|Friday||07:00 – 07:45 PM||Tanya George|
|Friday||08:00 – 08:30 PM||Burncity Queenz|
|Friday||08:45 – 09:30 PM||Lisa Baird|
|Friday||09:45 – 10:30 PM||Rosie MissChief & DJ Ego|
|Saturday||06:45 – 07:30 PM||Kerryn Fields|
|Saturday||07:45 – 08:30 PM||Sunny Ray|
|Saturday||08:45 – 09:30 PM||Philosophia|
|Saturday||09:40 – 10:00 PM||Eclectica|
|Saturday||10:00 – 10:45 PM||Sheela Duesa|
|Thursday||07:00 – 10:00 PM||DJ Whitecalf|
|Friday||12:00 – 12:45 PM||Buffalo & Bear|
|Friday||01:00 – 01:45 PM||Noriko Tadano with Akiko Yura|
|Friday||02:30 – 05:00 PM||**OPEN MIC**|
|Saturday||12:00 – 12:45 PM||Jacqui Sterling|
|Saturday||01:00 – 01:45 PM||Aishah Espinosa|
|Saturday||02:30 – 05:00 PM||**OPEN MIC**|
|Sunday||12:00 – 12:45 PM||Lola Sola|
|Sunday||01:00 – 01:45 PM||Maxon|
|Sunday||02:30 – 04:30 PM||**OPEN MIC**|
|Friday||3:30 – 5:00 PM||Firelily|
|Friday||5:00 – 6:30 PM||Cilla|
|Friday||6:30 – 8:00 PM||Katharine|
|Friday||8:00 – 9:30 PM||Rising Sun|
|Saturday||2:00 – 3:30 PM||Ayna|
|Saturday||3:30 – 5:00 PM||Lotus Moonchild|
|Saturday||5:00 – 6:30 PM||Philosophia|
|Saturday||6:30 – 8:00 PM||Beth Grace|
|Saturday||8:00 – 9:30 PM||Wax Fox|
|Sunday||12:00 – 4:30 PM||**OPEN DECKS**|
Read below to discover more about our artistic offerings at this year’s festival:
Burncity Queenz dancers along side the absolutely fabulous B.a.e Park – alter ego of vocalist Seri Vida – presenting a live explosion of sexy power, acrobatic dance and unapologetic bad gyal fury with our mix of Afro-Dancehall and Hip Hop swag.
Eclectica will present a 20-minute stage show experience that explores human emotions through animal archetypes. A compelling fusion of storytelling, various dance genres and embodied theatrical displays, created with the intention to open your heart and awaken you to a deeper creative potential.
If Ellen DeGeneres and Tracy Chapman had wanted Johnny Cash for a sperm donor, the result would have been Kerryn Fields. As it stands, she grew up, surfing her parent’s vinyl collection, addicted to the radio, and trying to make light of the dark with her irrepressible humour.
“A joyous presence” – TheMusic
Kerryn Fields poignant and powerful songs, baritone brilliance and unassuming string-plucking virtuosity leave audiences transfixed, crying, hysterically laughing and dipping their fingers into all the layers of the universe – after which they lick them in public, because this life is kind of delicious.
Lisa Baird, affectionately known as “Lily Sparklechops” is an Australian blues music deity. Blissful, beautiful, dirty and wicked – her music sits somewhere between a captivating 40’s nightclub routine and the raw, reckless spirit of New Orleans street buskers.
Philosophia’s (formerly known as Sophia Sin) musical travelogue has seen her embark upon a path of creative independence and optimistic expression that is reflected in the art she weaves, both in the studio and out on the dancefloor… Giftwrapping sumptuously-layered sounds which reflect her own voyage of artistic appreciation and digitally enhanced discovery.
ROSIE MISSCHIEF & DJ EGO
Look out Seven Sisters, Rosie MissChief and Dj Ego have combined forces!
Dj Ego has rocked dancefloors all around the globe performing at Boom, Glastonbury and Prestige clubs in Ibiza called Plastic.
A Diva on the Decks she will take you on a musical adventure and get ya moving those beautiful booties with a blend of electro swing through to drum n bass 😉
Rosie MissChief needs no introduction. With three world tours under her knife belt, this ChiKey lil pixie she has also played the festival circuit around Australia over the last 12 years.
Sheela Deusa (DJ R.I.A & ADAJA BLACK) Deeply embodied in feminine power and unleashed in full spectrum. Dynamic Duo Femme Fatales – RIA Rhythms (DJ) & Adaja Black (LIVE VOCALS) channel the infinite goddess, enchanting crowds into the ether of universal source creation. Charge the listener with ecstatic primal energy. Uninhabited, raw and coming at you like a Celtic warrior Queen on horseback. Are you ready to dive into the beauty? A Genre Fusing theatrical performance of deep fun & cosmic journeying.
Ecstatic Dance activations touring the festival circuit this season. Performing in 2019 at Earth Frequency, Elements Festival, Luminate Festival, Spirit fest Bali & NZ.
International Singer/Songwriter Sunny Ray creates soul sustaining heartfelt music to sooth and inspire. With themes about nature, the beauty of life, Feminine empowerment, love, and being human. Her music is a catalyst for deeper connectedness, positive change and emotional healing. With a unique acoustic Soul, Folk and Roots flavour, and playful nature, her music is great for the whole family.
Known for her huge vocal range, big hair and the release of Sonder last year, Tanya has touched audiences through her raw vocal only performances. Infusing acappella, beat boxing techniques with special effects creates her atmospheric & juicy compositions. Listeners will hear influences derived from indie soul to middle eastern and jazz scales mixed with her contemporary passionate delivery. With a warm heart and a lot of time for people, you will be invited to feel strength, empowerment and community. “I use only vocals to symbolise something; it doesn’t matter what you are or who you are- we all have a right to speak!”
Outer Melbourne based singer/ songwriter Aishah Espinosa is a relative late bloomer in the world of music. She draws on her multicultural roots, using her loop machine, powerful vocals mixed with a driving desire to create her sound. A variety of genres, from tribal dance to soulful RnB, the result of which is a diverse spectrum of songs which will have you moving your feet one minute and holding back tears the next. A raw and passionate performer, her music and lyrics are written to heal and awaken the soul.
BUFFALO & BEAR
Buffalo & Bear : Clare Sentience & Phoenix Marolda join forces to perform original and discovered shamanic medicine songs from around the world inspired by Mother Earth, Great Spirit, the elements, the plants, the animals, nature and the mystery of life itself. With soaring and sublime harmonies these medicine sisters are bound to make your heart grow wings and fly!
It’s the honesty in her music that draws the eye of the audience to the woman on stage. Jacqui’s Irish heritage has seen her play with all the big names to audiences all over Ireland & Australia. Joined by her sister Ciara Sterling & soul sister Melijah Coldora singing beautiful 3 part harmonies, flute & keyboard imbue her celtic roots music with a blend of progressive folk, acoustic soul & storytelling. The sweeping melodies, rhythmic guitar and lyrical honesty of her finely crafted songs ache with a passion, yet fragility that can awaken & ignite even the most weary of souls. Like a secret shared with a best friend we hope to leave listeners with a little piece of our suitcase of songs in their heart that they can dust off and return to at any time they need.
Lola Sola is a Kiwi singer-songwriter with a dynamic vocal range and emotive lyrics; blending folk, soul and a hint of blues. Based in Sydney, she has released one studio album (‘Walking Back from Hell’- 2016) and 2 EP’s (‘Wild’- 2014, ‘all I need’- 2018).
‘Get It’, produced alongside Michael Wheatley at Nut n Butter Studios, will be released with a music video made collaboratively with creative Maisie Cohen. Lola is touring NZ and AU in November through to March.
Emerging pop queen MAXON is an artist from Melbourne, currently shaking audiences across the state with her trademark vocal and boundless song-writing talents. Her recent single ‘History’ is a powerful pop rock belter that reflects on a period of cyclic grieving, lamenting the ideas of a guaranteed love now proven to be condition. Those lucky enough to see MAXON live in the coming months will witness a stirring the Australian music scene is yet to encounter.
NORIKO TADANO WITH AKIKO YURA
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 Akiko Yura who is an experienced member of the Japanese Taiko drumming group ‘Wadaiko Rindo Sydney’. Akiko’s very energetic drumming will captivate you and vibrate your soul.
Ayna has rocked dancefloors across Australia and New Zealand due to her impeccable taste, smooth mixing and ability to get the party started.
Ayna truly knows how to flawlessly mix an amazing party set. In 2016, she competed in the infamous Battle eight, representing Groove Penguin Records and getting through to the Grand Final. She also placed third in the Funk Hunters “ Evolution of Funk” worldwide mixtape contest with rebound UK label Ghetto Funk.
Ayna is the rare DJ that can rock a crowd with taste across a mix of genres, flawless programming, undeniable skills and just the right amount of curveballs and surprises.
Unique in her own right, DJ & Radio Host Beth Grace has been making dance floors swoon on a regular basis since 2014. Most notable is her ability to transfer her effervescent and infectious energy to those on the dancefloor, captivating a crowd like no other; while building an intimate relationship with each individual through her knowledgeable yet intuitive track selection.
As one of the queens of Disco – she makes it her mission to hunt down those house and disco tunes that may have been forgotten, which she uses to surprise the dance floors again and again.
Playing music at magical gatherings is what makes Cilla’s heart sing, as she invites her audience on a musical journey aimed to lift ones’ spirit, evoke smiles and playfully connect people through dance. Mixing her beloved vinyl collection with digital formats, Cilla feels for the vibe of the dance floor, mixing up deep house with melodic, funky, tribal or juicy upbeat flavor.
Feeling blessed to be invited to partake, she is honored to be sharing her passion for musical grooves with you at this years Seven Sisters.
DJ Firelily has been curating, selecting and performing music extensively over the past 2 decades. From her debut as a rapper come spoken word poet, she has now turned her deft hand to the decks. Firelily offers diverse sets from chill, electronica all the way through to global bass and leftfield.
Sublime sounds and hypnotic funk stimulate her being, compelling her to source, mix and access dimensions too many to mention. Katharine has djd along the East Coast and run Motion:Theory:Music parties with her dj husband Ben Abrahams for 15 year. Known for her unique taste, minimal funk and infectious enthusiasm she creates mixes for renowned international podcast series. She can be found dancing, reading, breastfeeding, homeschooling her children and bending spoons with her chi, most often at the same time. Immerse yourself in her vibration appreciation.
A member of heavyweights: The Operatives, AIAIAI and Battle 8 entrants: The Perfect Strangers, Lotus Moonchild is an incredibly versatile DJ. You can find her weaving in and out of genres from Electronica, Soul, Golden Era Hiphop, Bass, Trap and Garage. She has an impressive list of local and international support slots including Tokimonsta, Soulection, Troyboi, Ekali, Nina Las Vegas, Djemba Djemba, Flava D, The Pharcyde, Skratch Bastid, DJ Yoda, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Grandmaster Flash. Lotus also featured at boutique electronic music festival Let Them Eat Cake NYD 2018 and Falls Festival in Lorne 2017.
On a celestial path to share her love for music, Rising Sun has travelled many light years from home to share her glistening sound. Her sound, like iridescent lights display a spectrum of colours shimmering and changing as she illuminates the way with her musical touch. The story of Rising Sun is one of destiny & wanderlust, it is a yearning to create, reflect and mirror life’s radiance through the sound it creates. Join her on this interplanetary experience as we journey through the ambient sounds of chill, to go deep within and reveal what’s yearning to be freed.
WaX FoX has been setting dance floors on fire for years with her signature eclectic mix of Breaks, Disco, Funk, and House with regular nights at The Fox and the Rainbow Hotel. She also mixed in the Atrium of ACMI for White Night 2018, Funkin’ the Bay, Shivoostock and alongside Whiskey Houston at the 10 Years Hotness for the Real Hot Bitches.
On International Womens Day 2016, WaX FoX Co-founded the Vinyl Vixens DJ Collective, a collective that represents female and gender diverse DJs, VJs, selectors and producers. WaX FoX, in conjunction with the incredible artists of the collective, has organised, promoted and played several Vinyl Vixen nights; Four to the Floor at the Purple Emerald, The Landing at Howler, Pineapple Sunday at The Carlton Club and FIRE at Glamorama.
“Whitecalf” has devoted the past 20 years of her life to exploring what it means to use dance, authentic movement and ritual for healing and empowering individuals and communities.
“This heart-felt cast of elaborate roving performers present offerings of whimsical fantasy, beauty, magic & mystery.
Joining us from their home in the Byron Bay hinterland, we can expect to experience Sacred Circus’ signature blend of atmospheric wearable art performance as they enchant their way throughout the festival with a range of creative boutique characters.”
MOTHER TONGUE SHOWCASE
Melbourne’s acclaimed woman’s Spoken Word event, Mother Tongue, is renowned for its depth, passion and outrageousness.
For the past 6 years, Mother Tongue has provided a monthly platform for marginalised voices in Melbourne, plus other events interstate and internationally. Mother Tongue is passionate about supporting the rise of women’s voices in this world, creating gender empowerment through community, storytelling, poetry and spoken word.
Mother Tongue is an intimate, warm and cozy night of Women’s Spoken Word (poetry, stories, songs, etc). It is a space to sit back and listen, receive, as well as step up to your ultimate awesomeness and share a piece yourself. It is also a place to witness Woman in all of her incredible facets. We will have some incredible feature artists as well as plenty of open mice spots for you to sign up and get your voice heard.
With a background in stand-up comedy, radio and television and Justine’s career has breadth. From commercial and community radio stations, to publishing LGBTIQ books and known as ‘Ikigai’ in the music world, Justine brings the energy where it’s needed most.
She has not only performed at all the major comedy festivals around Australia and toured through Europe, she’s sung at all the big music festivals as well. Currently on tour with her live DJ set, 2019 is set to be a BIG one for Justine.
Documentary maker, Psych-K subconscious reprogrammer, Sehkam and Reiki initiate, Director of Soul Spark Mgmt, Bad Vibes Be Gone (White Sage product and consciousness platform) CCO, Creative Cunts artistic midwife, and vocal workshop facilitator. Um, woah. Justine also works closely with Indigenous peoples all around the world and helps facilitate ceremonies and deep healing. Tune in. High Vibes.