more artists on their way to the mega music festival

An array of amazing artists has been added to the lineup of the region’s largest music festival.

All ages Caloundra Music Festival, in its 15th year, will be held at the beachfront Kings Beach Amphitheater from September 30 through October 2.

A host of performers are set to return, while many newcomers to the event will also be in action.

Over 500 applications to perform were received and a local panel of music industry peers weaved their way through audio files, videos and biographies to create an outstanding live playlist.

A second wave of artists has just been announced for the festival (scroll for list) after the announcement of the first group of artists in May.

Andrea Kirwin, panel member and founder of Peace Run Records, said she was grateful to be part of the event and check out the schedule.

“It was fantastic to see this level of community engagement and I’m looking forward to a great weekend of live music with some of Australia’s top artists,” she said.

The Black Seeds will perform at Kings Beach. Photo: David James

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 the festival in 2016 and are sure to delight audiences once again 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 he will bring his side serpentine dance of drums, piano and trumpet with chamber call and response vocals from echo on the Soul stage on Saturday.

Other acts will include 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 THUM P.

Harry James Angus is on the program. Photo: Maclean Stephenson.

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, with Hayden Hack, JaZZella, Mason Hope and The Teachers, Sugarbag Blonde and Sunny Coast Rude Boys to name a few.

Winners of the Buskers by the Lake event (held August 19-21) will also join the lineup, as will winners of the Surge Highschool Rock Spectacular (held August 17).

Festival headliners that were announced in May 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 go all-in with a three-day pass, which includes admission for three days, to three stages and with 10 hours of live performances each day.

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

As a major fundraiser for 2022, Caloundra State Primary School will provide 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 festival accommodation option.

The Caloundra Music Festival is an initiative of the Sunshine Coast Council and supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland.

Second list of artists: Adam-James, Alys Ffion, Andy V, Asher Beau, Aspy Jones, August River Band, Bearfoot, Bobby Longstaff, Burger Joint, Caitlyn Shadbolt & Melanie Dyer, Darcy Kate, DÉ SAINT., Dorah Jacson, Drop Legs, East Coast Alien , Felicity Lawless, Flag Duty, Fools, Frank and Louis, Hallie, Harry James Angus, Hayden Hack, Hellhound Brown, Hope D, Horns of Leroy feat. Thando, Hot Potato Band, In2natioN, Jason Daniels, JaZZella, JC and the Tree, Katie Who, Lachy Doley and The Horns of Conviction, Lucy Gallant, Mason Hope and The Teachers, Mayah, Monique Clare, Nanas Pie, Pat Tierney, Ruby Jo, Skillz FJ, SoLar, Sugarbag Blonde, Sunny Coast Rude Boys, THUMP, The Black Seeds, The Fins, The Holy Rollercoasters, The Moonsets, The Moving Stills, The Strides, These Folk, Transvaal Diamond Syndicate, Ukulele Death Squad.

For the full line-up to date, see Caloundra Music Festival.

Caloundra Music Festival

Where: Kings Beach Park, De Vene Avenue, Kings Beach.

When: From Friday September 30 to Sunday October 2, from 11:45 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.

Tickets: Three days (adults $274, 14-17 $184, pension card holder $184, 1-12 $82), one day (adults $107, 14-17 $72, pension card holder board $72, 1-12 years $32), via Moshtix. Ticket information on Caloundra Music Festival.

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