ARTISTS 2021

Meraki

Set Times 6:45pm ~ Friday ~ Main Stage 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.

Tessa Devine

Set Times 12pm ~ Saturday ~ main Stage 10:45am ~ Sunday ~ main Stage ” …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 […]

Dan Baker & the Bookmakers

Set Times 8:45pm ~ Friday ~ Jam Tin 4pm ~ Saturday ~ Main Stage With an emphasis on strong lyrical foundations, Dan Baker and his band The Bookmakers weave 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 […]

Sarah Edmundson

Set Times 3:45pm ~ Saturday ~ 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 […]

Vaudeville Smash

Set Times 11:15pm ~ Friday ~ Main Stage 8pm ~ Saturday ~ Main Stage 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 […]

BluGuru

Set Times 12pm ~ Saturday ~ Jam Tin ~ Indian Music, Melodies & Rhythm Workshop 10:15pm ~ Friday ~ Jam Tin 8:30pm ~ Saturday ~ Jam Tin 12:45pm ~ Sunday ~ Main Stage A twisted tale of Indian, Blues, Celtic, Swing, Jazz, Bluegrass, and adventure. Multi-instrumentalists Josh Bennett and Andrew Clermont join the extraordinary vocals […]

Don’t Wake The Baby

Set Times 2:15pm ~ Sunday ~ 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 […]

Mitch King

Set Times 10pm ~ Saturday ~ Jam Tin 1:45pm ~ Sunday ~ Main Stage 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 […]

Salt & Steel

Set Times 11:15pm ~ Friday ~ Main Stage 8pm ~ Saturday ~ Main Stage Salt and Steel are two whole hearted, empowering people, who do not try to be anything but themselves and put no rules on what music they write. Their music fuses rock and roots to create a sound that has been described […]

Deep Sea Creature

Set Times 2:30pm ~ Friday ~ Main Stage 2:45pm ~ Saturday ~ 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.

Secret Country

Set Times 3:45pm ~ Friday ~ Jam Tin 10am ~ Saturday ~ Main Stage Original Latin Italian Folk Rock

Tasha Zappala

Set Times 11:30am ~ Friday ~ Main Stage 12:15pm ~ Sunday ~ Jam Tin 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 […]

Late November

Set Times 11:45pm ~ Friday ~ Jam Tin 9:30pm ~ Saturday ~ Main Stage 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 […]

Astronaut Launch Party

Set Times 5pm ~ Sunday ~ Main Stage 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 […]

Fools Gold

Set Times 2pm ~ Friday ~ Jam Tin ~ Songwriting Workshop 1pm ~ Saturday ~ Main Stage 11:45am ~ Sunday ~ Main Stage FOOLS GOLD are an Original Four Piece Band from Far North Queensland. Singer/songwriters Stephen Maguire (rhythm) and Heather Armstrong (bass) began collaborating 5yrs ago as a duo, but the foolishness has grown […]

POMS PLUS

Set Times 12:45pm ~ Saturday ~ 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 […]

Jesse Morris & the Shakedown

Set Times 8:15pm ~ Friday ~ Main Stage 11:30pm ~ Saturday ~ Jam Tin 2:45pm ~ Sunday ~ Main Stage 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 […]

Legends Of Perhaps

Set Times 4:45pm ~ Friday ~ Jam Tin 11am ~ Saturday ~ Main Stage 9:15am ~ Sunday ~ Jam Tin ~ Songwriting For Kids Workshop ‘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, […]

Homunculus Theatre Company

Set Times tbc ~ Saturday ~ Workshops tbc ~ Sunday ~ Workshops [Plus the opportunity to roam the festival with your Mask Family Group] Homunculus Theatre Company is committed to building relationships with Queensland schools. Clint’s personal commitment to design experiences that suit the context and students of the school cannot be underestimated. Drama teachers […]

JC & the Tree

Set Times 12:30pm ~ Friday ~ Main Stage 7pm ~ Saturday ~ Jam Tin 9:45am ~ Sunday ~ Main Stage 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 […]

Von Lucas & Smith

Set Times 1:30pm ~ Friday ~ Main Stage 2pm ~ Saturday ~ Main Stage 2 Townsville seasoned musicians playing well known songs (and the occasional original) with their own unique flavour that sets them apart.

BOF

Set Times 3:30pm ~ Friday ~ Main Stage 4:45pm ~ Saturday ~ Jam Tin 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 […]

33 1/3

Set Times 6:30pm ~ Saturday ~ Main Stage North Queensland’s favourite Celtic folk band, 33 1/3, returns to the Palm Creek Folk Festival with a fresh line-up ready to delight audiences with a rousing performance of both traditional and contemporary songs and tunes. Based in Townsville, 33 1/3 are famous for their driving tempo, skilful […]

Ray Smith & Tim Bennett

Set Times 2:45pm ~ Friday ~ Jam Tin ~ Bass and guitar workshop, including guitar alternative tunings and bass looping techniques 3pm ~ Saturday ~ Main Stage 1:15pm ~ Sunday ~ Jam Tin Acclaimed singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist who has been a working musician for forty years since moving to Australia from his native Cumbria. […]

Colie

Set Times 7:15pm ~ Friday ~ Jam Tin 3:15 ~ Sunday ~ Jam Tin 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 […]

4 Degrees

Set Times 4:30pm ~ Friday ~ Main Stage 1:45pm ~ Saturday ~ 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.