For a festival of discovery like Bello Winter Music it can be tricky to decide which acts to circle first in that coveted festival program, but who better to give the low down on the 'who's who' and the 'not to be missed' than festival director himself, Glenn Wright.
"The obvious don't miss acts are Tammi Savoy and the Chris Casello Combo from the US; the incredible Nadia Reid of NZ; Australian music darling, Laura Jean; and the legendary Hat Fitz and Cara," said Wright.
Other acts on the must see list are include returning favourites; Bullhorn (aka FUN), Vaudeville Smash (who could forget their Sunday evening gig at the golf last time!), Senegambian Jazz Band (do. not. miss) and Gold Member (if you want to party, this is the one).
"But Bello Winter Music is really about finding the hidden gems, and there are many. Here are the ones I'll be sure not to miss - The Maes because they are simply one of the best original music acts Australia has produced in the last 10 years; Lloyd Spiegel as he is sure to be the next one upholding the guitar/blues tradition; Emily Wurramara as she is just amazing and The Montgomery Brothers to see what all the fuss is about."
Claire Anne Taylor and Greg Sheehan are always ones to watch at Bello Winter Music and fun outdoor activities include the Sunday morning New Orleans style Street Parade, the notorious Magic Bus, the Saturday/Sunday Marketplace in Maam Gaduying Park (across from the Memorial Hall), and the roving street performers.
Tickets are selling fast via www.bellowintermusic.com so don't miss out on another great year.