The small country town of Kinglake will come alive with the sounds of banjo’s, mandolins, fiddles and double bass as Bluegrass takes over the town and music lovers gather to watch some of best bluegrass musicians take the stage in the third annual Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival.
Held from Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16, 2016, Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival invites musicians, and music lovers to hear acoustic music, share ideas, learn new musical skills and enjoy a weekend of performances in a scenic setting.
Supporting the economic redevelopment of the Kinglake Ranges, the Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival will showcase the best the region has to offer, in a family-friendly event with something for everyone. The festival will also aim to support the Royal Childrens Hospital through an auction held during the Bush Dance and White Ribbon Charity (Australia’s campaign to stop violence against women) through the annual Beard Competition.
There are planned performances in various local businesses throughout the town. The festival will be held on main stage in centre of town with all venues within walking distance from most accommodation and camping. The weekend will host a bush dance with 2-course meal, Bluegrass concerts Friday, Saturday & Sunday, music & clogging workshops, pickers breakfast, gospel concert and a community concert showcasing the children of Kinglake performing their own bluegrass songs accompanied by acclaimed Carter and Carter.
Artists performing at the 2016 festival include 10 String Symphony (US), Pipi Pickers (NZ), Haywood Billy Goats (US) One Up Two Down, Astro Cobalt, Coolgrass. Other artists include the Appalachian Heaven String Band, Nine Mile Creek, Strezlecki String Busters, Silver City Highway and many more of Australia’s leading Bluegrass Bands.
Just 1.15 hours from Melbourne CBD, Kinglake is a tranquil, mountain country town that delivers an exciting, family friendly festival that has something for everyone. Come along and experience good old fashioned country hospitality with exceptional music.
For more information, visit www.fmbluegrass.com.au Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival
- Where: 19 Whittlesea –Kinglake Rd, Kinglake
- When: Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16, 2016,
- Cost: $70 for weekend early bird pass plus many more options. (Some festival events have free entry).
- Website: www.fmbluegrass.com.au
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