SAT 30 SEPT
WITH KING STONE
BBQ & KIDS ACTIVITIES
LIVE ON THE BIG SCREEN
sat 14 oct
W MILK TEDDIE / BISCOTTI
Don't miss your chance to catch two of the city's finest in your hometown. Ciggie Witch, featuring members of much loved touring outfit The Ocean Party, play rock and roll songs with lyrics that will stick in your head for days. Dag, originally from the sun-baked plains of Queensland, are more like Dylan gone electric - folk songs with a hard edge, written for the problems of a modern world.
SAT 21 OCT
Since launching his recording career a decade ago, Justin Townes Earle has established a reputation as a singular leading light in the Americana music community. With fearless, personally charged lyrical insight and infectious melodic craftsmanship, the young veteran singer-songwriter has built a rich, personally charged body of work.
$50 + BF
FRI 27 OCT
"You & The
W Liam Gerner and The Royal High Jinx
With a combination of lyrical honesty and charming melodies, Lizzie Flynn writes songs that blend a little satirical storytelling with a lot of joyful emotion. Her latest album, You & The Open Sky, is to be launched in September / October 2017 (see tour details below). It is a collection of original songs, which weave audiences through toe-tapping country to tender ballads withsongs of lessons learnt and love lost. Prisoner in my own Town, from the album, was shortlisted in the 2016 Vanda and Young Songwriter Awards, alongside songwriters such as Josh Pyke, Tash Sultana and Gretta Ray.
Highlights of 2016/2017 included performing live on ABC radio and being interviewed by Christine Anu (September 2016), composing songs for the theatre production of ‘Two Weeks with the Queen’ (October 2016) and performing at the Bellingen Turtle Festival, Gold Coast Music Festival and the 2017 Illawarra Folk Festival with her band, Lizzie Flynn & The Reckoning. Lizzie has produced several independent albums, including Hush, which received an Arts Queensland Grant, with the title track described as ‘stunning’ Noel Mengel, The Courier Mail.
SUN 5 NOV
W DAVID BLUMBERG & THE MARABY BAND
Ben Salter is releasing his third solo album, Back Yourself, through ABC Music on 1st September. Recorded in Salter’s new home of Tasmania over the past twelve months, it is another eclectic collection of songs ranging from acoustic ballads to prog-metal work outs. It is sure to fail to win him the widespread commercial success he has half-heartedly aspired to for the past twenty years, but as a piece of art it is a tour de force. Armed with a freshly minted band, Salter will be hitting the road in October and November attempting to sell his nebulous message, and hopefully some physical copies of his new album, to the people of Australia.
$15 + BF
SAT 11 NOV
POISON CITY PRESENTS
ROCKET SCIENCE / CABLE TIES / MOD CON / TV HAZE /
THE PINK TILES / FLOUR / DJ FEE-B SQUARED
$25 + BF
SUN 12 NOV
Cloistered in the old rickety family house in their home town of Esk in Queensland, the musical sisters’ traditional Christmasfestivities have until now been shrouded in secrecy. For this very special season they let you into their world of egg nog, panty-hose and painted chokos. From Enya to Silent Night, Daft Punk to The Twelve Days Of Christmas, these dysfunctional sisters take family get-togethers to a new level. Come and join these off-the-wall siblings as they turn your Christmas into a stuffed ham. With their unusual array of instruments from cheese grater to toilet brush, tuba to musical saw, settle in for what could be your kookiest Christmas party yet.
$45 + BF
SUN 19 NOV
Ash Grunwald performing live at the Theatre Royal.
Stay tuned for further info and support artists.
SAT 25 NOV
BALLS 'N' ALL
DOORS : 8:00PM
SUN 10 DEC
W Special Guests
One of Australia's favourite storytellers, Josh Pyke has today announced a regional tour of Australia alongside the news that he'll be hanging up his Josh Pyke boots and going on hiatus from the end of the year. To celebrate his illustrious career and to say 'goodbye for now,' he will be embarking on a massive regional tour in November and December, kicking off on November 3 at the Byron Bay Brewery, moving through to Port Macquarie, Katoomba, Henley Beach, Norwood, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns, Belgrave, Ballarat, and finishing up at Theatre Royal in Castlemaine on December 10
SUN 31 DEC
SUGAR FED LEOPARDS / TEK TEK / EMPAT LIMA
Party on with our favourite bands the Sugar Fed Leopards, TEK TEK and Empat lima.
Dress up for your cruise ship holiday. There'll be food, tropical drinks and all kinds of weird fun.