AMY SHARK • SAN CISCO • SETH SENTRY & MORE SCHEDULED FOR HERE COMES THE SUN FESTIVAL IN MARGARET RIVER THIS OCTOBER!
There is nowhere on Earth like WA in summer… especially if you get to spend it in the south west paradise of Margaret River. Ushering in the good half of the year, Here Comes The Sun is a brand new annual event that celebrates the change in weather that can only mean the coming of summer. Featuring an outstanding line-up of music legends, plus tantalising artisan foods, visual art and activities native to the region, Here Comes The Sun is a blissful new addition to the local calendar, set to make its inaugural appearance on Saturday, October 12 at Margaret River’s 3 Oceans Winery.
Having already been the venue of choice for acts like Xavier Rudd, Passenger and Rüfüs Du Sol, 3 Oceans Winery is the perfect home for Here Comes The Sun. From its stunning grounds to its selection of internationally renowned wines, 3 Oceans is the star of Metricup – located 16 kilometres from Margaret River & 30 kilometres from Busselton down the Bussell Highway.
As a special treat for all her fans out west, the irresistible Amy Shark will headline Here Comes The Sun as a WA exclusive. Bursting her way into the hearts and minds of music lovers with her 2016 smash single Adore, Amy is a true national treasure whose soulful voice and otherworldly songwriting keep going from strength to strength. A performer who needs to be seen to be believed, the über talented Miss Shark will be playing tunes from her wildly successful debut album Love Monster, which has won her a staggering six ARIA Awards and millions upon millions of streams and views worldwide. Here Comes The Sun is proud to present an exclusive performance by a truly gifted artist well on her way to becoming a global music phenomenon.
In another WA exclusive, hometown heroes San Cisco will be taking a moment from conquering the world to grace the stage at Here Comes The Sun. What else can be said about this incredible band… they have risen from fresh-faced Fremantle youngsters to being one of the greatest indie-pop bands Australia has ever produced. With an armada of killer singles under their belt – from the breakthrough Awkward to worldwide smash When I Dream – San Cisco are beloved both at home and overseas for their joyous, uplifting songs that bring a ray of sunshine to everyone who hears them.
From pop to hip hop, and Here Comes The Sun breaks out another big gun in legendary Melbourne rapper Seth Sentry – who heads out west on the tail of his amazing new single Wrong One. With more awards than he has shelf space for, Seth has been a relentless force since debuting with The Waitress Song in 2009. It seems like everything Seth touches turns to platinum, with two albums under his belt that are regarded as pure Australian classics: This Was Tomorrow (2012) and Strange New Past (2015). A consummate performer and all-round gentleman, Seth Sentry is one of the best to ever do it, putting on the kind of incendiary live shows that have earned him the rightful accolade of being a bona fide Aus hip hop icon.
Rubbing shoulders with the veteran performers are legends-in-the-making Good Doogs. Crafting exhilarating surf rock out of pop hooks and punk energy, Good Doogs bring the summery vibe every single time they hit the stage, and what better place for them than Margs? The last 12 months has been impossibly huge for the WA locals, who have released a slew of hit singles to rave reviews, and Here Comes The Sun serves as the perfect opportunity to see them before they become the biggest thing on the planet.
Also representing the best in Australian talent, PLTS (that’s ‘pilots’) are continuing on their rise to the top, with a stop-over in WA for Here Comes The Sun. The Byron Bay three-piece kicked off the year by releasing the heart-wrenchingly beautiful Lonely Leaves EP, and continue to solidify their reputation as one of the best live acts in the country. Performing fan favourites like the soaring Without You, PLTS will undoubtedly be a highlight of the day for all in attendance – providing the kind of world class songwriting that has made them darlings of Triple J Unearthed.
Margaret River songstress Paige Valentine will prove why she is such a big hit in her hometown (and recipient of a literal handful of WAM Award nominations). The owner of a truly stunning voice, Valentine’s music blends power and seduction in a way that is beyond compare, with songwriting chops that earned her a coveted finalist spot in the Vanda & Young International Songwriting Competition. Performing Here Comes The Sun in full band mode, Valentine will pair the intimacy of her solo material with the high energy of a full live ensemble.
But Here Comes The Sun doesn’t stop when the bands do. After 10pm the official after-party kicks into gear with the ever popular Get Down Club DJs. Pulling out all the house classics from the ’80s and ’90s, Get Down Club will keep the good times rolling with a choice selection of disco and tech house guaranteed to keep the dancefloor pumping.
Here Comes The Sun is a sustainable, thoughtful and environmentally-conscious endeavour – made by music fans for music fans. Focusing on positive vibes and superlative talent, Here Comes The Sun looks forward to becoming a flagship event that will provide the highest quality entertainment for locals and visitors.
Event: Here Comes the Sun Festival
Date: Saturday, October 12 2019
Venue: 3 Oceans Winery, Margaret River
Price: $99.90 including all booking & credit card fees