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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Beat-boxing, live looping, mouth trumpet, shredding electric guitar, stomp box and lyrics you’ll get hooked on? It’s no wonder this energetic duo are making fast friends with audiences all over Australia, winning the crowd over at Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Fest in 2013 and 2014!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
‘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.’
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!
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”.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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
9 km through Kandanga
Over Doyles Bridge
Turn left onto Mitchell Creek Rd
into the festival Valley
Lot 3 Mitchell Creek Road
9 km through Kandanga
Over Doyles Bridge
Turn left onto Mitchell Creek Rd
into the festival Valley
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!
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!
FREE RANGE produce
GOURMET salads and breads
You can't go hungry at this festival! You may have trouble choosing though, with such a HUGE variety available!
TASTY vegetarian options
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.
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!
Prizes for best dressed!
Vintage Caravan Run
All welcome. PRIZES
to be won!
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!