Perisher Snowy Mountains of Music

johnboy 12 May 2011

This has come over my desk and will be of interest to some of you:


The Perisher Snowy Mountains of Music is snowballing – the snow has arrived, earlybird tix are closing and we’re prepping up for 130 concerts across 10 on-snow venues and just 4 weeks to go!

Earlybird Tickets close this Sunday 15th May so act now to get an awesome $99 ticket which buys you a chance to experience Ash Grunwald, Christine Anu, Dallas Frasca, Marshall & the Fro and much much more over 4 days of peace love and powder up at Perisher on the June long weekend (10-13June).

Who else is warming up our Winter? Melbourne 5 piece band Skipping Girl Vinegar is skipping up to the snow with their hot new album Keep Calm Carry the Monkey which is getting rave reviews all over the traps and burning up the floor at Triple J. Festival audiences will be queuing for this one with SGV’s brilliant cacophony of alt acoustic, sonic soundscapes, rich melodies, fuzz bass and hobo pop.

It might be cold outside but down by the stage it will be cooking when Afro rhythms and fat tribal beats get festival-goers into a frenzy. Getting the party started is Ganga Giri. Touted as a ‘tribal-technological deep earth dance experience’ with their infectious world beats melded with reggae, techno, didj and dance hall if Ganga Giri can’t get you out onto the floor, then no one can!

African in the snow? Yes that’s right, the 10 piece King Marong and Afro Mandinko are bringing their irresistible high energy sound of West Africa to the slopes. Get out your funky Afro moves as the band mixes it up on stage with some wicked beats and a big horn line-up melding funk, latin, percussion and desert blues for a very unique wild African experience up on the mountain.

There’s so much to choose from at the festival on the June long weekend, be it the chilled harmonies of acclaimed Indigenous duo The Stiff Gins, a naughty tango with Doc Jones & the Lechery Orchestra, some hillbilly swing with Gleny Rae Virus & her Tamworth Playboys, pick up some Adelaide gypsy flavours from The Bearded Gypsy Band or get dirty with some foot stomping slide guitar with Festival Favourite Big Erle.

Children under 15 are free with a paying adult (just $39 for a Family Fun Day Pass) and there’s a fantastic line-up on the kids stage with heaps of music, puppetry, songs, workshops, Indigenous storytelling and culture.

With earlybird long weekend passes from only $99 till the 15th May and some very cheap earlybird on-snow bed and breakfast accommodation and festival packages from $299, this is one very affordable festival.

Sit back and arrive in style with one of our coaches going from Newcastle, Sydney and Wollongong. Sydney or Newcastle festival-goers you can travel in an air-conditioned coach from Sydney, get 3 nights accommodation and breakfast at the cosy Corroboree Lodge on the Perisher Valley snowfields and a Long Weekend Season Festival Pass to the Snowy Mountains of Music all for just $399 per adult!

Perisher Snowy Mountains of Music Festival pass holders are also entitled to a special three day lift ticket at the discounted price of $99 (Children $55) if purchased by 30 May.

The countdown has started, pick up your earlybird tix now, dust off your hoody and get yourself to the 2011 Perisher Snowy Mountains of Music – the only music festival in Australia in the snow.

Festival Bookings – 1300 811 324

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