Brand new music festival Southern Sets is set to be launched in Albany for the first time this year as a part of food and wine festival Taste Great Southern, set to take place on the picturesque grounds of Eyre Park, Middleton Beach on Sunday, April 5.
Southern Sets will feature musicians from all over Australia with styles as varied as reggae to 80s funk to alternative folk country rock. On the main stage you can catch The Kris Nelson Band, a local Albany trio, featuring multi-award winning artist Kris Nelson. His sound is best described as a blend of the lyrical focus of folk and the energy and stylings of indie, often compared to the likes of Passenger.
The Los Car Keys, will take to the second stage for an early afternoon set. This Denmark based, world music ensemble will present an original musical feast, highly charged with Latin American and African rhythms mixed with South American music.
Perth four-piece The Little Lord Street Band (pictured) are renowned for their danceable and dynamic live shows, while another Denmark addition, Diggin the Jig, will take their fiddle-based dance music to the second stage to showcase the vitality and energy of traditional and Celtic tunes with some favourites from the Americas and their original collection.
Bobby Alu, the Byron Bay singer, ukulele strummer and drummer will play the main stage with his smooth harmonies. Alu’s mastery of traditional Samoan log drums, and vitality to songwriting is said to bring a robust energy to his performance.
Melbourne raw, early 80s funk group, Sex on Toast, will play the final main stage set of the day. This six to eight piece explosion specialise in hard-edged new jack swing, blazing improvisation and heartfelt blue-eyed soul.
Furthermore, get yourself some delicious tapas from local foodies and relax on the furniture or rugs with a wine to match the alternative tunes. Gates will open at 1.45pm for a 2.00pm start:
2.00pm – 2.45pm – Los Car Keys
3.00pm – 3.45pm – Diggin the Jig
4.00pm – 4.45pm – The Kris Nelson Band
5.00pm – 5.45pm – The Little Lord Street Band
6.10pm – 7.10pm – Bobby Alu
7.40pm – 8.40pm – Sex on Toast
Southern Sets Albany hits Eyre Park as part of the Taste Great Southern Food and Wine Festival on Sunday, April 5. Tickets from events.humanitix.com.au.