Festival 25 – October 2022 – June Newsletter

Dear Festival-goers,

We are so looking forward to October 7, 8, 9, when we can once again bring you some of the best folk, roots and blues music.

We have exciting new additions to the October line-up that include - ThornBird, Harry Manx (Canada), Whitetop Mountaineers (USA) and Kelly Brouhaha with more to be announced.

Vikki Thorn of The Waifs comes to BMMF as her solo project ThornBird. Vikki describes her self-titled debut album by saying, “I wanted to make an album that has its own sway and swagger, untethered from a musical past that was defined by a couple of hippy kids travelling in a camper van and went on to have a hit song and win a couple of ARIAs. It’s a good story and it’s still a great journey. As a musician and a mother I’ve lived a few lives and this collection of songs reflect that.” We are looking forward to hearing ThornBird’s soulful music at BMMF in October.

ThornBird at 54th Blue Mountains Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues

Harry Manx, beloved Canadian multi-instrumentalist will return to the Blue Mountains Music Festival in October. Known for blending “Indian folk melodies with slide guitar blues” Harry’s sound is unique and we can’t wait to welcome Harry back to Katoomba.

Harry Manx at 25th Blue Mountains Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues
Harry Manx (Canada)

The Whitetop Mountaineers are Martha Spencer and Jackson Cunningham, an old-time country music duo from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Expect to hear old time country duet singing, up-tempo fiddle, clawhammer banjo, bluegrass mandolin and guitar instrumentals with a good dose of high energy Appalachian dancing.

The Whitetop Mountaineers at 25th Blue Mountains Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues
The Whitetop Mountaineers (USA)

Kelly Brouhaha is an award-winning singer songwriter who plays a blend of Americana Soul. Her latest album Unplugged hit #1 on the AMRAP radio charts amd was the ABC Country Feature Album June 17, 2021. Kelly is also a sought-after session musician, known for lending backing vocals, percussion & guitar to some of Australia’s finest, including Beccy Cole, Lyn Bowtell, Amber Joy Poulton & many more. We are delighted that Kelly will be bringing her big blues and soulful country to BMMF.

Kelly Brouhaha at 25th Blue Mountains Festival of Folk, Roots and Blues
Kelly Brouhaha

Artists confirmed for October 7, 8, 9

John Butler, Kasey Chambers

Lior & Domini, ThornBird, Harry Manx (Canada)

The Grigoryan Brothers, Dom Turner & The Rural Blues Project

Whitetop Mountaineers (USA), 19-Twenty, Kerryn Fields (NZ)

Kee’ahn, MZAZA, Miss Eileen & King Lear

Rory Ellis & The Devil’s Right Hand, Montgomery Church

Den Hanrahan Trio, Saije, Mic Conway with Robbie Long

The Blues Preachers, Linda Mizzi Trio, Eagle and the Wolf

Kelly Brouhaha, Big Merino, Nic Danta, The Weeping Willows

Phil Davidson, Pat Drummond, Jimmi Carr, Jerrah Patston

Isobel Knight, Aurora Li

The Wagana Dancers and Uptown Brown


See you in October!

Bob and the team at BMMF

For full details of the festival, artists, tickets and anything else you need to know about this unique weekend of music in Katoomba on the rim of a World Heritage wilderness, go to www.bmff.org.au

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