Friday 25th June to Sunday 27th June, 2021
Jun 25 - Jun 27
Get ready for 3 days full of epic free live music! This inaugural event is the brainchild of Soundlounge, the Gold Coast’s premier live music venue for original, local, national and international touring acts that is located within Currumbin RSL.
This FREE all ages program will showcase over 20 LIVE performances across 2 outdoor stages, right on the beautiful Currumbin Creek. The artist roster is made up of high school students, emerging local artists such as Sofia Isella, Felicity Lawless and Luke Morris and established National acts such as Bobby Alu, Jack Botts and Karl S Williams. The program will also host a break dance world qualifier.
Sofia Isella, 16-year-old singer/songwriter/violinist was born in Beverly Hills, California. She draws her inspiration from Phantogram, Amy Winehouse, Marian Hill, Lana del Rey, Queen, Alessia Cara and Melanie Martinez. “I’m experiencing both crazy homesickness for Los Angeles and my friends and mad love for Oz, so both those elements are coming out in the music I’m writing now. I love blending my voice and the wildness I can free from my violin.”
Amidst smooth harmonies, rhythms inspired by a strong family lineage of Polynesian performance, and unassuming grooves that work a gradual, smile-inducing high through even a casual listener, Bobby Alu tunes have a way of sneaking into the subconscious and taking up residence. Though it’s not all palm trees and daydreams from the Australian singer, ukulele-strummer and drummer – there’s a robust energy in Alu’s mastery of traditional Samoan log drums, and a vitality to his songwriting that nods to world, roots and pop intelligence.
Jack Botts is a breath of fresh air out of the Northern Rivers of NSW, creating a brand of surf folk drenched in depth and substance. Jack has spent the last 18 months on the road across Australia and on the streets of Byron Bay building his fanbase organically. He has coupled headline shows with supporting the likes of Tash Sultana, John Floreani, Pierce Brothers, Ash Grunwald and more. Deep-thinking, heart-string-pulling and utterly endearing, Jack Botts is a breath of fresh air poised to command widespread attention before too long.
Karl S. Williams – singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, visual artist and poet – an artist that you never saw coming. A genre defying and multifaceted musician for whom music is an urgent calling and the solution is, to love more. What makes Karl truly remarkable, is that he is unafraid – he wears his heart on his sleeve, he speaks universal truths and he crosses boundaries. This is blues, roots, folk and Americana, if you will… but not as you know it.
This outdoor event by the creek will also have a food truck, local legends Balter & Husk Distillers pop-up bar, plus more. Audiences can expect an outstanding mix of amazing performances at this family friendly event, and a great addition to the calendar.
Creekfest is on 25-27th June Creekside at Currumbin RSL, presented by Soundlounge and supported by the City of Gold Coast.