Now entering its third year and promising “Gorgeous Music, Gorgeous Wine, Gorgeous Food”, South Australia’s aptly titled Gorgeous Festival has announced the lineup for its 2013 edition as the festival turns into a two-day event.
Started in 2011 and located in the gorgeous (detecting a theme?) winery region of McLaren Vale, Gorgeous Festival has annually been gathering a fine selection of Australian musical talent together with a family friendly environment of good sounds, sights, eats, and tipples, and this year as the event stretches to two days – taking place Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November – allows even more bands to hit the South Australian Festival.
Leading the pack are headliners John Butler Trio and Eskimo Joe, with the former taking the closing spot on the Friday evening after sets from award-winning, cowboy tear-inducing Lanie Lane, the beautifully voiced (and bearded) Steve Smyth, leftfield pop duo Microwave Jenny, and Laura Hill.
Eskimo Joe, who are currently on the road playing their intimate, acoustic winter tour, will be headlining on the Saturday night, presumably showcasing from their latest, crowdfunded album (which broke the previously held Pozible record). They’ll be closing a day that features urban roots collective Blue King Brown, ARIA scooping blues n roots outfit The Audreys, singer-songwriter Paul Greene, Indigenous luminary Thelma Plum, Sydney songsmith Paul James, the fusion sounds of Brother Fox, and Gemini Downs.
The music isn’t the only thing that gives the South Australian Festival its name though. Complementing the selection of bands playing the main stage is a host of arts programs, cooking events, the Gorgeous Bar stocked to the brim with the finest wine and beverages, and even a selection of local restaurants and chefs will be on site to provide gourmet food and drink.
Gorgeous Festival 2013 Lineup
Friday 22nd Nov 2013
John Butler Trio
Saturday 23rd November 2013
Blue King Brown
Gorgeous Festival 2013 Dates & Tickets
Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd November, 2013
McLaren Vale, South Australia
Tickets on sale soon from www.gorgeousfestival.com.au