All at Ripe HQ are excited about this year's first artist
announcement. Our aim is for the festival to grow each year and attract
larger acts for you all to enjoy. Many thanks go out to The Cat Empire
who will be taking a break from recording to deliver us all one of their
legendary festival sets - an exclusive to Ripe. They will be teaming up
with one of the countries finest rock acts in Grinspoon, who will bring
the festival home in grand style (save some energy people!). We always
try to include something for everyone and we have all the bases covered
with Roots, Rock, Pop, HipHop, Electro and DJ's spreading the noise
across 3 stages
The Cat Empire
Birds of Tokyo
Kid Kenobi & Shureshock
Ripe Noosa 2010
Saturday 29th May 2010, 12.00pm - 10.00pm
House with No Steps, Fellowship Drive
This is an 18 + event. Proof of Age identification will be required and wristbands will be issued for those entering the event and while inside the event.
Dig your roots deep and get ready to party again in 2010 as RIPE NOOSA is racing back to the sunshine coast with more anticipation than ever! Watch the sun setting through the valley as you kick up your heels to the choruses of your favourite bands, then groove on into the night to the sounds of RIPE.
In line with this years vibe to go bigger and better, there will also be large upgrades in sound ,lighting, and staging from last years festival .We love this stuff and hope to deliver you all an awesome sound & light experience. We're particularly excited with the upgrade to The Harvest Dance Stage, which will now host live Hip Hop and Electronic acts, along with the countries best DJ's -- it was party central last year and will rip even harder this year.
This year RIPE will be host to a plethora of festival vibrance with various market stalls, an international food bizarre, a sideshow ally of games and rides, artwork installations throughout the event site, and roving performers. If all the moving and grooving is getting a bit much for you come and join us at the outdoor cinema! Set up on site, check out more details below!x Most importantly this year we will be launching our RIPE fancy dress competition!
2009 was the first year for RIPE and the event was a resounding success. With rock, pop, dance, and alternative music spread across two stages RIPE was blossoming with choices. This year we are adding a third stage to engage more local artists of the Sunshine Coast who have been deemed RIPE for the picking!
Last year we ran a RIPEN UP dress up competition backstage. You might have seen some of our fruity friends wandering the fields...
This year we want you all to join us as we amp up the competition! RIPE Noosa will be transformed into a market feast of colour as we invite everyone to participate in our super-massive dress-up comp. Prizes are outrageously good, including free VIP tickets to next years RIPE festival, on the spot backstage drags to meet artists, and a post event photo competition. More info will follow on the details but start planning now!
LINE UP DETAILS:
The Cat Empire
"An Australian singing in French about an American state with a Jamaican rhythm track."
The Cat Empire's co-lead singer Harry Angus is speaking specifically about the band's version of Hotel California, which was recorded in Montreal in 2006 and can be found on the forthcoming CD 'Live On Earth', but it does a more than reasonable job of explaining their far and wide influences. This is a band which has been able to harness disparate musical elements, making them like no other band on the planet. The most impressive part is that they can combine every sound they can think up, and still deliver an upbeat, festive atmosphere each time they hit the stage...
It took a musical adventure spanning four continents for Grinspoon to find the key to shaking up the Australian rock scene. Firstly, bassist Joe Hansen made his way to Canada and set himself on a path to brutal speed metal utopia. Guitarist Pat Davern ventured to Amsterdam and Spain in search of some elusive monstrous riffs. Frontman Phil Jamieson found his calling in Singapore, collaborating with a friend on glorious dream pop tunes. Meanwhile, drummer Kristian Hopes found a world of inspiration at home in Brisbane with his new baby son.
Their epic quest to find rock's holy grail eventually led them home to make the best album of their 14-year career, cementing their position at the helm of the local rock scene...
Birds of Tokyo
It's no secret that the landscape of Birds Of Tokyo's home of Western Australia; a desert-like state so vast and unforgiving that to provide it with a soundtrack requires a higher level of grandeur and majesty one would ever dare associate with the 'pop' music tag.
But, down to its bones, pop music is what Birds of Tokyo write... they just layer those bones in muscle, and give the beast a heart...
BRITISH INDIA are gearing up for a big year. The four-piece are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches to their much anticipated third album Avalanche, due for release in April 2010. British India will release 'Beneath The Satellites', the official first single from the new album, on Friday 12th February exclusively through iTunes...
Urthboy is a hip hop artist from Australia.
His first group, Explanetary, a short-lived project featuring members of Hermitude and school friends, folded after one EP In On The Deal (2001).
Urthboy's first solo album Distant Sense of Random Menace was released in 2004 ("Aussie Hip Hop needs this album" The Brag) and featured singles No Rider and Come Around. But it was 2007's The Signal that kicked things up a notch...
On the back of the phenomenal success of The Funkoars and Ash Grunwald collaboration on the track 'Little Did I Know' - February 2010 sees them pull a stellar Double Header show together when they join forces for a special run of dates in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
With a history running almost 10 years, four albums under their belt, as well as far too many guest appearances and production credits to list, The Funkoars are veterans of the Australian hip-hop scene...
Cassette Kids have been busy. Since the frenetic and aggressively energetic debut We Are was released in 2008, the band have spent a year riding their self-created turbulence. This is a band who has endured countless hours working on their craft in an insatiable drive to create different and exciting music, and have earned their stripes on tour with some of the biggest acts in the business. Now ready to take on the world, the Kids step up to deliver their coming-of-age full length album Nothing On TV.
With typically indie rock influences that include The Rapture, Klaxons, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and No Doubt, Cassette Kids craft a grinding, colourful version of the genre which is as catchy as it is innovative. The quartet, which features singer Katrina Noorbergen, guitarist Dan Schober, bassist Dan Deitz and drummer Jake Read-Harber, came together from four distinct corners of the indie scene...
Sometimes hype is redundant. Who needs to bend the truth when your managers phone is ringing night and day from people wanting to book you, sign you and get you to remix them? Like the Crystal Method were to the USA and The Chemical Brothers to the UK, Australian trio Infusion set the bench mark for what was to come...
Kid Kenobi & Shureshock
Countless accolades, awards, records, and firsts have been the hallmark of Kid Kenobi's illustrious 13-year DJing career. Indeed it's an impossible task trying to resist running them off...
Shoulder to shoulder as the crowd beams bugged-eyed smiles through strobe flashes. Your legs wobble unsteadily from so much dancing but through the smoke-filled darkness a voice brings you back....
"A great DJ with a perfect feeling for when to play the right tunes" AXWELL
"Some people say Will.I.am, i say Will.is.Great. He's the king of southern hemisphere" DIRTY SOUTH
"Ive never seen such an incredible multitalented, djing, singing, gogo dancer. Its the perfect combination and I love him" TOM NOVY...
Appearing on stage with a number of very different artists, from The Bamboos, Ben Lee, Camille, Tim Finn, and Old Man River to random collaborations with the likes of Woody Allen's New Orleans Jazz Band, Washington crosses a number of styles, from country and folk to more complex song structures reminiscent of Kate Bush. Her influences range from Paul Simon to Billie Holiday; Leonard Cohen to Radiohead...
Formed in 2005 during the dizzy days of high school, Bridezilla began as a group of teenage girls -- Holiday Carmen-Sparks (vocals, guitar), Daisy Tulley (violin), Pia May Courtley (guitar), and Millie Hall (saxophone) -- battling boredom with strings, horns, and a storm of emotion. Then along came a boy who put beats in their blood -- Josh Bush (drums) -- and suddenly the puzzle was complete. Somehow, it worked...
Featuring: Drew Wilson, KAHN, The MAP Project, Mick McCombe Band, Cleveland Blues, The Vagrant City Scandal, The Marsden Lee's, The Dawn Chorus
Read more about each artist performing on the RIPE NOOSA website! www.ripenoosa.com.au
Congratulations to Jon ofMooloolaba who was lucky enough to have
his name pulled out of the hat in the 'Coast News' Giveaway and scored the fabulous RIPE NOOSA festival tickets, courtesy of the lovely Hannah
There is still time to get your tickets, so hit the RIPE NOOSA site ASAP so you don't miss out on this rarely seen lineup in Noosa!
House With No Steps, Doonan
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