Whether you’re in the mood for a holistic relaxing weekend, a tepee experience, fancy dress parade or just want to brush up on your Bollywood dancing techniques, Peats Ridge has you covered.
Boasting a three-night sustainable music and arts program just two hours north of Sydney in the Glenworth Valley, it’s the perfect way to bring in the new year with your mates, kids or new acquaintances.
And no matter what kind of music you’re looking for, the diverse eclectic line-up ensures you are bound to see some old favourites, and discover some new ones.
Headlining the 2012 show is the old favourite and ever festival-ready John Butler Trio, and lady of soul Sharon Jones returns with the Dap-Kings, a funky 10-piece that will have the valley up and dancing with their funky sounds and brassy beats.
Hailing from the UK, Jack Savidge of The Friendly Fires will keep you on your toes with a Friendly Fires DJ set, while seasoned producer and DJ Krafty Kuts will battle it out with A Skillz, guaranteed to let loose on the decks.
Local artists include the ever-sweet and sultry Gossling out of Melbourne, Sydney five-piece The Preatures – fresh off their Shaking Hands tour – and Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers with their sunny grassroots-folk-infused tunes.
Dan Freeman from Fanny Lumsden and the Thrillseekers, says they were chuffed to be invited back following their Peats Ridge debut last year. “We’re going to be on a bigger stage this year, so that’s also really exciting.”
Queensland favourites Deep Sea Arcade will be making the trip south, plus the ever surprising The Medics, and Tijuana Cartel who’ve been touring up a storm this year with their electro-Afro Cuban Percussion.
Other artists include The Black Seeds (NZ), Luke Slater (UK), Kaki King (US), The Herd, Electric Empire, The Winter People, Hey Geronimo, The Cairos and many more.
For full lineup visit the website at www.peatsridgefestival.com.au
Tickets from $145 + BF (adult), $60 + BF (youth).