Glenns getting music going

EXCITED: Mullum Music Festival founder Glenn Wright.
EXCITED: Mullum Music Festival founder Glenn Wright. Veda Dante

EIGHT venues, 70 acts and thousands of punters: Mullum Music Festival is set to live up to its promise as a musical tasting plate of local, national and international musicians.

"Of the internationals, we are blessed to have The Abyssinians - they are as legendary as the Congos and will be performing with their Jamaican band," festival founder Glenn Wright said.

"We also have Joe Pug, an amazing Chicago-born singer/songwriter who at only 26 is very much a star of the future," Glenn said.

"We like to keep the program diverse and a very special artist performing is Boubacar Traore from Mali. He plays a blues style that is a cross-cultural blend of Africa and the blues greats of the US.

"Also this year there is a strong line-up of new indie acts that you would hear on youth radio including the UK's Will and The People, Gosling and The Winter People."

Australia's Tim Freedman is set to make a solo appearance at the Courthouse Hotel.

"I was a fan of The Whitlams and remember those early gigs," Glenn said. "I think it's special to see people like Tim, who typically play larger venues, performing in places where they began."

Last year's popular New Orleans-style street parade will also make a return, enabling locals to join the band.

The festival is from November 22-25. For performance times and details, call 6684 6195 or go to www.mullum

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