(AUS) Bondi Beach is one of the world’s most famous beaches and The Beach Boys are one of the world’s most famous bands. Typifying ‘The Sounds of Summer’, it’s a perfect match to have them performing on the beach at Bondi, which is viewed as the quintessential Australian beach, to launch the inaugural Bondi Beachfest!
Along with live performances from the bands all day there will also be a Surf Lifesaving Parade by the Bondi Life Savers which will include a March Past, Beach Flag event and Board Race/Demonstrations. There will also be a Miss Beachfest Competition, Surfing and Skating Exhibitions plus market and food stalls on location for the duration of the event.
One of the most influential and enduring bands in pop history, The Beach Boys are the Sounds of Summer with album sales of over 100 million, 32 American Platinum and Gold awards, an induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame and a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award. Captained by Mike Love, The Beach Boys music defines youth and fun fun fun, evoking places where life is renewed through sun drenched days in the surf and glorious nights in the sand.
The Beach Boys will head line the inaugural Bondi Beachfest with support from the following Australian Artists:
The Whitlams are one of Australia’s favourite bands whose appeal reaches audiences of all ages and tastes. With lyrics described as having a “charming cynicism” and enhanced by an instinct for poignant melody, they have become a staple of the local music scene. The current lineup has remained unchanged for the last 10 years and four albums, and consists of Tim Freedman on piano and vocals, Jak Housden on guitar, Warwick Hornby on bass guitar and Terepai Richmond on drums. Recently, The Whitlam’s album Eternal Nightcap was voted in at #17 JJJ’s Hottest Albums of all time & their song No Aphrodisiac was voted in at #58. The band has three ARIA Awards including the award for Best Group.
Busby Marou, originally from Rockhampton, will entertain the crown with their melodic guitar riffs and meaningful lyrics – mandolins, ukulele and whistles, stories of travels across the globe, and the pull of home. Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou have a gift when it comes to Australian story telling. The Australian newspaper describes them perfectly – “The overwhelming feeling that emanates from Busby Marou is joy. The voices and close harmonies are as clear as Queensland sunshine, and the acoustic guitar playing of both men is both accomplished and expressive”.
Also fitting onto the bill nicely is Kim Churchill, who has already accomplished impressive feats in his short time as a professional musician. He is the name on everyone’s sultry lips and with good reason. Kim Churchill, the surfy dude from New South Wales, is four albums deep and hundreds of shows down and has truly found his signature sound with his latest release Silence / Win. With fingertip calluses as coarse as thimbles and those signature vocals as crisp as an autumn dawn, these unmistakable talents roll together with expert composition and lyrical wisdom to form one tantalising combination.
Call it the restlessness of youth, but Brisbane artist Sahara Beck refuses to sit still and will be on the stage for Beachfest, accompanied with just her guitar. Over the past year she has released a critically acclaimed EP, toured and played shows non-stop, had her music featured online and on television, collaborated with numerous artists, written countless new songs and released another EP – BLOOM. She’s a rising star and one to watch!
SURF’S UP at the BONDI BEACHFEST!
SATURDAY 14TH NOVEMBER – FROM 3PM ON THE BEACH AT BONDI
Don’t miss the fabulous BEACH BOYS with our very own local musicians –
THE WHITLAMS| BUSBY MAROU | KIM CHURCHILL | SAHARA BECK
Early bird website Presale: Friday 19th June at midday until Sunday 21 June, 5pm
Visa Presale: Monday 22nd June at midday until Tuesday 23rd June, 5pm
MyTKT Presale: Wednesday 24th June at midday until Thursday 25th June, 5pm
*Reserve Seats on the Beach: VIP packages – Table of 10 on the VIP Promenade (food and drink supplied by THE BUCKET LIST)
*GA tickets – On The Green
* $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to SURF LIFE SAVING NSW who are the official beneficiary of the event.