The Cully Fest 2017 line-up is huge! It’s bringing more of everything, however in particular more music. The musicians making their way to Cully Fest in November are some of the countries best. Over a busy three-days festival goers will have the opportunity to work their way through a visual and educational journey through Aboriginal and outback culture via music.
First up is Rochelle Pitt, a proud indigenous musician with a life time of experience. “I was singing when I was a little kid about three years old,” Rochelle said. She didn’t begin to sing professionally until she was 23, differing university to pursue her passion. “I was studying nursing and I differed because I needed to do something with my singing as it was this create part of me that I had been suppressing,” she said. Rochelle has gone on to conquer the X factor stage and perform throughout the country. Rochelle is super excited to be apart of Cully Fest and said it’s a great opportunity to showcase the indigenous musicians in the area as well as telling our uniquely Australian story. The next performer another highly regarded indigenous musician.
Indigenous singer songwriter Troy Troutman is from Thallon in Queensland and bases himself in the Lockyer Valley. He learnt the tricks of the trade from masters of their craft in regional communities around Queensland. Troy has performed throughout Australia with multiple performances at the Woodford Folk Festival. He is a multi talented musician with a unique ability to tell a story and his original music will leave Cully Fest patrons wanting more. And more they will get from the next classic country singer.
Ali S is country all the way and has been finding real enjoyment out of performing for the past ten years. Ali was born in Boulia in remote North-West Queensland and his cultural heritage originates from the people of the Yulluna tribe. Ali is wrapped to be apart of the 2017 Cully Fest and says he loves how festivals bring people together. “I am absolutely excited to be apart of Cully Fest as there’s so many genres in one area,” he said. Ali believes in the importance of Cully Fest for the indigenous community and said it helps close the gap. “Cully Fest aims to bring everyone together and that is one of the areas I focus on, bringing all types of cultures together,” he said. Ali’s traditional country sound is a perfect fit for Cully Fest and the stage is his when November swings around. Throughout Cully Fest the stage will also become home to the following indigenous musician.
Western GuGuYelanji songman, Troy Jangaji Brady is another unique indigenous musician bound for Cully Fest. Troy has a wealth of experience behind him and has travelled the world in various bands over the past two decades. Troy’s career kick started early with the hit group Aim for More, developing a stellar reputation and following as a teenager. Troy has developed his status based on integrity and has dove deep into the language and culture of his ancestral lands. In-between music he also works with various Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander organisations, as well as mainstream service such as correctional services, providing mentoring, song writing and story telling opportunities across the community.
Also doing her thing will be Pepper Jane, Josephine Birch and Jessi G, a few of the female musicians. Reuben Birchely will showcase his outstanding voice and guitar skills as well as Eric Ellis (Eckybow) who will be creating soothing sounds with his didgeridoo. The line-up also includes performances from Scream Feeder, The Settlement, Cheap Fakes, Willie Nelsons Lovechild, Jed Rowe and plenty more.
Here at Cully Fest we appreciate the value of music and therefore have come up with a unique variety of indigenous and non-indigenous musicians to don the 2017 Cully Fest stage. The Toowoomba festival music line-up is full of extraordinary talent, incredible voices and amazing stories. Headline acts Killing Heidi, Pierce Brothers and In Stereo.
Book tickets before Nov 1 and when you purchase an Adult pass you kids can come FREE saving up to $86 per child 0-17 years.