MITCHELL CREEK 2015

18-21 SEPT  |  SUNSHINE COAST

ROCK 'N' BLUES FEST

3 NIGHTS|150+ ARTISTS|FREE CAMPING

ABOUT

Experiences like the Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest are designed to get you out of dodge and take you on an adventure that connects you with friends, soul & roots music and like minded people in an intimate and inspirational setting.

This all weekender festival features:

Cracking rock bands and blues artists.

2 Stages alternating continually next to each other  - so you won’t miss a band artist!!

Limited tickets, so you can get lost in the music without getting lost in the massive crowds!

Exclusive private campgrounds and BYO, so toilets, showers, food & drink queues will never be a problem!

All weekend passes, students half price and kids under 12 free...grab your tickets now to the 2015 Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest and tell your friends too!

3 days&nights
150+ Artists
Free Onsite
Camping
Tasty Food
BYO Alcohol
Beautiful
Aussie Bush
Setting

 

 

An authentic all-weekend, long-weekend experience.

An intimate capacity show set in and around the Mitchell Creek Valley.

A place where toilets, showers, food and bar access are never a problem.

A real campsite  (dry, clean and you are never more than 100m from food, light, power, bins, facilities and music).

In beautiful, grassy, bushy Australia in the valley surrounds of a natural mountainous amphitheatre featuring bunya pines, cedar trees, and the big, big starry sky.

The greatest weekend of our year!

Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Festival is…

HEADLINERS EVERY NIGHT

YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS ANY OF THEM - GRAB A WEEKENDER PASS & BOOK MONDAY OFF WORK...SERIOUSLY!

150+Artists

ON SALE NOW!!

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LINEUP

2015 LINEUP

Throughout their career, ‘The Floating Bridges’ have supported the likes of John Butler Trio, Katchafire, Jimmy Barnes, The Beautiful Girls and Kingswood, while performing at countless music festivals, including Woodford Folk Festival, Caloundra Music Festival and Big Pineapple Music Festival.

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AGNES BLUE (Formerly known as Jack and The Bom) are a high energy 3 piece Rock/Roots band from the small beach side town of Agnes Water, QLD, made up of Family members Jack on Guitar and Vocals, Frea on Drums and Darren on Bass Guitar.

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The Tommyhawks are a rockin’ all-girl four-piece (vox/sax/bass/guitars/drums plus mando,banjo and tambo sprinkles) who explode with gutsy, blues-fueled songs.

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They're loud. They're raw. They're memorable. Fronted by redheaded powerhouse Leah Martin-Brown, Evol Walks are bringing rock back to its roots. “If Green Day and Joan Jett had a kid, it would be Evol Walks. ” — GFM.FM Radio

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2011 ARIA Blues and Roots nominees and I-Tunes Australian Blues and Roots album of the year winners, Backsliders have been playing, touring the festival circuit and recording for 27 years. The latest release (due March 2014) ‘Dark Side’, their 13th to date, features their trademark driving Delta and Mississippi Hill country blues sounds mixed in with original 21st Century new blues anthems.

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Dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ, a player who can pump, pamper and occasionally pound the most unbelievable sounds from a keyboard: sounds that are intense, ferocious and sometimes transcendent.

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‘Cheap Fakes. 4YO. Looking for passionate, sweet and classy audience. Must be genuine. We are a brass funk six-piece that’s fuelled by a bluesy soul with a hint of rock. We are a much loved live band from South East Queensland’s music scene. You must be the same.’

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The Urban Chiefs are one of the hardest working roots rock bands in OZ. Lovers of psychedelic, blues slide guitar, insane percussive grooves, whisky sour vocals and powerhouse soul mama backing will love these guys!

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No strangers to the Mitchell Creek stage these favourites deliver gritty, bluesy notes and tones; rocky guitar riffs with funk/reggae flavours that will have you howling for more...literally! This year, the guys will be bringing a brand new album for your hungry ears too.

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The Soul Men are an all live, 11 piece band specialty Blues Brothers Tribute Show, with lines from the movies, choreographed dancing, and faithful reproductions of music from the movies and albums in a fast paced, power packed show.  These guys always go down a treat, we love them at Mitchell Creek and so will you!

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She looks like an angel… roars like a lion… and plays guitar like a demon! She’s been likened to the great Janis Joplin… ‘a female John Butler’. In his article at australianstage.com.au, reviewer Lloyd Bradford Syke called her “Australia’s answer to Melissa Etheridge”.

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Australian Blues guitarist and singer, Fiona Boyes, has been variously described by reviewers as a ‘musical anomaly’, ‘Bonnie Raitt’s evil twin’, or simply as ‘scaring the hell out of me’. How did this fair-haired gal, born and raised in Melbourne, Australia become an internationally recognised and awarded recording and touring artist?

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Lighting up the Australian blues scene, The Bella Reunion have a rich shared history spanning nearly 20 years. Steeped in the legacy of Chicago and Memphis blues with the timeless emotional spirit of the great Stax and Motown soul legends, this blistering original four-piece have been going from strength to strength since last year's festival. A must see this year!

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Hold your breath. Frontwoman Tasha Zappala whirls her flaming hair out across a compound of original musical creation, animated rhythms merge to form a wholly unique sound.  Swimming through a pond of deep sounds, tidal lyrics and electric skies, this band will have you floating.

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Jimmy Watts is a soulful, grass roots, traveling blues-man with a uniquely raw sound and a passion for performing live.  A one of a kind gentleman of the road and a journeyman through and through; he is a truly memorable performer and one of Australia's many great independent musical talents.

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Drawing influences from (and inevitably comparisons to) the likes of The Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters and Wolfmother, SE Queensland's MOTHWING are an international sounding rock band, yet still as Aussie as pluggers. This high energy group has an explosive repertoire that will captivate your attention until the end of the show.

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Drawing on a myriad of life experiences Andy's unique style of blues rhythm's in combination with soulful vocals and harmonica takes the music on a journey beyond traditional 12 bar blues formats. No two songs sound the same, with unexpected musical surprises around every corner.

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The Marji Curran Band, Girl next door or rebel rocker? Canberra-based artist Marji Curran has built her career on her chameleon ability to sing like an angel while rocking out to the driving force of an eclectic fusion of blues beats.

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Described as dynamic, vibrant and refreshingly different, with the full  power of a band you will be enchanted, enraptured and entertained by the KNiKi+Mike Beale Project. You loved them last year and with a string of international festivals under their belt since, you'll love them even more this year on the Mitchell Creek stage.

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"It's hard to tell how much of his face-contorting, hip-swinging, hand-flailing, and sweat-drenched boot-shuffling is part of a character he has created or if it's genuinely how he is, but the singer is one of the most entertaining, charismatic, and brilliantly ridiculous Australian front-men around right now" - Paul McBride, The AU Review.

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Frank Sultana dwells comfortably in this vintage stylistic world, where the song is still king, and nothing beats a great story... His band, the Sinister Kids, are much like a family of transient musicians, and can vary on stage from Frank and a backing singer, to a 9 peice band..At its core, however are 4 talented young artists...

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Powerful, straight ahead, rocking songs. Christina's vibe is a warm and lighthearted energy in spite of the significant life hurdles she has faced and she has not allowed the negatives to impact on her love of playing music.

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Sharing a passion for the music from this iconic era that spawned so many enduring classic rock legends,

four inspired musicians formed Late For Woodstock in 1998 to bring these classic sounds and images back to live audiences.

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The rumbling bass lines of Bernardo Lopes feverishly intertwine with innovative, soaring guitars of life long friend Manduka ‘Dukes’ Armando. The two Brazilian migrants fuse influence with the Australian born powerhouse Julian Lardis on drums and the eccentric energy of Tomi Gray on vocals.

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Tony Cini’s Blues Explosion is coming to Mitchell Creek to showcase some of Australia’s top blues and roots acts supported by up-and-coming artists. Blues Explosion has featured some of the country’s premier blues and roots performers such as Chase the Sun, Ray Beadle, Marshall and the Fro, Gail Page, Darren Jack, Kim Churchill, just to name a few.

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Fearlessly independent, the genre defying Hussy Hicks have followed a trail of possibilities, random twists and turns and discovered a musical world all of their own. Their influences are drawn from family record collections of old skool blues and country, and from their travels, combining a distinctly australian roots edge with european gypsy guitar, arabic rhythms and optimistic social commentaries.

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It starts in your toes, a little twitch, which takes over your right foot. Suddenly your whole leg is thumping uncontrollably to the driving beat and you find yourself dragged to the dance floor. How anyone can resist the pull of a sound that’s been described as “Swampy, Stomp Jazz” is beyond comprehension.

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Laura and the Blackjacks are a groovin', stompin' mix of style and charm. Be prepared to be whisked away to a time when suspenders were cool, and punters were not afraid to wiggle and jive to dapper buskers playing their blues away. Walking bass lines will cause your toes days of pleasure and Laura's lyrical style will make you sing in the shower like you're a diva in disguise.

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It can take being away from home, long hours spent in transit, a lack of sleep and language barriers to make you realise how good our lives are in Australia. Riding the highs and lows of touring, Caravãna Sun, you could say had a big 2014.  With the announcement of their 2015 summer tour ‘Under A Southern Sky’, next year is set to be an even bigger one yet.

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Moski Jo is a four piece Indie- Folk band from Brisbane with a dash of gyspy, blues and reggae. They put all their heart into meaningful lyrics and a captivating live performance, resulting in a passionate explosion of musical energy.

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This exciting show captures the essence of one of the most influential female rock stars. Immerse yourself in the sounds of classic Joplin tracks such as ‘Me & Bobby McGee, Ball & Chain, Down on me, Mercedes Benz & of course ‘Piece of my heart’ plus many more classic Janis Joplin on this journey that is an evening with Janice doing Janis.

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Capturing that energy has been the approach The Twine has always taken into the studio. With four studio records already released, The Twine continue to do what they do best – taking the stage and giving both themselves and the audience a truly memorable experience.

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A culmination of songs from 30s till now.  Jugblues, jazzblues, bluesblues, ragblues, soulblues and sillyblues. The Blueskillet Rovers are a hit at parties, wedding receptions, back yards, beer gardens, street corners, verandas, bars, Scotty’s place, your place and even large cruise ships!!

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Annie J and "Fusion" formed in late 2013 are a sunshine coast based band blending Funk ,Soul, Reggae ,Hip-hop and Jazz into a rhythmic dance groove that will get you off your seats and movin'.

 

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Lecia Louise is an Australian songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and singer. Her musical style contains elements of rock, folk, blues, jazz, alternative pop. Lecia’s music has seen her perform in Hong Kong, London, The USA, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Italy, The Netherlands, The Solomon Islands, Scotland, New Zealand, Singapore and around Australia.

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In high-heeled boots, armed with her guitar and stomp box, sunshine coast’s Olivia Ruth creates a sassy, raw vocal mix that leaves audiences stunned and asking… who is Olivia Ruth?

 

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GETTING THERE

DRIVING

The Mitchell Creek Rock 'N' Blues Fest is situated on a beautiful 90 acre property in the heart of Queensland's Mary Valley just 2 hours drive north of Brisbane & 45 minutes west of Noosa.

Lot 3 Mitchell Creek Rd

Upper Kandanga

Mary Valley

Noosa Hinterland

9 km through Kandanga

Over Doyles Bridge

Turn left onto Mitchell Creek Rd

into the festival Valley

WHERE?

Lot 3 Mitchell Creek Road

Upper Kandanga

Mary Valley

Noosa Hinterland

9 km through Kandanga

Over Doyles Bridge

Turn left onto Mitchell Creek Rd

into the festival Valley

WHERE EXACTLY?

26°25'1.10"S

152°37'14.46"E

26°25'1.10"S

152°37'14.46"E

**Regular terms and conditions apply; not available on public and school holidays; booking should be a minimum of 4 days.

FOOD FEST

Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest is for food lovers too, offering some of the best of Noosa Hinterland Flavours!

 

 

Fresh, locally grown produce;

Distinct regional flavours;

Super tasty meals for just $10-$15;

Stay for Monday Recovery!

MONDAY

RECOVERY

SESSION

 

Don't rush off Monday, stay and recover with the tastiest local food that the hinterland has to offer - our food vendors are sticking around just for you!

GOURMET salads and breads

 

You can't go hungry at this festival! You may have trouble choosing though, with such a HUGE variety available!

F

ree Range Produce

V

egetarian

  Options

Why not

tell a friend?

Bump in from 8am Friday, bump out Monday at your leisure. Hang around, enjoy a tasty breakky from our Food Fest vendors.

ACCOMMODATION

This is your opportunity to relax by the babbling creek that runs through this authentic Aussie rural setting.

What better way to revel in the atmosphere of local and national artists and bands, than camping right here on site! And, it's included in your ticket price!

This 90 acre property has camping sites ideally situated in this private valley with the babbling brook nearby.

Great camping - you'll be dry, clean and  never more than 100m from food, light, power, bins, facilities and music.

Plenty of areas for parking, tents, campervans & caravans  available.

If you have VIP passes & can't make it early let us know how many vehicles and tents and we will allocate an area for you!

Onsite Camping included!

Hot Showers!

Clean Toilets!

Prizes for best dressed!

BACK TO
WOOD STOCK

2015

MITCHELL CREEK

Vintage Caravan Run

All welcome. PRIZES

to be won!

MOTOWN

No tent or van? No worries!

Stay at our "Tent Motel"!

Cabin style tents complete with an awning, carpet, 12v light, beds and roll up windows. We will even supply your bed linen etc!

FESTIVAL PARTNERS