Festival artists announced | Noosa today

Black seeds. Photo: David James

The all-ages festival in its significant 15th year is offering plenty of performers for punters to once again enjoy or see for the very first time at the seaside Kings Beach Amphitheater from September 30-October 2.

Over 500 entries were received and a local panel of music industry peers worked on audio files, videos and biographies to create an exceptional live playlist for the three-day music event.

Panel member and founder of Peace Run Records, Andrea Kirwin said she was grateful to be on the Caloundra Music Festival board on their program this year.

“It was fantastic to see this level of community engagement and I look forward to a great weekend of live music with some of Australia’s finest artists,” Ms Kirwin said.

Coming from across the divide are eight-piece New Zealand band The Black Seeds.

Their origins lie in the windy hills of Te Whanganui-aTara, Aotearoa (Wellington, New Zealand).

For nearly 25 years, the band has created its own brand of South Pacific Soul, deftly blending the deep grooves of reggae, funk, afrobeat and dub into an undeniably infectious mix that has become ingrained in the collective consciousness. from Aotearoa.

They last performed at CMF in 2016 and are sure to delight CMF audiences and push the creative boundaries of Aotearoa’s roots sound.

Harry James Angus went solo (formerly with The Cat Empire) and released new music last year and will bring his side serpentine dance of drums, piano and trumpet with echo-chambered call-and-response vocals on the Soul stage on Saturday.

Back on the CMF stage, Lachy Doley, this time super-charged with a four-piece electric horn section, two incredible backing vocalists and a screaming blues guitar to create the Horns of Conviction. Other popular comebacks include Bearfoot, Burger Joint, Hot Potato Band, In2natioN, and THUMP.

August River Band, Fools, Hallie, Hope D, Horns of Leroy feat. Thando, Caitlyn Shadbolt and Melanie Dyer will all experience the CMF vibe for the first time.

The Sunshine Coast’s top talent will be there – Hayden Hack, JaZZella, Mason Hope and The Teachers, Sugarbag Blonde and Sunny Coast Rude Boys to name a few.

The winners of Buskers by the Lake (August 19-21) will also join the lineup. So did the winners of the Surge Highschool Rock Spectacular (August 17).

Announced in May 2022, the headliners offer an eclectic musical experience with Art vs Science, Baker Boy, Ben Lee, Client Liaison, Coterie, Felivand, Missy Higgins, The Presets, The Regime, The Rolling Stones Revue (feat. Adalita , Sarah McLeod & Tim Rogers), Skunkhour, Vaudeville Smash and The Waifs.

Tickets are on sale, and festival goers can take part in the All-IN with a three-day pass. Great value for three days, three stages and 10 hours of live performance every day.

Keeping the reduced footprint and layout adopted in 2021, the venue offers an intimate musical experience and punters are encouraged to buy tickets early or miss out.

As the main fundraiser for 2022, Caloundra State Primary School provides camping facilities during the Caloundra Music Festival on the school grounds. The four-hectare site is flat, open and elevated, with lovely shaded sites, providing families with an affordable accommodation option for the Caloundra Music Festival and managing to maintain a friendly atmosphere. For more information visit caloundramusicfestival.com

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