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Festival Director’s Welcome ‘Do not fear mistakes. There are none’. Miles Davis Welcome to the 4th annual Bello Winter Music, an intimate, family friendly event that spreads across the venues of Bellingen over four wonderful days. This is a festival where you go to discover new music from across the globe and Australia in a village setting. The program is diverse, quirky and full of surprises including one-off performances that encourage collaboration between artists. The emphasis is on great live music and a friendly, inclusive, community atmosphere. In programming the event we don’t limit it to one genre. We truly believe there is something for everybody. We love that in one venue there can be three singers huddled around a single mic singing gorgeous harmonies to an entranced crowd, and in a venue up the road there is an absolutely thumping eight piece funk and soul band. The festival is about music and fun, and the greatest experience is gained with an open mind. So give new and interesting bands a go, you might be surprised. There are no mistakes, and if you don’t like a gig then there is another gig just across the road or down the street.

It’s with great pleasure that I welcome all the visitors to the shire who are attending the fourth Bello Winter Music festival. We are once again all look-

ing forward to seeing the amazing music and performances that this fabulous event brings to our region. The line up of highly talented international and local musicians will guarantee an incredible four days of entertainment and fun. I personally always enjoy absorbing the buzz and good will that emanates throughout the festival and can’t wait to get amongst it. I would also encourage any visitors to take the time to discover the rest of the Shire. We locals are blessed to live in one of the most biodiverse and naturally beautiful places on the planet and encourage you to go and enjoy our clean beaches, forests, rivers and mountains while your here. For details on scenic drives, arts and crafts, trails or local markets drop into our Visitor Centres or download our Discovery Apps for the latest on other events and attractions. See you at the festival! Cr Dominic King

Hit picks for me include checking out Tangents, Satsuki Odamura and the Sydney Koto Ensemble, Lillie Mae, Fraser A. Gorman and Deborah Conway with Willy Zygier. I’m also thrilled Jack Carty is back again as our festival patron. The Street Parade, Youth Mentorship Program and LeaF sustainable festival all return. Mandy Nolan, Brian Nankervis and Seth Jordan also appear at the festival, providing fun insights into the many amazing performers of the 2018 lineup. In 2018 with the help of Waste Not Bellingen, and supported by Bellingen Solar and The Bellingen Brewery, we are moving towards a Waste Free festival. More details are found in the LeaF program on page 23. BWM is a ticketed event and takes place in the official venues of the festival in the town of Bellingen. Inevitably some performers will be more popular than others, and venues have their individual capacity numbers. Please, if you are concerned you might not get into a ‘must see’ act, get there early. If you miss out then there is another great gig nearby. Glenn Wright Director

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Justin Townes Earle (US)

Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier

Once compared to a man who wears many suits, in thirty-two short years Justin Townes Earle has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally. Between releasing seven full-length-critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, a new found sobriety, being born Steve Earle’s son, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it’s safe to say he has quite the story to tell.

Deborah Conway has been a significant and eloquent contributor to Australian music for over 30 years. Conway met Willy Zygier in 1991 and together they have released albums that have attracted critical acclaim from reviewers and audience plaudits.

Since launching his recording career a decade ago, Justin Townes Earle has established a reputation as a singular leading light in the Americana music community. With fearless, personally charged lyrical insight and infectious melodic craftsmanship, the young veteran singer-songwriter has built a rich, deeply soulful body of work set that’s both emotionally riveting and effortlessly uplifting.

Conway & Zygier have pursued careers of extra curricular activities alongside the core business of writing, recording and performing their songs. These have included producing the national concert series called Broad of all female singer/songwriters 2005 – 2008, Conway took on the role of Artistic Director for the Queensland Music Festival 2009 – 2011 and currently they are the Festival Director & Artistic Director for The Shir Madness Melbourne Jewish Music Festival.

SAT 14th 6:00pm MEMORIAL HALL

THURS 12th OPENING NIGHT MEMORIAL HALL

SUN 15th 3:00pm MEMORIAL HALL

FRI 13th 8:00pm MEMORIAL HALL


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Lillie Mae (US)

Lior

Lillie Mae has been singing and playing on stages across the country since she could stand on her own two feet.

Lior burst on to the Australian music scene in 2005 with his stunning debut album - ‘Autumn Flow’. Recorded and released entirely independently, the album became one of the most successful independent debuts in Australian music history. He then went on to release more solo albums that featured Sia, Passenger, Joseph Tawardos and many others.

A multi-instrumentalist of incredible talent, she is a beloved artist in Nashville, and according to Jack White “is one in a billion. You won’t find anyone else quite like this woman no matter how long you live.” A longtime fixture in country and bluegrass circles, she is highly recognized in the rock world for the considerable amount of time she spent as a member of Jack White’s all-female live and studio band The Peacocks as fiddle and mandolin player

Most artists set out with an ambition to build a career based on musical credibility and integrity whilst maintaining an independence and individuality in their craft. Lior is certainly part of that rare breed that has achieved this whilst garnering a great degree of success and critical acclaim. Lior is not slowing down as he is set to release his next album in 2018.

FRI 13th 9:30pm CEDAR BAR SAT 14th 5:30pm DIGGERS TAVERN SUN 15th 5:30pm ST MARGARET’S HALL

SUN 15th 6:00pm MEMORIAL HALL


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Moussa Diakite & Wassado (MALI / AU)

Shaking up the Australian blues scene, award-winning international artist Zee Gachette with her trio Z-Star Trinity set the stage alight with their high octane energy modern blues, psyche rock, folk’n’funk. Zee’s inimitable talent for improvising onstage is simply exhilarating to watch, inspiring standing ovations from music legends like Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Roger Daltrey (The Who) and Amy Winehouse. A show not to be missed! This is their 5th tour back from Australia with radio and festival support including Triple J, ABC, 4ZZZ and playing at festivals including Caloundra Music Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival, Blues at Bridgetown, Blenheimfest, The Garden of Unearthly Delights and Jungle Love just to name a few. FRI 13th 7:30pm ST MARGARET’S HALL SAT 14th 10:30am W/SHOP -ST MARGARET’S HALL

Influential guitarist Moussa Diakité was part of the golden era of Malian music in the 1970s and ‘80s, performing with some of Africa’s best, including Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Toumani Diabaté and the Super Rail Band de Bamako. Together with exciting five piece band Wassado, Moussa fuses traditional West African styles with Cuban, blues and jazz into a unique “Afro-groove”. Following stand out performances at last year’s Mullum Music Festival and this year’s WOMADelaide, this is a dynamic show that is mesmerizing, sophisticated, and irresistible on the dance floor.

THURS 12th OPENING NIGHT MEMORIAL HALL FRI 13th 9:00pm ST MARGARET’S HALL SAT 14th 12:00pm MEMORIAL HALL

SAT 14th 8:00pm GOLF CLUB

SUN 15th 10:00am W/SHOP -GOLF CLUB

SUN 15th 6:00pm FEDERAL HOTEL

SUN 15th 3:30pm GOLF CLUB


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Maddy Jane

Fraser A. Gorman

Maddy is a talented young artist from Tasmania, writing songs far beyond her years on a beat up guitar her mum gave her in high school.

Fraser A. Gorman has never forgotten that rock music is meant to be fun. Sure, you can sing songs about heartache and you can sing songs about loss but you gotta do it because it makes you feel better. He’s a rare performer, artfully combining the sensitivity, romance and introspection of a classic songwriter with an unadulterated joy of performing in front of an audience.

She creates rollicking indie pop full of irony, sarcasm, catchy hooks and fun guitar riffs with an endearing Australiana twist. It’s been a massive 12 months for Maddy with break out singles ‘Thank You and Sorry’, ‘No Other Way’ and ‘Drown It Out’ getting high rotation on national broadcaster jjj. Plus, a string of supports around Australia with the likes of Tash Sultana, Polish Club, Kingswood and Luca Brasi, showcasing at Bigsound, The Plot and festival appearances at Festival of The Sun, Falls Festival (Marion Bay) and New Years on The Hill.

Fraser is a central part of the small but amazing DIY Melbourne collective Milk! Records (run by Courtney Barnett and Jen Cloher) and the endorsements of his skill as a writer and musician have run loud all over the world. Indeed, Melbourne’s been responsible for an undeniable wealth ogreat music in its many twisted, bleary-eyed forms, with Fraser representing the latest in this impressive legacy. SAT 14th 6:30pm GOLF CLUB

FRI 13th 9:15pm DIGGERS TAVERN

SUN 15th 2:30pm DIGGERS TAVERN

SAT 14th 7:45pm MEMORIAL HALL

SUN 15th 7:30pm FEDERAL HOTEL


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Caiti Baker

Thando

Born into a household filled with vinyl, CDs and tapes of blues, soul, gospel, jazz, big band and rock & roll, Caiti Baker was raised amongst music. Whether it was playing on the stereo, in the car, at a concert or attending week long festivals – music was everywhere.

Zimbabwean born songstress Thando has been gracing stages around Australia with her electric presence and powerhouse vocal. Heralded as a commanding performer, her ability to tell a story takes her audience on a journey of loving oneself and reflection.

As a child, Caiti developed a love and appreciation for the pioneering music but was drawn obsessively to hip hop, R&B, New Jack Swing and Neo soul. Caiti writes songs about what she knows and feels, sings with her guts and soul and unashamedly performs the hell out of them. But that will all be obvious when you hear her music and watch her perform, which will have you either dancing or chilling with a grin on your face.

Inluenced by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Queen, TLC, and Jill Scott, Thando has crafted her own genre bending sound. Her 2016 debut EP ‘Digital Love Letters’ paved the road to a slew of festival appearances such as Strawberry Fields, Woodford Folk Festival and NYE on The Hill. With the release of her brand new single NUMB, this multi dimensional performer is solidifying her status as Melbourne’s newest first lady of R&B. THURS 12th OPENING NIGHT MEMORIAL HALL FRI 13th 9:30pm GOLF CLUB

SAT 14th 7:00pm DIGGERS TAVERN

SAT 14th 8:30pm DIGGERS TAVERN

SUN 15th 9:00pm MEMORIAL HALL

SUN 15th 4:30pm MEMORIAL HALL


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Perch Creek William Crighton

Sal Kimber

Perch Creek are a band of five exuberant and multi-talented musicians, four of whom are siblings. They play harmony driven, modern folk music with a creative energy and fearless golden spirit. Perch Creek combine diverse instrumentation and fivepart harmonies with folk, pop, roots and rock styles, all sewn together by the band’s unique collaborative songwriting.

Within a short time William Crighton has drawn a big buzz in Australia. Rolling Stone featured him as one of Australia’s hottest rising stars. He’s been booked on a seamless string of festivals including WOMADelaide, Bluesfest and Boomtown Fair in the UK, received radio play around the country, gathered 4 and half star album reviews, and a stunning set of live reviews.

Sal Kimber & the Rollin’ Wheel are a band steeped in talent, personality and connection. Described by Rolling Stone as ‘Australiana alt-country at its finest’, Sal’s authentic and warm stage presence, and the captivating musicianship of this close-knit band has seen them win over audiences Australia-wide.

The band consistently delivers unforgettable, uplifting and high-energy shows.

The mesmerising singer-songwriter documents Australian life with nuanced storytelling and perceptive philosophy. “Uniquely penetrating storytelling” -Gareth Hipwell (Rolling Stone)

& The Rollin’ Wheel

With years of touring, countless festivals and three studio albums behind them, this band create a soulful and playful live show that inspires both toe tapping and heartstring tugging. FRI 13th 6:15pm FEDERAL HOTEL

FRI 13th 8:00pm GOLF CLUB

SAT 14th 4:30pm ST MARGARET’S HALL

SAT 14th 6:00pm ST MARGARET’S HALL

SAT 14th 7:00pm (TUL & SAL) CEDAR BAR

SUN 15th 4:30pm FEDERAL HOTEL

SUN 15th 7:00pm DIGGERS TAVERN

SUN 15th 12:00pm FEDERAL HOTEL


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The Twoks Cheap Fakes

The Northern Folk

The Melbourne-based duo The Twoks have been making violin and drums dance music for the past four years.

Emerging triumphant from 2016 as Brisbane’s best soulsoaked, brass-fuelled pop, funk, and ska, Cheap Fakes are ready to keep bringing their unique and energetic music to masses of listeners and live audiences worldwide.

Hailing from Albury, NSW and now based in Melbourne, The Northern Folk are a collective of ten musical ambitionists spreading their unique brand of folk/pop/ stomp/rock into the roots of small towns and big cities alike.

The free-wheeling, six-headed hydra of Cheap Fakes is a ready-made party absolutely primed to provide the best of times.

Combining two powerful vocalists, roaring horns, bashful bass and addictive percussion, their big, diverse sound proves flexible both on stage and on record, and continues to earn them a following wherever they travel.

With influences ranging from Sigur Ros, Kate Bush, Phoenix, Leonard Cohen to Pat Benatar, this duo is an eclectic mix of dark and bright. The Twoks have played St Kilda Festival (MEL), DARK MOFO (TAS), The Falls Festival (Byron Bay), Edinburgh Fringe Festival (UK), Woodford Folk Festival (QLD) and a stack of other gigs, clubs, parties and cities.

FRI 13th 10:45pm DIGGERS TAVERN

Born in 2009 from a dream to bring a new and unique sound to the Brisbane masses, Cheap Fakes have since sculpted an ever-growing fan base from their extensive touring and ever-evolving discography.

FRI 13th 11:00pm GOLF CLUB

SAT 14th 1:30pm ST MARGARET’S HALL

SAT 14th 10:30pm FEDERAL HOTEL

SAT 14th 1:30pm MEMORIAL HALL

SUN 15th 3:30pm SHOWGROUND HALL

SUN 15th 2:00pm GOLF CLUB

SUN 15th 4:00pm ST MARGARET’S HALL


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Hot Potato Band SAT 14th 10:45pm MEMORIAL HALL SUN 15th 7:30pm MEMORIAL HALL Anything could happen! Known to cause a severe case of happy fever, this 10 piece brass band is sure to put a smile on your face in an incredibly unique live show. The Hot Potato Band have become one of the most celebrated festival bands in Australia. Evolving from their roots as a roving band on the streets of Sydney, they continue to capture their unique energy and interaction on stage. Beware, as they make you the centre of their performance… literally!

Hi Tops Brass Band FRI 13th 9:30pm MEMORIAL HALL SAT 14th 10:15pm DIGGERS TAVERN SUN 15th 5:45pm GOLF CLUB With their heads in the clouds and their feet buried deep in the roots of New Orleans second line, they blend 10 pieces of raw brass with the who’s who of Australian Hip Hop. Master M.C. Samuel Dobson and the beautiful voice of Kate Wadey front this outfit bringing the Mardi Gras party into the 21st century with a distinctly Australian tinge.

Astro Travellers FRI 13th 11:00pm MEMORIAL HALL SAT 14th 9:30pm GOLF CLUB Inspired by the best of golden-age boom bap, psychedelic jazz oddities and electronic future beats, Astro Travellers bring the full force of the live band format to their unpredictable live hip-hop shows. They are a punchy cocktail of jazz, funk, soul and hip-hop, featuring dynamite freestyler Roman MC, the glistening vocals of Tiana Khasi, horns, and a live rhythm section delivering both old-school and new sounds.

High Lonesome

SAT 14th 12:30pm BREWERY SUN 15th 12:00pm ST MARGARET’S HALL (GOSPEL SHOW) High Lonesome is a local bluegrass trio that is fast getting a reputation for their virtuoso playing and close three part vocal harmonies. Featuring Scott Collins, John Woohouse and Katie Crane on mandolin, fiddle and guitar, this old time stringband delivers good time barn burners with an intoxicating energy.

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Hello Tut Tut FRI 13th 6:30pm GOLF CLUB SAT 14th 10:00am FESTIVAL MARKET PLACE SAT 14th 7:15pm FEDERAL HOTEL SUN 15th 5:00pm SHOWGROUND HALL Hello Tut Tut are dynamic and uniquely daring. Tapping into their European roots, the band has a fresh take on Klezmer, Balkan, Gypsy and Latin musical traditions. By blending these styles with the pulse of contemporary dance music culture, this seven-piece outfit brings high energy shows that gets you up out of your seat and dancing.

Merpire FRI 13th 5:00pm MEMORIAL HALL SAT 14th 7:30pm ST MARGARET’S HALL SUN 15th 7:15pm GOLF CLUB Merpire fashions soundscapes of macabre dream-pop that explore the fluidity of life, death, relationships and the human condition. The brainchild of singer songwriter Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt, Merpire’s honest and captivating refrains have piqued the interests of industry professionals since winning the Telstra Road to Discovery in 2015.

Cope Street Parade FRI 13th 5:00pm BREWERY SAT 14th 9:30am CHURCH STREET (OUTDOOR) SAT 14th 11:30am DIGGERS TAVERN (WORKSHOP) SUN 15th 12:15pm FESTIVAL MARKET PLACE Cope Street Parade play swing music, blending spicy rhythms to create everything from tender ballads to rollicking dance numbers that capture the spirit and warmth of early music styles. The hot sounds of gypsy swing, mixed with an element of New Orleans tradl jazz, create a style of music that sounds both new and old yet always uniquely Australian.

Leigh Carriage Duo SAT 14th 9:30am CEDAR BAR (WORKSHOP) SAT 14th 7:00pm NO.5 One of Australia’s leading vocalists and songwriters, Leigh Carriage delivers unforgettable performances and technical mastery, via intriguing originals and jazz standards, encased in deep delicious grooves. Leigh has stunned audiences at the Monterey Jazz Festival (US), Byron Bay Blues Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Noosa Jazz Festival, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and Wangaratta Jazz & Blues Festival.


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The Satsuki Odumura Koto Ensemble SAT 14th 4:30pm MEMORIAL HALL SUN 15th 12:00pm MEMORIAL HALL The Satsuki Odamura Koto Ensemble was established in 2010 comprising the standard 13-string koto, the 17-string bass koto, as well as the Shamisen. Although they are traditional Japanese instruments, the ensemble has worked with a number of musicians from other genres, creating a reputation of power and elegance, and a dynamic stage presence. They have featured at various venues and festivals both locally and abroad, including TEDx (SYD) and ABC’s Music Deli program which was recorded for ABC Radio Classic FM.

Dustyesky

Ethno Folk Orchestra

SAT 14th 9:15pm MEMORIAL HALL SUN 15th 12:00pm GOLF CLUB (WORKSHOP)

THURS 12th OPENING NIGHT MEMORIAL HALL FRI 13th 5:00pm ST MARGARET’S HALL SAT 14th 2:00pm SHOWGROUND HALL SAT 14th 9:00m ST MARGARET’S HALL SUN 15th 12:00pm SHOWGROUND HALL SUN 15th 8:30pm ST MARGARET’S HALL

It’s hard to imagine 28 men meeting every week in Mullumbimby to share beers and sing Russian songs. None of them have a connection to Russia, or even speak the language, yet Dustyesky have gained notoriety both here and in the motherland for their stunning renditions of Red Army and folk songs. Since forming in 2014 for The Mullum Music Festival – the lads have smashed performances at Falls Festival, Woodford Folk festival, Womadelaide, Mellbourne Spiegeltent as part of the Melbourne Fringe festival, and are now excited to return to Bellingrad!

Join Ethno Folk Orchestra and some of the best young folk artists from across Australia and around the world, as they uplift and inspire with their new collaborations and interpretations of traditional tunes, highlighting the diversity of origins with a strong focus on Indigenous Australian culture and traditional song-lines.


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Wanderers Naga Buah China Beach Adelaide’s genre-defying Wanderers deliver a smooth soulful twist to their music. Their latest single ‘Off My Back’ hits home with a driving beat and vocals that are reminiscent of the Motown era. 2017 was a massive year that saw Wanderers tour Australia multiple times, play shows in London, Edinburgh & Berlin, and finishing it off by winning SA’s Best Blues / Roots band at the SA Music Awards.

NAGA BUAH is the collision of rage and love. NAGA BUAH, is at the pulse of contemporary creative expression.

China Beach is the fabulous all original 8-piece Garage Disco, Freaky Funk, Dirty Jazz band put together by ringleader Carl Lenny.

Kodi’s voice weaves magic among misery, with depth, fragility and outstanding technical ability. Her compositions invoke jazz-infused r’n’b, blended with pop sensibility; hints of neosoul blossom throughout. NAGA BUAH confirms Kodi’s stronghold as one of Australia’s most promising emerging vocalists.

With a sense of flare, wild passionate musicianship and a desire to spread love and create a backdrop of frivolous celebration, the band are very handy to have around if you want to cut loose.

FRI 13th 5:00pm DIGGERS TAVERN

Honing their sound with consistent gigging, the band are making 2018 the year of ‘China Beach releases’, with singles and an EP that will take the party to your house!

FRI 13th 9:15pm FEDERAL HOTEL

SAT 14th 10:45am YOUTH HUB (W/SHOP)

FRI 13th 10:45pm FEDERAL HOTEL

SAT 14th 3:30pm GOLF CLUB

SAT 14th 3:00pm ST MARGARET’S HALL

SAT 14th 2:30pm DIGGERS TAVERN

SUN 15th 8:30pm DIGGERS TAVERN

SUN 15th 2:30pm ST MARGARET’S HALL

SUN 15th 8:45pm GOLF CLUB


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Dan Parsons FRI 13th 7:45pm DIGGERS TAVERN SAT 14th 1:00pm DIGGERS TAVERN SUN 15th 9:00pm FEDERAL HOTEL

The Morrisons FRI 13th 9:30pm BREWERY SAT 14th 8:45pm FEDERAL HOTEL SUN 15th 8:30pm BREWERY

Archer FRI 13th 6:15pm NO.5 SAT 14th 10:00pm NO.5 SUN 15th 5:30pm CEDAR BAR

Magpie Diaries FRI 13th 7:45pm FEDERAL HOTEL SAT 14th 12:30pm GOLF CLUB SUN 15th 4:00pm DIGGERS TAVERN

As a singer/songwriter, Dan Parsons explores the triumphs and anxieties of the human experience for the iPhone generation through the pairing of a classic 1970s studio sound with a contemporary widescreen shine. Along with his band, Parsons’ sound rides through canyons, across silver oceans and launches into the interstellar… Nominated for a Golden Guitar in 2018 for Bluegrass Recording of the Year and winners of Folk/Acoustic song of the Year at the 2015 ASA Awards, The Morrisons have cemented themselves as one of Australia’s premier alt-country/bluegrass bands. They have appeared at many major festivals and supported international acts around the country. In celebration of the launch of his new 7 inch “My Little Sweet Aussie Sweetheart”, Archer is heading out to walk the riverbanks and ranges, highways and back lanes of his beloved home country for some intimate shows. Don’t miss this rare deep and true voice, the king of the galleys, heartbreaker, kangaroo whisperer and tale teller.

Magpie’s songs capture shared elements of his life growing up in the bush at Dashville, and his time travelling about the world, the relationships formed, and the experiences in between. His songs cruise in their approach, with a late 60’s Americana groove, yet have a direct emotional thrust that cuts to the core of the Australian spirit.


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Masco Sound System

Ash Bell & Sara Tindley

Tiana Khasi

A movement that celebrates all that is sacred in art making - fun, complexity, spontaneity, originality, energy, community.

The singular voices of Ash Bell and Sara Tindley combine for a very special release “I Let My Guard Down”. Songwriters of the highest order, this collaboration is the coming together of a soul “brother and sister” to form timeless folk/roots mini-masterpieces of tough love and deep humanity.

Hailing from the Sunshine State, with a colourful heritage threading back to the hidden hills of India and the sands of Samoa, Tiana Khasi is carefully carving her name – and voice – across the international stage.

From humble beginnings in Melbourne’s independent music scene, Masco have gone on to grace stages of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Pigsty in July, and Falls Festival, and have warmed up crowds for national and international talent from Psychedelic Porn Crumpets to The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Having worked closely with one another since 2012, this release marks an exciting chapter in the pairs’ musical journey.

Khasi (say: Kah-see) is the name of Tiana’s tribe found deep in the North Eastern part of India, high in the hills of Meghalaya. As one of the few remaining matriarchal societies in the world, the Khasi women remain a cornerstone and constant muse in Tiana’s art and music.

FRI 13th 6:15pm DIGGERS TAVERN

FRI 13th 7:45pm NO.5

SAT 14th 11:00pm GOLF CLUB

SAT 14th 4:00pm CEDAR BAR

SAT 14th 5:45pm FEDERAL HOTEL

SUN 15th 7:00pm ST MARGARET’S HALL

SUN 15th 5:30pm BREWERY

SUN 15th 5:30pm DIGGERS TAVERN


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Loren Kate Dave Dondero

Honey & Knives

Loren Kate’s connection to her audience has left many in both joy and tears. Her voice is softly beautiful, quiet yet strong.

Bellingen based Honey & Knives are a 5-piece folkgrass band driven by vocal harmonies and a visceral energy. Based in Bellingen, they have featured at various folk festivals over the past four years, including Woodford, Mullum, Dorrigo, Illawarra & Cygnet. The band is known for mixing raw truths with a rollicking good time and innate ability to coordinate clothing for visually spectacular results.

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Listening to Loren Kate you can’t help but feel like you’re eavesdropping on a very honest conversation or reading the secrets of someone’s locked diary and wondering whether you really should be party to this level of personal detail. Loren’s storytelling and intention to share is perhaps a kind of catharsis and presumably, helping others by doing so.

David Dondero is an American songwriter with a catalogue spanning 20 years. His songs range from the light hearted “Don’t be Eyeballin’ My Po’ Boy” (written to pay homage to the great sandwiches of New Orleans after the flood) to “Boxer’s Fracture” (a song written in response to the endless flow of mass shootings in America). National Public Radio in America listed him as one of the top living songwriters in 2006 but that is an accolade Dondero is quick to downplay.

The band is wildly excited to have just released their second studio album, ‘Who Are You’.

FRI 13th 8:00pm CEDAR BAR

FRI 13th 9:15pm NO.5

SAT 14th 4:15pm FEDERAL HOTEL

SAT 14th 8:30pm N0.5

SAT 14th 9:30pm CEDAR BAR

SUN 15th 10:00am FESTIVAL MARKET PLACE

SUN 15th 7:30pm NO.5

SUN 15th 9:00pm NO.5

SUN 15th 7:15pm CEDAR BAR


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FRIDAY

13th

Memorial Hall

Diggers Tavern

Federal Hotel

Merpire

Naga Buah

The Moving Stills

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Jack Carty & The Satellite Strings

5:00 - 5:45pm

Masco Sound System 6:15 - 7:15pm

5:00 - 5:45pm

Brewery

The Beans

Cope Street Parade

5:00 - 6:00pm

7:45 - 8:45pm

Hi Tops Brass Band

9:15 - 10:15pm

The Twoks

11:00 - 12:00am

Ethno Folk Orchestra

Yeshe

Hello Tut Tut

6:30 - 7:30pm

China Beach 10:45 - 11:45pm

Perch Creek

8:00 - 9:00pm

8:00 - 9:00pm

Qudo Japanese Jo Davie 5:00 - 600pm

Moussa Diakite &Wassado Thando

The Morrisons

9:00 - 10:00pm

The Northern Folk

Ash Bell & Sara Tindley 7:45 - 8:45pm

Dave Dondero

9:15 - 10:15pm

The Rebetika Duo

10:45 - 11:45pm

9:30 - 10:30pm

Roesy

11:00 - 12:00am

FESTIVAL SPECIALS SATURDAY

KOMBU- Cope Street Parade

Archer

Lillie Mae

9:30 - 10:30pm

9:30am - 10:30am

WORKSHOP -Zine & Ecofeminism YOUTH HUB 10:45 - 11:45am WORKSHOP: Parade drumming w/ Dave Sanders Youth Hub-in back courtyard 11:45 - 12:45pm Qudo Japanese - Hungryhead- 12:00 - 1:00pm WORKSHOP : Live Looping w/ Burger Joint 1:00 - 2:00pm

Qudo Japanese The Rebetika Duo 7:00 - 8:00pm

6:15 - 7:15pm

8:00 -9:00pm

Purple Carrot - Mighty Thin Stew (solo) 10:00am - 11:00am Purple Carrot Miel 5:00 - 6:00pm

Hannah Cameron

Loren Kate

11:00 - 12:00am

FRIDAY

Diamond Duck

5:00 - 5:45pm

6:30 - 7:30pm

Burger Joint

Wanderers 9:15 - 10:15pm

No 5

5:00 - 6:00pm

7:30 - 8:30pm

7:45 - 8:45pm

9:30 - 10:30pm

10:45 - 11:45pm

Ramblin' Ash

Z-Star Trinity

Magpie Diaries

9:30 - 10:30pm

Astro Travellers

Cedar Bar

5:00 - 7:00pm

8:00-9:00pm

Maddy Jane

Hall

5:00 - 6:00pm

6:30 - 7:30pm

Dan Parsons

St Margaret's

Sal Kimber &

The Rollin' Wheel 6:15 - 7:15 pm

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier

Golf Club

Gelato Bar - Miel - 2:00 - 3:00pm Qudo Japanese - Harvey - 2:00 - 3:00pm Showground - Ethno Folk Orchestra 2:00 - 6:00pm HYDE - Tyler Nakoa - 6:00 - 7:00pm HYDE - Harvey - 7:30 - 8:30pm

SUNDAY

Purple Carrot- Burger Joint 10:00 - 11:00am Qudo Japanese - Harvey 12:00 - 1:00pm KOMBU- The Magnificence 12:00 - 1:00pm Showground - Ethno Folk Orchestra - 12:00 - 3:00pm Gelato Bar Tyler Nakoa 12:30 - 1:30pm Gelato Bar - Mimi Gilbert 2:00 - 3:00pm Qudo Japanese Imogen Pemberton 2:00 - 3:00pm Showground - The Twoks 3:30 - 4:30pm Showground - Hello Tut Tut 5:00 - 6:00pm

HYDE - The Rebetika Duo - 9:00 - 10:00pm

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SATURDAY Memorial Hall

Diggers Tavern

Federal Hotel

Golf Club

Brewery

St Margaret's

Hall

Justin Townes Earle

Fraser A Gorman

Winter Yoga (LeaF) 8:00 - 9:00am

(LeaF)

9:15 - 10:00am

Moussa Diakite & Wassado

WORKSHOP Gypsy jazz guitar w/- Cope Street 11:30 - 12:30pm

The Beans

The Northern Folk

Dan Parsons 1:00 - 2:00pm

Louey Howell

The Magnificence 2:00 - 3:00pm

The Moving Stills 4:00 - 5:00pm

3:30 - 4:30pm

5:30 - 6:30pm

Rebecca Ireland

5:00 - 6:00pm

7:00 - 8:00pm

Maddy Jane

10:45 - 12:00am

10:15 - 11:30pm

4:30 - 5:30pm

6:00 - 7:00pm

11:30 - 12:30pm

On the Couch w/-Brian Nankervis 12:30 - 2:00pm

Astro Travellers

9:30 - 10:30pm

Imogen Pemberton 1:00 - 2:00pm

Bread and Butter 2:30 - 3:30pm

2:30 - 3:30pm

Ash Bell & Sara Tindley

Ramblin' Ash

Brian Campeau & Hannah Cameron

Mimi Gilbert

Tul & Sal

Leigh Carriage

Yeshe

4:00 - 5:00pm

4:00 - 5:00pm

5:30 - 6:30pm

5:30 - 6:30pm

Duo

7:00 - 8:00pm

7:30 - 8:30pm

Burger Joint

Jack Carty & Gus Gardiner

8:00 - 9:00pm

The Morrisons Peter L Barry Trio 9:30 - 10:30pm

Ethno Folk Orchestra

9:00 - 10:00pm

8:15 - 9:15pm

Loren Kate 8:30 - 9:30pm

Dave Dondero 9:30 - 10:30pm

Archer

10:00 - 11:15pm

Cheap Fakes 10:30 - 11:45pm

Ash Bell & Sara Tindley

Diamond Duck

Merpire

Thando

Hi Tops Brass Band

Sal Kimber & The Rollin' Wheel

6:30 - 7:30pm

7:15 - 8:15pm

8:45 - 10:00pm

Ali Hasan

7:00 - 8:00pm

8:00 - 9:00pm

9:15 - 10:15pm

The Rebetika Duo

Hello Tut Tut Z-Star Trinity

10:00 - 11:00am

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Perch Creek 6:30 - 7:30pm

7:45 - 8:45pm

8:30 - 9:45pm

Titan Sky

5:00 - 6:00pm

5:45 - 6:45pm

Fraser A. Gorman

Caiti Baker

Roesy

3:30 - 4:30pm

Tiana Khasi

6:00 - 7:15pm

Hot Potato Band

2:00 - 3:00pm

Honey & Knives

4:15 - 5:15pm

Tyler Nakoa

1:30 - 2:30pm

Naga Buah Wanderers

Lillie Mae

Dustyesky

Billygoat Tucker Band

Funkatu

4:30 - 5:30pm

Justin Townes Earle

The Twoks

2:45 - 3:45pm

3:00 - 4:00pm

The Satsuki Odamura Koto Ensemble

High Lonesome

Towards a zero emissionBellingen Shire (LeaF) 12:00- 1:00pm

12:30 - 1:30pm

1:15 - 2:15pm

China Beach 2:30 - 3:30pm

12:30 - 1:30pm

WORKSHOP Singing for Joy: Body, Mind & Voice. w/Leigh Carriage 9:30 - 10:30am

11:00 - 12:00pm

Youth Mentorship 11:30 - 12:00pm

Magpie Diaries

1:30 - 2:30pm

Tangents

WORKSHOP Singing & songwrtiing w/Z-Star Tinity 10:30 - 11:30am

11:45 - 12:45pm

12:00 - 1:00pm

No 5

Hello Tut Tut

Morning meditation WORKSHOP Vocal workshop w/ Imogen Pemberton 10:00-11:00am

Cedar Bar

Merpire

Masco Sound System 11:00 - 12:00am

Jo Davie

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SUNDAY Memorial Hall

Diggers Tavern

Federal Hotel

Golf Club

Brewery

St Margaret's

Hall

Cedar Bar

No 5

The Magnificence

Perch Creek

Winter Yoga 8:00 - 9:00am

Portia Briana

Spirit Forum (LeaF)

WORKSHOP

Conversations w/ Seth Jordan

Malian Guitar Master Class w/ Moussa Diakite 10:00-11:00am

9:45 - 10:45 am

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9:30 - 11:00am

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Portia Briana 10:00 - 11:00am

am Miel

11:30 - 12:15pm

The Satsuki Odamura Koto Ensemble

Gunganbuwala 11:45 - 12:30pm

Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel

WORKSHOP

12:00 - 1:00pm

12:00 - 1:00pm

Youth Mentorship 1:15 - 1:45pm

The Moving Stills Tangents

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Quasi Dada

1:30 - 2:30pm

Justin Townes Earle

1:30 - 2:30pm

3:00-4:00pm

Thando

4:30-5:30pm

2.00 - 3.00pm

4:30 - 5:30pm

Youth Mentorship 4:45 - 5:15pm

Z-Star Trinity

Hi Tops Brass Band

Perch Creek

Tiana Khasi Lior

5:30 - 6:30pm

6:00 - 7:00pm

6:00-7:00pm

William Crighton

Hot Potato Band

7:00 - 8:00pm

7:30-8:30pm

9:00-10:00pm

1:00 - 2:00pm

Youth Mentorship 1:30 - 2:00pm

Yeshe 12:00 - 1:00pm

On the Couch w/-Brian Nankervis 12:30 - 2:00pm

Ramblin' Ash

Jo Davie

4:00 - 5:00pm

Ash Bell & Sara Tindley

Naga Buah

2:30 - 3:30pm

The Northern Folk

Jack Carty & Gus Gardiner

4:00 - 5:00pm

Lillie May

5:30 - 6:30pm

5:30 - 6:30 pm

The Magnificence

Masco Sound System

7:15 - 8:15pm

4:00 - 5:00pm

Dan Parsons 9:00 - 10:00pm

Ali Hasan 3:00 - 4:00pm

Hungryhead 4:30 - 5:30pm

Archer

5:30 - 6:30pm

Brian Campeau 6:00 -7:00pm

7:00 - 8:00pm

7:00 - 8:00pm

Honey & Knives 7:15 - 8:15pm

Loren Kate

7:30 - 8:30pm

7:30 - 8:30pm

8:30 - 9:30pm

Hannah Cameron 1:30 - 2:30pm

Diamond Duck

2:30 - 3:30pm

5:45 - 6:45pm

Merpire

Fraser A. Gorman

Wanderers

Caiti Baker

Moussa Diakite and Wassado 3:30 - 4:30pm

Magpie Diaries

4:00 - 5:00pm

Mighty Thin Stew

2:30 - 3:30pm

Rebecca Ireland 3:00 - 4:00pm

12:00 - 1:00pm

Cheap Fakes

Fraser A. Gorman

2:30 - 3:30pm

High Lonesome (Gospel show)

SINGING w/ Dustyesky 12:00 - 1:00pm

China Beach 8:45 - 9:45pm

The Morrisons 8:30 - 9:30pm

Ethno Folk Orchestra

8:30 - 9:30 pm

Roesy

8:30 - 9:30pm

9:00 - 10:00pm

Caiti Baker

Rambln-Ash

Dave Dondero

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The Rebetiko Duo FRI 13th 7:00pm QUDO JAPANESE FRI 13th 11:00pm CEDAR BAR SAT 14th 6:30pm BREWERY SAT 14th 9:00pm HYDE Con Kalamaras and Byron Triandafyllidis present the music of Rebetika. Known as the Greek Urban Blues, this music came to prominence in the early 1920’s in the ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki, conveying the brutal harshness of life on the streets. Rebetika has always been the music of the poor and the dispossessed, combining different musical styles of the region, with lyrics describing the joy, sorrow, and the difficulties of everyday life.

Tangents SAT 14th 3:00pm MEMORIAL HALL SUN 15th 1:30pm MEMORIAL HALL Tangents are an Australian-based quintet that melds electronic production, experimental rock and free improvisation. Comfortable working with jazz, folk music, post-rock and electronic music, their album ‘Stateless’ was voted by Treble as one of the 10 Best Jazz Albums of 2016 labelling it as “an exercise in beat-laden serenity” Their incendiary live shows are a concoction of jazz-inflected melodicism, junglist rhythms and post-punk and are driven by live drums and electronic beats, with processed performances on cello, electric guitar and piano/Rhodes electric piano.

Roesy FRI 13th 10:45pm NO.5 SAT 14th 3:30pm BREWERY SUN 15th 8:30pm CEDAR BAR Roesy’s melodies have the presence to seem familiar while remaining distinctly his own; impossible to ignore or dismiss. The deceptive simplicity of his lyrical themes reveals their latent complexities upon repeated listening. Many contain references to the eternal subjects of Truth, Beauty and the search for the luminous and transcendent in the midst of everyday living. His work shows a personal honesty and genuine open-heartedness that never sails close to vapid sentimentality or hollow romance.


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Brian Nankervis SAT 14th 12:30pm CEDAR BAR SUN 15th 12:30pm CEDAR BAR

For the past 13 years Brian Nankervis has been co host of the SBS music quiz show, ‘RocKwiz’, and is currently co host of ‘The Friday Revue’ on ABC Radio Melbourne. A one-time member of TISM, he’s written and produced for television and radio, with regular appearances on ‘Hey Hey It’s Saturday’ as tortured beat poet Raymond J. Bartholomeuz. Brian will host two very special shows where he invites musicians to join him ‘On The Couch’ for a chat and maybe a song or two. An absolute hit with festival audiences, come get up close and personal with musicians you love!

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Yeshe FRI 13th 6:30pm BREWERY SAT 14th 2:30pm NO.5 SUN 15th 12:00pm NO.5 “Groundbreaking roots musician… A Triumph of multiculturalism” - Sydney Morning Herald German born Yeshe has emerged as the exciting new voice of Roots Music. Since the release if his latest EP WOVEN, he has been in high demand on the international circuit, as well as collaborating for many years with Canadian Blues legend Harry Manx, and most recently with Australian Roots icon Xavier Rudd amongst others. Yeshe curates uplifting, mesmerizing songs that transcend all labels and boundaries.


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Rebecca Ireland SAT 14th 5:00pm GOLF CLUB SUN 15th 3:00pm FEDERAL HOTEL From the depths of life experience this folk-soul renegade’s poetic charm, engaging performances and distinguished rhythmic guitar promises to make for a very special experience. Her new work, ‘The Roadside Flowers Project’, is an intimate offering, showcasing stunning musicianship from the band featuring saxophone, bass and drums.

The Moving Stills FRI 13th 5:00pm FEDERAL HOTEL SAT 14th 4:00pm DIGGERS TAVERN SUN 15th 1:00pm DIGGERS TAVERN The Moving Stills are a Pop/Alt Rock band from Macmasters Beach, NSW. The band wades through Surf flavours and sweet garage/80’s New York sounds, with acoustic driven numbers and pop melodies that soothe and stick. The Moving Stills are hard at work for a big debut EP set for 2018.

Burger Joint FRI 13th 8:00pm BREWERY SAT 14th 1:00pm YOUTH HUB (WORKSHOP) SAT 14th 8:00pm BREWERY SUN 15th 10:00am PURPLE CARROT Burger Joint mix annoyingly catchy choruses with saucy loops and tasty beats, dripping with cheese. This duo play funky loops of bass guitar, screaming lead guitar and funky drums. Add two vocals singing fun tongue in cheek lyrics, and you have Burger Joint. They’ll make you smile as you dance.

Diamond Duck FRI 13th 5:00pm NO.5 SAT 14th 11:30am NO.5 SUN 15th 2:30pm CEDAR BAR A rich tapestry of plucked strings, lush vocal harmonies, original song-writing and a diverse range of influences from The Beach Boys to Bach... “Evoking the close harmony singing of the Everly Brothers and Simon Garfunkel, Diamond Duck explore an unusual, almost twisted sound in their accompaniment while maintaining a sweetness in their vocal delivery...” - Timber & Steel.


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Funkatu SAT 14th 2:45pm FEDERAL HOTEL

An eclectic Fusion of Funk, Reggae, Soul, Ska & Hip-hop. Led by the drummer on didge & vocals with funky bass & wicked uninhibited guitar, this high energy band perform original songs about life, love, community & good times. There intention is to create awareness & spread good vibes while playing music that makes people want to dance.

Brian Campeau SAT 14th 5:30pm CEDAR BAR (W/- HANNAH CAMERON) SUN 15th 6:00pm NO.5 Brian Campeau is mostly known for his complex guitar playing accompanied by long sorrowful vocals. He is less known for his charm and willingness to please his audience. Some don’t like his sense of humour. Still he makes jokes and wins over all audiences. Always!

Quasi Dada SUN 15th 1:30pm FEDERAL HOTEL

Not your average soundscape, female and male voices combine for a unique take on contemporary music. At first it sounds folk, then rock with electronic textures weaving throughout. The songs are strong and melodic, it would be difficult to pick a genre for this three piece band.

Hungryhead SAT 14th 12:00pm QUDO JAPANESE SUN 15th 4:30pm NO.5 Hungryhead is a singer-songwriter from the Bellnger Valley. His music is a blend of indie-rock, acoustic blues and alt-folk. Story is the key: a dark vibe and a melodic twist, an electric jolt and a subtle chord: all to set both mind and body alight.

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Ramblin’ Ash FRI 13th 5:00pm CEDAR BAR SAT 14th 4:00pm NO.5 SUN 15th 2:30pm BREWERY With a voice like birdsong and the rollicking, rough and tumble of a true traveller, Ramblin’ Ash is a real life troubadour. Given half a chance she’ll sing you a song that’ll break your heart, then charm your socks off and leave you longing for a life on the road.

Titan Sky THURS 12th OPENING NIGHT MEMORIAL HALL SAT 14th 5:00pm BREWERY Tony Rowley leads a full band featuring Ollie McGill (The Cat Empire) on keys, Dan McCosker on bass and Noah Sims on drums. With a refreshing haul of new songs for 2018, a strong stage presence and an original sound, Titan Sky soaks the air and shakes the floor. Foot stamping folk-pop that’s on the pulse!

The Beans FRI 13th 5:00pm GOLF CLUB SAT 14th 11:45am FEDERAL HOTEL The Beans are a Sydney based group of nutritious and delicious capabilities. They draw inspiration from Funk, Soul and Blues masters including Bill Withers, Bob Marley and Ray Charles. Expect an uplifting and contagious atmosphere at live shows spurred on by cheeky songwriting, soulful grooves and mellifluous musicality.

Hannah Cameron FRI 13th 6:30pm CEDAR BAR SAT 14th 5:30pm CEDAR BAR (W/- BRIAN CAMPEAU) SUN 15th 1:30pm NO.5 Elegantly and effortlessly combining incredible musicianship with a faultless sense of storytelling, Hannah Cameron is a rare musical talent. Drawing on a myriad of influences from folk, country, rock, pop and classical traditions, Cameron’s music weaves a rich sonic tapestry upon which she bares her most intimate musings.


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Jo Davie FRI 13th 5:00pm QUDO JAPANESE SAT 14th 11:00pm CEDAR BAR SUN 15th 4:00pm BREWERY Jo Davie explores the boundaries of her voice, channelling jazz training into her original folk music with impressive versatility. She sings with technical skill and an intriguing talent for heartfelt story-telling. Performed in an acoustic trio, Jo’s delicately crafted songs not only showcase her impressive range, but a genuine intimacy.

Peter L Barry Trio SAT 14th 9:30pm BREWERY

Peter L Barry is a talented and dynamic bluesman who started his music career in the clubs of southern Thailand. He is joined by multi-instrumentalist Pablo Blitzer and talented drummer David Van Tongeren. Together, these guys put on a mesmerising, pumping, soulful show guaranteed to get you grooving!

The Magnificence SAT 14th 12:15pm FESTIVAL MARKET PLACE SAT 14th 2:00pm GOLF CLUB SUN 15th 12:00pm CHURCH STREET OUTDOOR SUN 15th 7:00pm BREWERY Equally at home on the stage or the street corner, The Magnificence brings a sense of fun and humour to their brand of almost traditional New Orleans Jazz. They growl, they mewl, they cook and they make audiences feel better about otherwise questionable life choices.

Billygoat Tucker Band SAT 14th 2:00pm BREWERY

Singer/songwriter Morgan ‘Billygoat’ Tucker is joined by Arlene Fletcher on double bass and Steve Harris on drums to form the alt country and blues group ‘Billygoat Tucker Band’. Playing a collection of raw, whisky soaked originals about heartache, hard times and hangovers.

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Miel FRI 13th 5:00pm PURPLE CARROT SAT 14th 2:00pm GELATO BAR SUN 15th 11:30am CEDAR BAR Miel is a female trio not to miss. These upcoming Bellingen-based musicians are known for their captivating vocal harmonies & intimate storytelling. Selected for the Mullum Festival Youth Mentorship in 2017, they are currently recording their debut EP. Reminiscent of Nick Drake, The Staves and Sufjan Stevens, their tender sound will leave your heart both aching and full.

Imogen Pemberton SAT 14th 10:00am GOLF CLUB (WORKSHOP) SAT 14th 1:00pm NO.5 SUN 15th 2:00pm QUDO JAPANESE Singer-songwriter Imogen Pemberton mesmerises with lush vocals, soaring melodies and sophisticated guitar playing. Her debut EP ‘Spine’ (2016) captured her own unique vision with folk ballads that are haunting, heartfelt and raw. Together with cellist Oliver Downes and Jamil Zacariah the trio conjures soundscapes to break the heart and nourish the soul.

Mighty Thin Stew SAT 14th 10:00am PURPLE CARROT SUN 15th 1:00pm BREWERY Mighty Thin Stew is an all original folk/roots act, hailing from the hills of Bellingen with blues roots and environmental folk tunes, fronted by well known songwriter Luke Wilton. With an all new line up, Might Thin Stew is guaranteed to have your mind ticking, hands clapping and feet tapping, if not stomping.

Harvey SAT 14th 2:00pm QUDO JAPANESE SAT 14th 7:30pm HYDE SUN 15th 12:00pm QUDO JAPANESE Harvey is a solo multi-instrumentalist with a diverse skillset and a gamut of musical styles at his fingertips. His latest release ‘Honey’ was featured on national radio and he has recently played shows throughout Australia, Asia and Europe. Harvey’s collection of songs and live looping strive to uplift, inspire and keep on the sunny side of life.


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Portia Briana SUN 15th 10:00am NO.5

After finishing her degree in Anthropology, Portia Briana has embarked on a journey of the soul. Living out of her car and sharing her music on the streets of the East Coast, Portia Briana is on a journey to connect with the people of the world. Catch her before she slips away into the streets of the unknown.

Tyler Nakoa SAT 14th 10:00am NO.5 SAT 14th 6:00pm HYDE SUN 15th 12:30pm GELATO BAR Tyler Nakoa is a two piece folk band from Bellingen. When not playing music, Tyler Nakoa spends most of his time outside educating people about the environment as a Ranger for NPWS and runs his own outdoor Ed business, and is an avid surfer, climber and mountaineer. Holly Mae, is a visual Artist, climber, fire twirler, leatherworker, and general outdoor enthusiast. She is also a mean bartender and Barista as a means to float her passions.

Louey Howell SAT 14th 1:15pm FEDERAL HOTEL

A high energy dance show performed by one man surrounded by a plethora of world instruments including drum kit, percussion, beautiful tonal gassong and didgeridoo. Louey makes you want to move but it’s stunning to see what one man can do with four limbs and one mouth. A dynamic performance not to be missed.

Mandy Nolan THURS 12th OPENING NIGHT MC MEMORIAL HALL Small town show girl Mandy Nolan is not afraid of milking the sacred cow. We welcome back Mandy’s sharp, honest, somewhat outrageous and sometimes self- deprecating humour to the Opening Night Gala. With 30 years of stand-up comedy commentary under her belt, Mandy has carved a poignant take on the human condition and the absurdity of the world…

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Ali Hasan SAT 14th 11:00am CEDAR BAR SUN 15th 3:00pm NO.5 Ali Hasan is a successful Kurdish Syrian musician now living locally. Ali sings and plays the tanbur, a traditional stringed instrument. His music is powerful: poetic expressions of love and respect for his culture and country. The heart-felt emotions cross language barriers and get your feet tapping at the same time.

Mimi Gilbert SAT 14th 5:30pm NO.5 SUN 15th 2:00pm GELATO BAR Mimi Gilbert discovered her love for music on the streets of America as a teenager. She now carries her songs around the world. In the realm of indie, cinematic folk, Mimi is harmony driven and with a love for deep rhythm. She creates layer upon layer of a raw, prevailing sound that simply burst with life, journey & experience.

Seth Jordan SUN 15th 9:45am MEMORIAL HALL

Join Bello-based music journalist, festival consultant and radio broadcaster Seth Jordan when he takes to the stage on Sunday morning of the festival for conversations with artists, and key festival figures, at the ready to unveil up close and personal anecdotes and insights.

Gunganbuwala SUN 15th 11:45am DIGGERS TAVERN

Gunganbuwala means ‘Let’s be Friends’ in Gumbaynggirr, the original language of this area. This singing and rhythm group grew from the friendship of Micklo and Luka, and their idea of combining the teaching of language and music. Gunganbuwala is friends gathering for the joy of singing together, while honouring the original people and language of this land.


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HEARTHFIRE

Organic sourdough bakery and restaurant, making everything from scratch using local ingredients. Laneway between The Federal Hotel and The Emporium

Festival Hours: Mon- Fri 7am–5pm W/end 7am – Late arvo www.hearthfire.com.au 02 6655 0767

BELLINGEN BREWING Co.

PURPLE CARROT

AMELIA FRANKLIN

BLACK BEAR CAFE

Serving artisan sourdough wood fire pizza. 3/5 Church Street, Bellingen Festival Hours: Available from 12:30pm  all festival.  Instagram: @bellingenbrewingco 02 6655 2210

Warm up by our fireplace and enjoy a cup of orgasmic coffee. Vegan & People friendly! 84-90 Hyde St. Bellingen Festival Hours: 6am - Night owl late www.ameliafranklin.com.au 1300 720 799

Regional, Seasonal, Food With Love 105 hyde street Bellingen (up the top of town) Festival Hours: Thurs 8am-9pm   Fri & Sat 8am-10pm    / Sun 8am-8pm www.facebook.com/thepurplecarrotrestaurant (02) 6655 1847

Breakfast & Lunch under the trees. Enjoy Bellingen's lovely street atmosphere, with a great Campos Coffee and sample some of the shire’s best produce. 7f Church St, Bellingen Festival Hours:Open Tues to Sun for Breakfast and lunch from 7.30am www.blackbearcafe.com.au (02) 6655 1947


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HYDE

HYDE Bellingen is set in one of the town’s most historic buildings. A great place to sit and rela , serving uality coffee and cake, as well as on trend homewares & clothing. 62 Hyde St, Bellingen www.facebook.com/HydeBellingen2454 (02) 6655 0015

NO 5

No5 will impress with its selection of earth-enriched meals crafted with local fresh produce. 5 Church Street, Bellingen Festival Hours: 9am till late all festival www.5churchstreet.com 02 6655 0155

BELLINGEN GELATO

QUDO

DIGGERS TAVERN

CEDAR BAR & KITCHEN

Winner Best Gelato and Best Sorbet, 2016 - Royal Easter Show. Also serving delicious food, coffee, cakes & music. 101 Hyde St, Bellingen Festival Hours: Thurs 10am - 6pm Fri / Sat / Sun 10am-9pm www.bellingengelato.com.au (02) 6655 1870

A la carte dining and wood fired pizza. 30 Hyde Street Bellingen Festival Hours: Open 10am till late all festival daysdiggerstavern.com.au (02) 6655 0007

Sushi Coffee Sake 121 Hyde St, Bellingen Festival Hours: Fri: 11:30am-8:30pm Sat & Sun 8:30am-8:30pm www.facebook.com/Bellingen- udo-Cafe (02) 6655 9757

Great coffee, huge selection of beer & wine, plus delicious uick meals. Vego & Gluten free options. 8 Church Street, Bellingen Festival Hours: 9AM til late www.cedarbar.com.au 02 6655 1001


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GOLF CLUB

FEDERAL HOTEL

POPLA

TUCKSHOP

Home of Bello's best value meals! 1172 Waterfall Way, Bellingen Festival Hours: 8 lunches & 10 dinners with late night kebabs and pizza's on the deck Fri, Sat & Sun Nights www.bellingengolfclub.com.au (02) 6655 1312

'Its easy to follow our beliefs in organic and sustainable practices with all the ama ing local uality produce' 2 Oak St, Bellingen Festival Hours: Fri 5pm-late, Sat 12pm-late Sun 12pm-4pm www.poplabellingen.com/coming-soon (02) 6655 9000

LITTLE RED KITCHEN

Pi as Created Fresh To our Order. Check out our newly renovated space! 111 Hyde St, Bellingen Festival Hours: Open for lunch and dinner each day of the festival. www.facebook.com/Little-Red- itchen (02) 66551551

Award winning modern Australian Cuisine from a classic Australian pub. Recipient of the coveted SMH Good Food uide 'Two Schooners Award 77 Hyde St, Bellingen Festival Hours: Thur-Sun 10am daily till Midnight www.federalhotel.com.au (02) 6655 1003

Located in the main street of Bellingen, we provide Fresh Local Seafood, Burgers, uice & Espresso 63 Hyde street, (top of the pedestrian crossing) Festival Hours:10am till late all festival www.facebook.com/tuckshopBELLIN EN 

02 66550655

BUTLER’S PANTRY A la carte dining and wood fired pizza.7C Church St. Festival Hours: 7:30-3pm & 5-8pm all festival days www.facebook.com/ButlersPantryBellingen

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Workshops

SAT 10:0011:00 am

Singing for Joy: Body, Mind & Voice. with Leigh Carriage and Steve Russelln Cedar (Presented by SCU)

Highly respected musicians and teachers Leigh Carriage & Steve Russell join forces in a one-hour session focused on finding your voice, singing with healthy vocal production and exploring vocal harmonies. Singers of all ages and ability welcome.

Vocal workshop with Imogen Pemberton Golf Club After years of leading choirs, Imogen Pemberton presents an energetic, exciting vocal workshop that delves into singing in harmony, world rhythms and sounds within a broad repetoire of Latin, African, gospel and folk music. No singing experience needed just the love of music and the will to join in and have fun.

Singing and Songwriting with Z-Star Diggers

SAT 10:3011:30 am

Learn gypsy jazz guitar. Play like Django Reinhardt! with Cope Street Parade. St Margaret’s Hall

Learn the method to play guitar like the great Django Reinhardt. Hot tricks and licks will have you burning all over the guitar with an emphasis on rhythm accompaniment and lead guitar playing. Suitable for both beginners and advanced students. If you have a guitar bring it along.

SAT 1:002:00 Pm

Live looping - how to make it work with Burger Joint Youth Hub We will show you how to set up loops, whilst playing live and making the song sound as if there is a full band, with an emphasis on locking into a strong groove. Music is all about fun for us and we aim to share that fun with a workshop that’s interactive and not serious.

SUN 10:0011:00 am

SAT 9:3010:30 am

Winner of Best Female Act (EXPOs) and Best Live Act (BMAs) in the UK, with a range of major label and independent self-released experiences under her belt...this is a unique opportunity to learn more about the industry (here and overseas), as well as garner exciting insights into Zee’s songwriting and performance tips and techniques. Time permitting, Zee hopes to get the collective writing and performing a new song by the end of the session!

SAT 11:3012:30 Pm

and Ecofeminism SAT Zine with Naga Buah Youth Hub 10:45- NAGA BUAH explores ecofeminism through visuart, and aims to empower women to create their 11:45 alown media, through zines and collage. Am Zinessubversive are hand-made, non-commercial, small-run

paper publications that are circulated by alternative, special-interest communities. Gather for 60 mins of hands-on collage, exploring the philosophy of intersectional ecofeminism. Collaging materials supplied, BYO creativity.

SAT 11:4512:45 Pm

Parade Drumming workshop with Dave Sanders.

Dave Sanders (SCU educator) and Hamish Stuart (Australian drumming icon) will present an introduction to parade drumming. This 1 hour workshop will be hands on for drummers and percussionists. We will learn and rehearse the rhythms and parts in preparation for the Bello Music Fest Street Parade on Sunday. Bring you own drum or hand percussion.

Malian Guitar Master Class with Moussa Diakite Golf Club

Malian guitar legend Moussa Diakite will provide insights to the intricacies of Western African guitar music through demonstration and stories of his evolution from young gun in the Super Rail Band de Bamako, touring with Salif Keita, recording with Toumani Diabate and his current project with Wassado.

SUN 12:001:00 Pm Dustyesky Get Your Russian On! Golf Club The magic of DUSTYESKY lies in the heart of all of us but never one man alone. Come to our workshop to sing, and your heart will soar, and you will smile and cry. Like the wind of the Siberian steppes, we shall blow within you forever. Come learn the unlearnable secrets of Dustyesky. Davai!!! (All Welcome)


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Winter Music

GENERAL INFORMATION Travelling to Bellingen Bellingen is approximately halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, and is less than 30 minutes from Coffs Harbour. Coffs Harbour airport has Virgin and Qantas flights daily.

Getting around the festival The venues of the festival are all within a short walk, however for fun we have the Magic Bus on Saturday and Sunday providing rides around the festival precinct. The Magic Bus will regularly pick up form the showground, providing a funky ride to the festival. Cost...gold coin per ride.

Accommodation and Transport:

The official Camping Village for Bello Winter Music is at the Bellingen Showground. For bookings and camping details, and a list of other accomodation options, head to www.bellowintermusic.com as well as www.bellingenaccommodation.com.au Please head to www.bellowintermusic.com for updated accomodation and public and festival transport information.

Ticketing:

Bello Winter Music is a four-day festival featuring international, national and local artists within multiple venues over multiple days. Ticket holders attend for a minimum of an evening (Opening night Thursday or Friday nights) or a full day and evening (Saturday or Sunday) with multiple day options also available. Customers cannot buy a ticket for a single venue or performance. Tickets are available online at: www.bellowintermusic.com and at the Waterfall Way Visitor Info Centre (29-31 Hyde St, Bellingen). TICKETING OFFICE: Tickets can be bought and exchanged for wristbands at: Bellingen Memorial Hall (35 Hyde St) from 4pm on Thurs Opening Night. CWA Building (2 Church St, Bellingen opp. No5) on Friday from 1pm or Sat & Sun from 8am.

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adults $145 / youth $65 / child $38 A Youth is 12-16yrs A Child is5-11yrs Under 5yrs is free

Phone Credit Card Bookings: Call Red Square Music on 02 6684 6195 (9am-5pm weekdays) Exchanging E-Tickets for Wristbands: Bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket for scanning and exchange for your wristbands at the festival ticketing office: Thurs Opening Night: Bellingen Memorial Hall - 35 Hyde St, Bellingen from 4pm. During The Festival: CWA Building, 2 Church St, from 1pm FRI or Sat & Sun from 8am *Youth and children tickets do not give access to Diggers, Golf Club or Federal Hotel after 10pm on Friday or Saturday nights. At all times when attending these venues Youth and Children must be accompanied by an adult. Under 12Ęźs must be in the company of a responsible adult at all times. Under 18Ęźs must be in the company of a responsible adult when attending licensed venues. All those attending the Bello Winter Music 2018 are required to comply with the legal rights and codes of each venue the festival when attending that venue. This includes dress regulations of the licensed clubs. Festival ticket holders will be required to sign in at the Golf Club which will cover signing for the duration of the festival.


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Winter Music To all the amazing people that make this weekend of music happen: Dominic King (Mayor), Michael Grieve, John Starr, Catherine Tait (Bellingen Shire Council), Dean and all the staff and volunteers at The Youth Hub, all our wonderful festival volunteers, sponsors, billets, accommodation suppliers, production teams, Bellingen Shire Learning Alliance (LeaF), and our amazing artists. Most importantly everyone that has purchased a ticket and is therefore supporting this event, presenting live and original music. See you at the festival!

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GENERAL MANAGER / LOCAL PUBLICITY: Maggie Quirk PROGRAM MANAGER: Kate Atkinson FESTIVAL MUSIC PATRON: Jack Carty YOUTH MENTORSHIP PROGRAM: Dean Besley SPONSORSHIP / MARKET & DECOR MANAGER : Alex Mann VENUE AND OPERATIONS MANAGER: Nino Haggith NATIONAL PUBLICIST: Clare McGregor LeaF FESTIVAL: Lisa Siegal TICKETING: Jen Djula

FESTIVAL BAR LICENSEE: Michelle Eabry PROGRAM DESIGN: Jamcracker ARTWORK LAYOUT / LOGO: Kate Stroud WEBSITE: Jean Eric Mamet VIP : Richard Atkin WORK EXPERIENCE GUY: Glenn Wright VENUE MANAGERS: Zac Bowen, Melissa Sheehy, Kate Stroud, Dave Biggin, Joel Grimson, Reuben Zeh

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