Lightning & Rhinestones

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Lightning & Rhinestones

Geelong’s first ever alt-country day festival will take place at the Barwon Club Hotel on Sunday 18 June 2023.

Headlining the inaugural event will be Australian cosmic country Queen Freya Josephine Hollick fresh from her cracking sets at Golden Plains, LoJo and Boogie this year and Melbourne cosmic-country-rocker Ben Mastwyk and His Millions, who promise to have the groovin’ to their country-soul glam with plenty of psych-guitar glitz.

Rounding out the lineup is ARIA nominee Georgia State Line, Melbourne Americana singer-songwriter Katie Bates evoking PJ Harvey with her heart and soul grit, and the multi-talented Patrick Wilson. Earlier in the day, festival-goers also have the opportunity to learn two-step dancing with beginner lessons run by Emma-Bee (from Americana Dance Academy) accompanied live by the Honky Tonkin’ No Sleep Til Texas.

If that wasn’t enough, punters can dust off their cowboy boots and dance to tunes spun by DJ Clip Clop between acts on the main stage.