||Assemble cnr Heidelberg Rd &
Yarralea Sts for parade for Music March led
by Havana Palava
||Mich McManus Band
||Opening Ceremony & Welcome
||Scarlet's Prize Winner: Lucinda
||James Ellis & The Gealous
||Sugar Fed Leopards
||Madeline Leman & The Desert
|SUGAR FED LEOPARDS (3.10pm)
Sugar Fed Leopards (SFL) are a blazing sextet,
conceived at the nexus of classic pop and
disco. With smoking hot costumes, sweet harmonies,
tight dance routines and a cranking rhythm
section, Sugar Fed Leopards have been breaking
a disco-sweat for four years. In January 2015,
SFL launched their debut album Sweet
Spots to a sell out crowd of hysterical
fans at Howler in Brunswick, Victoria. The
band has gone on to perform with artists such
as C.W. Stoneking and Sampa The Great, toured
internationally and nationally, including
festival spots at Boogie, Woodford and Falls.
In 2016 SFL worked hard on their core strength,
emerging with new moves, new fashions and
a new album 'Take You Out Tonight' (released
April 2017) which was made feature album on
both PBS FM and 3RRR FM.
|MADELINE LEMAN & THE DESERT SWELLS
Madeline Leman and The Desert Swells will
take you on a trip through 60s surf, 70s pop,
and their unique brand of Femmericana
twang. Influenced by Bonnie Raitt and Patsy
Cline, Madeline captivates audiences with
stories of strong women who ramble their way
through the mundane and the profound. The
Desert Swells will be performing songs from
their debut album Nobodys Fool, a collection
of Americana classics, that together present
as Lemans own feminist manifesto. Featuring
the vocals of Leah Senior, her band creates
the perfect backdrop of 1970s womens
lib-nostalgia met head on with a fresh take
on country songwriting. Lemans strong
vocals and playful pop sentiment provide a
powerful listening experience not to be missed!
|JAMES ELLIS and the JEALOUS
James Ellis and the Jealous Guys is a country
band baswed in Melbourne. In 2017, they supported
the Deslondes, Lillie Mae and Tomato Tomato
and played festivals, Out on the Weekend and
New Year's Evie. They released their first
album in July 2018 at The Spotted Mallard.
They hosted a tribute to the 50th anniversary
of the incredible record by the Byrds, Sweetheart
of the Rodeo at the recent Out On The Weekend
Festival and were nominated for Best Country
Album in the 2018 Age Music Victoria Awards.
Bring your dancing shoes for this one!
HAVANA PALAVA (11.45am)
Havana Palava is a vibrant street band of
brass, saxophones and percussion who take
their energetic cacophony of Latin, African,
Balkan, jazz, blues and ska rhythms to the
people. Melbournes bright pink and black
Palavas love to dress up, get the crowd dancing
and create a carnival atmosphere.
The Music March led by Havana Palava
At 11.45am join us on the 7-Eleven corner
for a noisy march down Yarralea Street to
open the Festival. BYO drums, horns, whistles,
|THE ALPHINGTONES (12.50pm)
Established in 2005, The Alphingtones Community
Choir is a four part choir that embraces community,
friendship, and the joy of music. Our repertoire
covers many music genres. They are currently
led by the talented Ursula Paez who has extended
their skills in many ways in both music &
linguistics! The Alphingtone's repertoire
covers all genres, and all levels of expertise.
Above all, they like to have fun!
SUZETTE HERFT (2.35pm)
Suzette Herft, is a captivating troubadour
and songwriter from the folk / Americana
/ country traditions. This Sri-Lankan born,
but true Melbournian, shines with a natural
grace and presence that lights up any stage.
"Suzette sings from her soul, she glows
when she sings...and every song is
plucked with precision from her heart"
Mundy (Ireland). Suzette has won wide acclaim
for her brilliant tribute show 'Shining'
dedicated to Joan Baez, the voice
for the voiceless at numerous festivals
around Australia, including standing ovations
to full houses in past Port Fairy Folk Festivals.
Kraken are a Darebin based musical collective
who were friends long before we played music
together. There is a LARGE element of Craic
in Kraken. We draw our influences from folk,
gospel, traditional Irish, bluegrass and just
about any other genre that makes people happy.
Our music is a fusion of the traditional and
the contemporary incorporating soulful ballads
with face-melting electrified guitar, banjo
and fiddle solos.
|MICH McMANUS BAND (12.10pm)
Singer Songwriter Mich McManus has spent the
last decade playing venues around the world
and returned to Melbourne in 2017. A regular
artist at the Troubadour in Old Brompton road
and the likes of the Half Moon made famous
by the Rolling Stones and the Bulls Head in
Barnes. Michs passionate voice and original
songs matched the Troubadour tradition made
infamous by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Bob
Dylan and Sandy Deny. Her time in London was
signed off by her goodbye video titled Naked
that you can all find on on Youtube. Michs
time in Vancouver was marked by a charity
performance Voices in the Woods at small iconic
church made famous by Joni Mitchell herself;
and an acoustically incredible experience
performing in UBCs Chan Centre for the
Performing Arts. Her passionate voice and
alternative folk songs have loyal followers
in London, Vancouver, Melbourne and Singapore.