|This October will see the birth of the Foodbowl Music Festival in Numurkah, the heart of Victoria's Foodbowl district. Musicians from a diverse range of musical backgrounds will come together in the spirit of friendship, mutual appreciation and support for some of the state's most drought-affected communities. Already, renowned Melbourne-based folk band Sal Kimber and the Good Ole Boys has pledged its support, as have award-winning musician Raelene Bruinsma, blues and roots outfit sacred cow, and Melbourne rocker Russ Aimz, as well as a host of musical groups from other communities around the state.
This is your opportunity to perform in the some of the best venues the Foodbowl has to offer, meet and network with other musicians, and have a great time while providing a much-needed boost to an area suffering the effects of ongoing drought.
Festivities will kick off with an evening street party on Friday, October 17, incorporating live music, food and market stalls, and a bush dance. All performers will have the opportunity to apply for a time-slot this night to promote their shows throughout the weekend.
The main body of the festival will take place on Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19. Performances will take place in many venues throughout the town, including pubs, halls, churches and outdoors. Performers will have the opportunity to perform 45-minute sets in several venues over the course of the weekend.
As this is a grassroots community event, funds are not available to pay performers for their services, however there will be opportunities for musicians to sell their own CDs and other promotional materials.
At this stage, the Foodbowl Music Festival is seeking expressions of interest from musicians and bands keen to participate in the festival. Expressions of interest can be made by emailing email@example.com, and a registration form and information pack will be sent your way. Further information will also be available shortly, via the Numurkah and District Tourism Association website at Numurkah Tourism.
Feel free to email for any further information, or call Lauren on 0400 260 114.