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Mookhi

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Olympia Henshaw is a Sydney based composer, producer, and electronic musician known under her stage name Mookhi. Using a myriad launch pads, MIDI controllers and effects, she is able to build unusual and lush tapestries of sound live that are unique with every performance. Her ethereal and ghost-like vocals are treated simply as another layer of sound, adding to the eerily beautiful collage of motifs and broken beats, both rich and complex in nature.

Growing up in both Hong Kong and India, Olympia has absorbed her musical surroundings, favouring dark eastern-based scales, chords and melodies. Capturing and sampling snippets of sounds off the street, she weaves distinctive layers of sounds together, creating unlikely combinations of textures and noises.

Since the release of Lost & Found, Mookhi has been beating the live path around the country supporting the likes of Tora, Vallis Alps and Golden Vessel and taking part in events such as Vivid Festival – Women In Electronic Music & her first Splendour In The Grass appearance as well as supporting Bishop Briggs on her national Splendour side show run.

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2017 Programme and other things

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Can you believe it is almost time to be wild and free and ride that beautiful wave again. Across the three-night weekender there’ll be the usual comfy caravan park camping experience, the great range of well-priced premium quality food and booze, the 24hr cinema programme, the huge salt pond for floating, our 110m long prehistoric granite friend Wave Rock, the late night speakeasy, the late night miniature nightclub, yoga, the Lizard Bus shuttle stage and of course at the heart of the festival is an AMAZING and eclectic music programme. As usual as we have hand-picked the best and most crucial artists regardless of fashion, airplay or chart success from around Australia and the world covering rock, disco, hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul, pop, punk, country, psych, blues, reggae, folk, cock rock and more. This year includes

MISS BLANKS | TEX DON & CHARLIE | SHONEN KNIFE (JAPAN) | ORB | HAT FITZ & CARA | TESKEY BROTHERS | OLD BLOOD | JAZZ PARTY | ROLLING BLACKOUT COASTAL FEVER | SOUKOUSS INTERNATIONALE | SUNSHINE BROTHERS | STELLA DONNELLY | SPACEY JANE | MOOKHI | SEX ON TOAST | FELICITY GROOM | CHILDSAINT | MOONLOVER | RANDA & THE SOUL KINGDOM | SOUTHERN RIVER BAND | NATHAN J | SMALL MOTORS | BLIND TIGER BOOGIE BOX | TULPA and so much more.

Expect respect, quality, generosity and thoughtfulness with everything you will be able to see, hear and do.

As usual capacity is limited to the same sweet spot we know works and feels right. We know for certain that whatever politics or economics or the big smoke has taken out of you during the year that the Wave Rock Weekender will help you take it back. Let’s leave our troubles behind and be reunited in this special place for good times and good people we can rely on.

FILM & VISUALS

As usual our film guru has been hand selecting major, indie and homemade movies from Australia and around the world to keep our cinema bus screen rolling all weekend.
Themes around music, the desert, the environment, community, DIY and craftivism dominate and feel just right out there on the edge of the outback.
We also have TUPLA projecting visuals on the rock with a cosmic soundtrack late night Saturday & Sunday

ACTIVITIES

If you like staying active or actively relaxing we have a good mix of stuff to do including swimming/floating in the super salty gypsum salt pond, dancing, morning yoga (Sat/Sun morning), freestyle and marked bush walks, rock scrambling, cycling, heavy petting and massage.
Bring telescopes/binoculars/cameras/painting and drawing stuff as required if you like photography, birds, astronomy, drawing or painting – Hyden is one of the best areas in Australia for all these things.

FRIDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

Gates and campground open from 1pm (Check-In runs 1-8pm)
Bar & Food Open 3pm

FRIDAY NIGHT – MAIN STAGE
Randa & the Soul Kingdom (WA)
Old Blood (WA) | Jazz Party (Vic)
Blind Tiger & Nathan J

SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

Saturday arrivals Check-In runs 11-6pm
Bar Open 11am

SATURDAY – CINEMA BUS (from 10am)
Movie Programme starts 10am and runs right through the festival 24hrs a day featuring
Purple Rain | The Man Who Fell To Earth | Charlie’s Country | Finding Fela | Parkerville | Soul Power | The Babadook | Mad Max: Fury Road | The Little Death | Last Cab To Darwin | Tracks | Yarn | TINY: A Story About Living Small

SATURDAY – MAIN STAGE (from 11am)
Moonlover (Vic) | Small Motors (WA) | Spacey Jane (WA)
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (Vic) | Teskey Brothers (Vic)
Tex, Don, Charlie (WA) | Soukouss Internationale (WA)
Jazz Party (Vic) | ORB (Vic) | Southern River Band (WA)

SATURDAY LATE at WAVE ROCK (11-3am)
TULPA 11.00pm-3.00am Music and Visuals
A melting dream state of luscious frequencies underpinned with a cosmic pulse that spans the frontiers of multidimensional navigation

SATURDAY LATE at EASTBRIDGE (11-3am)
Late Night Entertainment Area across the road at the Café and surrounds 11-3am
featuring
LATE NIGHT CLUB IN THE WHEATBELT LOVE DONGA
Wild times and jungle fever in the miniature nightclub with Australia’s best tropical DJ MANCHILD (Vic).
and
LATE NIGHT CAFÉ – SPEAKEASY
Our snuggly late night café and general hang hosted by BLIND TIGER BOOGIE BOX & NATHAN J and surprise live guests
featuring Open Fire, Hot Drinks, Hot Water Bottles, Whiskies, Cigars, Dancing, Limbo Competition and more.
and
LATE NIGHT FOOD from the JAFFLE VAN

SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

Bar Open 11am

SUNDAY – MAIN STAGE (from 10am)
Stella Donnelly (WA) | Childsaint (WA)
Felicity Groom (WA) | Mookhi (NSW)
Hat Fitz & Cara (Vic/Canada) | Sunshine Brothers (WA)
Pharaohe Monch (USA) | Shonen Knife (Japan) | Sex on Toast (Vic)

SUNDAY – CINEMA BUS (24hrs)
Movie Programme runs right through the festival 24hrs a day featuring
Purple Rain | The Man Who Fell To Earth | Charlie’s Country | Finding Fela | Parkerville | Soul Power | The Babadook | Mad Max: Fury Road | The Little Death | Last Cab To Darwin | Tracks | Yarn | TINY: A Story About Living Small

SUNDAY LATE – EASTBRIDGE (11-3am)
Late Night Entertainment Area 11-3am
featuring
LATE NIGHT CLUB IN THE WHEATBELT LOVE DONGA
Wild times and jungle fever in the miniature nightclub with Australia’s best tropical DJ MANCHILD (Vic).
and
LATE NIGHT CAFÉ – SPEAKEASY (11-3am)
Our snuggly late night café and general hang hosted by BLING TIGER BOOGIE BOX & NATHAN J and surprise live guests
featuring Open Fire, Hot Drinks, Hot Water Bottles, Whiskies, Cigars, Dancing, Limbo Competition and more.
and
LATE NIGHT FOOD from JAFFLE VAN

SUNDAY LATE at WAVE ROCK (11-3am)

TULPA 11.00pm-3.00am Music and Visuals
A melting dream state of luscious frequencies underpinned with a cosmic pulse that spans the frontiers of multidimensional navigation

Ngaiire

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Without doubt, one of Australia’s most unique, eclectic and fearless artists, as evidenced by her electric shows, spine-tingling vocal deliveries and outrageous costumes, Ngaiire was born in Papua New Guinea, and spent her first few years in NZ, growing up listening to opera; reggae; Australian Top 40, and her Mum’s Mariah Carey and Cliff Richard albums.  It wasn’t until Ngaiire’s family moved to Australian that her musical outlook went wide lens. She heard Ani DiFranco, Jeff Buckley, Tool, Sarah Vaughan, Debussy and Gershwin for the first time, and went to her first ever gig – Machine Gun Fellatio, officially blowing her mind.

Joining bands and studying for her Bachelor of Jazz Studies at the Conservatorium of Music, Ngaiire somehow ended up on Australian Idol – hint: it was her incredible voice that did it. The more illuminating experiences, though, were touring extensively throughout the UK, Japan, Europe and Canada as a backing singer with Blue King Brown, and commencing an enduring collaborative friendship with electronic music don Paul Mac. Ngaiire, global citizen, now felt she had the universe in the palm of her hands.

Releasing her future-soul debut Lamentations in 2013 to some acclaim, leading to her first ever slot at Glastonbury and shows with Alicia Keys and John Legend, Ngaiire has left no genre unturned in her search for herself. While she’s spent time writing music for dance companies, creating crazy sound installations for David Walsh’s MONA FOMA, collaborating with fashion designers, dreaming of working with Warhol and Phillip Glass and generally being a boho-R’n’B- weirdo-dilettante, the biggest project for this powerhouse performer has been new record Blastoma.

Track: Once

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Tijuana Cartel

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As the corner stone of Australia’s ‘east meets west’ electronic scene, Tijuana Cartel have a knack for blending layers of rich, intricate atmospheric soundscapes with laid back rhythms and luscious vocals to form an electronic beats tapestry that will cut through to your very soul.

Simply, there isn’t another band doing what they do. Having spent the last decade mixing in influences that haven’t been fused in the past, their penchant is for Middle Eastern scales, beats that get a floor moving and a general Psychedelic approach in song structure and ethos. Not married to one genre or another, they happily change direction in search of new flavors and inspiration, whenever the moment takes them there.

Bound together by their mutual love of instrumental, Trippy and mind-expanding music, Paul George and Carey O’Sullivan are a truly formidable force. With shared early memories of hearing tubular bells and falling for the musical escapism they created, they have emerged as one of the country’s most exciting acts and it would appear that their legion of fans whole heartedly approve.

Track: White Dove

Track: Tempest

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Stonefield

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Australia’s favourite psych rock sisters Stonefield’s renowned, incendiary live show should be tight as a drum after a massive year of touring worldwide in support of their acclaimed sophomore LP As Above, So Below.  The follow-up to 2013’s self-titled debut, the album reaffirms the solid position of the four-piece in Australian’s cranking psych-rock scene. The record is a musical coming-of-age: sprawling soundscapes and lyrical depth showcases the group’s progressing musical maturity. The 10-track juggernaut delicately and boldly displays the Findlays’ signature penchants for kaleidoscopic guitar riffs, swirling melodies and hallucinogenic vocals.  If their track record for smashing their sold out live sets is anything to go by, their show is not to be missed!

Track: Midnight

Track: Golden Dream

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