Mossvale Park – One Perfect Day

Saturday 17 March 2012
12:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Mossvale Park | Category: Music

Lyrebird Arts proudly presents …

One Perfect Day at Mossvale Park

Gates open 12 noon

$60/$70 + $4 booking fee. Under 14 free.

People MUST be a current financial member by the 1st December 2011 to be eligible for member prices to Mossvale.

Nestled into the gently rolling hills of South Gippsland is a veiled park, unseen from the road that takes you from Inverloch on the coast, through Leongatha, past the park and onto Mirboo North and the LaTrobe Valley. The Park is home to massive ancient trees, open lawn spaces and is bordered by a river. There is a a permanent sound shell in the middle of the lawns beautifully framed by the old trees.

You are welcome to BYO food and drink (NO GLASS) and can also buy from an array of local food, wine, ale and craft vendors in the park on the day.

Car Parking is FREE.

No animals allowed.

The atmosphere is supremely relaxed, bring your own rug or chair.

Dancing will always happen front of stage so if you want to sit undisturbed move back a little.

The park is spacious and there is enough room for those who wish to dance, those who wish to relax under the trees or take walks in the park and along the river.

Children are welcome but PARENTS be aware that children are not to go into the river and it is YOUR responsibility, not ours, to keep them safe.

The lineup:

The Dirty Three (Aust.)

The band comprise Warren Ellis on violin (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Grinderman), Mick Turner (guitar, Cat Power, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) and Jim White (drums, Smog, Cat Power, Bonnie’Prince Billy’). Formed in Melbourne in 1991, this violin led trio has earned an international fanbase through years of relentless touring and spellbinding performances

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires (USA)

Howling soul so loud and proud that you’ll think the ghost of James Brown has entered the park. Discovered at the age of 62 by Daptones records, Charles Bradley takes life of hard knocks & leaves it all on the stage for one of the most amazing & soulful performances you’ll ever see.

Eric Bibb and Stefan Astner (USA & Sweden)

With masterful musicianship and trademark velvet voice, Eric Bibb is a Grammy nominee who has sailed into the hearts of blues and roots fans worldwide. In duo mode, Eric will be accompanied by beautiful Swedish guitarist Stefan Astner (Celine Dion) who is also featured on a new live CD, Troubadour live.

The Bamboos (Aust.)

The Bamboos are generally acknowledged as Australia’s greatest modern Funk & Soul band. Emerging from the ‘Deep Funk’ scene of the early 2000’s, The Bamboos have since forged a unique sound of their own, combining elements of Old-School Funk, Hip Hop, Mod Rock, Psychedelic & Northern Soul. The 8-piece line-up led by guitarist Lance Ferguson and featuring the power-house vocals of Kylie Auldist are renowned for their blistering, high energy live sets which have kept people dancing all the way from Byron Bay to Bratislava. Their four studio albums and one live album for U.K label Tru Thoughts have earned them a place in the very upper echelon of the worldwide contemporary Funk & Soul scene.

Ben Sollee (USA)

Ben is a genre-bending cellist and vocalist known for his percussive playing style, genre hopping songwriting, wide appeal, and political activism. His music incorporates banjo, guitar, percussion and unusual cello techniques to create a unique mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B. Ben Sollee seeks to intertwine his music with art and life.

Krystle Warren (USA)

“Warren’s voice is an extraordinary instrument, murmuring with tenderness at times, growling with intensity at others. It vividly recalls Nina Simone in its depth and smokiness, as well as John Martyn and (Jeff) Buckley in terms of virtuosic variety.” – The Guardian

Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel (Aust.)

Described by Rolling Stone as “Australiana-soaked alt-country at its finest”, Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel have been winning hearts at shows and festivals around the country. Their self-titled album, which showcases Kimber’s award-winning songwriting and the band’s skillful musicianship, was met with an overwhelming response upon its release this October.


Cited as the best thing since Mumford & Sons, we are delighted to present Ahab – a band destined for great things. With their gorgeous melodies, soaring harmonies and masterful songwriting, this is a band we are truly excited about.

Liz Stringer & Van Walker (Aust)

Both Liz and Van have played Mossvale Park before, Elementary that Melbourne’s finest singer songwriters should return to this our tenth anniversary at Mossvale Park. We are delighted that Liz and Van will be sharing the stage together……..something not to be missed!


  • Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek
  • Main Street Revelations, Foster
  • Duck Hut, Meeniyan
  • Dear Antiques (NEW) Leongatha (next to Terry White Chemists)
  • Continental Drift, Mirboo North
  • Leading Edge Music,Wonthaggi, and
  • online via Oztix

By Phone: 5664 9239 Via email: [email protected]

Payment for tickets purchased by phone or email are via a deposit into our bank account.

All tickets purchased at ticket outlets are by CASH only. Oztix purchases can be made using a credit card.

Loading Map....