Simone White will look at life through dark eyes when she performs at the Mullum Music Festival soon. There are many female performers taking to the festival stage.
Simone White will look at life through dark eyes when she performs at the Mullum Music Festival soon. There are many female performers taking to the festival stage.

Women of Mullum festival

Women are the backbone of the Mullum Music Festival. In administration, programming and PR, they rule.

And on the Mullum Music Festival stages, from November 26-29, the women will shine brightly.

Jen Cloher & The Endless Sea, Simone White, Mama Kin, Washington, Lucie Thorne, Sal Kimber & The Rollin Wheel, Leah Flanagan Band, Ange Takats, Coby Grant, Georgia Potter, Kell Stoner, Loren Kate, Mel Robinson (Mr Sister), Jane Tyrrel (CODA), Domini Forster, Jo Jo Smith, Clelia Adams… these women will perform as part of the festival’s program.

Their musical genres are as diverse as the women themselves – from the lauded and loved Jen Cloher & The Endless Sea, one of the country’s hottest acts since the release of Hidden Hands, to the ethereal talents of Simone White (USA). For White, singing is as natural to her daily existence as breathing.

“I love singing. It’s a healing thing,” she said. “I am inspired by the collective subconscious, by life, by people’s stories.”

WA’s Mama Kin brings roots to the mix by conjuring a heady sense of New Orleans underground with a liberal dose of rhythm and blues.

Sunshine Coast singer/songwriter Ange Takats believes women bring a special energy to the stage.

“I used to get told by the men I worked with in the office that I was ‘too emotional’,” Ange said. “It’s kinda nice to now have a job where it’s okay to ‘feel’ – be it happy or sad.”

Lucie Thorne flies the flag for folk/pop/rock. She’s been called Australia’s PJ Harvey.

Washington is avante garde with her signature showtunes. Georgia Potter is a genre-blender; a young wordsmith delivering fresh soul in a sound that shifts from hard to mellow.

Then there’s Melbourne-based pop/acoustic Coby Grant and festival find Byron’s Domini Forster.

Far too much talent to detail here but – women rule, okay?

They feature big time at the Mullum Music Festival which happens in comfy venues throughout the village.

Day tickets, season tickets, opening night tickets and the full program are available now from www.mullummusicfestival.com.


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