Summer Sundays

 

One of Ballarat’s most popular summer events, Summer Sundays will return to the beautiful surrounds of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens in January.

With a new time of 4 to 7pm, Summer Sundays will be held across four Sundays - 10, 17, 24 and 31 January, 2016. 

Hosted by the City of Ballarat, Summer Sundays is a FREE community event. 

Now in its fifth year, the event will feature a diverse range of new sounds. 

Two big name acts - Thelma Plum and Montaigne – have been named in the 2016 Summer Sundays event program.

Thelma Plum and Montaigne are expected to draw huge crowds – with both performers gaining well-deserved media hype since uploading their tracks for the Triple J Unearthed competition in 2012. They’ll feature alongside local songstresses Freya Josephine Hollick and Arkie T Williams.

Indie Folk act All Our Exes Live in Texas will also perform along with Melbourne-based all girl 60s garage/surf band The Reprobettes, rockgrass legends the Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, and Brendan Welch - a quiet master of Australian songwriting, who has recently been collaborating with industry great Paul Dempsey.

A smaller secondary stage will be added to the format in 2016 to allow local, regional independent music makers the opportunity to play in front of the Summer Sundays crowd during  interval periods.

A scrumptious selection of food vendors will also be available on site including: 

Follow Summer Sundays on Facebook for updates 

Download a copy of the Summer Sundays program here. 

 

2016 SUMMER SUNDAYS EVENT PROGRAM

 

WEEK TWO - SUNDAY 17 JANUARY 

 

4 to 5.15pm               

Brendan Welch

Genre: Indie Rock

Brendan Welch is a quiet master of Australian song writing, channelling the likes of The Go-Betweens and Paul Kelly while adding a lonesome country twang.

 

5.15 to 5.45pm (interval)      

John McNamara

Genre: Blues

Multi-award winning blues act John McNamara has been wowing critics and fans worldwide, playing shows in the UK, Germany, Japan and the USA, and showcasing his soulful vocals and fiery blues guitar.

 

5.45 to 7pm               

The Reprobettes

Genre: 60’s Garage/Surf Rock

The Reprobettes’ music would be equally at home on a Tarantino soundtrack or at a 1960s beach party. Playing reverb-drenched garage rock laced with fuzzy riffs, surf influences and defiant attitudes, they are out to prove that bad girls have all the fun!

 

FOOD VENDORS: 

  • Round the Way 
  • Bianco Latte
  • The Forge Pizzeria
  • Wholesome Hippo
  • Baskervilles Jaffles
  • Bean Me Up Espresso

 

WEEK THREE - SUNDAY 24 JANUARY 

 

4 to 5.15pm               

Arkie T Williams & The Mudlarks

Genre: Country / Roots

Arkie T Williams is a natural fit for alternative country and roots music. It is her voice that will strike you first: strong and stunning, capturing the beauty and essence of each well-crafted song. With her band 'The Mudlarks', buckle up for toe tapping tunes with halting moments of sorrowful beauty. 

 

5.15 to 5.45pm (interval)      

A Miner

Genre: Folktronica

A Miner sounds like the world’s most emotional robot discovered a synthesiser and recording software

 

5.45 to 7pm               

Montaigne

Genre:Indie/Pop/Rock

Montaigne’s fresh and powerful vocals showcase an incredible talent beyond her years.  Handpicked by San Cisco and Megan Washington as the special guest of their national tours, she is a young songstress gaining some well-deserved media hype.

 

FOOD VENDORS: 

  • That Arancini Guy
  • Bianco Latte
  • The Forge Pizzeria
  • Wholesome Hippo
  • Baskervilles Jaffles
  • Bean Me Up Espresso

 

WEEK FOUR - SUNDAY 31 JANUARY 

 

4 to 5.15pm               

All Our Exes Live in Texas

Genre: Indie Folk

With four songwriters and four unique voices, All Our Exes makes music that is refreshingly different, crafted with taste, care and skill - drawing influence from traditional four-part harmony and creating a brand new type of modern folk.

 

5.15 to 5.45pm (interval)      

Ari & Rhiannon

Genre: Indie

Since meeting at high school, Ari and Rhiannon have shared mutual interest in traditional Irish folk music as well as modern indie tunes.

 

5.45 to 7pm               

Thelma Plum

Genre: Folktronica

Thelma Plum is a Gamilaroy woman, an Indigenous singer-songwriter who captured the hearts of Australians when her first demo ‘Father Said’ won Triple J’s Unearthed competition in 2012. Thelma has performed sold out tours at major music festivals across Australia.

 

FOOD VENDORS: 

  • Round the Way Bagels
  • Bianco Latte
  • The Forge Pizzeria
  • Wholesome Hippo
  • Baskervilles Jaffles
  • Bean Me Up Espresso

 

 

Other info: 

* Bring a picnic, rug or low chair 

** Arrive early for a beanbag (limited number available)

*** The Conservatory and Adam Lindsay Gordon Craft Cottage will be open during all Summer Sundays events 

 Summer Sundays

 

 

 


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