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BAConcertEncore15Björn Again 

Adding yet another layer of color & fun to this year’s festivities… 
Since forming 28 years ago, Björn Again have performed over 7000 concerts in more than 100 countries around the world. The group is regarded as the most successful tribute band of all time, having played concert venues from Sydney Opera House to Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Stadium, as well as major rock festivals including Reading, T in the Park, Roskilde and Glastonbury. Now, Come Together Music & Arts Festival!


Cookin’ on 3 Burners – featuring Stella & Mantracroppedc03b

Comprising of jazz, funk and street soul, Cookin’ On 3 Burners are a prestigious R&B group hailing from Melbourne, Australia.

Originally made up of Hammond organ player Jake Mason, guitarist Lance Ferguson, and drummer Ivan Khatchoyan, the trio formed in 1997 after discovering they shared similar tastes in sound and genre. The three friends decided to form the band with traditional ‘50s and ‘60s-era jazz and soul as its foundation, unified by the eclectic and prominent use of the Hammond organ, which went on to become one of the most definitive aspects of their sound.


The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra 

Inspired by the infectious afro-beat music of Nigeria and its neighbours, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra delivers contemporary African funk to Australian dancefloors. This mammoth ensemble comprises  musicians hand-picked from Melbourne’s music scene. The afro-beat movement of the 60’s and 70’s is making a worldwide resurgence in live venues and clubs alike. The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra’s powerful MCs and tribal rhythms are the modern – day “musical weapon” that Fela Kuti conceived of. Their conscious lyrics and West African grooves are relevant today, while remaining faithful to the message of afro-beat.


Ganga Giri (Chill Set) 

Ganga Giri is a world renowned didgeridoo virtuoso and innovator of a fusion of the ancient instrument with electronic beats, that has taken the dancefloors of the world by storm since the dawn of the 21st century.

Ganga Giri’s new work, Earth Wise Volumes 1 & 2, is his musical metamorphosis into a unique Australian Bass Music sound; deep earth didj-step fused with world elements and cranking phat electronic beats.

Ganga Giri inspires a positive celebration of global community and culture, creating a world-beat celebration. This seasoned road warrior has blown up countless festival stages of tens of thousands of ecstatic dancers, touring across Australia, Canada, the USA, Europe, New Zealand and into Asia. Performing everywhere from large outdoor Electronic, Folk, Roots and World Music Festivals to dance clubs, outdoor arenas, hidden caves and sacred temples. With a reputation as a summer festival highlight Ganga Giri has performed at the world’s leading festivals, including Glastonbury (UK), Womad (UK), Burning Man (USA), Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada), BOOM (Portugal) Shambhala (Canada), Szieget (Hungary), Rainbow Serpent (Australia)  and Woodford Folk Festival (Australia).


Deep Street Soul

Since signing to Freestyle Records in 2008, Deep Street Soul have earned a reputation as being right at the grittiest end of the global hard funk scene. From their debut self titled instrumental long player to the 2011 follow up ‘Look Out, Watch Out’,  the bands third LP ‘Come Alive’ is a culmination of 10 years work serving up  their brand of funk & soul on both the local and international scene.

“Deep Street Soul have re-defined the concept of raw funk! No-one does it tougher than they do and I love them for that” Craig Charles, BBC 6Music 

 

 

 


Miss Colombia

Miss Colombia’s got a heart that beats a soft spot for Spanish pop. Fluent in English and Spanish, she is passionate about horses, opera and horns. She will fight in the name of cumbia for the music of the universe.

Funky psychedelic tropical hip-pop in disguise. Tropical pulsating beats, psychedelic vocals, guitar effects and Caribbean percussion mixed with boom bap and funk arise from a visual world inspired on Colombian popular culture


The Chocolate Lillies

The Chocolate Lilies are an a cappella singing group who were established circa 1993. 

The Chocolate Lilies comprise of two sub-groups, Hurstbridge (who rehearse during the day) and Warrandyte (who rehearse at night), both located in the foothills north east of Melbourne, Victoria. Both groups come together at performances.