Caloundra Music Festival


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  • Location: Kings Beach foreshore, Kings Beach 4551 Queensland

16 September 2009    Daryl Braithwaite: back by popular demand

Popular Aussie crooner Daryl Braithwaite will replace Noiseworks at this year's Caloundra Music Festival after the band was forced to cancel due to frontman Jon Stevens undergoing heart surgery this week.

Festival Director Richie Eyles said organisers had been swamped by emails following their call for festival goers to suggest who should replace Noiseworks.

"Daryl emerged as the big favourite and will now perform at the festival, back by popular demand," Mr Eyles said.

"He played at the last two festivals and has become a local crowd favourite.

"In the meantime, our thoughts are with Jon Stevens and we wish him a full and speedy recovery."

Other acts already announced for the festival include:

*    Friday 23 October -- Hoodoo Gurus, Blue King Brown, Chase the Sun, The Hands and OKA
*    Saturday 24 October -- Augie March, Josh Pyke, Bob Evans, Chase the Sun and The Wilson Pickers
*    Sunday 25 October -- Daryl Braithwaite, Toni Childs, James Reyne, Kev Carmody and The Little Stevies. the Hoodoo Gurus signed a new recording contract with Sony Music

Tickets to the festival, to be held at Kings Beach from October 23 to 25, have already been out-selling all previous years' records, with some ticket types already sold out.

Tickets are available online at www.caloundramusicfestival.com or from council's customer service centre in Caloundra.

Weekend tickets are priced from $105 for adults and $80 for youths/pensioners. Single day tickets are also available. For more information or to buy tickets, visit the festival website www.caloundramusicfestival.com


Caloundra Music Festival: third line-up announced

The Caloundra Music Festival has announced its third round of artists today with news that Augie March will join Josh Pyke, Bob Evans and Bertie Blackman on Saturday night 24th October.

Other acts already announced for the sun, surf and soul festival include the Hoodoo Gurus, and Blue King Brown performing on the Friday night with Noiseworks, Toni Childs, James Reyne and Kev Carmody performing on Sunday along with a host of other national and local emerging artists.

Described by Entertainment weekly as 'Australia's great pop rock hope', Augie March has created a niche for itself in the past 12 years, one that has brought multiple awards, taken it around the world and attracted an ever-increasing and loyal fan-base in Australia and beyond.

When Moo, You Bloody Choir, was released in 2006, accolades poured in with the album winning them the Australian Music Prize in 2007. The album received four ARIA Award nominations, while the single One Crowded Hour topped the Triple J Hottest 100 in 2007 and was named song of the year at the APRA Awards later in the year.

Festival Director Richie Eyles said that "While it is great that these top bands are coming to the festival it is also a fantastic opportunity for our local and emerging artists to play alongside them."

Other acts announced today include The Hands, Spacifix, Pico, A French Butler Called Smith, Blind Lemon, Anni Piper, Andrew Redford and our very own Big Bob and the Blureaucrats.

"Even our local school bands are getting involved in the action," said Mr Eyles. "The band Silent Vendetta from Meridan State College have secured themselves a spot on the main stage, which is very exciting for them," he said.

"Tickets to the event are selling fast with some ticket types already sold out," said Mr Eyles.

Tickets are available on-line at www.caloundramusicfestival.com or from the Sunshine Coast Regional Council Customer Service centre in Caloundra.

Weekend tickets are priced from $105 for adults and $80 for youths/pensioners. Single day tickets are also available.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit the festival website www.caloundramusicfestival.com



Noiseworks to reach out at Caloundra Music Festival


Legendary Aussie band Noiseworks and singer/songwriter Kev Carmody have been added to the line-up of headline acts at this year's Caloundra Music Festival at Kings Beach from 23-25 October.

Festival director Richie Eyles today announced the latest additions to this year's line-up -- adding that more acts, including a chart-topping Aussie band, are to be announced in September.

He described this year's festival bill as the best yet.

"Noiseworks are one of the most-loved Aussie bands and Kev Carmody is huge on the international festival circuit and Australians should be proud of his achievements," he said.

"We are delighted to add them to a top line-up that already includes The Hoodoo Gurus, Josh Pyke and Toni Childs."

Originally an 80s pub band, Noiseworks went on to produce a string of hits. Their third album "Love Verses Money" debuted at number one on the album charts and the single "Hot Chilli Woman" became the band's biggest hit. Other hits include "Touch" "No Lies", "Take Me Back", and "Freedom".

Joining them on the bill is Kev Carmody, one of the most respected singer/songwriters in the country, whose long list of fans include John Butler, Missy Higgins and Paul Kelly.

Since the release of his first album, Pillars Of Society, described in Australian Rolling Stone as "the best album ever released by an Aboriginal musician and arguably the best protest album ever made in Australia", Carmody has produced a large body of work ranging from soul/folk to reggae/rock.

Adding to the reggae vibe at this year's festival will be Australian roots and reggae band Blue King Brown. Described by Carlos Santana as "my favourite band right now", Blue King Brown combine funky dance beats with socially-active lyrics to produce high-energy shows that never fail to get audiences up and moving. When supporting Michael Franti (Spearhead) on a recent tour, Franti noted that they "raise the roof off every show they play".

Other great performers and bands recently signed to the Caloundra Music Festival include:

*    Bertie Blackman
*    Watussi
*    The Gin Club
*    Jill Barber
*    Andrew Morris
*    Bonjah
*    Little Stevies

Today's announcement is expected to see a surge in ticket sales for this year's festival, which is outselling the previous two festivals by about 40 per cent, Mr Eyles said.

"We put that down to this year's excellent line-up and the fact that the festival now has a solid reputation among festival-goers and the musicians themselves," he said.

They will join other acts already announced including:

*    Josh Pyke
*    James Reyne
*    Bob Evans
*    Chase The Sun
*    The Wilson Pickers
*    OKA
*    Paul Green Australian iconic band the Hoodoo Gurus signed a new recording contract with Sony Music

Mr Eyles said August was the last chance for festival-goers to get discounted earlybird tickets of $95 for a weekend pass. As of 1 September, ticket prices will rise to $105 up until, and throughout, the weekend of the festival.

The festival is supported by the Sunshine Coast Council to bring a quality, family-friendly event to the Sunshine Coast. A Community Village, supported by Stockland, will operate alongside the festival as a non-ticketed event on the Kings Beach foreshore to showcase local talent and offer workshops run by community groups.


Wipeout! No doubt Hoodoo Gurus are headed to Caloundra

Iconic Aussie band, The Hoodoo Gurus, will headline this year's Caloundra Music Festival at Kings Beach from 23-25 October.

The band that just this year signed a new record deal will perform their newest material as  well as hits from their long list of chart-toppers that include "I Want You Back", "What's My Scene", "My Girl", "Like Wow-Wipeout" and "Tojo".

Festival director Richie Eyles has just finished signing the contracts on an outstanding line-up of acts.

They include American singer/songwriter Toni Childs, whose distinctive vocal style has earned her a faithful following in Australia. A Very Best Of album, including her best-known hits "Many rivers to Cross" and "Stop Your Fussin", was a runaway best-seller in Australia.

Other acts booked for this year's festival include:

*    Josh Pyke
*    James Reyne
*    Bob Evans
*    Chase The Sun
*    The Wilson Pickers
*    OKA
*    Paul Green Australian iconic band the Hoodoo Gurus signed a new recording contract with Sony Music

Mr Eyles said he couldn't be happier with the quality of acts in this year's line-up, which will appeal to all ages and tastes.

"This year's festival is bigger and better than ever before -- I think it will blow people away with its variety of talent and musical styles," he said.

"It has developed into exactly the kind of festival we hoped it would, with the pulling power to attract some big name acts from Australia and overseas."

Tickets to the festival, to be held at Kings Beach from October 23 to 25, have been out-selling all previous years' records and are expected go into orbit once the first of the festival's substantial line-up is announced.

The festival is supported by the Sunshine Coast Council to bring a quality, family-friendly event to the Sunshine Coast. A Community Village, supported by Stockland, will operate alongside the festival as a non-ticketed event on the Kings Beach foreshore to showcase local talent and offer workshops run by community groups.


Locals to star in Caloundra festival village

The bustling community village that draws huge crowds during the Caloundra Music Festival is now calling for artists, performers, businesses, community groups and schools to take part in this year's festival.

The Village, which offers free entry to the public, runs alongside the main music festival from 23 to 25 October and will bring a blast of Coast culture to the Kings Beach foreshore.

Local bands, cultural performers, interactive workshops, kids' activities and rides, market and food stalls, roving entertainment and a community beach parade are some of the free events and activities to be run on the site.

Local bands, artists and performers are encouraged to apply to perform at The Village in front of the expected crowd of 15,000 festival-goers.

Organisers are also calling for businesses, community groups and schools to join in partnerships for projects including:

  • Stages
  • Workshops
  • Parade
  • Art on display
  • Funky Forest kids area
  • Beach-side carnival
  • Markets and food stalls
  • Rides


In the lead-up to the festival, Sunshine Coast Council is staging community forums across the Coast to showcase partnerships and invite ideas from community members, groups and businesses. Locations are:

Caloundra -- Monday 22 June, Mad Fish Restaurant, 36 The Esplanade Kings Beach,        5-7pm

Tewantin -- Tuesday 23 June, River Deck Restaurant - Noosa Marina, Shop 1B, Noosa Marina 2, Parkyn Court, 5-7pm

Maroochydore -- Wednesday 24 June, Key Bar, 20/24 Ocean St, Maroochydore, 5-7pm

Maleny -- Thursday 25 June, The Up Front Club, 31 Maple St Maleny, 5-7pm

An example of a partnership could involve a business providing resources for lantern making. A community group could then apply to engage professional lantern makers. The lantern makers would then work with the community group and with local schools to make the lanterns. At the festival, the school or community group can charge a gold coin donation and make an income from their participation.

Getting involved offers great benefits and opportunities -- schools and young people can gain first-hand project and event management experience; and businesses and community organisations can grow their profile and gain exposure to a wide audience at the festival.

Individuals or groups interested in getting involved in The Village, or who have an exciting idea to share, should visit www.caloundramusicfestival.com or phone Community Events on 5441 8165.

Artists and performers must apply online at www.caloundramusicfestival.com. Hurry, applications close 14 June 2009.


It's on again -- the third Caloundra Music Festival announced

The sun, surf and soul are back, with Sunshine Coast Council announcing that the Caloundra Music Festival will return to Kings Beach in 2009.

The beachside festival, which has wowed audiences for the past two years, will be held again this year along the stunning Kings Beach foreshore from 22 to 25 October.

Pre-release tickets will go on sale in April, with festival organisers excited by the enthusiasm from previous attendees.

"We are aiming to get some of Australia's most popular performers on this year's bill, with a few surprises thrown in to keep music fans of all ages happy," council's Festival Director Richie Eyles said.

A limited number of pre-release tickets will go on sale in April for people on the festival mailing list. Tickets will go on sale to the general public in July.

Mr Eyles said the festival was now looking for key people to join its management team.

"The festival is staffed mainly by volunteers but there are a few key roles requiring specialised skills and long hours that will receive remuneration," he said.
 
Sunshine Coast Mayor Bob Abbot said the Caloundra Music Festival had proved its ability to attract visitors from all over Australia, bringing economic and cultural benefits to the local community in a year when many businesses were feeling the pinch.

"Last year, Caloundra accommodation was booked out for the festival weekend and local businesses did a roaring trade servicing the thousands who flocked here," Cr Abbot said.

"And it's not just business that benefits -- community groups raised much-needed funds to carry on their valuable work."

For more information, visit www.caloundramusicfestival.com

Caloundra Music Festival :
Locked Bag 72, Sunshine Coast Mail Centre QLD 4560, Nambour
07 5475 7272
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