After four years in the wilderness, MAGIC CASTLE returns on Thursday the 13th of December to raise the roof off the Basement in PMAC and raise always needed funds and awareness for headspace Port Macquarie. It’s time to celebrate the 5th birthday of headspace Port Macquarie, a local service that offers young people (aged 12-25) access to mental health support, health advice and general information. The team at headspace include psychologists, social workers, youth workers and a GP. All headspace services are free. Special thanks to Ben Brown for designing the artwork and Panthers Port Macquarie for helping to make this event possible.
Host Phil Jamieson of legendary Australian band Grinspoon announced today that the event will offer a “powerful mix of musical genres, a potent dynamic brew (excuse the pun) of folk, garage, rock and indie throughout the festival.”
Magic Castle is a philanthropic project for Jamieson who would like to thank all the artists who are lending their time, Port Macquarie Panthers, Ben Brown for the artwork and FOTSUN for all your support.
Joining us on the day are:
MINI SKIRT Coming out of the sun and surf of Byron Bay, Mini Skirt proudly represent the scum and dirt of their scenic hometown’s underbelly. Delivering raw and choppy pub punk driven by relentless and direct lyrics, Mini Skirt cut the excess crap of modern rock, simmering it down to the bare essentials and attitude. Not ones to settle for simply riding the wave of the all too familiar 2018 garage punk sound, Mini Skirt deliver timeless straight up punk rock with enough grit and attitude to make any listener think twice about how true the peace-and-love reputation of Byron really is.
GRACE TURNER a singer songwriter from Newcastle is renown for her emotionally-driven indie-folk songs, which are intensely personal. Turner has lived immersed with creative influences; her mother a visual artist and her father a poet. Falling somewhere between alt country and indie rock, her exquisite, smoky vocals coupled with her knack to write emotive, vulnerable songs is nothing short of addictive.
ROYAL CHANT are a three-piece fuzzy power-pop garage band from the sleepy coastal town of Port Macquarie. After many lineup changes over their 8+ years the band currently consists of American ex-pat and founding member Mark Spence on guitar & vox with Adam Murray on bass and Wade Mobbs on drums. Play it loud. Tell a friend. Rinse. Repeat.
GENES Brothers from the same mumma, Genes are a fun and energetic rock duo. Get amongst their DNA!!!
VENA KLYMO is a 21 year old folk songstress living out of an 89’ Toyota coaster bus playing music in every nook and cranny on the East Coast. Her debut album “Motions & Potions” launched August this year and saw the singer/songwriter hit the road for a national album launch tour. Past years have seen the artist tour extensively as a support act to the likes of Ian Moss (Cold Chisel) & James Reyne (Australian Crawl) while landing a spot at a string of festivals like that of Festival of the Sun, Wingham Akoostik Festival & Mountain Sounds Festival. Her performance is honest and songwriting true to her zeal for telling stories.
Tickets for the boutique music festival are strictly limited, so pre-purchase is essential.
And last but not least PHIL JAMIESON.
$30 + booking fees
Proudly supported by Panthers Port Macquarie