IlluminARTe Wollondilly Music Acts Announced

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IlluminARTe Wollondilly Music Acts Announced

Posted on: 19.04.2016

Picton is gearing up for illuminARTe Wollondilly on Saturday 7th May. IlluminARTe Wollondilly is proud to recognise our Principal Music Festival Partner – Governor’s Hill. Excitement is increasing with the announcement of some big name music acts that will be gracing the stage in Picton.

Local orchestral performers Picton Strings will kick off the festival at midday with local acts continuing through the afternoon including Third Hour Band, Rani’s Fire, Annika Jeffries and The Generators.

Christie Lamb is a vibrant multi-instrumental award winning singer songwriter. The talented songstress was voted ‘Country Music Channel New Oz Artist of the Year 2015’ by Australian Country Music Fans and has followed on from this success to receive the most prestigious award in Australian Country Music, a Golden Guitar for ‘CMAA New Talent of the Year 2016’.

Tori Darke was named a finalist in the ‘Female Artist of the Year’ for the 2016 Golden Guitar Awards and has since been nominated in the ‘Female Artist of the Year’ & ‘Oz Artist of the Year’ for the upcoming CMC Awards.  With her powerful vocals, heartbreakingly beautiful voice, passionate song writing and mesmerising on-stage presence, Tori Darke continues to capture audiences with the release of her second album and as she continues to make her mark in the music industry.

Liam Maihi is a talented self-taught musician from the South Coast of New South Wales. He turned all 4 chairs on Channel 9s hit TV Show “The Voice” in 2015 and went on to perform in the Grand Final.  Liam’s original songs are heartfelt stories delivered with passion. He has a unique style and his music is an extension of himself. Liam performs with an acoustic guitar and his voice and delivers a mix of old & new, covers & originals to keep audiences hanging on every tune.  He names Matt Corby, John Mayer, Bob Marley and Bon Iver as his musical icons.

Performances will kick off at midday and go through to 9pm in Menangle Street Picton.Since she stepped into the public spectrum as a 16-year-old, Tori has been dubbed as one of the most promising young country artists on the Australian music scene. Her powerful vocals, heartbreakingly beautiful voice, passionate songwriting and mesmerising on-stage presence has seen her debut EP and debut album make a huge impact. She’s also already shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business, an incredible achievement for an up-and-coming performer, who is forging her own way and breaking the mould as she goes.

For more information, contact Kym Buck, Community Projects Officer - Events on 4677 9505, or email kym.buck@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au.