Category: Country / Folk

After a two-year hiatus, the infamous barbecue festival, Meatstock, is stampeding their way into Toowoomba Showgrounds. Setting up April 8th and 9th, 2022 in one of Australia’s meat capitals, the sell-out festival is gearing up to give you the best instalment yet, providing an oasis of camping, food, activities and music for barbecue and country aficionados.   Marking territory in the town of Toowoomba seems only fitting for this year’s Meatstock, a town located in the heart of Australia’s best resources in the industry. In true Meatstock style, Toowoomba Showgrounds will be jam packed with some of the worlds most prestiged BBQ Pitmasters, mouth watering food trucks, expo stores and a wonderland of beer gardens.    Roam around the new battlefield and get amongst the notorious butcher, BBQ, beard and moe wars for some highly entertaining spectacles. If this isn’t enough, Meatstock will be debuting the PBR Bullriding team at the event, so you can cheer on the rails and watch some extreme sport!   It won’t just be your tastebuds singing, for the first time, Meatstock will bring you a 100% Australian country music lineup to set the mood. Enjoy the sun going down with a plate of Aussie BBQ and have a Do-si-do to the best country music acts there is:
LEE KERNAGHAN – BRAD COX – THE WOLFE BROTHERS – CASEY BARNES – SHANE NICHOLSON – FELICITY URQUHART & JOSH CUNNINGHAM – CASS HOPETOUN – SAMMY WHITE – CAMILLE TRAIL – JAKE DAVEY – BLAKE DANTIER
This year, Meatstock will be offering on site camping and RV sites for those wishing to really lock in. Ticketing options will range from full weekend passes with camping to single day passes with plenty of parking available. If you feel like seeing the The Professional Bull Riders go buck wild, you can grab an upgraded ticket to watch the rodeo kick off each afternoon.   Tickets will be available for purchase on Tuesday the 16th of November. For all ticketing and event information, please visit www.meatstock.com.au.

Central Coast trio Little Quirks – sisters Abbey and Mia and their cousin Jaymi – are excited to unveil a run of summer tour dates, their first dedicated tour in more than 18 months. Kicking off just 4 days after drummer Mia finishes her final year school exams, “The Rain Is Coming Tour” will begin at the Heritage Hotel in Bulli on December 3, with shows right across NSW in December, January and February. They will also play Melbourne’s Workers Club on January 7 and Waywards in Sydney on January 28, the tour concluding with WA shows in March including Nannup Festival.

Abbey said today, “We are over the moon to be getting back on the road! After a year of ups and downs, a whole lot of waiting and eating way too many cookies we are so excited to be playing these shows.”

Little Quirks are passionate about performing live, something they have sorely missed in recent times.  They have developed a reputation for their quality live shows, building up a strong following with consistent touring and shows over the last 7 years, playing music festivals and venues up and down the East Coast, sharing stages with artists such as The Teskey Brothers, The Preatures, Ruby Fields, Tim Rogers and Alex the Astronaut.

Little Quirks will release a fourth EP in 2022, their first for ABC Music, featuring last year’s folk/pop singles Florence’s Town and Someone To Hold.  Their 2018 single Crumbled has been a runaway favourite on Spotify with over 3 million streams and they have amassed a loyal following for their powerful and distinctive DIY videos on YouTube, including an impressive version of ABBA’s “SOS”.

“These Quirks have the nous and charm of the greats. Deft songwriting and performers of depth and levity. Watch ‘em rise” – Tim Rogers

LITTLE QUIRKS – “THE RAIN IS COMING” TOUR

DEC 2021 – MARCH 2022

Tickets and info can be found at www.littlequirksband.com

Kasey Chambers and Busby Marou are beyond disappointed to announce the postponement of their September / October “Behind The Barricades Tour” due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions around Australia. In good news, the majority of the shows have been able to be rescheduled with the tour now kicking off in Narre Warren, VIC on 4th May 2022 through until Newcastle, NSW on 15th June 2022. 

Fans are asked to please hold on to their tickets. These will be automatically transferred to the new date or refunded if you can no longer attend. Unfortunately, a few of the shows have not been able to be rescheduled and tickets will be fully refundable from ticket outlets.

Kasey, Jeremy and Tom want to thank fans for their support and hope to see everyone at the new dates in 2022!

KASEY CHAMBERS & BUSBY MAROU TOUR 2021
www.kaseychambers.com | www.busbymarou.com

Wednesday, 4 May 2022 – Bunjil Place Narre Warren, VIC

Thursday, 5 May 2022 – Palais Theatre St Kilda, VIC

Friday, 6 May 2022 – Ulumbarra Theatre Bendigo VIC

Sunday, 8 May 2022 – Costa Hall GAC Geelong, VIC

Thursday, 12 May 2022 – Sydney Coliseum Theatre Rooty Hill, NSW

Saturday, 14 May 2022 – Odeon Theatre Hobart, TAS

Sunday, 15 May 2022 – Theatre North Launceston, TAS

Friday, 20 May 2022 – TECC Townsville, QLD

Saturday, 21 May 2022 – MMPL Cairns, QLD

Sunday, 22 May 2022 – Darwin Ent Centre, NT

Friday, 27 May 2022 – Albury Ent Centre, NSW

Saturday, 28 May 2022 – NCCC Royal Theatre, ACT (On Sale Mon 23 August)

Sunday, 29 May 2022 – Anita’s Theatre Thirroul, NSW

Friday, 3 June 2022 – Thebarton Theatre Adelaide, SA

Saturday, 4 June 2022 – Barossa Entertainment Centre Tanunda, SA

Friday, 10 June 2022 – HOTA Theatre #1, Gold Coast, QLD

Saturday, 11 June 2022 – Empire Theatre Toowoomba, QLD

Sunday, 12 June 2022 – Night Quarter, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Monday, 13 June 2022 – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Wednesday, 15 June 2022 – Civic Theatre Newcastle, NSW

**Unfortunately the following shows have been cancelled and tickets will be refunded.

Thu 30 Sep 2021 – CTC Canberra Theatre, ACT / New venue – NCCC Royal Theatre Tickets on Sale Monday 23 August at 10am.

Sat 16 Oct 2021 – Saraton Theatre, Grafton NSW

Thu 21 Oct 2021 – Northern Festival Centre, Port Pirie SA

Two of Australia’s most respected singers, musicians and songwriters – Ian Moss and Troy Cassar-Daley – are taking their guitars and songs on the road across 17 dates on the National ‘Together Alone Tour’ through October, November and December 2021.

The ‘Together Alone Tour’ will be the first time these two powerhouse guitarists and vocalists have joined forces to tour together and shared a stage in such an intimate setting as they take the audience on a musical journey across their respective careers.

GP Tickets go on sale at 10.00am local times Wednesday, 23 June.

A pre-sale for members of Mossy’s and Troy’s fan clubs commences at 10.00am local times on Monday, 21 June and will run until 10.00amWednesday, 23 June. You can sign up for the Fan Club HERE

Mossy said “I have been a big fan of Troy’s for so long so when this opportunity came up to do a lap around Australia with him I was never going to say no. These shows have been about 2 years in the planning, the set list will have everything plus a few surprises and I can’t wait to finally take it on the road and out to our fans.”

Troy added: “From the first chord I heard Ian Moss play on guitar I was hooked, and then he sang!  He has been a major source of inspiration for me for years and to play some shows with him across the country will be something very special.  This will be a great fun musical adventure, I’m so proud to blend what we do on stage for people to see, guitar heaven!  See you out there.  I can’t wait to play.”

As part of the tour fans have the opportunity to purchase VIP tickets to each of the shows which will give them the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and watch Ian and Troy’s soundcheck and run a few songs on stage.

Included in the VIP Experience (one per person/ticket price):

– Exclusive “Meet and Greet” with Ian Moss and Troy Cassar-Daley during soundcheck
– VIP “Together Alone” lanyard
– VIP Limited Edition “Together Alone” Stubby Cooler
– Ticket to the show and best seats available (where applicable)

Numbers are strictly limited to 30 (subject to venue seating) and no photos or videoing will be permitted during soundcheck. We prefer you sit, listen and enjoy this unique experience.

Opening at selected shows will be Gretta Ziller, a rock, pop and blues-influenced artist who will release her sophomore album in September 2021, and Melody Moko, a singer-songwriter, who has taken her music to the world since the release of her debut album The Wreckage in 2020.

Presented by Tarampa Music, Thrillhill Music & The Harbour Agency
 
Tickets on sale Wednesday 23 June at 10am local times from
ianmosss.com.au and troycassardaley.com.au
 
Wednesday, 13 October – Queen’s Park Theatre, Geraldton WA #
Friday, 15 October – Astor Theatre, Perth WA #
Saturday, 16 October – The Gov, Adelaide SA #
Thursday, 21 October – Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle NSW *
Friday, 22 October – Panthers, Evan Theatre, Penrith NSW *
Saturday, 23 October – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul NSW *
Thursday, 28 October – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba QLD *
Friday, 29 October – The Events Centre, Kings Theatre, Caloundra QLD *
Saturday, 30 October – The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley QLD *
Sunday, 31 October – Jacaranda Festival, Market Square, Grafton NSW
Thursday, 11 November – West Gippsland PAC, Warragul VIC #
Friday, 12 November – Palms at Crown, Melbourne VIC #
Saturday, 13 November – Palms at Crown, Melbourne VIC #
Friday, 19 November – Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads NSW *
Saturday, 20 November – Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads NSW *
Friday, 10 December – Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT *
Saturday, 11 December – Darwin Entertainment Centre Playhouse, Darwin NT *
 
# with Gretta Ziller | * with Melody Moko

One of the best things we have in life are friendships. True connections produce moments that inspire and shape us. Getting together to share stories and a laugh is one of the most special things we can all experience and when you’re Kasey Chambers, Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou, those get-togethers inevitably involve a beach campfire, some fishing, a few guitars and great songs. 

Kasey Chambers and Busby Marou are ready to share all that with Australia by announcing they will be hitting the road together bringing their jam sessions to the stage. The Springtime tour will see Kasey, Tom and Jeremy performing 22 shows in metro cities and regional towns in all age venues right across the country. 

Kasey Chambers: “I’ve been mates with the Busby Marou boys for a long time through music, stories and fishing and we are proud to announce that we are sharing this special tour together! First playing our own sets of our most popular songs from down through the years and also joining together for a unique set that showcases our musical connection and friendship like no other.  It’s time to take this beach campfire jam to the stage!!”

Busby Marou: “We’ve made a very special connection with the Chambers family over the years and to be able to share the big stage with Kasey for a full national tour, is the best news we’ve had in a long time. Kasey is in a league with the most talented and hardest-working artists in this country.  We can’t wait to bring our full band on this tour and to share the stage with Kasey for some exciting collaborations. Bring on the memories!”

20 years since Kasey’s ARIA #1 and 7 x platinum album Barricades and Brickwalls was released and featured the smash hit single ‘Not Pretty Enough’ which also hit #1 on the ARIA Singles chart at the same time, a first for any Australian artist. Kasey will no doubt feature many of the album’s songs in her set in celebration of the milestone.

Busby Marou have gained the reputation as one of Australia’s hardest working live bands best known for their distinctly Australian storytelling and gifted musicianship. The duo won their third APRA songwriting award earlier this year for ‘Over Drinking Over You’ from their ARIA Top 5 album The Great Divide, their 3rd Top 5 release. Jeremy, a proud Torres Strait Islander and Tom, a patriotic Queenslander have been ever-present on our screens spruiking all things great about their home state as part of Tourism and Events Queensland’s ‘Good To Go’ campaign.

It’s hard to think of two artists who have integrated themselves into the hearts and minds of the Australian music-loving public more than Kasey Chambers and Busby Marou. The tour will be a special series of shows that bring together great friends who just happen to write incredible songs and love to share a story.

Tickets for the Kasey Chambers & Busby Marou Tour will be available for fan pre-sale on Wednesday 2 June. Register here for more details. Tickets to the general public go on sale Friday 4 June

KASEY CHAMBERS & BUSBY MAROU TOUR 2021

 Thursday, 9 SEPTEMBER – ULUMBARRA, BENDIGO VIC
Friday, 10 SEPTEMBER – ALBURY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ALBURY  NSW
Saturday, 11 SEPTEMBER – PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE VIC
Sunday, 12 SEPTEMBER – COSTA HALL, GEELONG VIC
Thursday, 16 SEPTEMBER – BUNJIL PLACE THEATRE, NARRE WARREN VIC
Saturday, 18 SEPTEMBER – ODEON THEATRE, HOBART TAS
Sunday, 19 SEPTEMBER – THEATRE NORTH, LAUNCESTON TAS
Friday, 24 SEPTEMBER – SYDNEY COLISEUM, ROOTY HILL NSW
Sunday, 26 SEPTEMBER – NEWCASTLE CIVIC THEATRE, NEWCASTLE NSW
Wednesday, 29 SEPTEMBER – ANITA’S THEATRE, THIRROUL NSW
Thursday, 30 SEPTEMBER – CTC CANBERRA THEATRE, ACT
Thursday, 14 OCTOBER – EMPIRE THEATRE, TOOWOOMBA QLD
Friday, 15 OCTOBER – HOTA THEATRE, GOLD COAST QLD
Saturday, 16 OCTOBER – SARATON THEATRE, GRAFTON QLD
Sunday, 17 OCTOBER – QPAC BRISBANE CONCERT HALL, QLD
Thursday, 21 OCTOBER – KEITH MICHELL THEATRE, PORT PIRIE SA
Friday, 22 OCTOBER – THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE SA
Saturday, 23 OCTOBER – BAROSSA ARTS CENTRE, TANUNDA SA
Sunday, 24 OCTOBER – DARWIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, NT
Friday, 29 OCTOBER – TOWNSVILLE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, QLD
Saturday, 30 OCTOBER – MUNRO MARTIN PARK, CAIRNS QLD
Sunday, 31 OCTOBER – NIGHT QUARTER, CALOUNDRA QLD