Wingham Akoostik Festival Unveils 2017 Line-up

1 August 2017 | 3:09 pm | Staff Writer

The three-day-long event has locked down some crowd favourites for this year's shindig

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The NSW town of Wingham will ring out with the sounds of some legendary Australian artists at this year's Wingham Akoostik Music Festival, with organisers announcing its full line-up, led by celebrated country artist Kasey Chambers.

Joining Chambers on the 2017 bill are fellow lauded troubadour Russell Morris — something of a coup for the event organisers, who've been chasing him down to perform at the festival for a few years now — as well as Killing Heidi frontwoman Ella Hooper and veteran post-punk/new wave outfit Eurogliders, Sydney outfit The Kava Kings, dulcet duo Eagle & The Wolf, and international fly-ins The Turner Brown Band (US) and Twin Peaks (Canada), among several others.

The Wingham Akoostik Music Festival is held annually, and brings a burst of activity to the mid-coast for three special days on the third weekend of October.

Situated at the showgrounds — close to the town centre and railway station — Akoostik fest features on-site camping options as well as workshops, market stalls and children's activities to bolster the all-ages-friendly festival vibe.

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This year's line-up features local artists from Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria and, of course, NSW, providing a broad cross-section of the best in country, blues, roots, folk and beyond from around the nation.

Earl-bird tickets have already sold out — such is the anticipation for this esteemed event — but another round has been freshly released via Oztix.

This year's edition of the Akoostik festival will be held in Wingham from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 October.

Check out the full line-up below and see the festival's website for more information.

Wingham Akoostik Music Festival — 2017 Line-up

Kasey Chambers
Russell Morris
Ella Hooper
The Turner Brown Band (US)
Eagle & The Wolf
The Kava Kings
Glen Mead Band
Harry's Lookout
The Trapps
Riley Phillips
Twin Peaks (Canada)
Minnie Marks
Bad Pon
James Bennett
Sara Tindley
Ralway Bell
Colin Lillie
Matt Joe Gow
Roy Rose
James Van Cooper
Sam Hasty
Scott Darlow
Jake Davey
Hillbilly Hoppers
The Travelling Teardrops
Waang Djarii Dancers
Josh Needs
Lexi Jade
Reece Lalor