Blenheim Music and Camping Festival will be back in 2016, taking place on the 25th of March, in the Claire Valley. The festival began in 2010 with a private party celebrating the Easter Weekend and developed into an annual not-for-profit camping festival with an expected 1,700 festival goers for its 2016 event. Blenheim will be donating raised funds from the festival to New Hope Cambodia, an organisation which helps provide hope and dignity to Cambodia people.
If the idea of hillside camping in the Claire Valley among the vineyards isn't enough, the festival released an impressive lineup of international, interstate and local acts to keep you entertained. Headlining the festival are busking twins, The Pierce Brothers who are notorious for bringing their unique, heartfelt roots and blues sound to an amazing, high energy live show. Joining them is electro-funk artist, Kylie Audist, who is the front woman for Melbourne's The Bamboos. Canadian band, The Jessica Stewart Few is also on the lineup along with The Beards who sold out their farewell tour at Adelaide's Jive and later announced their last show will be at The Gov in October.
The lineup also includes a great bunch of local, up-and-coming artists with electronic-pop group Flamingo and blues and souls group Benny C & The Associates. If that's still not enough, local boys Ollie English and Jesse Davidson are also on the list! Ollie recently celebrated the release of his debut EP Cabin Thoughts and also announced he was playing Silver Raven Festival in April. Jesse Davidson also recently released his EP Lizard Boy which saw him tour nationally and play Falls Festival. He also just released a video for his latest single, Lagoon.
Blenheim Music and Camping Festival is set for the Good Friday, the 25th of March in Claire Valley with performances kicking off at 12pm and wrapping up at 3am Saturday morning. The event is BYO and a family friendly event with a designated family camping ground. The general admission ticket includes camping and are available here and check out the Facebook event for more info.
Blenheim Music and Camping Festival Lineup:
The Pierce Brothers
The Jessica Stuart Few
Benny C & The Associates
All images via Blenheim Festival