Candelo Village Festival | April 21 to 23
Candelo Village Festival organisers have us feeling pretty excited following more big announcements this week!
We welcome the inaugural Bobby Roger Bar, where records will be spun and you can buy tasty treats by Tathra Hotel, Vintage Vans, Rusty Fig Wines and the Bent Spoke Brewing Co, and the literary program has come together. (Scroll to the bottom of the program to see it).
Check out the full line-up, but take note of these highlights: Australia’s leading jazz vocalist, Vince Jones will be splendid in full quartet form, we can’t wait for the feels from ‘Kapture’, A tribute to South African freedom fighter Ahmid Kathrada presented by Sandy Evans, Bobby Singh and Greg Sheehan. A big welcome back to Jess Green (Eden Whale Festival 2015) who is pioneering her own style of pop; Afro-Sci, under the stage name ‘Pheno.’ Then there’s Tate Sheridan who was personally asked by Sir Elton John to be his opening act on a stadium tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Rock, folk and more storytelling (sounds intriguing!) will come via Liz Stringer as she presents her new album “All the Bridges” with four piece band featuring David Williams (Augie March), Tim Keegan (Mia Dyson) and Alice Williams.
Camping has been introduced with space created on the beautiful grassy river flats which enjoy prime space in the middle of town (Candelo is a cross roads town built on both sides of the river).
Best of all, Saturday April 22 includes free, family friendly entertainment in the park with market stalls, art making workshops, entertainment for families and opportunities for young to perform.
Candelo’s Town Hall will be the primary festival hub, where the Bobby Roger Bar will be. Other venues include Candelo Hotel (free tunes from the Candelo Blues Club), The Crossing Gallery (a gorgeous exhibition of Candelo’s history), and The General Store, The Service Station, Two Blokes food and the Bowling Club are all onboard too..
Candelo is home to some of the Sapphire Coast’s finest produce, and fine food will be on menus all weekend. There’s Wheatley Lane Bread, made with much love in a wood fired oven just behind the main street. We can recommend Two Blokes Foods tasting plate, with house made gourmet deli products like Smoked Trout Pate (which just won silver at the Sydney Fine Food Show), Biltong and Pork Rillette.View all blog posts