Missy Higgins, Kate Miller-Heidke and Kasey Chambers headline Wildflower Festival, celebrating Australian women in music

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Missy Higgins, Kate Miller-Heidke and Kasey Chambers headline Wildflower Festival, celebrating Australian women in music

Missy Higgins. Photo by Cybele Malinowski

The jam-packed all-female lineup for 2022's Wildflower Festival has dropped and it's a celebration of some of Australia's best female musicians.

Celebrating women in music and the return of the live scene, Wildflower 2022 is the newest music festival that will bring together some of Australia’s most prized female singer-songwriters at some of the country’s most exquisite locations.

Featuring Missy Higgins, Kate Miller-Heidke, Kasey Chambers, Sarah Blasko, ThornBird (Vikki Thorn of The Waifs), Deborah Conway and Alice Skye, the festival will take over Rochford Wines in the Yarra Valley on March 12, before moving on to Riverstage in Brisbane on March 19 and Roche Estate in the Hunter Valley on April 2.

The key takeaways 

  • Wildflower Festival brings an all-female, all Aussie lineup to 2022
  • It will be held in the Yarra Valley, Brisbane’s Riverstage and the Hunter Valley next autumn
  • Missy Higgins, Kate Miller-Heidke and Kasey Chambers are among the lineup

Keep up with the latest festival news here.

Masterminded by Empire Touring’s General Manager, Isobel Lanesman, the festival aims to celebrate women in music and bring them to the forefront while many festival lineups continue to have an underrepresentation of women. It’s all about celebrating women in Australian music – artists, producers, and designers – and collaborating to bring together a show of extraordinary talents.

“I’m beyond thrilled to be a part of Wildflower. All the women involved are total inspirations and some were actually really big influences on me in the early days of my career,” enthuses Missy Higgins, who is set to drop her new single, ‘Edge Of Something’ this Friday.

“There’s something about being on the road with so many powerful creative women, it’s so rare it kind of creates magic when it happens. I was involved in the second round of Lilith Fair in America about ten years ago and it goes down as one of the best experiences I have ever had, I made lifelong friends out of it. I have no doubt this will be the same, but this time showcasing to the country the huge amount of Aussie talent we have here. An incredible way to get back into playing live music again, holy moly I’ve missed it.”

“The lineup contains some of my musical and personal heroes, as well as some dear friends, and it’s going to be unforgettable not just for the audience but for us as well,” beams Kate Miller-Heike, who will also kick off her rescheduled Child In Reverse tour in July 2022.

“It’s been a rough couple of years, and I can’t think of a more beautiful catharsis than being a part of this festival. It’s impossible for me to overstate how much I’m looking forward to it. Humans need connection. Wildflower will be a celebration of everything that brings people together. I’m actually choking up slightly at the mere thought of it!”

Wildflower will be held with a commitment to a COVID Safe environment. Festival organisers will work closely with and comply with all requirements of the public health authorities. If the show is required to be postponed, a postponement date will be announced and punters will be eligible for a full refund if they are unable to make the new date.

Wildflower 2022 Dates

Saturday 12 March | Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley
Saturday 19 March | Riverstage, Brisbane
Saturday 2 April | Roche Estate, Hunter Valley

Wildflower 2022 Lineup

Missy Higgins
Kate Miller-Heidke
Kasey Chambers
Sarah Blasko
Deborah Conway
Alice Skye

 Tickets to Wildflower go on sale at 9am local time on Friday 15 October.