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Is it the biggest little music festival? Even if it’s not there is certainly something about the Mullum Music Festival (MMF) that makes it a special event for more than just the locals.

This year is no exception with the MMF now in its twelfth year it has announced the beginning of what looks like another brilliant line up. With festival director Glenn Wrights knack for picking acts like Tash Sultana, right before they go ballistic 2019 sees MMF double down on their commitment to create another stunning lineup.

Taster of what’s to come

Aria nominated Mojo Juju.

The full line up won’t be announce until August but here we have a taster of what is to come.

Playing Mullum for the second time, we welcome back Chilean, Nano Stern who emerged from the underground punk rock scene to spread his wings with classical and jazz training. His music pays homage to Chilean poetry and music traditions but instills hope in those hungry for social justice.

From South Africa, Mullum Music Festival welcomes the astonishing and unique talent of Sibusile Xaba, touted as the lynchpin in South Africa’s new generation of jazz musicians. KwalZulu-Natal-born guitarist and vocalist, he is an acoustic guitar master.
There’s also Aria nominated Mojo Juju best known for her break-through album Native Tongue, she traverses R’n’B, ip Hop and Soul. It’s impossible not to love her. And Lucie Thorne, heading back to Mullum Music Festival to celebrate the release of her brilliant forthcoming album Kitty & Frank.

Thank plays Bello Winter Music Festival, 12–15 July.

Acclaimed indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan and Melbourne rhythm combo The PutBacks come together to perform a concert of hard hitting and heartfelt soul. The music has a gritty uniquely Australian sound, a tour de force funk and soul!
Allensworth are the Southern Californian Soul quintet that fuses rock and soul into a melting pot of true life anthemic stories. UK power trio Z-Star Trinity deliver driving rhythms, there’s the ethereal pedal steel guitar of US’s Joe Pug, purveyors of funk and dedicated groove Sunnyside, Zimbabwean born Melbourne based singersongwriter, Thando, with her electric presence and powerhouse big soul voice, Americana singer songwriter Ruby Boots, the collaborative punch of The Wilson Pickers and Canada’s Juno Award nominated Alysha Brilla.

Her music is inspired by her cultural and religious background, with an Indo-Tanzanian father and Canadian mother of European settler heritage putting out acoustic musings with an upbeat celebratory atmosphere of life!


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