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Music and Performance
March 3, 2017
6:00 am
60 Hearn Rd, Mt. Martha, VIC
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THE 2018 FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

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ECLECTICA

They offer showcase performances and sensory experiences that inspire, empowerment, creative freedom, and self-realisation.
Saturday night 10.15pm – 11.00pm

FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT

MAIN STAGE AND OVAL – FRIDAY (2nd MARCH)

6.00pm – 6.45pm WELCOME TO COUNTRY & OPENING CEREMONY
6.45pm – 7.15pm WELCOME & HOUSEKEEPING
7.15pm – 8.00pm LIANA PEARL & THE ELEMANTALS
8.00pm – 8.15pm Break
8:15pm – 9.00pm NORIKO TADANO & TAIKO
9.00pm – 9.15pm SHIMMYING FLAMES BELLY DANCE
9.15pm – 10.00pm BIANCA AVIAZ
10.00pm – 10.15pm SHIMMYING FLAMES BELLY DANCE
10.15pm – 11.00pm RACHEL BY THE STREAM
11.00pm – 11.15pm Break
11.15pm – 11.55pm   DJ FIRELILY

 

SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT

MAIN STAGE AND OVAL – SATURDAY (3rd MARCH)

6.00pm – 6.45pm MAYA
6.45pm – 7.00pm Break
7.00pm – 7.45pm TULLARA
7:45pm – 8.00pm ENTWINED BELLY DANCING 
8.00pm – 9.00pm SEVEN SISTERS OF GOSPEL
9.00pm – 9.15pm ENTWINED BELLY DANCING 
9.15pm – 10.00pm BURN CITY QUEENZ
10.00pm – 10.15pm Break
10.15pm – 11.00pm ECLECTICA
11.00pm – 11.15pm Break
11.15pm – 11.55pm   DEYA DOVA

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CHAI TENT SCHEDULE

CHAI TENT – THURSDAY (1st MARCH)

6.00pm – 6.45pm MEDICINE VOICE
6.45pm – 7.00pm Break
7.00pm – 7.45pm SHIVER CANYON
7.45pm – 8.00pm Break
8.00pm – 8.45pm DJ KATE JANE
8.45pm – 9.00pm Break
9.00pm – 10.00pm DJ CHINA SKYE

 

CHAI TENT – FRIDAY (2nd MARCH)

10.00am – 10.45am ALICE NIGHT
10.45am – 11.00am Break
11.00 – 11.45am SISTERS OF RHYTHM
11.45am – 12.30pm Break
12.30pm – 1.15pm IVY LUCILLE 
1.15pm – 1:30pm Break
1:30pm – 2.00pm SULDUSK
2.00pm – 3.00pm Break
3.00pm – 3.45pm TULLARA
3.45pm – 4.00pm  Break
4.00pm – 4.45pm NIKI CHI
4.45pm – 5.00pm Break
5.00pm – 6.00pm MAYA

CHAI TENT – SATURDAY (3rd MARCH)

9.30am – 9.50am MEL DOBRA – MINDFULNESS SESSION
10.00am – 10.45am SULDUSK
10.45am – 11.00am Break
11.00am -11.30am CATH JAMIESON MAGICIAN
AND MENTALIST
11.30am -12.00pm Break
12.00pm – 12.45pm MEDICINE VOICE
12.45pm – 1.00pm Break
1.00pm – 1.45pm NIKI SHI
1.45pm – 2.00pm        Break         
2.00pm – 2.45pm BIANCA AVIAZ
2.45pm – 3.00pm Break
3.00pm – 3.45pm RACHEL BY THE STREAM
3.45pm – 4.00pm Break
4.00pm – 4.45pm DJ FIRELILY
4.45pm – 5.00pm Break
5.00pm – 6.00pm NORIKO TADANO & TAIKO

 

CHAI TENT – SUNDAY (4th MARCH)

9.30am – 9.50am MEL DOBRA – MINDFULNESS SESSION
9.50am – 10.00am Break
10.00am – 10.45am SISTERS OF RHYTHM
10.45am – 11.00am Break
11.00am – 11.45am ALICE NIGHT
11.45am – 12.00pm Break
12.00pm – 12.45pm MAYA
12.45pm  – 1.00pm Break
1.00pm – 1.45pm LIANA PEARL & SARITA
1.45pm – 2.00pm Break
2.00pm – 2.45pm DJ KATE JANE
2.45pm – 3.00pm Break
3.00pm – 3.45pm SHIVER CANYON
3.45pm – 4.00pm Break
4.00pm – 4.45pm DJ CHINA SKY
4.45 CLOSING CEREMONY COMMENCES
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ALICE NIGHT

With powerful conviction and hauntingly beautiful intimacy, hearing Alice’s voice is like walking through a Nordic forest in a timeless dimension. Audiences are reliably brought to tears whilst also inspired by her artistry, honesty and relentless optimism. Alice is most noted for the richness and breadth of her voice; her courageous stage presence; and her unique, bold and poetic lyrics. Alice Night represents a wave of bold, conscious contemporary artists who aren’t afraid to question the status quo. Alice confronts life through art, leading her audiences through sobering contemplations and elating potentials.

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BOLLYWOOD WITH ANJALI SENGUPTA

Aatma means spirit or soul and at Aatma Dance Company, they believe that dance is a universal language that allows us to connect with and nourish the soul. They are passionate about sharing and spreading the joy of dance through the magic of Bollywood Dance!!

With a uniquely holistic approach, they  specialise in creating personalised, highly interactive and meaningful performances,  from the sacred to the ecstatic, they are experts at getting the party started!

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BURN CITY QUEENZ

Burncity Queenz Melbourne’s first official Dancehall Dance crew! Except no imitations! Made up of five all round bahd gyal Dancehall divas, as a crew Burncity Queenz have featured in music and promo videos for Australian and British Hip Hop, Drum N Bass, and Dancehall artists, featured at club nights, events, and festivals all around Australia and of course in their home town of Melbourne. They have supported some of Dancehall and Afro Beats big name and are household names at Melbourne’s biggest Dancehall parties including. “Our aim as a group is to spread our love of Dancehall and Afro Beats as authentically as we can with respect to the originators and creators, while entertaining and encouraging our local community to grow and embrace unity through dance and culture”

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CATH JAMIESON MAGICIAN AND MENTALIST

Australia’s leading female Magician and Mentalist, Cath Jamison is an acclaimed and prolific talent within the Australian entertainment industry, who’s spectacular, mind blowing and professional performances have earned her the title of a leader in her field. Noted as one of Australia’s most bizarre and unusual women and only female mentalist, Cath utilises her trademark sass, style and mind manipulation to captivate audiences until the very end. Cath brings a sense of fun to her shows and has been described as Ellen DeGeneres meets Derren Brown. This wickedly hilarious entertainer offers a feminine approach to the world of intrigue, and is recognised worldwide for her astonishing skills in the fields of magic and mindreading.

Her incredible talents, combined with her signature style and charismatic demeanour has seen her become the recipient of multiple awards.

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DEYA DOVA

International touring artist Deya Dova fuses the earthy human-ness and sensual power of her voice with the cutting edge futurism of Global Bass music. Hailing from the expansive Nullarbor desert in southern Australia and currently based in the Byron Bay area she is one of the few female electronic producers and a ground breaking vocalist recording live at sacred sites around the world.

Synthesizing ancient songlines, tribal voices and inspired story telling with cinematic soundscapes, future bass and totemic beats, Deya Dova invokes a temple mysticism and brings euphoric tribalism to the dance floor.

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DJ CHINA SKY

Born into the arms of music, a journey through sound that has seen an eloquent expansion of mind, body, and spirit has been that of Miss China Sky.  Sharing sacred sounds, weaving a matrix of deep intention and positive vibration over many spaces is something that comes as an honored gift-most notably on PBSFM with the weekly show ‘Chilli Jam’.  Having played many festivals, and too many parties to count in the deep underground of Melbourne’s electronic scene- reading the crowd has become a fine tuned art. Expect softness, bass, thoughtful content and a space creation where listeners can feel safe to let go, as a journey is weaved around the space through the elements- creating a sonic awareness that will leave a crowd feeling elated and energized.

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DJ FIRELILY

DJ Firelily has been performing under the moniker of MC Mewz for the last 2 decades. An established rapper and spoken word poet, branching out into the world of DJing was an obvious next step for this lover of music. DJ Firelily brings a diverse range of styles and influences to her sets.

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DJ KATE JAYNE

Born into a musical family, Kate’s love of music started from a very young age.  Her passion only grew for all things musical including participating in stage shows and a Zumba instructor where she fell in love with the fusions of Latino beats.  She was chosen to take part in a DJ competition; a dream of hers as she had always wanted to learn how to mix and perform music on the decks.  Ever since, she has spent many hours mixing music and discovering those magical beats that send her into a musical bliss bubble.  Kate is looking forward to sharing an earthy kaleidoscope of electronica down tempo beats with you.  “Music is the strongest form of magic.”

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DONNA SPARX

Donna Sparx has taught thousands of people to hula hoop. Based in Melbourne. Donna is a hula hoop dancer, teacher, performer and lover with a background in Creative Arts and 15 year’s experience working with diverse communities.Donna has performed with the Women’s Circus and trained under hula hoop dance instructors from Australia, the UK and USA. When not playing with or teaching hoops, Donna can be found training with the Women’s Circus and dancing!

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ECLECTICA

Eclectica are a multi-talented performance troupe based in Melbourne. They offer showcase performances and sensory experiences that inspire, empowerment, creative freedom, and self-realisation.  They offer dynamic expression through influential stage shows, ritualistic prayer-formances and guided dance journeys that honour the sacred.   For the past four years Eclectica have been presenting their transformative offerings throughout the festival scene on a global scale. The audience will first be captivated and inspired through receiving a visual journey stage show. This offering will guide receivers on a journey of the empowered feminine and will be a fusion of shamanic vocals, spoken word, and dance inspired from cultures around the world.  After the audience receive Eclectica’s visual offering, they will be guided on an interactive journey of dance which will elevate the energy in preparation for Deya Dova’s set.

This journey will activate deep embodiment and self-connection and will be supported by high vibe music composed by Australian producer and live vocalist Ola Milano

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ENTWINED BELLYDANCE

Nourish the soul and express the Devine!  Entwined Belly dance is the creative project of Laura Entwines, an accomplished Melbourne-based tribal Belly dance artist, teacher and choreographer.  Laura is a regular and sought after guest teacher and performer at many national music, lifestyle and arts festivals and a popular soloist and troupe director at numerous local belly dance events.  Set to a soundtrack of exotic electronic beats, Entwined Belly dance will draw on a plethora of dance forms, including American Tribal style, Tribal fusion, Gothic Fusion, Classical Indian, Dancehall and traditional folkloric belly dance.  Costumes are made from a combination of contemporary and antique adornments, lace and fabrics harking from the Middle East, India and Asia.

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HARMONEYES

Harmoneyes brings together the energies of divine harmonics, creating a captivating roving performance of impromptu sound-scapes and harmonious toning.  Channelling the Priestess, evoking the harmonic frequencies of the 3 plains- Earthly, Elemental, and Universal.  Intuiting subtle frequencies and communicating them via way of Sound-namely the medicine drum, Tibetan bowls and bells, and voice. Harmoneyes seeks to evoke a deep sense of calm, a sense of presence, and a heightened sense of awareness to the inner vibrations of the soul-and of the world around. With a beautiful ethereal demeanour and presence of the Priestess-Harmoneyes present an attractive picture, as they move slowly and gracefully through the crowd- with clear interactive intention. The members of the group will surround those participants who appear willing, focusing skills and energies more specifically on them.  The sound vibration of the bowl, the steady rhythm of the drum, the melodic chime of the bells and gentle fragrance, will create a lingering harmonious resonance…with great pleasure Harmoneyes will share Peace in the Moment.

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IVY LUCILLE

Ivy Lucille, a wild artiste has many an old tale to tell.  Taking you down into the depths of the crooked valleys, down dusty steps, down darkened alleys where the mind is not so pretty, but be known Ivy is vivacious, quirky and witty.  Then off in another direction to songs of another dimension.  Piano accordion, tales of lost lingering love.  To the heavens and beyond, as below is above.  Haunting piano, weeping hymns, the theatrical murder, revisiting sins, bohemian beauty mixed with some comical suspense.  Yes this can all get rather intense!  After elving into her psyche and peering through the looking glass, Ivy has boldly crafted her own avant garde style to compliment her tainted past.  With elements of old classical musique, accordion waltz, fine delicate trills and theatrical thrills, Ivy’s lyrical wit and her voice sublime, will steer you to another place and time.

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LIANA PEARL AND THE ELEMENTALS

Liana Pearl, Sarita and the Elementals, a journey of song, live fusion, contemporary Harp and Indian Classical Sitar, with elemental dance.  Liana and Sarita call in divine spirit through their world fusion combination connecting us to the truth within and harnessing the gifts of the elements that are present all around us.  Channelled through five women, bringing presence and strength through their creative mediums, the Elementals move and sound through Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Spirit.  Earth brings strength and grounding, Water brings fluidity and surrender.  Fire brings passion and unleashing.  Air brings lightness and bliss.  Spirit surrounds and flows through each one of us.

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MAYA

A vivid fusion of RnB, soul and electronic pop, MAYA’s eclectic sound mirrors her Australian|African American|Hungarian roots. Merging dark vocal layers, organic instrumentation and neoteric beats, MAYA blends colour and shade, taking audiences on a deep sonic journey.

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MEDICINE VOICE

“Slow-motion existential pop, bridging the mystical and the minimal” Double J
Sar Friedman’s MEDICINE VOICE project combines soaring vocals , hypnotic tones and ecstatic acoustics that reach forms which resonate with the esoteric and mystical concerns of her lyrics and poetry.

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MEL DOBRA

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MOTHER TONGUE

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NIKI SHI

I’m an artist working in dance-based, visual and x-disciplinary media under the alias Niki Shi. I’ve been practicing and performing within a variety of dance lineages for over 20 years. Having studied ballet (in the Royal Academy of Dance format) from childhood and diversified into contemporary dance, jazz and street tap as a teenager; I have continued to pursue an eclectic range of stylistic influences. My current work draws on my ongoing studies in Middle Eastern women’s solo dance forms and the emerging transcultural and fusions derived from these, along with various European dance styles. It also refers to elements of jazz, musical theatre and burlesque, and is informed by popular 20th-century theatrical formats such as vaudeville (variety) shows, street theatre and circuses. I endeavour to integrate these influences thoughtfully, with awareness of their historical and contemporary context.

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NORIKO TODANO

Noriko Tadano is an award-winning, virtuoso master of the Japanese shamisen (a 3-string, banjo-like instrument) and a traditional Japanese vocalist, who has performed all over the world. She has been playing shamisen since she was 6 years old and performs both as a soloist, as well as in collaborations. Noriko’s ability and drive to cross over between traditional and modern Japanese music has recently seen her perform with renowned world musicians as well as traditional Japanese artists.

Noriko will perform with Ami Akimoto who is an experienced member of the Japanese Taiko drumming group ‘Wadaiko Rindo’. Ami’s very energetic drumming will captivate you and vibrate your soul.

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RACHEL BY THE STREAM

There’s a new girl on the block and her name’s Rachel By The Stream. Well, actually she’s a live electronic duo; created through the combined forces of UK-born vocalist / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Rachel Clutterbuck, and Melbourne MC / beatmaker / producer Mattriks. Effortlessly transitioning between deep skank, cutting edge pop and synth drenched hypnotic dance, RBTS are masters at delivering evocative songcraft in a bass heavy postcode. The dream team formed at 2012’s eclipse festival in Far North Queensland, releasing debut EP ‘Smooth Like Butter’ (No.2 Amrap Charts) the following year and garnering widespread support across radio (ABC, BBC, 3RRR, PBS) and blogosphere. The pair released debut album ‘Situation Positive’ at the end of 2016; “deep messages  balanced with a lot of pure, unadulterated, pop fun” Beat Mag, and have toured the UK twice, joining 90’s masters of fusion Transglobal Underground on tour and playing at world-renowned Glastonbury Festival.

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SACRED CIRCUS

Vibrant, visually spectacular and enchanting Roving Stilt Walker performers

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SEVEN SISTERS OF GOSPEL ARE SEVEN WONDERFUL FEMALE PERFORMERS TOGETHER FOR A ONE SHOW ONLY PERFORMANCE AT SSF18 IN CELEBRATION SEVEN YEARS OF SEVEN SISTERS
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Diana Wolfe – Melbourne performer, Diana Wolfe, is on a wild and unpredictable musical journey through the blues, African-American gospel, cabaret and comedy. These eclectic influences give her a unique sound and captivating stage presence; funny, poignant, heartfelt and always entertaining.

Kelly Auty – Kelly’s earliest memories are of growing up on the Ord River Research Station in the Kimberley Ranges, singing around a campfire, walking in the red dirt under a huge starlit sky and of music always flowing from the stereo speakers in her home. Influenced with a love of roots music, the power of the Blues, the energy of Rock, the sensitivity of a Country and Folk melody or the vibrant insistence of Rhythm and Blues, Gypsy campfire and Gospel music, Kelly has honed her voice and performance style into a passionate, graceful and dynamic experience.

Kerri Simpson – sings the blues like Kerri Simpson, not imitating but initiating, singing from the heart. Whatever genre of music Kerri places her vocal abilities in, she mixes all she’s absorbed in her life and musical experiences and develops her own unique sound which comes straight from her soul.

Marisa Quigley – is an award-winning Australian blues/roots singer and songwriter, solo artist, and cabaret performer. With her charismatic stage presence and powerhouse delivery, the husky-voiced chanteuse has drawn comparisons with Janis Joplin and Bonnie Raitt. Absolutely at home on the stage, Marisa captivates audiences from the moment she sashays forth from behind the curtain. She’s a statuesque, flame-haired beauty who radiates warmth, humour and earthiness.

Sweet Felicia – has spent 30 years in the industry and has played with the best. Her sound is paramount to the fact that music must be played from the heart to be enjoyed.  Sweet Felicia is a genuine, powerful artist, taking on the difficult job of singing and playing bass and leading and managing her own band and she knows how to win over any audience in the world!

Blessed with a beautiful sultry voice, Lisette possesses outstanding talent at the piano.

Lisette Payet – has been entertaining Australia since the age of 9 and is still performing at venues in and around Melbourne.  These diverse groupings allow Lisette to display her talents over a wide range of musical formats including Jazz, Latin, Blues and Pop.  Included in her repertoire are a number of songs in the Italian, French, Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese languages.

Barb Waters alt-country-rock blend, powerful song-writing, punchy guitar work and impressive vocal style, has spanned decades and a cavalcade of bands and collaborations. In Crown of Thorns, fronting the Rough Diamonds, Bad Audrey, and the Mothers of Pearl, Barb has spawned a fine collection of albums featured on radio across Australia, Europe and the U.K, and played at festivals and venues around the country.

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SHIMMYING FLAMES BELLY DANCE

Ros “Romaya” opened Shimmying Flames School of Middle Eastern Belly Dance in 2004 with a desire to inspire other women in the love of belly dancing.  Since then she has acquired her own belly dance retreat naming it ‘Studio Isis’. Since 2004 Shimmying Flames has steadily grown offering classes for children, teenagers, adults of all ages beginner to advanced. Romaya and her students are regularly seen around the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston areas conducting workshops for schools and businesses, Hen’s parties and at community events.

Ros “Romaya” believes that classes should be fun and non-judgmental and that they should provide artistic expression along with exercise and body awareness.

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SHIVER CANYON

Shiver Canyon is an electronic project fronted by Melbourne-based vocalist-composer Roni  Shewan.  Compared to a diverse range of musicians, including Kate Bush and Radiohead, her original compositions blend trip-hop, ambient, dream-pop, rock and jazz; with thought provoking lyrical content exploring history, femininity, desire, mental illness and the avant-garde.  Aided by Roni’s powerful jazz infused vocals and live visuals, Shiver Canyon has impressed audiences with a dynamic and enthralling live show.    The launch of Shiver Canyon’ debut EP, is an ambitious blend of acoustic and electronic elements, with subtle instrumentation, East-Asian percussion and sophisticated vocal layering.

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SISTERS OF RHYTHM

This dynamic pair, bring to you what they dub as The Roving Stage Show. An interactive, multi-instrumental performance that entices the audience into creating soundscapes along with them. Delivering a high energy performance of percussion soaked sound, infused with tribal rhythms and harmonic sound.

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SULDUSK

Melbourne’s dark folk songwriter, Emily Highfield, created a hauntingly beautiful amalgam of traditional folk music, dreampop, gothic and metal, throwing her own uniqu voice into the same dark music pit that in recent years has sprung the talents of Chelsea Wolfe and Marissa Sadler.  In her own words, Highfield ‘likes to weave folk stylings, metal intensity and acoustic tones with reflective lyrics’ to create a melancholy acoustic uplift. Suldusk has garnered substantial international followers whilst simultaneously  starting to gather a loyal following in venues across Melbourne   Joined by Cellist Rose Brio, the duo aim to explore and celebrate the shadow aspects of the feminine psyche.

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TULLARA

With her percussive finger tapping, guitar playing wizardry (not to mention the power of her voice), 23 year old Tullara has an endearing stage presence full of raw, powerful honesty, and swagger. Having spent the last 4 years touring Australia Tullara has racked up performances at many of the country’s largest and most respected music festivals.  Tullara recently returned from her first solo international tour performing at festivals in Ireland, Slovenia, Sweden and Germany. Though still young, Tullara has encountered great success and great tragedy, and these experiences have transformed into the songs that make up her debut EP. Spotlight Artist of the week, won the attention and praise ofJohn Butler, landed her a supporting spot on internationally acclaimed artist Wallis Bird’s Australian tour. “Tullara has a way with words and a way with that guitar. Her debut EP bears all the fruit of a musician eager to explore, put in the elbow grease and do some soul searching in the process. She’s a gifted artist just at the beginning of what looks to be a promising adventure ahead.” – ARIA Award winning artist John Butler

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WORLD PERCUSSION TOUR

World music is infectious and full of ritual. You can become totally absorbed in a soundscape of music from a different origin. Come and journey with Bianca Aviaz and Dannielle Millard through rhythms of foreign lands, exploring cultural significance with authenticity and deep respect.

JOIN THE EXPERIENCE!

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WHEN 2–4th March 2018 Gates open 06:00 am
WHERE 60 Hearn Rd, Mt. Martha, VIC

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