To celebrate the return of live music and in particular, women in music, the inaugural Wildflower Festival is set to take place in March and April next year. 

With a roster made up exclusively of the country’s best female singer-songwriters, we could not be more excited to see a lineup levelling out the gender representation often found on festival bills. So we’re giving 15 lucky fans (and 15 very lucky friends) the chance to head along to the festival in the location of your choosing.

Set amongst three incredible locations around the country, Wildflower Festival is due to kick off at Rochford Wines in the picturesque Yarra Valley (VIC) on March 12th, before moving on to Riverstage in Brisbane (QLD) on March 19th, and wrapping up at the Roche Estate in the stunning Hunter Valley (NSW) on April 2nd.

If you’re lucky enough to be heading along to one of the shows, you’ll bare witness to live sets from some of Australia’s most accomplished musicians, with the likes of Missy Higgins, Kate Miller-Heidke, Kasey Chambers, Sarah Blasko, ThornBird (Vikki Thorn of The Waifs), Deborah Conway, and Alice Skye set to grace the stages.

“I’m beyond thrilled to be a part of Wildflower. All the women involved are total inspirations and some were actually really big influences on me in the early days of my career,” enthused Missy Higgins, who’s set to headline the event.

“There’s something about being on the road with so many powerful creative women, it’s so rare it kind of creates magic when it happens.”

Beaming, Kate Miller-Heidke said “The line-up contains some of my musical and personal heroes, as well as some dear friends, and it’s going to be unforgettable not just for the audience but for us as well.

“It’s been a rough couple of years, and I can’t think of a more beautiful catharsis than being a part of this festival. It’s impossible for me to overstate how much I’m looking forward to it. Humans need connection. Wildflower will be a celebration of everything that brings people together. I’m actually choking up slightly at the mere thought of it!”

Empire Touring’s General Manager, Isobel Lanesman, the brains behind the whole concept, effused:

“Wildflower is here to celebrate women in music, many festival lineups have an underrepresentation of women. It is a time to celebrate women in Australian music – artists, producers, and designers – collaborating to bring together a show of extraordinary talents.”

To be in the running for one of the fifteen (!) double passes, all you have to do is fill out the form below, which will subscribe you to our Live Music Observer and Indie Observer newsletters and let us know which of the three shows you’d like to head along to – Yarra Valley (VIC), Brisbane (QLD), or Hunter Valley (NSW) – and which performer you’re most excited to see. It’s that easy!

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Wildflower Festival

Saturday, 12 March
Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley, VIC

Sunday, 19 March
Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD

Saturday, 2 April
Roche Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW

Competition runs from October 21st 2021 2pm AEDT and ends December 12th 2021 9pm AEDT. Only Australian residents aged 18+ are eligible.

Terms and conditions can be found here.


Competition:We’re giving away a whopping 15 double passes to Wildflower Festival featuring Australia’s finest female musicians
Entrants:Only Australian residents aged 18+ are eligible
Entry Period:Starts October 21st 2021 2pm AEDT and ends December 12th 2021 9pm AEDT.
  1. Log on to this page
  2. Fill in all the required data fields on the entry form
Limit:One (1) entry per person
Prize Determination:The winner will be chosen based on originality
Notification: By email within a week of the winner being chosen
Claim Period:Within 4 weeks from the date of Notification. [Note: 3 months in South Australia. Shortest claim period is 4 minutes in NSW]
Unclaimed Prize Determination:Should the winner not claim the prize within 4 weeks from the date of Notification, a new winner will be chosen. The new winner will be notified via email within a week of the Prize Determination.
Prize:15 x double passes to Wildflower Festival, valued at $278 each (VIC, NSW), $290.60 (QLD).
Total Prize Pool Value:$4,233
Prize Conditions:
  1. Entrants must have a fully completed Brag Observer profile
  2. Entrants agree to be signed up to the Live Music Observer and Indie Observer newsletters (which are free and can be unsubscribed from at any time after the competition ends).

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