning.

Don Jarmey

Set Times Thursday ~ 8:15pm ~ Jam Tin Friday ~ 2pm ~ Jam Tin Don Jarmey… Folk session specialist, inveterate troubadour and Palm Creek addict returns…

Don’t Wake The Baby

Set Times Saturay ~ 2:45pm ~ Jam Tin Don’t wake the baby are Corby Green and Shaun Dempsey at their stripped down, buff looking best. Acoustic versions of rock songs, and rocky versions of acoustic songs all mixed in with a healthy dose of audience participation will have you melting in your chair one minute […]

Elena B Williams

Set Times Friday ~ 7:15pm ~ Jam Tin Saturday ~ 2:15pm ~ Mountain Stage Sunday ~ 1:45pm ~ Mountain Stage Elena’s music is a unique blend of soul, folk, jazz, blues and alternative but really a sound all of her own. With a powerful voice that hits you in the heart and honest lyrics that […]

Fools Gold

Set Times Thursday 6 June ~ 6:15pm ~ Jam Tin A dynamic trio of acoustic guitar, bass and drums with enigmatic stage presence and featuring delightful harmonies, meaningful lyrics and catchy melodies, Fools Gold have stumbled across a winning combination. This accidental ensemble began as casual jam but quickly became a smooth easy collaboration, with […]

Freaky Bizness

Set Times Tbc Saturday ~ 9:45pm ~ Jam Tin Freaky Bizness is a nine piece collective featuring sexy horns, relentless guitar, pulsating rhythms, harmonic vocals and soaring melodies. The band has played to delighted dancing crowds at parties and venues in Townsville.

Gentle Persons Club

Set Times Friday ~ 5:30pm ~ Mountain Stage Saturday ~ 11:15pm ~ Jam Tin Sunday ~ 12:45pm ~ Mountain Stage “Gentle Persons Club create an upliftingly magnetic sound that’s drenched in pure acoustic harmony. If there’s anyone I’d ever want to sit around a campfire with it’s definitely Gentle Persons Club” Gentle Persons Club explore […]

Hear Me Out

Set Times Saturday ~ 10:15pm ~ Stompbox Hear me out is a four piece hip hop band from Townsville that is here to play music and have a fun time. Heavily influenced by Australian acts like Hilltop Hoods, Bliss n Eso, and Thundamentals, Hear Me Out bring incredible energy to every stage they perform on. […]

Jesse Morris & the Shakedown

The Shakedown by Jesse Morris Band Set Times Friday ~ 11:15pm ~ Jam Tin Saturday ~ 8:45pm ~ Mountain Stage Sunday ~ 5:30pm ~ Mountain Stage Soul, roots & reggae troubadours based in the Northern Rivers Bundjalung region of the Byron Bay hinterland. A well oiled touring machine featuring the killer rhythm section of TK […]

Jo Davie

Set Times Saturday ~ 8:30pm ~ Jam Tin Sunday ~ 4pm ~ Jam Tin Graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium in 2017, with First Class Honours and the University Medal, Brisbane vocalist Jo Davie has burst onto the scene as runner-up for this year’s Folk Alliance Young Artist of the Year. Jo explores the boundaries of […]


Set Times Sunday ~ 2pm ~ Stomp Box Talented singer songwriter Casey Clemments fronts KC & the Moonlight Band KC’s foray into her music career started as a bass playing, Nirvana loving teen. Her curious nature saw the introduction of more strings, progressing to guitar. Like her female influences, Janis Joplin & Suzi Quatro, KC […]

Late November

Set Times Thursday ~ 11:15pm ~ Jam Tin Friday ~ 7:15pm ~ Mountain Stage A 6 piece rock band based in Townsville Interests include: – Cheeky gigs – Long walks on the beach – Staring longingly into Aden’s eyes – A good time

Legends Of Perhaps

Legends of Perhaps by Legends of Perhaps Set Times Saturday ~ 7pm ~ Stompbox a melodic infusion of powerful lyrics intertwined with harmonious guitar, soaring saxophone, vibrant ukulele, celestial synth, soulful piano and eclectic beats, combined in an energetic and profound sound portraying original, deep and meaningful songs about life experiences.


Set Times Friday ~ 4pm ~ Jam Tin Saturday ~ 10am ~ Mountain Stage Sunday ~ 1pm ~ Jam Tin Brisbane based guitarist and singer, Majelen, is fast becoming one of Qld’s premier and ground-breaking artists in the indie/folk music scene. With a unique percussive guitar style featuring rhythms inspired from years of backpacking with […]

Michelle Govan & Dave Mullen

Set Times Friday ~ 3pm ~ Jam Tin Traditional Irish tunes at their finest played with finesse and style by fiddler Michele Govan accompanied expertly by singer-guitarist Dave Mullen who may grace us with a rousing Anglo/Celtic folk song or two. Michele Govan began her musical career in Aussie Bush Bands then Plastic Paddy Bands […]

Mindful Works

Times Friday ~ 2pm ~ The Shed Saturday ~ 4pm ~ The Shed Sharn Rocco (PhD) is a meditation and mindfulness practitioner, teacher, researcher and teacher educator. Twice scholar-in-residence for the Garrison Institute NY, Sharn has published research and magazine articles on the practice and effects of meditation and mindfulness for specific populations. Sharn has […]

Miriam Lieberman Trio

Full Circle by Miriam Lieberman Set Times Friday ~ 4:30pm ~ Mountain Stage Saturday ~ 1:15pm ~ Mountain Stage Sunday ~ 3pm ~ Jam Tin This is a singer songwriter who knows how to tell a story. With her soulful vocals, kora (21 string African harp) and percussive styled guitar, her music is both lyrical […]


Set Times Saturday ~ 10:30am ~ Jam Tin Poms Plus perform a variety of songs to move and amuse from whimsical, poignant to quirky. Beautiful melodic songs with stunning harmonies and voices accompanied by guitar and accordion. Members of the Poms Plus have been active members of the Palm Creek Festival and the Townsville Folk […]

Rachel Laing

Set Times Friday ~ 12pm ~ Jam Tin Saturday ~ 11:30am ~ Jam Tin Rachel Laing has been performing solo on the Sydney scene since 2007 in pubs, clubs, restaurants, weddings and private functions. She is a gifted vocalist with music in her veins inherited from her musician father Geoffrey M. Laing. Rachel has released […]

Sarah Edmundson

Set Times Thursday ~ 7:15pm ~ Jam Tin Sarah is a singer and pianist originally from Birmingham, England. Whilst her day job is that of a doctor working in the remote NT, her first love is music, and she has recently returned to the stage following a period of hibernation. Influenced by major musicians spanning […]

Steve Williams

Set Times Sunday ~ 11am ~ Jam Tin Currently working on his fourth studio album, Steve is an accomplished guitarist with a killer voice, his smooth folk-pop grooves will have your soul dancing! “The big fella writes songs that would make the likes of Neil Finn or Noel Gallagher blush, very catchy, with hooks galore.” […]

The Grubby Urchins

Set Times Friday ~ 6pm ~ Jam Tin Saturday ~ 12pm ~ Mountain Stage On the nebulous intersection of trad jazz, sea shanty and good ol’ fashioned folk sit The Grubby Urchins, a duo of happy-go-lucky young Melburnians with dirty feet, useless degrees and a penchant for the eclecticly bizarre. Armed with heady harmonies and […]

The Rosie Burgess Trio

Set Times Friday ~ 8:45pm ~ Mountain Stage Saturday ~ 7pm ~ Jam Tin Sunday ~ 2:45pm ~ Mountain Stage Sliding from folk to blues to gypsy-roots and back, Burgess crosses more genres than state borders, giving off “more energy than an illegally sparked firecracker” Running a grassroots independent record label, touring nationally, recording a […]

Tuck Shop Ladies

Set Times Sunday ~ 12pm ~ Jam Tin The triceps ain’t what they used to be but the funny bone has only gotten sharper… The Tuck Shop Ladies are an amalgamation of Australian folk music royalty, featuring Sam Lohs (Fruit) and Rosie Burgess (Rosie Burgess Trio). Strapping on a pair of ukuleles, the duo pull […]


Set Times Friday ~ 2:30pm ~ Mountain Stage Saturday ~ 12:30pm ~ Jam Tin Father and Son duo, both with unique and different styles to each others. Established throughout both the music community and the general community, Tom and Lawry A.K.A URAPUN have performed throughout Townsville and surrounding areas, both bringing a style of their […]

Wattle ‘n’ Gum

Set Times Saturday ~ 4:45pm ~ Mountain Stage Townsville’s own Bush Dance band extraordinaire! Festival favourites Wattle’n’Gum will get young and old folk up and dancing.

Woodenbong Fire Tribe


Z-Star Trinity

Set Times Friday ~ 10:15pm ~ Mountain Stage Saturday ~ 11:45pm ~ Mountain Stage Expect deep evocative vocals, powerful pounding rhythms, memorising musicality…and plenty of wild whiskey swiggin’ rock n roll shenanigans!! After taking the Australian blues scene by storm in 2018 with 100 live shows, UK frontwoman Zee Gachette returns with her power trio, […]