Mossvale Park Music Festival

Wednesday 19 March 2014
12:30pm - 11:00pm

Location: Mossvale Park | Category: Festival


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Pre-purchased pricing

Lyrebird Members & Concession $50 + bkg fee / Adults $60 + bkg fee / Family (2Adults + 2 children) $180 + bkg fee. Under 14 FREE
Member Price is valid only for people who are Lyrebird members as of 01/12/2010. We accept all Concession cards but these must be produced with your ticket at the event on the day or full price paid.

Tickets extra $10 at the gate on the day

Outlets: Bair Music Leongatha / Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek / Main St. Revelations Foster or at Lyrebird (phone or email) or  by credit card through the link on our website (Oztix & all their outlets). Tickets NOW also available at Leading Edge Traralgon & Continental Drift, Mirboo North.

On the day

Gates will open at 12.30pm. The days playing list and times are as follows, but could change… check

When you arrive at the park, local band The Strzelecki Stringbusters, will be performing within the park. The band is a 14 piece string band featuring guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, fiddle, double bass and harmonica, and they perform music to ‘make you smile’, thoroughly enjoyable and just the thing to get everyone in the mood for a great day. They will also play a few tunes at the end of the day so there is no need to rush home if you feel like staying and enjoying the day for a while longer.

12.30 ‘Little John’

Every now and then a band emerges from seemingly nowhere to capture your attention and cause the hairs on your arms to stand up instantaneously. Little John are such a band.

The Melbourne based five-piece are purveyors of country gospel and folk-rock…The band is the brain child of singer/songwriter & harmonica player from Redfish Bluegrass, John Dickson.

The sound of Little John is captivating: it has been described as devotional, celebratory, heart-breaking and archaic. It combines the angelic harmonies reminiscent of the American Folk tradition with a gritty rock’n’roll delivery, evoking images of sparse American landscapes by way of a twisted Australian rhetoric.

2.30 Charles Jenkins & the Zhivagos

Charles Jenkins has been a very welcome fixture on the local Australian scene for a long time now and the loyalty of his fanbase is testament to the fact that he’s continued to evolve and chronicle his unique worldview in a way that continues to impress and earn his the respect of fans and critics alike. From his early band the Mad Turks of Istanbul, to the Ice Cream Hands and now with the Zhivagos and his solo records, Jenkins has been adored by his peers and critically acclaimed by the music media for years.

3.20 Joe Pug (USA)

Last November saw the first ever visit by Chicago born artist, Joe Pug. He was introduced to audiences in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and Meeniyan and wowed them all. So much so, he has been asked back to play. Performing with his trusty guitar, harmonica and sweet and soulful vocal chords, Joe Pug takes you on a journey with a swag full of tunes from his acclaimed debut, Messanger, released last year on Shock.

4.15 Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission

Over the past five years, MICK THOMAS has been determined to reconfirm his standing as one of Australia’s finest singer/songwriters – both solo and with his fine band THE SURE THING. Since the demise of the iconic WEDDINGS PARTIES ANYTHING, Mick has been busy with his own label, Croxton Records. There’s also been numerous Sure Thing tours of the UK and Europe, Beijing and the USA, not to mention a fine list of independently released albums such as the classic ‘DUST ON MY SHOES’ and the landmark double CD set ‘THE HORSE’S PRAYER’. Mick will perform as Mossvale with his new band, the Roving Commission.

5.15  Martin Simpson (UK)

There is no doubt that after 35 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving.

6.15 Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson has been an essential part of blues and rock music in Australia since taking the stage with the Sole Twisters twenty years ago. His live performances, filled as they are with his own brand of sensuality and the dynamic power that leaves his audiences so satisfied, are always a highlight. Chris’ stage presence, voice and talent are all as big as the country he lives in. Chris will be performing at Mossvale with a star studded band.

7.15 Gareth Liddiard

Gareth Liddiard has spent the last ten years based in Melbourne and North East Victoria, where he has led the universally critically acclaimed band The Drones. Busy with the almost constant touring the band demands, it has not been until recently that he’s found the time to release his much anticipated solo album. Liddiard is a documentarian of sorts, unlike many of his peers, who look abroad for songwriting inspiration, Liddiard looks to the country he was born and raised in.

8.15 Glenn Richards

Augie March frontman Glenn Richards is an astounding singer/songwriter, and his new solo project features the licks and beats of Dan Luscombe and Mike Noga from The Drones, as well as musical input from Glenn’s older brother Chris and Ben Bourke from Ned Collette’s band.

9.30 Justin Townes Earle (USA)

As tall as the day is long, all angles and elbows and a hard stare, both welcoming and deadly serious. He’s Nashville North, but in lower Manhattan now, just like his hero Woody Guthrie, with twang and charm intact. He’s found a sweet spot in the blackened hearts of fans and critics alike. “Boasting the kind of voice most often found on dust-covered 78s”,  “Earle sings like a honky-tonk hero and thinks like a 21st century man”.

AND … to add to the entertainment there will be circus performers performing 4 times during the day..

‘The Power to Whaite Ratio’

Daniel Power and Avan Whaite are highly accomplished circus performers, who both have a strong movement element to their work. They will perform dizzying feats of strength and balance in a framework of lyrical movement, which gives an air of effortlessness and flight to the act. Daniel’s extreme flexibility coupled with Avan’s acrobatic and break-dance prowess creates a unique combination not found in other adagio pairs. This act draws skills from; acrobatics, contortion, contemporary dance, ballet, and break-dance.


Buses from either Inverloch or Leongatha to the Park. Please pre-book buses through Dyson Buses on 56622891. Buses leave from Inverloch at 12 noon and Leongatha 12.30pm.

Leongatha $10 return, Inverloch $15 return. Under 12 FREE

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