ARTISTS 2020

Tullara

Set Times tbc tbc With her percussive finger tapping, guitar playing wizardry, not to mention the alluring power of her voice, Tullara has an undeniable, uniquely endearing stage presence of full of raw, powerful honesty, and swagger. Along with her all female, dynamic trio, this northern NSW homegrown artist is taking the genre of Folk/Roots […]

19-twenty

Set Times tbc tbc 19-Twenty have been whipping up a frenzy on the festival scene. They are electric. An infectious riff and groove based blue-billy-grass-rockin’-roots band. “One of the most exciting riff and groove based blues and roots acts emerging from the east coast of OZ!”- Tone Deaf “These guys are sick!” – Ash Grunwald

Ukulele Death Squad

Set Times tbc tbc The Ukulele Death Squad strives to entertain and wow their audiences by pushing the boundaries of the small four stringed instrument– the Ukulele. Exploding onto the scene in February 2017 at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, they blend their own ukulele style with Flamenco, Mexican, rap and Folk, with an energetic performance […]

Electrik Lemonade

Set Times tbc tbc Electrik Lemonade is a merry band of funklords that play a repertoire of funk, hip hop and dance music that could only be fathered by the likes of Captain Planet. Each member brings their own slice of Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Lovin’ in the live show, culminating in a whirlwind […]

Jesse Morris & the Shakedown

Set Times tbc tbc Soul, roots & reggae troubadours based in the Northern Rivers Bundjalung region of the Byron Bay hinterland. Celebrating roots culture, Island vibrations & African-Caribbean rhythms. A well oiled touring machine featuring the killer rhythm section of TK Dread (Fyah Walk, 420 Sound) on bass & Hugh Jones (Darky Roots, Fyah Walk) […]

This Way North

Set Times tbc tbc It’s easy to forget that This Way North is a two-piece band. With Cat Leahy on drums and Leisha Jungalwalla wailing on her electric guitar, the duo create a uniquely full, expansive sound that leaves the audience stunned. Currently of no fixed address, Cat and Leisha are enjoying making a home […]

Benji & the Saltwater Sound System

Set Times tbc tbc Benji and the SSS fuse pacific flavours with the raw sounds of the Australian East Coast. Add to this beautifully poignant lyrics and skillfully blurred genres and you have a sonic snapshot of the current South Coast NSW coastal lifestyle. Since their formation in summer 2016/17, Benji and the Saltwater Sound […]

Ray Smith

Set Times tbc Acclaimed singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist who has been a working musician for forty years since moving to Australia from his native Cumbria. He is one of the creative forces behind several successful Australian groups playing medieval acoustic to progressive rock including; Dancing Brat, Scafell Pike, Smiffy’s Glass Eye, Digital Dreaming, the Magellan […]

Ashlea Reale & the Outlaws

Set Times tbc Be transported back in time with Ashlea Reale and her band of Outlaws as they bring to life forgotten stories of murder ,mystery and plight from our colonial history. Bushrangers, convicts and outlaws take centre stage in beautifully told stories engulfed in vocal harmonies and stringed instruments. This gang are the Reale […]

Tessa Devine

Set Times tbc ” …enchanting, warm, loving, hilarious and broken.” Tessa sings from her soul, weaving stories of heartbreak and hope. Her lyrics strike a chord that is so fundamentally human and accessible, that they take the listener on a journey to empowerment through love and loss. Tessa has shared her original music world wide, […]

Tasha Zappala

Set Times tbc The dark and crooning gypsy-blues of songwriter Tasha Zappala entices listeners with her stomping folk-wailings and travelling tales. With looping harmonies, guitar and percussion, a cloak of past-century meanderings and shadows descend. Her intense gypsy-folk melodies will at one moment materialize into dainty falsettos, and at the next into a throaty, growling […]

Mitch King

Set Times tbc tbc Mitch King is a traveling artist from Australia and his music is inspired by his love of life and sense of freedom. “Instantly, Believe swells into that classic MitchKing folk mastery. He has a unique way of picking an acoustic guitar—something only the greats like Bon Iverpossess, almost as if he […]

BluGuru

Set Times tbc A twisted tale of Indian, Blues, Celtic, Swing, Jazz, Bluegrass, and adventure. Multi-instrumentalists Josh Bennett and Andrew Clermont join the extraordinary vocals of Parvyn (daughter of the renowned singer Dya Singh) to form BluGuru. All bets are off when it comes to what will happen at each show, with the genre and […]

JC & the Tree

Set Times tbc Acoustic duo blends the lyrical-focused vocals of lead singer Jesse Tree with heart wrenching soulful tones of Jacinta Simons on the violin. With touches of her piano accompaniment they have combined Jesse’s life long passion of songwriting and guitar with Jacinta’s long history of collaborations and performing around the world to make […]

Legends Of Perhaps

Set Times tbc ‘Legends of Perhaps’ are an Indie/Folk/Pop group hailing from Cairns, Far North Queensland, flaunting a melodic infusion of mature vocals, guitar, celestial synth, keyboard, bass, soulful cello and eclectic beats, weaving a tapestry of euphoric timbres and textures. They’ll make you laugh, they’ll make you cry as you are lead on an […]

Late November

Set Times tbc Late November are the freshest indie rock outfit to come out of Townsville. They deliver original music with passionate lyrics with a driving rock beat behind it. Mid 2018 saw the release of their debut EP, capturing their energetic live sets in a whole new way.

33 1/3

Set Times tbc 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

Uke Nomad

Set Times tbc UKE NOMAD are touring Australia full time running The Pop Up Ukestra and playing their original and contemporary Jazz/Folk featuring Tenor & Bass Ukuleles, looped with soaring harmonic overlays and flute that lands smackdab in your heart. They will be releasing their new album recorded in Alice springs in October. Join ‘The […]

Don’t Wake The Baby

Set Times tbc 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 and high fiving your neighbour […]

Celtic Strings

Set Times tbc 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!

Colie

Set Times tbc Colie is a project from North Queensland Singer-Songwriter & co-founder of Neighbourhood Sessions and Neck Of The Woods Music Festival, Nicole Cross. Colie’s love of storytelling began at a very young age, inspired by her Grandfather and his love of Australian poetry, in particular Banjo Patterson. Sharing sincere songwriting drawn from personal […]

Dan Baker

Set Times tbc With an emphasis on strong lyrical foundations, Dan Baker weaves intricate finger style folk harmonies around thoughtful and powerfully delivered melodies. Dynamic manipulation and vivid imagery persuade audiences to follow the singer through difficult subjects, while honest vocal tones maintain reassurance of safe passage. Dan has headlined notable venues and played festivals […]

Budgie Brothers

Set Times tbc Budgie Brothers formed in late 2018 when Jeremy and Tim made their triumphant return to Townsville. After many years of vagrancy, they now dedicate themselves to bringing the sounds of Romani-French gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt to your ears. Evoking the smoky camp fires of European gypsy caravans of the early 1900s, their […]

Astronaut Launch Party

Set Times tbc Astronaut Launch Party, a 6 piece cluster of psychedelic musical roamers hailing from the Tropical North Queensland, have been playing their space funk overdrive progressive hypergypsy punk folk rock opera in various guises for the last 20 years, becoming Astronaut Launch Party in 2018. With musical influences from King Crimson to Bonnie […]

Meraki

Set Times tbc An Ambient post rock outfit hailing from Townsville, North Queensland. With influences from Explosions in the sky, Sigur Ros & Julien Baker they aim to create atmospheric soundscapes focusing on dynamics & soaring melodies.

Mark Hillman & the Firelight

Set Times tbc Fusing elements of blues, roots, rock, alternative, folk and classical; as a solo artist Mark has developed a distinctive sound. Combining his unique vocal tones, ranging from smooth and soulful to rockin’ wails, with driving rhythms, intricate melodies and dynamic percussion from his guitar and the occassional piece of MIDI wizardry, Mark’s […]

Deep Sea Creature

Set Times tbc Deep Sea Creature are Townville’s premier performers of the songs and music of Tony Squires! Etheric, atmospheric soundtrack rock is just the beginning.

POMS PLUS

Set Times tbc 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 club since their early years. […]

Fools Gold

Set Times tbc 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 a stage dynamic that has been described […]

4 Degrees

Set Times tbc 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.

Batphink

Set Times tbc Local Townsville band playing original songs about love, life and just being alive.

Block Of Flats

Set Times tbc 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 road. The BOF perform regularly […]