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We prepped a wee playlist for you to showcase the amazing breadth of talent gracing Happy Wanderer 2016. We present a line-up of quality new acts and a couple of Wandering favorites back for more.
Here is a preview of what is to come, so sit back, enjoy and put on your dancing shoes :).
Wanderers the glorious Happy Wanderer 3 is almost upon us! Yeeewwwww!
We are currently in build mode, transforming the paddock into a festival playground with the one and only Truck Stage set against a canopy of outstretched red gums and the meandering Broken River.
Plot your festival discoveries with the Happy Wanderer 3 Program and Site Map. There's incredible music from the likes of Jess Ribeiro, Archer, The Eastern and Sal Kimber & The Rollin' Wheel, yoga, workshops and art, and plenty of twists and bends to keep you wandering.
A number of ridiculously magnificent and moreish acts have been confirmed to play the Happy Wanderer 3 in Benalla over Melbourne Cup Carnival weekend.
Confirmed to play the truck-mounted stage is songstress Jess Ribeiro, who is currently touring her highly-anticipated second album Kill It Yourself, roots band The Eastern from New Zealand, alt-country rockers Sal Kimber & the Rollin’ Wheel, the vagabond folk rarity that is Archer, Melbourne’s much-loved reggae band El Moth, and dirty soul and rock outfit The Eighty 88s.
The line-up includes James Kenyon, That Gold Street Sound, Matt Glass and the Loose Cannons, The Sugarcanes, Early Nights, Harry Jakamarra, Tom Dockray, Mon Shelford, The Northern Folk, Emi, Joe Oppenheimer, Jason Lowe, Jane McArthur, Domini Forster, Nigel Wearne, Dusty Boots, Strum Rebellion, Emilee South, Karyme, Zól Bálint, The Drunken Poachers, Shantaraam / Tech Aid, Ben Davis and Jane Sea.
AND MORE TO COME!
Watch these videos for a taste of what you’ll be listening to at the festival:
Wanderers! We are absolutely beside ourselves to announce that Jess Ribeiro, The Eastern, Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel and Archer will play Happy Wanderer 3, alongside an euphony of Australian and New Zealand bands. Yes, an euphony!
Off the back of touring her highly-anticipated second album, Jess Rebeiro and her band will rock the truck stage. The album Kill It Yourself has had fans tripping over themselves to hear it and critics comparing the songstress to Nick Cave and Neil Young.
The Eastern will be traversing the Tasman to bring their rolling, rambling, spirit-raising roots music to the amphitheater. The New Zealand band has been breaking strings and denting floors across the world and will begin their third Australian tour at the festival.
Alt-country band Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel, fronted by singer songwriter extraordinaire Sal Kimber, will come together under the gumtrees following a successful Australian tour of their new singleStumble in the Dark.
The rarity that is Archer, will send his tremulous, honeyed baritone across the Happy Wanderer fields, enthralling audiences with his unique brand of vagabond folk.
The festival line-up also includes El Moth, The Eighty 88s, James Kenyon, That Gold Street Sound, Nigel Wearne, Harry Jakamarra, Emilee South and Jane Sea. Nice!
If you haven't bought your tickets yet, hurry along!
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