Solstice Roots 2017
LocationCrystal Waters, Conondale, QLD 4552 Australia
Solstice Roots is back for 2017!
Solstice Roots is an annual celebration of the Summer Solstice and a showcase of some the best alternative roots music on offer, set in the beautiful location of Crystal Waters in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
Entry is just $15! Kids free:)
The Solstice Kitchen will be serving up delicious sourdough pizza’s, cake and chai from 6pm and there will be a co-op fundraiser bar.
Crystal Waters has a beautiful campground just a few minutes walk from the gig. Bookings can be made online here – https://crystalwaters.org.au/things-to-do/eco-caravan-park/
or call Greg on 54944550.
Please – no dogs – Crystal Waters is a wildlife sanctuary.
This year we’re honoured to have some amazing acts joing us on the Solstice stage.
Melbourne based duo The Imprints are moving up to Byron Bay and we’re lucky enough to be hosting them for the first time up here in QLD!
DUB ZOO have been working on the epic psychedelic dub album Space Madness for the last 18 months and will be launching it here Solstice!
Dosed are a talented young trio who have been tearing it up around the coast and gonna bring their contagious high-energy set to Crystal Waters this year!
For more info on the acts, read on…….
The Imprints are an Australian duo creating dreamy dance music consisting of Willow Stahlut and Linden Lester. Armed with a violin, synth and various FX pedals, Willow creates deep sub bass lines and weaves a melodic tapestry beautifully complemented by Linden’s visceral energetic approach to the drums.
After recently returning to Melbourne from their latest international tour, The Imprints are back in
the studio working from fresh inspiration formed on their travels. Their latest single Kispiox was named after the place they wrote it in Northern British Columbia, Canada. They spent a few days in a cabin in the wilderness after performing at Kispiox Valley Music Festival and were inspired to write some new music. Their upcoming album will be released in time for their next Canadian tour in August 2017.
DUB ZOO takes you on a sonic journey into a swirling vortex of
psychedelic soundscapes and organic electronica all driven by the
churning engine room of a live dance floor-shaking rhythm
section. Heavily inspired by the work of pioneers such as King
Tubby and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, DUB ZOO pushes the boundaries
of the genre while also paying tribute to the classic ‘studio one’
style grooves. On top of the live drum & bass rhythm section the
dynamic set features an array of live instrumentation including
saxophones, flute, keys, kalimba as well as electronic samples,
theremin, panoramic delays and psychedelic effects.
Laying down the foundations is Leon Tussie on drums and
samples, Brad Wenham on bass guitar and Paddy Kiernan on
skank guitar and dubs. Multi instrumentalist extraordinaire Lee
Hardisty weaves soaring melodic improvisations while the
ethereal Lizzie O’Keefe delivers other-worldly operatic
vocalisations. The result is a transcendental exploration into the
uninhibited realm of the deep pocket grind.
Dosed are a trio from the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. They started jamming together from an early age before making the easy and somewhat logical progression into the 3-piece they are today. Since their formation, they have been steadily gaining momentum and making noise on the Sunshine Coast music scene. These boys have a colourful mix of personalities that creates a contagious high-energy stage presence that certainly makes it hard for the innocent spectator to shy away. Specialising in getting both the young and old punters up for a dance, their upcoming EP lays down some funky fresh tunes that lets you put those good vibes on repeat.
More details coming soon….