BOOGIE RESCHEDULE UPDATE:
Hello Boogie People,
After some hard work and patience, we have managed to wrangle rescheduled dates for our beloved BOOGIE. As 98% of our ticket buyers live in the great state of Victoria, we figured Melbourne Cup weekend would be a suitable time period. The good people at Our Friends Farm let us in, and the local Council have also advised we are good to go, so on the weekend of October 30 and 31 and November 1, BOOGIE 14 will happen!
We are working to have the exact same acts playing as already announced, and so far, this is looking positive. We will still deliver a few surprises for our last waltz in the dust, don’t you worry about that. We will announce the confirmed line up as soon as we can.
We do have a slight issue in that we currently cannot play any music past 1am on any of the nights which messes with our regular Hillybilly planning. We have applied for an exception, and we’ll work some kind of Boogie voodoo and come up with something, but hey, we still get to Boogie in 2020 so things aren’t too bad.
Tickets already purchased will remain valid for the rescheduled date. No need to do anything but count the days until Boogie. It’s 225 days by the way. We understand some of you may not be able to attend, or have other commitments, so we are allowing refunds on ticket purchases for a month from today. We were very close to sold out before the COVID-19 sent daily life into a spin, so think hard about your ticket decisions.
Finally, the messages of support we have received since we posted on socials the other day have been amazing and inspiring. Boogie feels very special to us all, and obviously all of you too. Let’s see what the world holds for us for the next few months, and let’s all get through this to a shiny future. Deep, deep breaths, look out and after each other, and let’s SHAKE IT LOOSE TOGETHER later this year.
THE LAST WALTZ IN THE DUST
Shared experiences on communal grounds surely leave more than footprints on the topsoil. They go beyond and deep. You can feel them as you enter under the Camp Boogie sign. When you turn into the grounds of Our Friend’s Farm and locate your home camp for the best weekend of the year. Your mind sparkles and soul shines as they mingle with your being, beaming you into your happy place with a tingling sensation. It’s spiritual. It’s metaphysical. It’s Boogie. The fourteenth instalment. The final incarnation in Tallarook. The last waltz in the dust. And what a dance it will be.
In no time at all, we’ll join in our shared cosmic energy, for pure ecstatic and electrifying good times incomparable with any other situation you’re lucky enough to find yourself in. The second set of artists sure to make your Easter weekend most memorable has just dropped, read on …
Could the final Boogie at Tallarook line up announcement start any better than with the eight records deep, much loved and constantly in flux West Coast psych-rockers POND. Making international wave, perhaps at the most melodically realised point in their career and perpetually making the kind of refreshing music you wish you had never heard, only in so much that you can hear it for the first time all over again. .
In Australian music’s new era CASH SAVAGE & THE LAST DRINKS are a much-admired heavy hitter. Led by their mighty frontwoman, whose potent lyrics and impassioned delivery – with heart and guts and grit – speak to the personal-political issues of the times and known for their epic live shows, they are a band at the height of their powers who have towered over festival audiences far and wide.
HOWLIN’ RAIN, classic rock in the most pastoral, sun-soaked ‘70s sense, with traces of Springsteen at his most gospel, Creedence at their grooviest. Bringing audiences and musicians together in an emotional dance with the power and emotion of their raw, amplified sound. It’s within this live space that these jam-worshippers and experts in spontaneity can flourish, bloom and bathe their audience in unflinching freedom.
TWIN PEAKS’ one defining ethos is “keep pushing”. Embracing change since their 2010 formation – from youthful and raucous to adventurous and compelling and now to downright revolutionary, the well-oiled, practised and committed machine has cemented its status as one of Chicago’s most essential bands whose live shows burst forth with life-affirming adrenaline.
By her own proclamation, ANGIE MCMAHON is “90% spaghetti Bolognese” and “yells words at microphones” but we already knew she was the sauce and just wanna thank her for the immaculate noise. With an amazing voice, only surpassed by her lyrics and songwriting chops, she’s the twenty-something heroine you can relate to whose honest and engulfing songs talk about the important things that matter – life, love, and comfort food.
ENDLESS BOOGIE comes sweating through the speakers. The masters of electric-blues boogie are back, like the primal rock juggernaut they are, all surprising textural depth boiled down to its fundamentals and looped into a sublime, hypnotic infinity. Recorded it’s a pleasure – but live it’s quite another thrill … and hard to imagine many bands capable of making more glorious a noise.
AUSECUMA BEATS is more than just a band, they are a philosophy. Led by fearless bandleader and master djembe player, Boubacar Gaye, the nine-strong ensemble, each a master of their own craft, with their own personal histories but part of the same musical family, demonstrate what happens when a group of artists come together based on an idea – in this case, the idea of place and transplanting different cultural heritages into one contemporary city.
It’s been a quarter of a century since singer-songwriter/guitarist Ashley Naylor, drummer Matthew Cotter and bassist Wally Kempton came together as EVEN and first took the stage at North Fitzroy’s Empress of India Hotel. Seven studio albums later, the band have earned a solid reputation as one of the country’s most adored indie bands emerging from the ‘90s.
Everything good about Aussie music right now, young heavy trio CLAMM are riff-heavy thrashers who by way of unrelenting explosive power and mind-bendingly excellent driving and pummelling clangers touch on themes of anti-violence, materialism, mental health and the state of modern Australia. Collecting buzz and play across the airwaves and picking up some glowing reviews from across the world, sometimes you gotta believe the hype.
GRACE CUMMINGS carves her own path, has no shiny veneer and sings for the sake of the song with a voice powerful enough to move any soul within a 500m radius. Returning to Boogie after packed out clubhouse shows last year, this time she’s fronting her own five-piece rock’n’roll warhorse on the main stage no less and it set to step seamlessly through folk… country… soul… rock’n’roll.
A born wanderer, STEVE SMYTH grew up travelling around Australia as the son of ministers, constantly surrounded by music and people making it. He took to guitar early playing, solo and in bands and acting on his wanderlust toured, wrote and recorded the world over from LA to Barcelona. A howling soul who owns the stage, he makes music so deep, honest and humble, littered with human catastrophe and redemption, that it’s laced with pure and unconscious bliss.
KARATE BOOGALOO is the zany quartet whose immediately recognisable wonky style exists to remind us of the beauty of colouring outside the lines. Their unconventional funk is guided by a steadfast commitment to bending the rules and with a refined sense of inelegance and tongue-in-cheek humour they lean heavily on cinematic themes, breaks and library music to reimagine deep funk into something quite off-kilter.
FLOODLIGHTS sound so damn good. If you heard them from across the street you’d make a beeline towards the sound just to bathe in the beautiful racket. Combining rough and ready rock with a decidedly country twang, Floodlights explore themes of culture and identity with meaning and sincere sentiment. Like so much good music right now, they provide a distinctive outlook on what it means to be Australian in 2020.
HAYLEY MARY is a wee pocket rocket with the voice of a giant angel. A bona fide persona with no shortage of past achievements, but they are not why we are here. Superstars live in the future. Bringing the songs off her newly minted debut solo EP to the Boogie stage, Hayley was born to sing, and that’s what she’s gonna keep doin’.
JAMES ELLIS & THE JEALOUS GUYS are at the forefront of the next generation of country music. One of Melbourne’s best-loved country and honky-tonk bands, their award-winning sound has seen them record and play between here and their second home Nashville. No stranger to stages across Melbourne they play all over the joint with weekly residencies and support all the big-name Americana acts that make their way to our shores.
Formed in 2019, MR TEENAGE makes true denim jeans and dusty jacket rock’n’roll from the not-quite-mean streets of Melbourne. With members having hailed from other killer acts, their melodic love letter to various golden ages of music has quickly garnered attention in Australia and abroad. Pay close attention! These up-n-comers may be just what you’ve been looking for.
Undeniably and effortlessly cool, with a high level of awesome, foursome THE BUSH make guitar music that’s oh so dreamy and oh so excellent. Mixing gentle guitars with a brazen attitude their songs of contemporary anxieties are delivered with a calm eloquence. Finding influence in the eucalyptic estuary of bright pop and nineties-inspired sounds, they do it all with a cheeky wink.
THE VOVOS are a Melbourne band who met through Girls Rock! United by a love of all things music from Courtney Barnett to David Bowie (as well as noodles) and between the ages of 15 and 17 they write alt rock songs about being young and female and also occasionally about carnivorous plants. They’ve been playing together for two years, and their debut EP, Constructive Criticism, was released in February 2019.
EUGENE HAMILTON & THE MONEY make an artform out of playing re-invented covers. Beyonce, Sinatra, Dylan, AC/DC etc. reimagined and served up HOT. As a front man, Victorian male downhill slalom vocalist, Eugene Hamilton, never fails to deliver a knockout performance and The Money features the cream of Melbourne’s musician crop. Buy the ticket and get on board for the Funkified, Countrified Latin Soul Boogaloo Joyride.
IMPERIUM (Latin for POWER!) are Teddy Friend, Nick Costa and Rex Everett. The fiery fourteen-year-old trio recently debuted their raw power punk and Boogie will be the first festival gig for the young misfits – proving once and for all that age is no barrier when it comes to playing unadulterated rock’n’roll for the masses!
There’s still a handful more artists plus DJs, food, booze, random art happenings and a bunch of other awesomeness to be announced real soon, so keep one eye on the wheel and the other on your inbox.
|10/04/20 - 12/04/20||Tallarook, VIC||Our Friend’s Farm|
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