The Imperial Hotel Eumundi will host the inaugural Offbeat music festival on Saturday 2 November, with the early bird ticket release seeing the announcement of some great bands in the line-up.
The 18 plus event features a lineup of; The Beautiful Girls, Vaudeville Smash, Oka, Kallidad, Blues Arcadia, Black Rabbit George, Ayla, Ruby Gilbert, Dorah Jacson, Fragile Animals, plus DJ’s and Cabaret. Further artists are to be announced in the weeks ahead.
The festival will take place from 12noon – late, boasting five stages across five rooms.
Festival Organiser Alice Jones says Offbeat will bring together a vibrant community of musicians, artists and performers.
“And Offbeat promises to be just that,” said Alice. “A little offbeat, a bit quirky, a little off the beaten track, and a bit of the unexpected.”
“We thought it was time Eumundi had a music festival and can’t wait to throw open the doors here for an epic day of music, theatre and good fun,” she said.
“We’re stoked to be welcoming The Beautiful Girls to the Coast to headline the festival,” she said.
“The Beautiful Girls were the obvious choice to headline for us. Mat McHugh’s music embodies so much of what life here is all about.”
As Mat says of his music, “There’s always got to be this underpinning dubby rhythm and a certain propulsion to the groove. I try to keep the lyrics raw and real and to keep a punk rock spirit in the approach. All the elements, I feel, have just become more refined and better articulated over time. More life, more fire.”
There are a limited number of early bird release tickets at $65 (plus a booking fee) that are available from Oztix and Imperial Hotel Eumundi.