Killing Heidi Reunite for First Show in 10 Years for Third QMF Line Up

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Killing Heidi Reunite for First Show in 10 Years for Third QMF Line Up

The ’90s nostalgia continues with the news Killing Heidi are reforming for the 20th installment of Queenscliff Music Festival.

It will be the first time in 10 years the band have performed and also marks 20 years since siblings Jesse and Ella Hooper released folk-pop song ‘Kettle’ in 1996 on triple j.

Killing Heidi went on to win the hearts of Australian music lovers, release three albums and achieve chart and ARIA Award success.

“We’ve been asked to perform live many times over the years and have always declined. But it just goes to show – never say never. I’m ready to celebrate that amazing time and also to claim that part of my journey as a songwriter,” Ella Hooper says.

“To join such a stellar line up at this year’s Queenscliff Music Festival is the perfect way to return to the stage for us. There are so many great artists playing this year, we can’t wait! We love Queenscliff Music Festival and usually go with our family, so to be busting out the family band to perform this year is going to be KILLER. What Killing Heidi’s music meant and still means to the people that shared that amazing time with us really blows me away. I meet so many people, especially young women, who tell me how Killing Heidi inspired them to be themselves, back themselves or even start a band, and I’m completely honoured that it had that effect on people.”

Also announced for the third line up are folk-blues-soul phenomenon Liz Stringer, Sweet Jean, legendary blues performers Geoff Achison & The Souldiggers with special guest Chris Wilson, folk enigma HOWQUA, PBSFM’s Vince Peach as well as Joe Mungovan, Ayleen O’Hanlon, Reuben Stone and Simon Phillips.

The third line up announcement joins such esteemed acts as Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Peter Garrett & The Alter Egos, Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen, george (20th anniversary show), Alpine, Urthboy and Ash Grunwald.

Tickets are on sale now via the website.