Regional NSW has secured a new boutique festival to be staged in the Coffs Harbour hinterland village of Bellingen. The aptly titled River Sounds festival is nestled in the heart of Bellingen town, perched directly above the Bellinger River.
River Sounds 1st artist announcement has dropped, and it’s fair to say punters are in for a treat. Topping the bill is Regurgitator, who more than ever find themselves extending the vitality of their live performances, continuing to infuse them with exuberance, mania and mashed-up rock, punk, electro, funk, pop. The line-up also features; Tweed Coast rapper, proud Bundjalung man and 2020 Triple J Unearthed Artist of the Year JK-47, Adelaide street gospel singer-songwriter Adrian Eagle, Melbourne based R&B star Jerome Farah, and pioneers of Oz hip hop Resin Dogs.
Full 1st announcement line-up:
Regurgitator, JK-47, Adrian Eagle, Jerome Farah, Resin Dogs, Cool Sounds, Pinch Points, The Regime, The Pinheads, The Terrys, Sunfruits, Nice Biscuit, The Stained Daisies, DJ Katch.
2nd announcement is scheduled for June 30 with a major headliner still to be included.
Festival Director Ben Lewis believes River Sounds will be a major boost for the local live music industry still in recovery mode from the impacts of Covid. “Like everywhere, Bellingen was hit hard by Covid. Our town is known for live music and arts festivals. But, there’s been nothing for over a year. Arts workers have copped it worse than most. River Sounds will be a great way to kick things off again in our community”. Capacity is limited, so grab your tickets now!
WHEN Fri 13th, Sat 14th August