Saturday 6pm 3 June to Monday 10am 5 June
Gascoyne Junction Pavilion - Scott Street
Featuring international festival favourites and set in the ‘Guts of the Gascoyne’ the 2016 Gascoyne River Music Festival boasts a jam packed program guaranteed to enliven one’s spirit and get everyone dancing - Upper Gascoyne Style!
Set south of the Kennedy Range National Park the Community of Gascoyne Junction is proud to present a vibrant weekend of Arts, Culture and of course Music: ALL FREE, ALL FUN and ALL Family Friendly!
Early morning walking tours in the Gascoyne River Sculpture trail, late night shenanigan on the main stage, arts, craft and circus workshops, twilight yoga and a Flying Robot Film Festival - We have it ALL, and it happens to be set under the vast night sky in the Outback of the North West….
Pack your camping gear and check your maps, Gascoyne Junction now has a brand new Pub and Tourist Park offering the connivence of fuel, food and camping facilities right next to the Gascoyne River Festival site! www.junctiontouristpark.com Food Market and Licensed Bar will also be on the festival site.
This Festival is made possible with funding from Department of Culture and the Arts, Lotterywest, Healthway, Country Arts WA and is a partnership between the Shire of Upper Gascoyne and Gascoyne in May INC.
International Circus Performers with The School of the Air Families and Youth of Gascoyne Junction will host ‘CircUS’ workshops in all things circus! Try your hand at juggling, hula hooping, tight rope walking and even trapeze at the many workshops over the weekend. Also look out for weaving, painting and other various workshops over the weekend.
Then head to the main stage and be swept away by head-line acts Mark Atkins, Johan Wellton, Perth Symphony Orchestra, Grace Barbe, Dave Mann, Bec Schofield, James Abberley and local heroes, Sundown, The Dry Corner, as well as international aerial enchantresses, Jade Mills, Theaker von Ziarno & Sarah Green. Kelido Circus Company will perfrom their visually stunning acrobatics stunts!
Other highlights include the Saturday Night Film Festival which showcases films made with the help of drones; Large scale projection art, Fire Sculptures, Stilt walking Pirates and many more surprises.. See you there!
About Our Acts (Many more to come, watch this space!)
Grace Barbé Seychelles islander Grace Barbé is the real deal, a genuinely exotic world music star for the 21st century, with the talent, looks and voice to match. Grace’s soulful music reflects and celebrates the diverse cultural influences of her Indian Ocean heritage. http://www.gracebarbe.com/
Dave Mann is both an accomplished performer and a versatile songwriter with bittersweet songs ranging from ballads, through folk and reggae to rock. He writes from the heart about subjects that touch us all and cuts straight to the truth. His voice is incredibly beautiful and his vocal range astounding. Put this together with open chord tunings, slide guitar and virtuosic playing and something very special is created. Dave Mann takes his audiences on a seamless musical journey from fairyland to iconic pub-rock. Always surprising – in the best possible way and has supported artists such as Jeff Martin (The Tea Party),The Whitlam’s, Pete Murray, The Cat Empire, Eric Bibb, Thirsty Merc, Jeff Lang, Diesel and Lior.
Bec Schofield’s voice is caramel for the soul; her songs’ strength is in their simplicity – a pure, intimate, new voice that whispers passion and magic in a deeply feminine way. Bec’s first full length release, “Love Country”, a collaboration with husband Dave Mann, is incredibly beautiful. Exquisite vocal harmonies float over classical and slide guitars, Irish bouzouki and mandolin. Bec’s love for people and place shines through with a refreshingly stripped back and honest sound.
Pundarra is the Yinggarda word for ‘star’ and is Carnarvon’s very own Indigenous contemporary dance troupe. Principle performers include Malgana dancer Janine Oxenham and Yinggarda dancers Candy Dia and Bianca Whitby. Salvaging song lines and reinventing ancient stories, they perform contemporary indigenous dance set on and in wild land and seascapes across the Gascoyne. They will be performing four new dance pieces for Gascoyne in May 2016 and collaborating with the wonderful Matriarchs of the Gascoyne and their ‘Grannies’ which in aboriginal culture means one’s Grandchildren. Powerful, beautiful and fun!
Gascoyne Circus have emerged into profiled industry professionals and now produce many community, corporate and festival events throughout the region and beyond. This year the youth of Exmouth headline the troupe ‘Narrators’ featuring audacious and historical deeds rendered on Stilts! Master puppeteer Karen Hethey heads the helm to reck havoc on your heart and set our sights from the past and into the future…
Jade Mills is Gascoyne gold, born, bred and trained in the Gascoyne, Jade has returned from her first international tour as aerialist and heads the GiM production crew between stage performing stunning stunts high in the air at the Burringurrah Festival of Fire and the Gascoyne River Music Festival.
Enchantress of the Trapeze, Theaker von Ziarno is a storyteller who uses aerial arts to captivate your imagination and inspire your soul. A seasoned aerialist, and a pioneer of aerial street performance, she is an international festival favourite often performing at Glastonbury Festival (UK), Edinburgh Fringe (Scotland) and many more. Highly spirited and dedicated to detonate great energy whenever she performs, Von Ziarno animates the static trapeze, aerial silks and hoop to take you on a journey into the landscapes of the heart and beyond…… www.artyms.com
Theaker von Ziarno
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