Tasty music line-up to wrap up food festival

Shannon SmithAlbany Advertiser
Members of the Little Lord Street Band.
Camera IconMembers of the Little Lord Street Band. Credit: Little Lord Street Band/Daniel James Grant

A new music festival called Southern Sets will form part of the annual Taste Great Southern food and wine festival in April.

The two-stage music festival will bring local and national acts to Eyre Park, along with 12 Great Southern beer and wine producers.

The festival is set to wrap up Taste Great Southern 2020 with a bang.

Taste’s Paige Stirton said the festival had been scheduled for the day after the annual Albany Wine and Food Festival.

“We wanted to expand the range of events on offer for Taste Great Southern 2020 and thought a music festival to celebrate national and local artists, with Great Southern wine, beer and food was a great way to round off the festival,” she said.

“The Great Southern has so many great artists in the region and we wanted to help promote and support them with this music festival.”

She said they worked closely with local Rod Vervest, the artist director of the Fairbridge Festival, to create the line-up for Southern Sets.

“It was easy to choose Sex on Toast with their choreographed stage act, complex arrangements and performative larrikinism,” Ms Stirton said. “Bobby Alu, a laid-back ukulele strummer and drummer, was the perfect fit to bring in the evening.”

Other acts include Perth-based folk country rock group the Little Lord Street Band, Denmark world music ensemble Los Car Keys and Albany’s own Kris Nelson.

Southern Sets will run from 2pm to 9pm on Sunday, April 5.

Tickets are available for purchase at tastegreatsouthern.com.au.

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