City of Gold Coast is placing local music firmly in the spotlight (again), partnering with major festivals to present local acts alongside international musicians.
Leopold’s Treat will join the Festival of Small Halls Summer 2017 tour when it rolls into Austinville between Mullum Music Festival and Woodford Folk Festival.
Festival of Small Halls, which is produced by Woodfordia Inc., is a series of tours bringing folk and contemporary artists to regional Australia, activating halls across rural and coastal towns.
Leopold’s Treat will join Bostonite Vance Gilbert – a master of jazz-folk-fusion – as well as acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Liz Stringer at Mt Nimmel Hall on 22 November.
Divisional Councillor Glenn Tozer said Festival of Small Halls brings world-class music to communities and venues that wouldn’t ordinarily play host to contemporary concerts.
“Festival of Small Halls connects emerging artists with established and well-regarded industry names,” Glenn said. “And we’re thrilled to be supporting the tour’s stop in Austinville.”
“The fact that the event is bookended by two of our region’s most significant events in Mullum Music Festival and Woodford Folk Festival really helps to shine a light on some of our local talent ahead of the summer festival season,” he added.
Leopold’s Treat will bring a pared-back version of their usual six-piece show to Festival of Small Halls. Bringing together ukulele rhythms with slide guitar, cute, drums, harmonica, bass clarinet and Tibetan chanting, the 2016 Emerging Artist of the Year have created a unique sound, dubbed experimental folk and have the ability to transcend listeners to another realm.
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Festival of Small Halls 2017
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Featuring Vance Gilbert + Liz Stringer + Leopold’s Treat
Austinville, Mt Nimmel Hall
22 November, 6.30pm