Festival Director, Alistair Cranney, has created a lineup that combines celebrated Australian musicians with fresh up and coming artists with the announcement of the official lineup for the 2012 Gorgeous Festival.
Joining Missy Higgins and Gurrumul on the 24th November in McLaren Vale will be….
Gossling is the name on everyone’s lips at the moment. Gossling’s new EP International Living features theirresistible first single Wild Love, which was co-written with Dann Hume. It is arguably her most accomplished work to date and solidifies her status as an Australian artist to watch. Prepare to be charmed, heart broken and delighted as Gossling enchants your ears and warms your heart.
The Preatures’ blend of gothic soul and rock & roll combined with classic songwriting has made this Sydney band a must to see with their live shows being deliriouslycharged and magnetic. Their second EP, Shaking Hands, was recorded in LA with their first single; Take a Card, available now. There is a seamless fluidity and charisma to the record that suggest a band on the edge of something spectacular.
Adelaide born, Butterfly Boucher, is a multi-talented artist who has toured with Sarah McLachlan as bass player and vocalist and produced Missy Higgins latest album all while concentrating on her own solo work. Known for creating smart indie-pop music with an alternative rock edge, Butterfly Boucher has released her self-titled album this year with the lead track, 5678.
Since the release of his first single, ‘Summer’, Hayden Calnin has managed to garner the attention of Triple J and it’s listeners with comparisons to Bon Iver, James Blake and at times Sigur Ros. At only 22, Melbourne based, Hayden has already begun to build a list of notable achievements. In 2010 he was 1 of 4 people chosen to perform at the APRA Song Summit alongside established Australian artists. In the first half of 2012 he toured with the likes of Matt Corby, Gossling and MatMcHugh. Hayden’s music manifests itself as honest, storytelling with a progressive edge.
South Australian musician, Johnny McIntyre, has a style and sound of old folk and blues that is reminiscent of early rock & roll recordings. Finding inspiration from the local music scene in South Australia, Johnny recorded his recently released EP, Fight the Fears, in the hall of an abandoned Adelaide Mansion. His album delivers his new solo sound with refreshingly honest and provocative song writing. Johnny performed on one of the Petit stages in 2011 and based on feedback from the audience has scored the opening slot on the main stage in2012.
In 2012 the festival returns to the McLaren Vale Visitor Information Center & Grounds on Main Road, McLaren Vale on the 24th November 2012 with tickets on sale the 9th August via www.gorgeousfestival.com.au or 1300 762 545.
General Admission Tickets at $88 + booking fee or for those who like the finer things in life, the VIP Bar is the perfect option for $198 + Booking fee. To keep up to date with the latest news please visit www.gorgeousfestival.com.au or www.facebook.com/gorgeousfest
With the most exciting bands, beautiful food and stunning scenery, Gorgeous Festival is the perfect Saturday out in November.