SAMPA THE GREAT

SAMPA THE GREAT

Sampa the Great has a penchant for poetry and weaves dense lyrical mazes with her verses, drawing listeners into a lush, imaginative world. Her music bonds from spoken-word to pure hip-hop rapping, with stops at psychedelic and bluesy waypoints in between; it’s the sound of an adventurous young mind pushing out against all boundaries. To listen is to learn.

SUN 9pm-10:15pm – Smigs Stage

REMI

REMI

24-year-old Melbourne artist REMI and musical collaborator Sensible J are one of the fastest-rising Hip Hop acts in Australia and are quickly gaining the attention of international tastemakers. REMI has the ability to whip crowds into a frenzy and their debut album “Raw X Infinity” has received numerous awards, nominations and critical acclaim from right across the globe including the highly coveted 2015 Australian Music Prize (equivalent to the UK’s Mercury Music Prize).

SUN 9pm-10:15pm – Smigs Stage

ELECTRIK LEMONADE

ELECTRIK LEMONADE

Electrik Lemonade are 7 individuals united by the cosmic collective boogie. Playing rump funkin’ live shows that feature a repertoire of original energetic funk and hip-hop tunes, infused with blues, soul & electronic elements. Drawing on a unique blend of influences while combining their comedic, fun attitude toward life they present a visual, energetic music experience – after which, the crowd is never left with anything but a funky uplifted feeling.

FRI 8:30pm-9:30pm – Smigs Stage
SAT 6:30pm-7:45pm – The Man
SUN 6:45pm-7:45pm – The Man

CLAUDE HAY

CLAUDE HAY

Hailing from the Blue Mountains near Sydney, award winning Australian solo artist Claude Hay invokes the best of stomping traditional blues, hard rock and booty-shaking funk, all delivered with slide guitar chops to burn and a vocal range to match.

FRI 8:30pm-9:30pm – The Man
SAT 5:30pm-6:45pm – Smigs Stage
SUN 3:15pm-4:15pm – Snow Gums

THE LONG JOHNS

THE LONG JOHNS

The Long Johns are the twang of the banjo, the rumble of the sousaphone and the ring of the spittoon, the creak of the door, the crow of the rooster, the stomping of floorboards and the hammering of the chain gang. A four piece posse, The Long Johns come together to play spooky country with that old timey swing, peppered with the spiciest of flavours to deliver songs of hope, loss and hauntings.

FRI 7pm-8pm – The Man
SAT 9pm-10:15pm – Smigs Stage
SUN 5:15pm-6:30pm – Sundeck

FREDDIE FLY

FREDDIE FLY

Amplifying crowds with his wild style cuts n scratches for a couple of decades now, Freddy Flyfingaz has gained a reputation as the ultimate festive party shaker. His audio visual performances are composed of a seamless collage of well swung electro funk, reggaeton, bass beats and old-skool hip hop synced with a projected backdrop of twisted animations and off the wall culture.

SAT 8:30pm-9:30pm – The Eiger
SAT 10pm-11pm – The Man
SUN 1pm-2pm – Mid Station
SUN 5:30pm-6:30pm – The Eiger
MON 7pm-8:30pm – Smigs Lounge (The Final Spin)

JOSH LOVEGROVE

JOSH LOVEGROVE

With a passion for songwriting and captivating harmony, Josh utilises his array of effects pedals and loop stations to create a tantalising soundscape of vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, ukulele and an unmistakeable vocal styling to cross the boundaries of all genres.

SAT 11:30am-12:30pm – Mid Station
SAT 7:30pm-8:30pm –   Marritz
SUN 12:30pm-1:30pm – The Man
SUN 4pm-5pm – The Eiger

BLAKBOI

BLAKBOI

Singer/Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist loops decks, drums. keys, guitars, voice and dij. Visual artist and activist, surfer and poet. Blakboi will change the way you see the world.

SAT 12pm-1pm – Jax Stage
SAT 8:30pm-9:30pm – The Eiger
SUN 7:30pm-8:30pm – Smigs Stage

INNES

INNES

Innes is a one man electronic bluegrass show, performing original and quirky cover songs on guitar, laptop, mandolin and ‘a wee electronic gizmo or two’ as if programmed by Kraftwerk… and possessed by the spirit of bluegrass. His quirky and original one man show has delighted audiences at festivals all over the country. Have fun.

FRI 9:10pm-9:30pm – Sundeck (The Taster)
SAT 1pm-2pm – The Eiger
SUN 11:30am-12:30pm – Snow Gums

THE CON ARTISTS

THE CON ARTISTS

A gastronomic feast! Spicy, toe-tapping, finger-snapping, hip shaking, caramelized music. Fun and irreverent, the Con Artists are a carnival of percussion, wind, brass, accordions and fiddles. One embrace from this surprising ensemble will leave you wanting more.

FRI 6pm-6:40pm – Smigs Stage
SAT 10:30am-11:45am – Jax Stage
SUN 3:15pm-4:30pm – Sundeck
Curious Rendition Orchestra
SAT 1pm-2pm – Mid Station
SUN 11am-12pm – Jax Stage

JASON ROWETH

JASON ROWETH

A natural storyteller, Jason presents a dynamic combination of new and old Australian traditional songs, poems, yarns and observations. He’ll take you on a journey, make you laugh, and make you think. “One of those rare poets who leave you wondering how he got to be that bloody good!” – Brian Bell

SAT 1pm-2pm – Sundeck (Poets Lunch)
SUN 11:30am-12:15pm – Sundeck (Poets Lunch)
SUN 12:15pm-1:15pm – Sundeck (That’s Not How I Heard It)
SUN 4:45pm-5:15pm – Sundeck (Snowy Poetry Cup)
SUN 8:10pm-8:40pm – Sundeck

THE CURIOUS RENDITION ORCHESTRA

THE CURIOUS RENDITION ORCHESTRA

The Curious Rendition Orchestra is a beginner level community band with 25 members playing integrated folk/klezma/world music

SATIN ROSE

SATIN ROSE

Satin Rose are a local Jindabyne family three piece band consisting of 16 year old Kayla on guitar, vocals and Woodskin Cajon, 13 year old Maddie on guitar, vocals and percussion and (balding bloke of unknown years) Brett on bass. They play original acoustic-based versions of classic, well known rock and pop, through to their own renditions of obscure and original music. The girls never fail to impress any audience with their mature vocal harmonies, exceptional guitar skills and fantastic choice of material.

SAT 6pm-7:30pm – Matterhorn
SUN 1:30pm-3:30pm – Smigs Lounge (Sirens of the Snow 3)

THE STRIDES

THE STRIDES

The Strides are a new force for reggae music. Fronted by legendary Ras Roni from Barbados via London, Fijian LTL GZeus and Sierra Leonian ragga man Eddie “Blacker C” Conteh, The Strides deliver a musical experience that is as powerfully explosive as it is authentic.

FRI 10pm-11pm – The Man
SAT 10:45pm-12am – Smigs Stage
SUN 8:15pm-9:15pm – The Man

CHEAP FAKES

CHEAP FAKES

Dapper,dressed six piece Cheap Fakes are a much loved live band for a reason. With suave moves and catchy tunes, their brass,fuelled funk and soulful ska have been moving festival crowds for nearly seven years.

FRI 11pm-12am – Smigs Stage
SAT 8:15pm-9:30pm – The Man

HUSSY HICKS

HUSSY HICKS

2016 GCMA Artist of the Year Winners Hussy Hicks have a unique musical approach that spans many genres – from boisterous blues and roots, to contemporary folk fortified with delicious vocal harmonies; alt country inspired tales from the road to 80’s style power ballads. The girls, Julz Parker and Leesa Gentz are highly regarded for their musicality by their fellow musicians and punters alike, you can expect lots of interactive jamming, killer guitar licks and soaring vocals.

FRI 9:45pm-10:45pm – Smigs Stage
SAT 9pm-10pm – Marritz
SUN 1:30pm-3:30pm – Smigs Lounge (Sirens of the Snow 3)
SUN 9:45pm-11pm – The Man
MON 4pm-6pm – Smigs Stage

PETE DENAHY

PETE DENAHY

Pete Denahy is perhaps best known as the person responsible for “Sort of Dunno Nothin'” the song about teenage disinterest that went viral on Youtube, with more than 1million plays to date. The song has been played on TV shows such as Spicks and Specks, Rage, Today and The Morning Show. A multiple Golden Guitar winner, Pete first came to the attention of the music world as a member of Slim Dusty’s Travelling Country Band.

FRI 7pm-7:30pm – Sundeck (The Taster)
SAT 4:15pm-5:30pm – Sundeck
SUN 2pm-3pm – Snow Gums
MON 11:30am-12:30pm – Smigs Stage

SALLY & GEORGE

SALLY & GEORGE

Shelby “Sally” Means and Joel “George” Timmons first met back in 2012, when Timmons’ Americana outfit, Sol Driven Train, and Means’ distaff, GRAMMY nominated bluegrass band, Della Mae, were playing the same festival. Together their Americana sound deftly moves from walking bass-led country-indebted duets and bluegrass, to rollicking, electrified rock.

FRI 10:10pm-10:40pm – Sundeck (The Taster)
Sat June 10 2017 2:30pm-3:45pm –   Sundeck
SAT 6pm-7pm – Marritz
SUN 1:30pm-3:30pm – Smigs Lounge (Sirens of the Snow 3)
SUN 7pm-8pm – The Eiger

DEN HANRAHAN & THE RUM RUNNERS

DEN HANRAHAN & THE RUM RUNNERS

Den Hanrahan is a singer-songwriter whose songs tell the stories of modern Australia from the red dust of the landscape, to the loves and losses of the people that have touched his life. Steeped in bluegrass, classic folk tradition and Australian country rock, Den, with Matt Nightingale (upright bass), Dave O’Neill (mandolin/fiddle), Peter Logue (squeezebox) and Zena Armstrong (bodhran) pushes beyond genres and the result is a fresh new take on roots music.

FRI 10:50pm-11:30pm – Sundeck (The Taster)
SAT 11:30am-12:30pm – Snow Gums
SAT 4:30pm-5:45pm – The Man
SUN 9pm-10pm – Marritz
MON 12:30pm-1:30pm – Sundeck

CHARLOTTE EMILY

CHARLOTTE EMILY

With a voice that floats as freely as the wind, groovy musicians & her unique spirit, vibrant singer/songwriter Charlotte Emily is a breath of fresh air who is bound to leave listeners with their feet tapping & their lips infectiously upturned. Charlotte’s rare ability to engage an audience from the first word,” has allowed her to support some of Australia’s best artists & play some of Australia’s best stages/festivals.

FRI 7:40pm-8pm – Sundeck (The Taster)
SAT 1:30pm-3:30pm – Smigs Lounge (Sirens of the Snow 2)
SAT 7pm-8pm – The Eiger
SUN 6pm-7pm – Marritz

FRED SMITH

FRED SMITH

 Valentina Brave arrives overflowing with heavy dark soul. Her singing, like wailing, sends out old ghosts and dredges up the depths of a true seeker and storyteller’s life. Valentina Brave is emerging as one of the countries rarest of treasures. Joined by longtime music collaborator and dear friend Matt Smith (The Strides, Thirsty Merc) this stripped back glimpse into the songs featured on her hugely anticipated Debut EP is not to be missed.

SAT 2:30pm-3:30pm – Snow Gums
SUN 6:45pm-8pm – Sundeck

VALENTINA BRAVE

VALENTINA BRAVE

 Valentina Brave arrives overflowing with heavy dark soul. Her singing, like wailing, sends out old ghosts and dredges up the depths of a true seeker and storyteller’s life. Valentina Brave is emerging as one of the countries rarest of treasures. Joined by longtime music collaborator and dear friend Matt Smith (The Strides, Thirsty Merc) this stripped back glimpse into the songs featured on her hugely anticipated Debut EP is not to be missed.

FRI 7:50pm-8:10pm – Smigs Stage (Sirens of the Snow 1)
SAT 1:30pm-3:30pm – Smigs Lounge (Sirens of the Snow 2)
SAT 2:40pm-4pm – The Man
SUN 1:30pm-2:45pm – Sundeck
SUN 5:45pm-6:45pm – Smigs Stage

GLENN BIDMEAD

GLENN BIDMEAD

Glenn is an accomplished songwriter, singer, musician, live performer and producer. Glenn’s work spreads across all genres of music encompassing everything from Pop & Rock to Country. He has co-written with many successful Australian and International songwriters such as Keith Urban, Mick Jones of Foreigner, The Veronicas, The McClymonts and Adam Thompson of Chocolate Starfish. Glenn has an extensive catalogue of songs and a string of albums that he has produced for other artists.

SAT 1:30pm-5pm – Guthega Inn

LISA COUPER

LISA COUPER

FRI 8:40pm-9pm – Sundeck (The Taster)
SAT 1:30pm-3:30pm – Smigs Lounge (Sirens of the Snow 2)
SUN 6pm-7pm – Corroboree

RUSTY & THE SAINT

RUSTY & THE SAINT

Long-time musical acquaintances finally come together on stage to present an eclectic selection of contemporary folk-influenced songs that will appeal to a wide audience. Rusty is Russell Churcher and The Saint is David De Santi. They debuted at the 2017 Illawarra Folk Festival with a swag of songs from the likes of Richard Thompson, Mark Knopfler, Guy Clark, Lyle Lovett to name a few.

FRI 8:10pm-8:30pm – Sundeck (The Taster)
SAT 1pm-2:15pm – The Man (Irish Pub Songs)
SUN 9pm-10pm – Corroboree

TIJUANA CARTEL

TIJUANA CARTEL

Simply, there isn’t another band doing what they do. Having spent the last decade mixing in influences that haven’t been fused in the past, their penchant is for Middle Eastern scales, beats that get a floor moving and a general Psychedelic approach in song structure and ethos. Not married to one genre or another, they happily change direction in search of new flavors and inspiration, whenever the moment takes them there.

SUN 10:45pm-12am – Smigs Stage

MIKELANGELO & THE BLACK SEA GENTLEMEN

MIKELANGELO & THE BLACK SEA GENTLEMEN

Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen have been touring nationally and internationally to great acclaim for over 16 years, from the Sydney Opera House to the Edinburgh Festival to the backstreets of Budapest. Using musical touchstones such as Klezmer, Balkan folk music, Rhythm’n’Blues and Swing, the Gentlemen create their own vibrant musical and theatrical world.

SAT 7:15pm-8:30pm – Smigs Stage (full band)
SUN 9pm-10:30pm – Sundeck (full band)
MON 11:30am-12:40pm – Sundeck (Mikelangelo and Zumpa in The Big Continental Sing Song)

THE MORRISONS

THE MORRISONS

The Morrisons compound a singularly intoxicating formula; imbuing original songs that tell stirringly Australian stories with all the timeless soul and rousing intensity of the American roots canon, spanning bluegrass, country, folk, americana with fluidic ease.

SAT 1pm-2pm – Snow Gums
SAT 9pm-10:15pm – Sundeck
SUN 11:30am-12:30pm – Mid Station
Sun June 11 2017 4pm-5:15pm – Smigs   Stage

DANIEL CHAMPAGNE

DANIEL CHAMPAGNE

Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical. (themusic.com.au)

MON 12:45pm-1:45pm – Smigs Stage

FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK

FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK

Freya Josephine Hollick is an Old-Timey, Country, Folk singer/songwriter from the Victorian Goldfields. Well versed in all kinds of music, Freya has followed a path back to a time that holds true to her voice, her songwriting and her story. Hollick’s voice has been described as haunting, as both powerful and fragile, it is truly a voice unlike any other, and one that is of another time.

FRI 7pm-7:20pm – Smigs Stage (Sirens of the Snow 1)
SAT 4pm-5pm – The Eiger
SAT 7:30pm-8:30pm – Sundeck
Sun June 11 1:30pm-3:30pm – Smigs Lounge (Sirens of the Snow 3)
SUN 5:30pm-6:30pm – The Eiger

ALPHAMAMA

ALPHAMAMA

Gangsta healer, channeller of other-worldly wisdom, ALPHAMAMA is the full spectrum of a feminine deity. Rapid fire raps and soulful lamenting, her presence on stage is unmatched. An ALPHAMAMA live show is never the same, for her or for her audience; she instead creates a unique experience combining poetic storytelling, audience interaction, hard-hitting rap verses, booty shaking and occasional Oracle card readings.

FRI 7:25pm-7:45pm – Smigs Stage (Sirens of the Snow 1)
SAT 4pm-5pm – Smigs Stage
SUN 1pm-2pm – The Eiger
SUN 7:30pm-8:30pm – Marritz

LIZZIE FLYNN & THE RECKONING

LIZZIE FLYNN & THE RECKONING

With a combination of lyrical honesty and charming melodies, Brisbane based Lizzie Flynn writes songs that blend a little satirical storytelling with a lot of joyful emotion. Her latest collection of songs weaves audiences through toe-tapping country to tender ballads… songs of lessons learnt and love lost.

FRI 9:40pm-10pm – Sundeck (The Taster)
SAT 1:30pm-3:30pm – Smigs Lounge (Sirens of the Snow 2)
SAT 6pm-7pm – Sundeck
SUN 12:45pm-1:45pm – Snow Gums

HIP REPLACEMENTS

HIP REPLACEMENTS

The Hip Replacements are a six piece local Snowy Mountains band who have gained a strong following based on solid live performances of their blues/rock repertoire. The band has good credentials with Gunther Gorman, lead guitar, having played with Daddy Cool, Richard Clapton and Sherbet, while bass player Jeremy Paul was a founding member of Air Supply and also formed, played bass and managed the Divinyls.

SUN 1:30pm-5pm – Guthega Inn

PEAK UPLOAD FINAL

PEAK UPLOAD FINAL

The Perisher Peak Upload Competition is on again, and we’ve found some amazing unsigned live performers to come up and strut their stuff in a show-down on the festival stage!

SUN 2pm-3pm – The Man
SUN 3:30pm-4:30pm – The Man
SUN 5pm-6pm – The Man

YOUTH STAGE

YOUTH STAGE

SAT 1:30pm-4:45pm – Jax Stage

ZUMPA

ZUMPA

Be transported with this ensemble to forgotten fishing villages, moonlit olive groves, and a hard life under a hot sun where peasants play music to celebrate life with a fierce sense of humour. They provide the sounds and energy of folk, gypsy and Italian world music woven expertly together to provide a truly spaghetti and meatballs experience.

SUN 7:30pm-8:30pm – Corroboree
MON 10:30am-11:30am – Sundeck (The Big Continental Sing Song with Mikelangelo)

GOOD TUNES SESSIONS

GOOD TUNES SESSIONS

Enjoys playing the accordion with many folk music style bands! David has been playing folk music in earnest since the age of 21… which is now a while ago! He has been involved in festival organising (Illawarra Folk Festival, Australian Folk Festival, Folk by the Sea, Perisher Peak Festival) since the early 1990s. He has published over 20 publications of Australian and Italian folk music, song and dance.

SAT 10:30pm-11:30pm – Sundeck
SUN 10am-11am – Sundeck
SUN 10:45pm-11:45pm – Sundeck