The Festival music program provides a wide array of eclectic acts and styles while retaining its grass-roots origins.
Our hallmark is a line-up of musicians and performers who embrace the values of the Festival, understand its cultural and environmental significance, and are aligned to reconciliation. Some are recognised and celebrated internationally and many nationally. Others are new and emerging artists, and all perform original material.
National treasure and a creative powerhouse Stephen Pigram (solo) has carved an influential path over the past 35 years. As a Yawuru singer songwriter from Broome in the Kimberley and one seventh of the influential Pigram Brothers band, Pigram stands as an important early pioneer of Aboriginal rock.
Founding Warumpi Band member and now maverick, award winning songman, Neil Murray will bring his “Blood and Longing” album tour to the 2020 Lake Bolac Eel Festival. His band will include Roger Bergodaz (drums), Craig Kelly (bass) and Damien Neil (guitar / mandolin).
“The Festival remains a wonderful homecoming affirmation for me – I sang about people coming back to Djabwurrung country more than twenty years ago and it continues to happen – in ways that astound me – like the emergence of the Djabwurrung Embassy at Langi Ghiran.”
KAVISHA MAZZELLA AM
“A power and presence that’s beyond words” Colum Sands ARIA award winner and songbird Kavisha Mazzella original songs’ lyrical ingredients include humour, poetry, social justice and the spiritual. Combine this prowess with the voice of an angel and you have the experience of a Kavisha concert.
Singing in English and Italian, she will take you on an uplifting boundary riding journey of well- crafted stories and songs ringing with echoes of Celtic, Fado and Gypsy influences that will strike a resounding chord within.
Join her for our festival choir workshop and performance.
Phil and Trudy Edgeley “Really defines Roots music – engaging and confrontational. A great experience.”
Jim Williams Infectious rhythmic playing, personal honesty and open- heartedness
Chalotte Harwood Emerging local singer songwriter from the Grampians – Gariwerd region
Gypsy Smash Romantic folkies from the Surf Coast and Bellarine
Plus, an array of talent on the BUSKERS STAGE
Tickets for the 2020 Festival now on sale through Humanitix – visit our Tickets page or follow the direct link below to book now!