Sounds Of Summer
In December 2017 Sounds Of Summer is set to return to the popular coastal town of Inverloch for another day of family friendly music, local food and wine.
The line-up performing at the event this year appeals to all ages. With a stellar career spanning more than 45 years Ross Wilson of Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock is one of Australian rock music's most enduring talents. Joining Ross at the festival is founder member of pop groups The Twilights, Axiom and Little River Band Glenn Shorrock and the multi-talented Wendy Matthews – a voice that never fails to move those who hear it. The hits we all know and love will be performed by these Australian icons including -Eagle Rock', -Come Said The Boy', -Little Ray Of Sunshine' -Reminiscing' -The Day You Went Away' -Let's Kiss'.
In addition to the remarkable headline acts Sounds Of Summer always support local and up and coming Australian artists. Opening the festival this year are talented locals Bed Of Embers – 4 multi instrumentalists who play a mixture of roots, folk, bluegrass, tango, modern covers, country and eastern garnished with great vocal harmonies; acoustic folk/rock singer songwriter from Inverloch Mat Morgan and folk/country singer-songwriter and story teller Famous Will, originally from SA and now based in Victoria.
The festival will end in true summer party style with Melbourne-based African reggae band Sol Nation, known for their high-energy sets. Sol Nation draws upon a wealth of International music culture to bring a melting pot of Reggae, Samba, Funk, Salsa, African Dance Music.
This year the family friendly event introduces the Sounds Of Summer Adventure Park. Jumping castles, obstacle course, laser tag, face painting and more to help keep the younger tribe entertained.
Bring a picnic or relax knowing the Food Village returns with many of the tribe returning as well as welcoming new food villagers. Majority of the vendors are sourced locally from the broader Gippsland Region. Our cuisines include, Mexican, Asian, Japanese, as well as some great Aussie favourites including the classic BBQ provided by The Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club.
Sounds Of Summer showcases the natural beauty, creative talents and unique character of the Bass Coast and broader Gippsland Region. The festival has been thoughtfully curated to attract families and to relish in the cultural delights at our doorstep.
Local Events Management Company, Events by Kate and the creator of Sounds of Summer says 'I really love bringing people together. Inverloch Sounds Of Summer was born as a result of all my passions: togetherness, celebrating good music, delicious foods, fabulous wine and the ultimate, being with our family and friends. So we are bringing all that together to create a day of fun filled laughter, good times and lots of festival cheer!"
Inverloch Sounds of Summer will support Scleroderma Victoria as the festival's charity for 2017 pledging a donation from ticket sales. The pledge goal is $10,000 with Ambassador Dyson Heppell (Essendon Captain) helping us promote the event.
From Clare Bowditch who performed at the inaugural event in 2016 'Sounds of Summer was a truly beautiful festival to highlight our summer with. We really had a great time. The festival was a perfect combination of professionally organized, but grass-roots/ community led. Yes, we were wonderfully taken care of but the festivals emphasis on caring for an entertaining the audiences (particularly families: there was a heap of great activities for everyone) really made it stand apart. We had such a beautiful day and the community welcome was phenomenal".
From a patron at the festival 'A fantastic atmosphere! Beautiful local food and wines and a great mix of ages amongst the crowd. Brilliantly organised and executed…can't wait for Sounds Of Summer to be an annual event".
Inverloch Sounds Of Summer
Friday 29th December
Inverloch Recreation Reserve, Sandy Mount Ave, Inverloch
Event concludes: approximately 11pm
Adult: $50.00 + BF
Pensioner: $35 + BF
Student: $25 + BF
Family (2 adults / 2 students) $120 + BF
Kids 10 and under are free