It's been an exciting week at Peats Ridge! Lets forget how incredible the move into daylight savings has been - we've been busily locking in our 2nd artist release for 2012 and my goodness do we have some delights for your ears whether you be a fan of electronic, indie or roots!
From flamenco party beats to techno legends, across
post-industrial folk/rock to down home indie stylings, We've got
you covered this year!
The 2nd Artist announcement includes:
Blood Red Shoes
Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes
All The Colours
The Delta Riggs
The Crooked Fiddle Band
Cass Eager & The Velvet Rope
Half Moon Run
Tokyo Denmark Sweden
Woe & Flutter
Fanny Lumsden & the Thrillseakers
Traveller & Fortune
The Green Mohaire Suits
MASTER OF RIBONGIA
George & O'Sullivan
Belle and the Bone People
Stuart Ridley (emagica)
The Atlas Room
Valley Of Kings
These bands will be joining the likes of John Butler Trio,
Friendly Fires (DJ Set), Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and many
Joining the festival on the electronic front this year Techno legendLuke Slater (UK) will be bringing a slice of his world-respected DJ skills down into the Valley, along with international electronica/dub favourite and multi-instrumentalist Gaudi (ITALY/UK). Coming direct from the Detroit underground, house and techno producerTheo Parrish (US) will be taking the stage to share his electronic twist on soul and dance classics.
Described as "a soundclash between Burial, Cocteau Twins and Animal Collective" New York Based trio Young Magicwill delight attendees with their chameleonic patchwork of West African rhythms, brain-feeder hip hop, UK bass and 60s psychedelic soul and Sydney'sWinter People will drop their own unique mix of post-industrial folk/rock, complete with two violin players and five vocalists for the Peats faithful.
You can get set for the kooky, upbeat indie-pop party music of Brisbane's Hey Geronimo whilst New World Artists' newest signing All The Colours and indie-pop five-pieceThe Griswolds will show Peats punters why Australia is quickly becoming the musical look-to country for the rest of the world.
With their musical influences spanning every crevice of the
planet, Tijuana Cartelwill get you loose with their cocktail of
Afro-Cuban beats, Spanish guitars and horn section alongside Byron
Bay's Wild Marmalade and their unique fusion of didgeridoo dance
grooves and Middle Eastern tradition. Joining them will be
Australian soul newcomersElectric Empire,bringing a touch of class
to the Valley, whilst the hottest Stage show this side of
VegasClairy Brown and the Bangin' Racketteswill rock the Main Stage
in a way Peats regulars have come to expect from this unique New
Coming all the way from Canada, roots-rock group Current Swell will bring their signature grooves to the Festival alongside their fellow countrymen, indie-pop band Half Moon Run. Sydney-based indie four-piece Tin Sparrow are looking forward to sharing their stunning harmonies and infectious pop hooks, whilst Brian Campeauwill showcase his powerful voice, unusual arrangements and experimental instrumentation.
Sydney folk actpersianlovecakefirst bonded over uni
procrastination, but it all paid off with their gorgeous three-part
harmonies and symphonic wash of sound. Sydney songstress Sam
Buckingham will be delivering her breathtaking, angel-voiced
folk/pop to the Ridge this year, as well as the lovely Kate Martin,
who will be sharing songs from her new album, Hand Me My Bow and
Arrow. Also bringing her enchanting country/folk music to the
festival will be delicate songstress, 21 year-old Anabelle Kayand
up-and-coming singer-songwriter Bec Sandridge.
'Party-country' string bandLittle Bastard will be having you in a hoedown, alongside roof-raisin', knee-slappin' folkabilly group Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers. Indie-surf boys of Brisbane, Gung Ho, will be pumping out their retro bass lines and catchy hooks, joined by, and, representing Hobart, we welcome back dark indie-rock four-piece Enola Fall and the best garage grass outfit in Australia,The Green Mohair Suits. Get lost in the rich, bittersweet soundscapes of multi-instrumentalist folk-act Traveller & Fortune, and experience young Sydney five-piece Belle and the Bone People express lyrical and musical sensitivities far beyond their years.
Chill out with the minimalist sound explorations of The Atlas Room and then get ready to dance your socks off with electro-pop outfitTokyo Denmark Sweden.Whilst founder of Zenon records, Australia's ownSensient,will be dropping one of his rareminimal psy sets at the Pirate's Lair.
Taking us back to our roots are Brisbane's Kingfisha, sharing their passion for Jamaican rhythms,Ganga Giri with their sound-like-no-other of fat tribal beats and rhythmic didgeridoo. Prepare to get swept up in a whirlwind of gypsy music, klezmer, and obscure European folk with Sydney four-piece asThe Crooked Fiddle Banddeliver a main stage extravaganza that they have developed exclusively for Peats
Keeping it real is Sydney's slick young wordsmith Skryptcha, spitting the latest from his new album, Mindful. Having toured with Public Enemy, Dizzee Rascal and Pharoahe Monch, fellow Sydney rapperThe Tongueis ready to drop some knowledge bombs. Highly talented duo Paul George and Carey O'Sullivan of Tijuana Cartel make up side projectGeorge and O'Sullivan, a musical divergence into deep dubstep, trip-hop beats and glitch soundscapes.
With a focus on creating a total experience for all, we will be hosting a brilliant showcase of art installations, kooky themed venues, multimedia, theatre, dance, cabaret, comedy, circus, and much, much more, all winding along the riverbank and dotted through a unique event site... We cant tell you how much fun its going to be!
General tickets are on sale now at www.peatsridgefestival.com.au
at only $340 for adult season passes.
Don't miss out. Come join the Peats family this summer for a Festival experience of a lifetime!
We can't wait to see you in the valley!
Love as always,
Mama Peats x