Grampians Music Festival announces line-up for February 2-4, 2018 event.

TALENT: Heaps Good Friends is one of the confirmed acts to perform at the Grampians Music Festival in Halls Gap during February. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

TALENT: Heaps Good Friends is one of the confirmed acts to perform at the Grampians Music Festival in Halls Gap during February. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

SOME of Australia’s emerging new acts including Tired Lion, Ruby Fields, Polish Club and Didirri will perform at the 2018 Grampians Music Festival. 

The festival, which announced its line-up last week, will feature 20 acts with a particular focus on up-and-coming Australian talent. 

It returns to Halls Gap from February 2 to 4.

Festival director Carly Flecknoe said the second annual Grampians Music Festival would start with a Friday night Best in the West program, headed by sombre folk dandy Didirri and featuring Melbourne-via-Ballarat retro-pop outfit Crepes and Bendigo’s Fountaineer.

“The 2017 festival brought music lovers from all corners of the country together for a beautiful weekend of musical discovery that included acts like Tigertown, Saskwatch, Clairy Browne and Alex Lahey,” Ms Flecknoe said.

“But the 2018 is set to be much bigger with a number of the artists making their summer festival debut at (the festival).

“We’ve scoured iconic music venues and band rooms across the country to find the best new bands and solo artists, and we couldn’t be more excited about our year two line-up.

“We’ve built this whole festival experience to showcase the amazing Grampians region, with local produce, boutique spirits and craft beer from some of the state’s most exciting producers.”

Polish Club, Heaps Good Friends, Localles and SAATSUMA will headline the Saturday night, while Tired Lion, Ruby Fields and Jarrow will be the closing acts of the festival on Sunday.

Tickets are on sale now.

Ms Flecknoe said people interested in attending should visit Eventbrite.com and search Grampians Music Festival. 

Accommodation packages, as well as travel options from Melbourne and regional cities will be on offer soon, and a range of other accommodation options will be outlined at www.grampiansmusicfestival.com 

The full list of artists due to perform at the festival include Tired Lion, Ruby Fields, Polish Club, Didirri, Heaps Good Friends, Localles, Fountaineer, SAATSUMA, Jarrow, IV League, ELKI, Greta Stanley, Crepes, The Scrims, Ro, Phia, Zac Saber, Jack the Fox Band, Opal Ocean and Angelo Migyi. 

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