Sun 30 November ~ Queenscliff Music Festival
Queenscliff, VIC AU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thu 1 January ~ The Basin Concert Series
The Basin Gorge, Launceston TAS AU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Basin Concert Series Returns
BASIN CONCERT SERIES ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST ACTS After many years of planning it’s finally time to announce the first Artists who will bring concerts in The Basin back to life. This new breed of events is set to focus not only on the amazing Artists that have come to join us, but at the same time celebrate one of the most amazing natural assets Tasmania has to offer. “We focused on finding an array of Artists who best reflect our vision of what a relaxed event within this amazing space should be. I believe within this first group of acts we have managed to accomplish that. We couldn’t feel more privileged to have them here to help us bring the event to life” Said Event Director Clint Pease. *Xavier Rudd* is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, a surfer, environmental and cultural activist, and one of Australia’s most iconic voices. Fresh from sell-out shows and festivals across Europe, UK, Australia, US and Canada, Xavier makes his long awaited return to Tasmania in what is arguably the most fitting venue. *Xavier Rudd* will headline an amazing afternoon and evening in the iconic First Basin, Cataract Gorge, Launceston. More >
Xavier Confirmed on QMF
Victoria’s annual *Queenscliff Music Festival* has announced that its 2014 event will boast such A-list names as *The Jezabels*, *Xavier Rudd*, *The Waifs*, *Kasey Chambers *and *The Church*. Being held from November 28-30 this year, the festival will also host celebrated comic musos Tripod along with Eddie Perfect performing as *Perfect Tripod*, Grammy-nominated experimental soul outfit *Hiatus Kaiyote*, the acclaimed blues pop strains of *D. D Dumbo*, as well as earlier teaser announcements *Stonefield*and *The Bombay Royale*, who performed at this past weekend’s QMF Emerging Artist Grant Fundraiser. The buzz is running high for this year’s QMF, with early bird tickets already having sold out, breaking the event’s previous records for purchase rates. With four announcements left to come before the festival kicks off in November, you’d be wise to get cracking sooner rather than later, lest you miss out entirely. A three-day pass will set you back a perfectly reasonable $200, with VIP Silver ($300) and Gold ($400) packages also available. Discounts are available for youths (from $25 for a Friday pass to $80 for the full three days). See the QMF website for a complete list of prices. General release tickets are on sale now. Single-day passes will be available from July 1. More >
Xavier Return to the US!
*Xavier Rudd *returns to the United States & Canada this summer for a stint of festivals and headlining shows. Joining Xavier for a portion of the summer run of dates is Australian blues musician and multiple ARIA-nominated artist, *Ash Grunwald*. Known for his incredible live shows and unique blend of roots, blues and groove, Ash released his 10th album, Gargantua, this past summer on Shock Records. The multi-instrumentalist, surfer, animal rights activist and nature conservationist *Xavier Rudd* is at his most creative on his most recent release, *Spirit Bird *– once again painting breath-taking pictures with vivid, unmistakable tones. Hypnotic ceremonial rhythms ease effortlessly into tender folk songs. Gritty guitar blues sits perfectly alongside entrancing yidaki passages. Rudd’s voice and the voice of his ancestors yet again bear intense truth and knowledge. More >