Justin Townes Earle and Ryan Bingham are set to headline a new Melbourne music festival, Out On The Weekend, just announced by Love Police Touring and set to take place at Seaworks in Williamstown on Saturday October 18.
The festival is claimed to be a celebration of ‘Americana music, great food and fine booze’ and will also feature Henry Wagons, Ryan Bingham, Robert Ellis, Lindi Ortega, Nikki Lane, The Delines, Johnny Fritz, Emma Swift, Chris Altmann, Raised By Eagles and The Morrisons.
“Ever since my first concert at the Wandong Country Music Festival in the mid 70’s, I have had a fascination with the country sounds, the roots of it all, let’s just call it Americana music,” said Love Police’s Brian Taranto.
“Over the years I’ve had the good fortune to work with some great talent in this field like Gillian Welch, Old Crow Medicine Show and a load more. I’ve always tried to bring the best of what I see, hear and discover to our fine shores for us all to experience the good shit.
“I’ve lately wondered at staging an event that celebrates these sounds. One that offers great food with alcoholic drops of liquid gold at a cool space. Not a huge festival, just somewhere to get into it for a day with friends and like minded folks. Well, a few months back I found a home for this event on the sunny shores of Williamstown, and with that, good connections, belief, trust, fear and a lot of work, OUT ON THE WEEKEND was born.”
“Hey, I’m a giant Neil Young fan,” he continues, “and I reckon the one thing that will connect everyone at this event will be that they have all heard Harvest in it’s entirety, and probably own that 1972 classic from which we take the name of track one.”
Food for the event will be provided by Sydney’s leading ‘renegade’ chef’s, Ben Milgate & Elvis Abrahanowicz of Porteño/Bodega fame and Raph Rashid – Melbourne’s Street Food King of Beatbox Kitchen, Taco Truck and All Day Donuts.
Early Bird tickets $79 (inc. all fees) on sale Friday July 25 from outontheweekend.com.au or Phone 1300 724 867
Doors 11:30am. Free entry for kids under 12 years old.
Very limited Cripple Creek Ferry Packages available for $199 (inc. all fees) including: - Return Ferry transfer from Dockland to the event with live entertainment aboard! - Entry to Out on the Weekend - 2 x meal vouchers (for main dishes) - 4 x beverage vouchers - Limited edition ‘Cripple Creek Ferry Package’ screen printed poster (distributed to you on the return ferry ride after the event) Ferry departs Docklands at 11:00am and returns after the event.
Out On The Weekend 11:30am – 10:30pm Saturday 18th October 2014 Seaworks: 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown, VIC 3106 For full event information head to: outontheweekend.com.au Join: Facebook Twitter Instagram Tag: #outontheweekend #ootw