It’s music, music, music at Mullum
Four days of music, 100 performances and events – the Mullum Music Fest starts today (Nov 25) and continues until Sunday.
With something for everyone, indie lovers in particular are in for a treat with a program featuring some of the best international and national indie acts on the planet, with New York’s Kaki King topping the bill.
For King, her music is about philosophy, connection and breaking the rules.
Her latest album, ‘Junior’, is her fourth and is a testament to her love of powerful sad songs.
Fellow American indie-folk performer Pieta Brown brings together the humility of Loretta Lynn, the honest modern rock punch of PJ Harvey and the hipster swagger and poetry of Cat Power.
Australian indie pop also gets a look-in at the festival with Washington and Tinpan Orange.
Other performers include Harry James Angus; Melbourne’s Jen Cloher and Jordie Lane; Mama Kin; Jackie Marshall and Ilona Harker, who puts pedal to the metal with her indie country pop.
Regarded as Australia’s leading jazz vocalist, interpreter, trumpet player and composer, Vince Jones will grace the festival stage on Saturday and Sunday.
It’s been six years between drinks, and for many fans, a lifetime between releases.
Vince’s new album is ‘Modern Folk’.
Local Northern Rivers acts make up about a third of the bill and include M Jack Bee, Christian Pyle, Ilona Harker, Juzzie Smith, Karl Farren, Ghost Mountain, Scarlett Affection, Greg Sheehan and a swag of others.
Festival director Glenn Wright said that this year there would be more outdoor spaces, including the new ‘magic boulevard’ which is at the front of the Mullumbimby high school.
There’s also lots on offer for the kids, plus the Scarlett’s School’s concert performance.
“We’re getting more adventurous, adding more talks and workshops and diversity to the program,” Mr Wright said.
Day tickets and season passes are available to the festival from www.mullummusicfestival.com or phone 66846195.