SUMMER of Soul 2017 is gearing up to treat punters to a day of soulful sights and sounds, capping off a brilliant few days of local music festival entertainment.
Held at Mossvale Park this Saturday, January 7, The Summer of Soul has a diverse line-up that will grace the stage at the park’s leafy amphitheatre.
Set up for the festival will commence at Mossvale Park tomorrow, Thursday January 5.
Tickets sales have been excellent but some are still available so don’t miss out on the opportunity to check out the world class line-up of artists who will be gracing the stage on Saturday.
To kick off the day, That Gold Street Sound, a Motown Funk, Rock and Soul band from Melbourne will make you shake your tail feather.
From the USA, on a short Australian tour, don’t miss your chance to experience the warm, soulful pop grooves of one of the best live bands on the planet: Lake Street Dive.
The Cat Empire’s charismatic frontman, Felix Riebl, is performing with his band Paper Doors.
African guitar giant, Vieux Farka Toure, often referred to as The Hendrix of the Sahara, will mesmerize us all.
Experience the sound of dive bars, strobe lights and tape decks with the band GL, cruising on glowing synths, gritty drum-machines, and the stratospheric vocals of lead vocalist Ella Thompson.
Soul crooner Simon Burke and his band The Meltdown is a band known for horn heavy dance floor cuts and majestic down-tempo country soul, evoking big skies and long open roads.
The Sugarcanes are Melbourne’s most revered Rock n Soul quintet due to its keen attention to those old soul sounds that, with the help of Lucy’s powerful vocals, are transformed into a modern rock n roll take on the classic heartbroken genre.
A band boasting an elegant line in sweet soul, The Do Yo Thangs, is a seven-piece outfit that feature lush vocal harmonies and nasty beats.
Like a summer festival in a band, the sunshiny, super smooth harmonizing and hell tight rhythm section make for good times and complement the formidable vocal power house that is lead singer Audrey Boyle.
The Do Yo Thangs are sure to insight outbursts of head bopping, lip pouting, and come “highly recommended”.
Lovers of soulful music, good food, local brews, and a relaxing festival environment will be sure to enjoy this day of good times and great sounds during the Summer of Soul.
BYO food and beverages (no glass please), or else select from a dazzling array of local food, wine, beer and craft stalls.
Under 14 free.
Parking is free, or organise a ticket on the shuttle buses from Cowes, San Remo, Inverloch, Wonthaggi or Leongatha.
Pre-purchased tickets $70/$80 are available online through Oztix, at a number of local ticket outlets or through the Lyrebird Arts Council website at www.lyrebirdartscouncil.com.au