FROM THE WYNNUM FRINGE
After a mega-successful inaugural outing last year, Wynnum Fringe 2021 is back – bigger and bolder than before – with a star-studded line up of local, national and international acts across six days from 16 to 21 November.
But first…Brisbane’s only annual fringe festival will also debut Rock the Bay – a one-day outdoor concert on Saturday 9 October 2021 on the front hill of Iona College, Lindum – as a musical precursor to the festival event.
In the grand tradition of Australian music festivals, Rock the Bay boasts a must-see line up of beloved homegrown icons alongside up-and-coming local talent, hosted by Wynnum Fringe Founder Tom Oliver and Johnny Balbuziente (Married at First Sight).
Headlined by Aussie music legend Daryl Braithwaite, concert-goers will be able to groove along to Australian rock royalty such as soulful singer Kate Ceberano, ‘90s pop duo Bachelor Girl and singer-songwriter Sarah MacLeod of The Superjesus and solo fame.
Northern Territory’s Wildfire Manwurrk will take to the stage for the first time outside Arnhem Land with the hard-rocking family band performing in their native languages of Kune, Dalabon and Rembarrnga.
Rounding out the local line up is Brisbane-based singer-songwriters Luke Kennedy and Mark Sholtez and folk-pop duo Women in Docs plus the electronic pop stylings of Ella Fence and reggae-tinged vibes of Lucid Safari.
Wynnum-based producer, performing artist, actor and singer Tom Oliver said he is thrilled to bring such a high calibre of Australian musical talent to the Bay.
“Having performed at outdoor concerts such as A Day on the Green and been a punter at many outdoor gigs, I love the vibe of music festivals and wanted to bring that to my hometown, Wynnum,” Mr Oliver said.
The musical momentum will carry through to the second annual Wynnum Fringe, which will up the ante to build on the runaway success of last year’s festival, which staged more than 50 events with 150 artists performing for an in-person and online global audience of 45,000 within a COVID-safe environment across three days.
Rock the Bay is on Saturday 9 October 2021 on the front hill at Iona College, Lindum. Wynnum Fringe 2021 is on from Tuesday 16 November to Sunday 21 November 2021 at various venues. For pre-sale tickets and to view the full program, visit www.wynnumfringe.com