Our 5th birthday is not one to miss! Take a little visual tour of our artists below, it’s well worth a pre-fest explore as we welcome some new friends and some old friends to our 2020 event! The full festival program will be released closer to the date and will be availble for download (save that paper, use your phone).
UNGUS UNGUS UNGUS
Hold onto your hats as Ungus Ungus Ungus, Australia’s premier peddlers of vaudevillian psychedelia, strap you in for a rollercoaster ride of dance and mayhem. This is carnivalesque party music for the creatively inclined, traversing territory from global dance beats to swing, jazz and hip-hop. Featuring mind-tickling on-stage antics and a bold visual presence, their cosmic circus is on a mission to make you boogie, gawp and expand your perceptual horizons.
Producer, performer, beat maker and loop layer, B-Syde is a multi-instrumentalist that utilises live production to manipulate and loop audio from an array of instruments, sequence tight drum breaks and manifest chunky bass lines.
Funk, Jazz, Rock, Neo-Soul, progressive… SPUZ has it all! A 6 piece fusion improvisational band bringing you the very cream of smooth funk and Jazz. Led by Andrew de Souza, be prepared for high energy dance!
Ken oath!! Junky punks & hesitant hedonists, its the joy of a cold tinnie on a Sunday arvo, it’s RSL nouveau at its finest, it’s your old mate; Old Mate!
Ren Stone is a newly developed project by infectious multi instrumentalist and founder of world music group Rhythm Hunters, Rendra Freestone. Ren Stone brings a fresh lyric based sound to folk and conscious roots musicInfluenced by his time spent playing with Rhythm Hunters, Chaika, Nahko & MFTP, and Nicky Bomba, just to name a few.
Kingsley’s dulcet sound marries tones of earthiness with elements of soul, folk and blues – powered by honest and vulnerable lyrics derived from the experiences of his everyday. Kingsley’s true genre is soul itself, reaching for something more then just the sounds but a feeling of what it brings.
A wandering wizard practicing the art of psychedelic sound sorcery! Chunky bass for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Nukakadu is a Progressive Rock Blues Band with powerful Australian undertones. This four piece Band plays their energetic mix of Original Australian, Indigenous, Folk and Rock influenced songs with passion and dedication.
A drummer with over 10 years experience playing live percussion, LXM specialises in mixing interesting tone colours with toe-tapping grooves. From hiphop to experimental electro, common threads of lush production and exciting feels are woven together to create a dynamic rhythmic soundscape. LMX delivers an enigmatic, engaging and energetic performance, fuelled by a passion for showcasing femme, non-binary and Australian sounds.
From the small world of the Hunter Valley Bush Dance scene, from wooden stages that sowed the very seeds of Bulga Beats Festival. We bring you the Bulga Beats Bush dance band! Find your partner and get ready to dance!
We are three strong, independent women who are breaking the glass ceiling one choral arrangement at a time. We have been singing together for over a decade and our unique take on folk music from around the world will have you listening like you’ve never listened before.