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LIVE MUSIC

Sunshine Stage

March 18-19

SATURDAY 18th 

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BILLY OTTO 

4:00-4:45pm
Billy Otto is a Byron Bay based singer-songwriter, record producer, surfer and environmental activist. With his confessional lyrics, sun-drenched vocals and earnest desire to inspire his audiences, it doesn't take long to feel enamoured with the exquisite, ethereal sound he's crafted. His sound exists somewhere between Radiohead and Tame Impala, with an electronic fusion of dream pop, psychedelic and folk, drawing his audiences into a trance and facilitating a deep sense of unity and connectedness. 

KYLE LIONHART 

2:45-3:30pm
Kyle Lionhart has honed his craft and built an extremely loyal fanbase by busking on the streets and beaches of his hometown Byron Bay. Musically, Kyle's sound has raised comparisons to the likes of Ben Harper and Matt Corby. His honest and poetic songwriting explores relationships of love, death, friendships, and the often harsh realities around them. Kyle has amassed more than 60 million streams to date and has enjoyed sold out headline shows across Australia, also playing festivals such as Splendour in the Grass and Bluesfest. 
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THE SEA GYPSIES 

1:30-2:15pm
The Sea Gypsies are a unique, 5-piece, alternate rock band from the Central Coast who can really pull a crowd. Following the successful tour that accompanied the release of their debut album, Movements, the band began writing music again. What emerged was their own take on the Australian music scene, with songs that were built upon earthy grooves so strong that listeners feel compelled to dance. With hooky guitar riffs and irresistible choruses that'll get in your head, the Gypsies are here to have a good time. 

ELASKIA

12:15-1:00pm
Australian singer-songwriter Elaskia intertwines smooth, dulcet vocals with her piano to elicit raw emotion, rarely heard in a young emerging artist. With great success in her songwriting, Elaskia's debut single ‘Calling Out My Name’ was featured in the hit American TV broadcast ‘Dynasty’ and 'Marvel's Runaways'. Elaskia creates a modern sense of nostaligia, embracing a fusion of pop and electronic. Her sound can best be compared to artists she's opened for including Vera Blue, Alpine and Montaigne.
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TESSA THAMES

11:00-11:45am
First Nations singer-songwriter Tessa Thames cultivated her love of music through her fathers Central Coast karaoke business, absorbing her dearly held 'Top of the Pops' 90's nostalgia like a sponge.  Now she's squeezing it all out as something of her own. Some may recognise her as the voice of folk act Microwave Jenny, having toured internationally and played the likes of Bluesfest and Wordford Folk Festival. Thames now proudly releases her modern 90's nostalgic pop music on the world. 

SUNDAY 19th 

MIRIAM LIEBERMAN

3:15-4:00pm
African influences blend seamlessly with blues-infused melodies and soaring vocal harmonies in the music by Sydney singer-songwriter Miriam Lieberman. Her albums are soulful collections of stories, beautifully told through strings, African kora and Lieberman's unmistakable voice. Amongst the themes, the songs relate a love for the natural world, stories of transformation, motherhood, love, loss, and the power of imagination. Lieberman's music style unifies influences from Guinea and Mali, with a catchiness and contemporary tone that is entirely her own.    
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TONI CHILDS

2:00-2:45pm
Emmy winning and multi grammy nominated recording artist Toni Childs brings evocative, evanescent music that allows you to immerse yourself and drift away. Toni is a celebrated singer/songwriter known for her powerful voice, inspiring independent spirit and crafted storytelling. Over Toni's illustrious career she has opened for Bob Dylan and performed duets with greats such as Al Green and Peter Gabriel. She has toured the world over and gained a much loved fan base. 

SAM WINDLEY

11:45am-12:30pm
Alternative artist Sam Windley is a Central Coast songwriter and surfer who creates candid urban folk music with her raw, modest vocal style, and guitar-driven sound. Windley's music is heavily influenced by nature and storytelling, displaying a uniquely ironic patchwork of indie-rock and folk/singer-songwriter genres, drawing influence from artists suas the Beatles, Nick Drake and Cate le Bon. As a musician, she has a passion for entertaining, playing live and sharing her music.
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CITIZEN OF THE WORLD

10:30-11:15am
Citizen Of The World have developed a sound that finds itself untethered and free. Sincere and heartfelt, the band has evolved from a more folk-based sound to full-fledged modern indie, confidently balancing the right amount of cheer and moodiness to create a sound that is beautifully shaded and multidimensional. Citizen Of The World always seeks to form a genuine bond with their audience through shared values and stories suffused with emotion. 
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