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Mullum Music Festival : From Exhilaration to Contemplation…

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Caiti Baker Press Shot 45 _ Photo by Michelle Grace HunderMusic transforms. Music Unites. Music connects. And this year the music is the magic that happens at Mullum Music Festival, running 4 nights and 3 days (15-18 November) in the halls, pubs, streets and clubs of Mullumbimby.

The first artist announcement heralded an impressive line-up of international artists including Bombino, Mad Professor, Jah9, Osaka Monaurail, Saint Sister, Turner Brown Band and Australian artists Gordi, Kaiit, Hat Fitz and Cara, and Jordie Lane. The second artist announcement introduces more wild and spirited good times ahead with genre benders from around the globe including Ben Ottewell, Mike Love, Gabriella Cohen, Caiti Baker, William Crighton, Lior, Thando and many more!

Ben Ottewell brings the power of riff with his acoustic driven solo work to the stage after stepping out with his veteran UK guitar band Gomez, earlier this year after a four year hiatus.

Conscious Rock roots reggae genre defyer, the nature sprite that is Ohau’s Mike Love brings his deeply spiritual message based music to the stage, leaving audiences moved by the passionate and musical call back to nature – a truly religious experience!

Gabriella Cohen is cool incarnate with her debut record Full Closure praised internationally for it’s dreamy fuzz soaked pop-scapes.

Darwin’s Caiti Baker combines raw hip hop talent with delicious soul and R&B with Rolling Stone declaring her songs on her latest release  Zinc  as ‘uniquely wonderful’.

William Crighton returns to share his powerful analogues of lived experience, shaking the dust from his boots once again at Mullum Fest in what is sure to be deeply profound performance. Crighton’s pounding rock soul is a universal language that effortlessly traverse the dark valleys’ of the human condition.

Melbourne based singer/songwriter Lior brings his beautifully crafted songs to the stage with a full string section goes straight to the heart, while the pure soul experience of Zimbabwean born Thando goes right to the dancefloor.

Mullum Music Festival also welcomes the ecstatic pulses and furious mash ups of Sydney based quintet, Tangents, the smooth harmonies of tropical ambassador Bobby Alu, the nu-soul and jazz of Ladyslug, funky fem-hop from 8 piece soul Queens:  The Mamas and the insane horniness of Melbourne’s New Orleans style big brass band Horns of Leroy.

From sheer reckless exhilaration to quiet moments of acoustic contemplation Mullum Music Festival offers up the complete music lovers experience. Also joining the bill are The Northern Folk, Sharny Russell, the Cartridge Family, Ramblin’ Ash, Ash & Sara, Georgia Fields, Dao of Dylan, The Wanderers, Tullara, Naga Buah, Michael John Bryant, Brekky Boy and so much more.

Tickets now on sale at www.mullummusicfestival.com

Gabriella Cohen

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