After minimal tourism for a number of years, The Winter Magic Revival Festival will take place in Katoomba this August and is set to be the new jewel in the Blue Mountains tourism crown.
The festival will take place across two enormous days of entertainment on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 of August and will be headlined by internationally renowned but locally grown electronic hip hop duo, Hermitude.
The Winter Magic Revival Festival aims to reactivate Katoomba’s local business district and the Blue Mountains arts sector by encouraging locals and tourists to visit and experience what the Mountains have to offer, with a vast range of great food, world famous landmarks and beautiful places to stay.
The Festival will provide a platform for local businesses and inject a much needed boost into the local economy by showcasing world renowned artists and performers over the two days.
The events will be a mix of free and ticketed stages featured throughout the village of Katoomba catering for all members of the community. Live music and art will be on display in various venues including The Baroque Room, Bootlegger Bar and Katoomba Public School among many others along with illumination light displays at the Civic and Cultural centres.
One of the endearing features of Winter Magic is patrons dress up and costume. It isn’t unusual to see vikings, fur-suited animals, fairies, warlocks and wizards, and favourite movie characters all up and down Katoomba Street. The wackier the costume, the better!
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The UNESCO World Heritage listed Blue Mountains region is home to some of the most iconic natural features in the nation. The Three Sisters, Mount Solitary and Jenolan Caves just to name a few. It is also home to an exciting local music scene, which will be on full display at the festival. So settle in with a mulled wine or hot chocolate and experience the sound of
Blue Mountains Magic!
From hip hop and electronica to country rock, metal and Gregorian chants,
some of the artists featured at the Winter Magic Revival Festival include;
Blue Mountains natives, the electronic hip hop duo Hermitude recently released their latest album Mirror Mountain and are Air Music Award winners and Aria Award nominees,
Touted by NME Magazine as “Australia’s most electrifying pop prospect” A hybrid of electronic energy and punk fury, Haiku Hands are all female, all attitude and all awesome.
From Wentworth Falls to the world. Urthboy has been at the forefront of the Aussie hip hop scene for almost two decades and shows no signs of slowing down!
Featuring Nick Littlemore (PNAU, Empire Of The Sun) and Alister Wright (Cloud Control), Vlossom symphonise pop, psych-rock and electronic music into something strangely multi-sensory.
Andy Golledge Band
The sound of Neil Young, energy of Springsteen and narrative of James Taylor combine to give Tamworth born Andy Golledge his distinct identify. As well as his cool collection of hats!
Clay J Gladstone
Formed in 2020 and featuring current and former members of Sydney powerhouses Resist The Thought, Caulfield, and Buried In Verona, Clay J Gladstone have crafted some killer emo pop punk!
Melbourne based producer, Tilman Robinson, creates electro-acoustic soundscapes that encompass classical minimalism, improvised, experimental, electronic and ambient music into something trascendary.
An explosion of funk, flute, sax, synth and groove, that’s Melbourne’s Vaudeville Smash and they will pack the dance floor and have you dancing like no one is watching.
Midnight Tea Party
Sydney instrumental act, Midnight Tea Party blend the hypnotic melodies of the Balkans with dubstep, jazz and rock to produce a completely unique and irresistible sound.
Crooked Fiddle Band
Sydney’s Crooked Fiddle Band mix blasts of fiery folk with the intense atmosphere and detail of post and prog-rock, resulting in a multi-layered, complex, ecstatic hybrid they call ‘chainsaw folk’.
The Black Turtles
Desert rock trio, The Black Turtles fuse an urban contemporary sound with traditional roots, rock and blues. It’s indie rock with a message!
How just two guys make such a racket is uncertain. What is certain is that sludge, doom, grunge hybrid Astrodeath are fast becoming one of the most influential acts in Australia’s heavy scene.
A Few Spooky Men
(A scaled version of The Spooky Mens Chorale)
An odd mix of Georgian polyphonic works, humorous original songs and offbeat arrangements of pop songs, The Spooky Mens Chorale are truly unique. Haunting beauty meets abstract silliness.
In addition to the music, there will be an array of dance performances, comedians and theatre artists.
The Winter Magic Revival Festival takes place on August 26 and 27 in Katoomba.
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