Duke of George
Doors at 12:00pm band at 1:00pm
Get ready to have your homely and totally archaic notions of Australian folk music exploded. Anti-establishment risk taking artists, this audacious trio from Melbourne have performed at some of the worlds most happening festivals including MonaFoma (Aus), Festival No.6 (Wales) and R.I.F.F. (India). The band members are in town to individually perform with Meow Meow and ANTHEM for Perth Festival, but they couldn’t resist coming together for this one-off west coast concert.
Over the past four years of international touring they have developed a cult following amongst those who like their pop intelligent and their folk dark. Using tales from Australian history as their source material their musical influences range from minimalist electro to experimental breakbeat. Are they outsiders, lurking on the cultural fringe? Or have they penetrated to the inner core of Australian identity? BBC Music Magazine gave them five stars and they are multiple Best Music Weekly Award winners at The Adelaide Fringe.
‘Rising folk stars, inventive and edgy’- The Guardian
‘The musicians onstage maintain an energy and intensity that is utterly riveting. Beautiful, evocative and thoroughly enjoyable, Bush Gothic is Australian folk at its finest. Mesmerising.’
- Rip It Up Magazine
Children can attend but need to be accoompanied by an adult, and they need a valid ticket.