TWO well-known international singers that now call Australia home are set to join another 40 artists at the Wingham Akoostik Music Festival this year.
New Zealand-born Jenny Morris and Canadian-born Wendy Matthews will add to the diverse variety of performances this year.
"We are excited to secure both these women as they are in-demand singers and multi-award winning artists,'' festival committee member Donna Ballard said.
"Jenny has recorded five solo albums, has four multi-platinum albums and five top charting singles like 'You're Gonna Get Hurt' ('86) and 'Body and Soul' ('87). Wendy's credentials include seven ARIAs, a massive 19 singles, and seven top selling albums, and her tours play to full houses in both regional and capital city theatres," added Donna.
"We are thrilled to also announce our very first 'truly' international band with Joni Agung and Double T from Bali, having assisted them to receive funding from their government to make this tour possible.
"Joni Agung and Double T play at the biggest reggae fest in Indonesia every year and their works, published since 2002, focus on social mission, cultural conservations, peace, love and harmony issues showing respect to Bali Cultural heritage. "These values align nicely with the philosophy of the Akoostik Festival," Donna said.
"We also have a number of country artists playing who will attract travellers. Our wonderful artists include Josh Needs, fresh from the Broadbeach Blues Fest, Gleny Rae Virus and her Playboys, well-known to the Tamworth country music fans, and Bill Chambers, father of Kasey and many country recording projects."
"On our laid back Sunday, people can catch many other artists that are on the rise, including the Siskin River girls, Fox Control, Kita and Caravana Sun," said Donna. Tickets are now available book tickets, online via: www.akoostik.com.au and at Manning Valley Tourist Iinformation Centre, Leading Edge Music Taree, Video Ezy Taree and Bent on Life in Wingham. For more information, contact Donna Ballard, on 0417 570 359 or email@example.com