Apollo Bay on the Surf Coast, Australia, will come alive with music and colour from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 April in 2011. For almost two decades over one balmy autumn weekend, this little Surf Coast town has played host to the Apollo Bay Music Festival.
“Apollo Bay, Australia, is a great festival for people who like to leave the real world behind. The delightful atmosphere that overtakes the town makes Apollo Bay a very special event in a very beautiful part of Victoria,” says Festival Director Caroline Moore.
“The line-up is shaping up to be another stellar showcase of acts and events, so it’s time to announce the wonderful, eclectic mix of artists who are already booked for 2011 so people can book early,” she said.
Included in the early line up are New Orleans Jazz legend Charles Neville of The Neville Brothers with Youssoupha Sidibe and The Mystic Rhythms Band – an amazing cultural performance combining New Orleans and West African music. They will launch their groundbreaking first album Tree of Life at Apollo Bay.
There’s also the iconic Australian blues group The Backsliders who have been writing, recording and performing acoustic-based blues for 20 years – even before ‘roots and blues’ became a common musical term.
Rosie Flores from the USA will combine the best of rock and roll, honky tonk, early rockabilly, blues and jazz with the traditional sounds of her roots in San Antonio, Texas.
And don’t miss the chance to be reduced to tears of laughter by the Scared Weird Little Guys – audiences at Apollo Bay will have one last opportunity to see them do their thing as part of their farewell tour.
There’s so much more to enthrall and delight with Dan and Al, The Grigoryan Brothers, The Barons of Tang, Bomba, Tin Pan Orange, The Tiger and Me, Rebecca Barnard, Georgia Fields and her Pocket Sized Orchestra, and Vika Bull Sings the Blues with The Hornets.
Then there’s Shane Howard and His Band, The Good Lovelies (from Canada), Visions of a Nomad, David Hosking, Vaudeville Smash, Charles Jenkins and the Zhivagos, Chris Altmann and Que Paso, The Cactus Channel, Pony Face, The Eagle and The Worm, The Fumes, Hat Fitz, Jim Conways Big Wheel, Audrey Auld, Rattlehand, Sambrose Automobile, The Butt Brothers, Van Walker, Rhondo Supa, President Roots, Justin Walshe Folk Machine, Ian Bland & The Lamington Drive Orchestra, Zeptepi, The Mercurials, Peter Denahy, Intoxica, Rory and The Riot Act, Minibikes, Ryan Meeking, and Dirt River Radio.
Early bird tickets are on sale now and will close on 30 November or when sold out. Don’t miss out because full ticket prices will apply from 1 December.
The final lineup and special events will be announced on 16 January 2011.
The Apollo Bay Music Festival works with Southern Otway Landcare Network and CARBONSmart towards a carbon neutral event.
For more information on this Surf Coast attraction, visit http://www.visitgreatoceanroad.org.au/events/apollo-bay- …
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