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Festival line up – second announcement

This October’s Surfing The Coldstream Festival has added six local artistes and three visiting acts to the line up. First up are Microwave Jenny, a husband and wife team who describe their music as Pop/Folk/Love and who have built a following from the ground up through solid touring. The festival will see this endearing couple bring their eclectic mix of pop and smooth electric sounds, and cheeky, enticing lyrics to Yamba for the first time. Next, The Mouldy Lovers are a 7-piece concoction of ska, folk, punk and dub, just brimming like an overflowing pot of delicious bombastic laksa. Making a welcome return to Surfing The Coldstream Festival, their raucous live performance style is all impassioned swagger and vitriol forged on the musical melting pot streets of Brisbane’s West End. Hailing from Bellingen, we welcome The Mid-North, whose sound is a melding of old-time mountain music and bluegrass, featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, double bass, guitar and four-part harmonies. We are especially delighted to announce the addition of Austin King’s energetic and powerful G’Day Africa drumming workshop and performance. Join one of Austin’s drumming workshops in advance of the festival weekend to prepare for the performance. Visit Local gringos The Fawlty Dogs present their refreshing jazz, Latin and funk influences for their first festival audience, while local sonic shapers Nocturnal Tapes wrap up the Saturday program with deep dance grooves and space filtered synth tones at the official after party. For anyone who missed their unique performance at our launch party in April, the Psychedelic Goldfish will perform their album Postcards joined by a host of local musicians. And completing the local line up, on Sunday 18 October, Grace Hickey & Flipside play at The Maclean Hotel, and Siobhan Corcoran turns in a set at Yamba’s Leche Café. Visit our website for the full line up. Phil Nicholas