Perisher hits Peak Gold Coast

Scotty French credits the Hussy Hicks with fostering a unique connection between Perisher and the Gold Coast and this year’s Peak Festival has a massive lineup of Gold Coast artists included on the bill.

Along with a reunion for A French Butler Called Smith and the Bowie Tribute first made famous at Miami Marketta’s Studio 56, the lineup includes some of the Gold Coast’s very best artists.

Allensworth may be from the USA, but they sure spend a lot of time here, and when they do, the collaborate with a heap of local musicians. Joining them at Peak Festival will be Benny D Williams, Felicity Lawless (pictured) and Taylor.

The Festival has had an extra Gold Coast injection this year with local music champion Polly Snowden helping to book acts.

2016 is the eighth Peak Festival, which runs over four days in the snow. Perhaps Scotty French describes it best himself.

“Being able to go snowboarding between gigs – what’s better than that,” he asked. “Basically – one of the venues, you can ski down to the sundeck, have a beer, watch a band and ski the rest of the way down.”

“And there’s nothing else to do out there,” he said. “You’re indoors, you’re confined to a certain space with the same people mostly.”

Peak Festival takes place in the Snowy Mountains. The region’s only winer music festival, coinciding with the start of the Perisher ski season and over a long weekend. Talk about win win win.

It’s four days of music, snow, fun and laughter, and as well as the Gold Coast acts mentioned earlier, the lineup includes Australian and international artists aross 10 live stages.

Matiu Te Huki, Tin Pan Orange, Ngaiire, OKA, Remi are all on the bill.

Peak Festival runs 10 – 13 June and more information is available at








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  • Reply June 8, 2016


    It’s such a great event.
    The Hussy Hick’s have so much connection to the event, the Snowy’s and particularly Smiggin’s Hotel. They have also been excellent mentor’s to local Jindabyne act “Satin Rose”. These two guitarist/vocalist sisters are only 15 and 13 but have been getting up on stage with “The Hussy’s” for around 6 or more years learning the craft of entertaining from two of the best in the business, Julz Parker and Leesa Gentz. Satin Rose will be performing at the Peak Festival for the 3rd year in a row this weekend.

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