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THE GREAT HUON VALLEY FESTIVAL

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MUSIC | LINEUP

Main Stage. Nov 10 & 11

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THE WOLFE BROTHERS

The Huon Valley’s own Wolfe Brothers have been making a big name for themselves in the last few years. Fresh from a national tour, they will perform all the favourites from their last 4 albums and no doubt get the crowd pumping.

COUNTRY | ROCK

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ASTA

Cygnet’s own Asta won hearts nationwide in 2012 with ‘My Heart is On Fire’. Evolving her sunny pop sound, she has since released acclaimed singles ‘Dynamite’ and ‘Shine’. Her homecoming performance is not to be missed!

ELECTRO-POP

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THE BAD DAD ORCHESTRA

The Bad Dad Orchestra is part soul, part funk, part rock juggernaut containing 8 'bad' dads that know how to have fun, play great music and put on an electrifying show.

FUNK | SOUL | ROCK

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ENOLA FALL

Enola Fall are different. Genuinely different. Their distinct style of electronic pop instantly pulls in the listener with its powerful arrangements, infectious looping melodies and soaring cathartic vocal reminiscent of Coldplay and Massive Attack.

INDIE POP

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THE SKOOTERZ

This 4 piece band plays a mix of retro rockabilly rock’n’roll hits including all your favorites guaranteed to get you up and dancing.

ROCKABILLY | ROCK'N'ROLL

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THE SURREAL ESTATE AGENTS

The Surreal Estate Agents are full of pleasant surprises. They combine elements of funk, blues and folk complimented by well carried lyrical content whilst being reminiscent a classic rock vibe.

BLUES | ROCK | FUNK

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SPIRAL KITES

Spiral Kites are a four-piece surf-inspired band who channel a 60’s 70’s style pop/rock with a modern twist. Their songs radiate snappy, warm melodies and rhythmic guitar jangles with hints of surf rock intertwined with Britpop-esque detours.

INDIE | POP | ROCK

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HANNAH MAY

Hannah May is a rising star among Tasmanian audiences. Her eclectic songs have a strong rhythmic undertone with her style being likened to Eva Cassidy, Missy Higgins and Carole King.

FOLK | POP | JAZZ

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JUSTIN O'GARY & THE HOWLING BLUES HOUNDS

A four piece Electric Blues band who hope to rock your socks off by giving you 100% of what they've got every time they play! Get down with the Blues!

ELECTRIC BLUES

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JED APPLETON

Jed’s infectious, pensive lyrics coupled with soft, delicate whispers carried by intricate guitar plucking will melt your heart and wrap you in goosebumps.

FOLK | ROCK

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DOMINIC FRANCIS GRIEF ENSEMBLE

Endorsed by Folk Til Ya Punk Records The Dominic Francis Grief Ensemble is Rogue Folk at its darn finest. Brutal, impolite and highly danceable.

ROGUE FOLK

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TIFFANY ECKHART
& DAVE STEEL

This talented husband and wife team from Franklin, capture the essence of country living through songs to stomp your feet and shake your hips to. Honest, humorous and uplifting – this is original Australian music at its best.

ACOUSTIC FOLK

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KASHKIN

Take a fat slice of funk, a side of soul, mix in some rock and jazz and what have you got? KashKin – purveyors of fine all original funk and soul for your listening and dancing pleasure.

FUNK | SOUL

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8 FOOT FELIX

Maverick, whimsical and theatrical, 8Foot Felix ’s magical brand of dancing music is crafted from gypsy, ska and funk roots, spiced with the salty taste of sea shanties and vibrant splashes of hip-hop and blues.

GYPSY | SKA

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OGOPOGO

Expect dancing, laughing and all round good times with this eclectic 7-piece. Be ready to stir into the musical cooking pot a combination of disco, surf rock, experimental, jazz and groove.

FUNK | JAZZ | FUSION

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FRUMIOUS

Revitalising Gypsy jazz and contemporary folk, Frumious fuses instrumental and vocal harmonies. They bring an infectious high-energy groove, guaranteed to have you up and dancing.

GYPSY JAZZ | FOLK

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DAYSTAR DUO

DayStar's specialty lies in ballads and easy listening, with featured segments of 50's / 60's, Folk, Country, Old Standards, Rock'n'Roll, Rock.

NOSTALGIC EASY LISTENING

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THE ELECTRIC MINSTRELS

This trio brings an energetic rhythmic meld of electracoustic folk-rock and a bluesy psychedelic streak. Avant-garde interpretations of favourite covers from the 60's and 70's.

NOSTALGIC FOLK

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A VARIETY OF DJs

A variety of dj's to keep you entertained day and night in between bands.

COMEDY & ARTS

Comedy by The Clubhouse | The Palais Theatre. Nov 10

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MATT OKINE

Matt Okine, former Triple J presenter, comedian and producer of the online streaming comedy series “The Other Guy” on Stan will be performing his critically acclaimed full-length show.

Winner of the “Best of the Fest (local)” award at the Sydney Comedy Festival.

Winner of the Director’s Choice Award at the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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TIM LOGAN

Meet the host of Hobart’s popular comedy fixture, The Clubhouse. He’ll make you laugh and feel uncomfortable in alternate measures until your wiping tears from your eyes. You may recognize his name from the Rosehaven and Noirhouse series.

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MICK DAVIES

Mick has been charming audiences all over Australia with his energetic brand of stand up and sketch comedy for 10 years now and has produced and performed sell out shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

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TRACEY COSGROVE

Tracey's warm, hilarious and down-to-earth storytelling blends light hearted humour with a nod to the darker side of life. She comes armed with all her best stories, some slightly disturbing anecdotes and a few downright terrifying cautionary tales!

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MICK LOWENSTEIN

Mick has been performing comedy since 1867. Mick studied movement for over a decade in 1867 and Spent the following year (1867) studying stillness. As part of his come back 1867 tour, Mick invented inflatable jam which sold 7 copies and no originals. This is the last bit.

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EMESHA RUDOLF

Emesha is a Star Wars loving nerd with the sensibility of a gangsta and an acerbic take on all things pop culture. This VHS collecting nerd whose sharp tongue and excessively big hair will have you both confused and amused.

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EMILIA LEONETTI

Emilia Leonetti is a spoken word poet who regularly recites poetry at slam nights, open mic nights and creative arts showcases. She has been published in Blue Nib Magazine and participated in the Macq01 Story Telling Cup.

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BELLY DANCERS

Master belly dancer, Tracey Zhou puts on a spectacular performance with her troup of dancers.

MORE ENTERTAINMENT

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WOOD CHOPPING CARNIVAL

The Franklin Axeman’s Club Wood Chopping Carnival will take place at The Great Huon Valley Festival on Saturday the 10th of November. The spectacular axe skills on show are always a crowd favourite.

Competitive events will feature a 250mm Tasmanian combination championship, 300mm Terry Fletcher memorial standing handicap, 300mm Bill Lovel memorial underhand, a ladies handicap, an under 18’s handicap and a junior handicap.

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DAVID FOSTER

Australia’s most successful athlete and world wood chopping champion for 21 years running, David Foster will host the wood chopping carnival and provide blow by blow commentary.

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KODY STEERS

Australian and Tasmanian Woodchopping champion of champions Kody Steers will be competing to add the 250mm combination to his list of titles.

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GIANT ZORB BALLS

Challenge your friends or family to a Zorb battle! These giant 30ft and 40ft bubbles will bring out your inner child.

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INFLATABLE PLAYGROUND

A giant jumping castle is a classic family favourite.

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ROAMING ENTERTAINERS

You'll be sure to spot plenty of colorful, quirky characters on the field.

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KIDS ACTIVITIES

A range of free fun activities will be available for kids.

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