Gurrumul, Ash Grunwald To Mark Australia Day In Sydney

13 December 2012 | 1:41 pm | Scott Fitzsimons

Festival Of The Voice returns to The Rocks

Sydney's historic The Rocks will once again be an Australia Day hub on Saturday 26 January, with Festival Of The Voice returning for 2013.

With eight bands named for the free event, the double-headline billing will feature Gurrumul and Ash Grunwald, while Darwin duo Sietta and Dubmarine are on the next rung.

Local Sydney acts come in the form of Tin Sparrow, Battleships and The Preatures, with gypsy collective The Margaret St Project rolling their Lolo Lovina Caravan into proceedings.

Family friendly, the set-up will included a chill-out zone, The Rocks Markets, roaming musicians and even a karaoke stage (proceed with caution).

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The festival is run by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, whose Creative Director Michael Cohen said, that the line-up, “is a wonderful representation of the amazing skill and diversity of styles from Australian musicians.”