From what started out as an idea in the wee hours around a campfire many years ago out in the scenic Chapman Valley at Nukara Farm to get a band or two under the Ancient River Red Gums by the Spring fed creek, has now grown to a unique ‘boutique’ music festival.
Since those early days acts have come to perform from as far away as the USA, France, New Zealand and Africa, plus a variety of performers from the length and breadth of this fine country.
Anyone who has been to Nukara knows what a special place it is, with many doing the soul searching drive from Perth and other parts of Western Australia. Others have flown from the eastern states as well to revel in these majestic surrounds that a big flock of White Tail Carnarby Cockatoo’s call home.
Nine amazing Nukara Music Festivals have whizzed by pretty quickly and the celebratory 10th Nukara Music Festival will be held on Saturday 21st March 2015vwith a selection of artists from previous festivals including US Bluesman Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges, Blue Shaddy, Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse, Boom! Bap! Pow!, The Go Set (Vic), Morgan Bain, Dave Mann Collective, Beck Tuesley and some more surprises to be announced later on.
Live music runs from 4pm to 1.30am. DJVB (Victor Broido) from Geneva, Switzerland winds the party down slowly on the Creek Stage to 3am. Then the following morning the Recovery Breakfast gets underway from 8am with more live music.
Early Bird tickets for this special 10th festival are just $100 each and on sale now from Geraldton CD Centre (08 99214 821) and online at www.ticketbooth.com.au
More info can be found at www.nukarafarm.com.au
Confirmed so far to celebrate an awesome achievement out at the beautiful Nukara Farm will be the band that 'saved the fest', Blue Shaddy and their whirlpool of foot stomping infectious energy.
From Houston Texas, the man who owns any stage Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges is looking forward to giving us another lesson on real American Blues. Just think Sam Cooke & B.B King!
The Dave Mann Collective played the 1st festival and will be a welcome return to Nukara playing their brand of timeless rock/roots/folk.
Although BOOM! BAP! POW! haven't played an NMF, they did blow everyone away at the last Nukara Rhythm & Fire Fest and they'll bringing some great soul/rock n roll back to the bush.
Recent WAM Award Winners for Best Indigenous Act Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse played their 1st festival at Nukara Music Festival, and have since travelled all over Australia with their smooth Noongar language tunes very fitting for the Nukara environment.
Melbourne's The Go Set was a popular call from punters to return for their 3rd NMF with their original take on Punk/Folk. Just think of bagpipes, mandolin meshed with drums and guitar. A great mixture of folk/rock/punk that will have you tapping your feet and next minute jumping like a mad man.
Morgan Bain just had to be asked to come back after his stellar debut at the last NMF. Recognised not only for his incredible vocals but also for pushing the limits of his 6 and 12 string guitars, powerful blues harmonica and more recently rockn out on keys as well, his talent is unmistakable and makes for captivating raw performances and a sensibility that showcases his skills in the Blues/Roots/Rock genre.
Long-time volunteer and main stage hand at Nukara, Beck Tuesley well deserves another slot for her 1st time on the new stage with her sweet folk/pop!
This will be a special memorable anniversary looking back over the past 9 festivals and unfortunately we would need several days to put on all the acts we wanted to come back!