Vaudeville Smash

Made up of three brothers and two mates, no other Australian band sounds like them. An explosion of funk, flute, sax, synth and groove, the dance floor is packed at a Vaudeville Smash gig, the crowd goes wild. In case you’re wondering, they took their name from an Italian children’s karaoke machine that was around […]

The Steele Syndicate

The Steele Syndicate is all about the groove. Steele McMahon’s Brisbane-based octet is raucous, punchy and fun, with a genre-bending sound that reimagines elements of old school funk, reggae, ska and indie rock. The band packs a roaring, four-piece horn section and a rhythm section to match, creating music from soulful, contemplative ballads to dance-inducing […]

Cigany Weaver

Fusing the passion of gypsy music, the precision of classical, and the spontaneity of jazz, Cigány Weaver create a rich and vibrant atmosphere for both the heart and mind. Front woman, Jo Davie’s soaring vocals and enchanting gentle demeanour combine with the fiery violin, dynamic guitars and driving rhythm section to create a purely acoustic […]

Andrea Kirwin

Andrea Kirwin is an Australian Fijian singer-songwriter who is known for her beautiful folk/Soul songs and smooth, velvety vocals. A multi instrumentalist, she performs on electric guitar, cigar box guitar, harmonica and stomp box and has many entertaining stories from her 15 years performing on the Australian Festival circuit. She returns to Palm Creek accompanied […]

We Mavericks

They pack punches but have songs to heal your scars. Martin’s masterful strings and vocal meets Vigenser’s captivating voice and rhythms, all in a wild and interesting connection. With echoes of soulful Americana and Celtic roots in their gritty, evocative material, it’s award-winning musicianship wrapped in their trademark tightness.

The Timbers

THE TIMBERS’ thumping rhythms and big misty mountain melodies will cast you away to a sweaty, smoky, melting-pot of folk, roots and Celtic bushman brassy punk. They rollick and hammer their way through live gigs with abundant energy and have become festival favourites throughout Australia. This Adelaide based band has an infectious desire to take […]

Parkville

Parkville are a chart-topping folk-pop band from Melbourne. Cutting their teeth busking on the streets of Melbourne, bandmates Liam & Dylan soon developed a winning formula: a driving Mumford & Sons-style backbone embellished with rich vocal harmonies and soaring violin riffs, taking influence from The Beach Boys and Punch Brothers. The band’s unique blend of […]

Day Of Embers

Born of love, myth and traditional folklore, Day of Embers is a duo of Celtic and gypsy rhythms underpinning tales of loss and justice. Featuring multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriters, Welshman Daryl James, and Dawn, a bewitching vocalist of Canadian, Irish and Indian descent, DoE weaves spectacular harmonies with banjo, autoharp, accordion, tin whistle, slide guitar and mandolin.

Karen Law Trio

This family of musicians from the Sunshine Coast create a multi-generational show of award-winning songs and uplifting spirit. Mum Karen Law has been writing beautifully crafted contemporary folk songs for over 30 years and was awarded the Alistair Hulett Trophy in 2020. Son Murray has just finished a jazz guitar degree and is an intuitive […]

Aquapella and Umoja African Choir

The well known award-winning Aquapella World Music Choir is teaming up with the newly founded Umoja African Choir to sing an exciting mix of African Traditional Music, mainly gospels. ‘Umoja’ means ‘together’ in Swahili as their members come from all different parts of African and are from all ages and walks of life. Most of […]

Tasha Zappala

The tremolo-steeped folk of singer-songwriter Tasha Zappala muses of quiet wanderings and of lingering in-between. Rambles of street corner crooning, afternoons adrift and slow remembering carry the listener as the eve draws close and the sun’s rays cease.

Leni Peirano

Originally from Townsville, Brisbane -based singer-songwriter Leni Peirano brings Latin-Folk auditory treasures and queerdo storytelling from near and far to her performances. Writing, collaborating and performing between Australia and South America for over 15 years, Leni’s performance is a truly dynamic fusion of song and story.

Late November

Catharsis, positive change and the celebration of imperfection are the qualities that Late November seek to radiate in all their artistic endeavours. Emerging from strong roots in rural Queensland, the group work relentlessly to draw attention to their beloved hometown scene. The Neck of the Woods ‘People’s Choice’ award winners trajectory continues to steadily ascend, […]

Isadoré

Isabelle Reynaud is an electronic producer/singer-songwriter hailing from Townsville, North Queensland. After moving to Melbourne and graduating from The Victorian College of the Arts Isabelle began writing and fronting bands around town. Slowly her passion moved into composition and production where she created her solo alt-pop project Isadoré. Over the last couple of years Isabelle […]

Matilda Duncan

Matilda is a 19-year-old singer/songwriter from North Queensland crafting lyrically focused and melodic stories over haunting ambient guitar tones.

Robbie Doyle

The Irish Folksinger and entertainer Robbie Doyle was born in the village of Ballyhale, Co.Kilkenny. He grew-up on the Atlantic coast of West Clare and later in West Waterford, counties steeped in Irish traditional music and song. During the Folk and Traditional revival of the 1970’s,Robbie was a well-known figure on the Irish Tradmusic Scene, […]

Daryl James

Multi-instrumentalist Daryl James fuses heavy blues with the raw Celtic roots of his North Wales homeland, bringing to life his down to earth soulful songs with innovative and enchanting musicianship, storytelling and captivating live performances.

Astronaut Launch Party

Astronaut Launch Party, a 6-7 piece variegated music cluster from Townsville in the Tropical North of Queensland, are most often observed submerged in the cool but turbulent waters of psychedelic rock, gypsy punk, sea shanty, space opera and straight up 60s powered pop vibes.

Legends Of Perhaps

Indie/Folk/Pop band ‘Legends of Perhaps’ flaunt a melodic infusion of vocals, guitar, synth, soulful cello and eclectic beats. They have been making big splashes in the music scene since the release of their Debut Ep ‘Seeking Euphoria’, produced by Mark Myers (The Middle East) at Big Sister Studios. They have toured national music Festivals and […]

Marrow Lane

Marrow Lane are a breath of fresh air for indie music in 2021. Formed by lead singer, rhythm guitarist and songwriter Mitchell ‘Peter’ McKee, alongside friends Patrick ‘Patch’ Hobson (bass and vocals), Reuben ‘Rocko’ Lomas (drums), and Halley ‘H.K’ Kelly (lead guitar) who McKee met busking on Flinders St in their hometown of Townsville, North […]

Ngalan

This two piece band features well established and multi-talented indigenous performers Paula and Gurramin. With an instrumental range covering didgeridoo, cajun drums, guitar and great vocals and harmonies, they always offer something special to the audience experience. Ngalan have been playing all over the region including performing at NAFA, the Big Red Bash, Dress the […]

Joe Man Murphy

Joe Man Murphy is an Irish born Folk/Blues and Roots artist that now calls Australia home. A true singer/songwriter and storyteller, Joe Man draws on 20 years of performing and touring the world in his must-see stage shows. His third single from his new album is due for release May 21. A multi-instrumentalist, Joe Man […]

Freaky Bizness

Hailing from Townville’s long-forgotten French Quarter, Freaky Bizness offer an ear watering bouillabaisse of jazz, funk, reggae and artful soul. With a hard-driving rhythm section, spicy horns and hypnotisant arrangements, you’re sure to dig the Bizness.

Deep Sea Creature

DSC is intrinsically defined by the thick powerful notes of bass & driving drums, laying a tribal bed for magic interplay between acoustic lead & rhythm guitars. Highlights provided by keys and percussion add light to the deep dark depths, while. vocalist Leesa Baker theatrically surfs the highs & lows with her dramatic delivery & […]

The Firelight Collective

At a music festival somewhere last year, tomorrow, or perhaps right now – music rises into the night sky riding on the backs of sparks of light and firey embers, settling across the land as it entices others to seek it out and to join in the celebration. The Firelight Collective work hard to deliver […]

Tropical State Of Mind

Tropical State of Mind are a fresh new Indie Surf band from North Queensland! Their funky sound is a combination of surf, soul, pop, rock, reggae & blues.

33 1/3

North Queensland favourite Celtic folk band, 33 1/3, is ready to delight audiences with a rousing performance of both traditional and contemporary songs and tunes. Get ready to dance, sing along and jump!

Wattle n Gum

Townsville’s own Bush Dance band extraordinaire! Long time Palm Creek Festival favourites Wattle ‘n’ Gum will get old and young folks up and dancing. Come along and put a smile on your dial.

Mad Barras

Let Fiona, Dani, Madonna and Rob make you wet with giggles as they bravely perform Sir Brian Kneipp’s original songs…

URAPUN

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 own.

Tendermen

Tendermen have a mission to put the Roll back into Rock ‘n’ roll. Writing all new original material, Tendermen’s songs tip their hats to the great songwriters, snake charmers and vagabonds that have preceded them.

Quarterhorse

Quarterhorse combine crackin country murder ballads, sweet hillbilly lullabies, and paint poetic pictures of the Australian landscape through music that is both rockabilly, Americana and rythem and blues.

Miss Haitch & The Pockets

Miss H and the Pockets are an all original North Queensland four piece band whose songs are inspired by life and heartbreak, delivered with a soulful folky solid groove. (ex. Fools Gold)

Poison Oak

In March the band released “1996”. Happy Magazine also reviewed the EP stating “Poison Oak dish hook-fuelled emotive aussie rock on 1996 EP”. With the EP gaining praise from radio stations and magazines all throughout the world, the band also play series of shows in their local home of Townsville. Poison Oak are now gearing […]

samesamebutdifferent

samesamebutdifferent are a 4 piece Australian folk rock band playing songs about life, love and living in the north.

4 Degrees

4 DEGREES have reinvented themselves for this year’s festival to deliver original, upbeat contemporary folk-rock, lyrically focussed on raising the awareness of social justice and environmental issues. The 4 DEGREES reinvention is defined as ‘the process or action through which something is changed so much that it appears to be entirely new but actually remains […]

Secret Country

I first met Emiliano and Remi one evening at TMPAS shortly after arriving in Townsville almost 4 years ago. Ben was introduced to us by Jacqui Bisson (Comedian and co-founder of TMPAS). Emi and I have been playing together now for 3 years, Ben joined us not long after the inception. Remi joined us about […]

The BOF

This Block of Flats is carefully crafted, perfectly orientated to respond to seasonal change and easily adaptable over time to evolve with fresh influences. The body corporate is pretty relaxed – just no beige allowed. The BOF@Palm Creek presents all original songs on the folk side of rock – acoustic guitars, harmonica, keys, big male […]

Don’t Wake The Baby

Don’t wake the baby are Corby Green, Daniel Nielsen, Joel Wilson, 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 and high fiving your […]