Rainbow Serpent Update

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Rainbow Serpent Update

Rainbow Serpent recently announced massive additions to their lineup for the 19th annual festival to be held over four days on Australia Day weekend in Lexton, Victoria.
Amongst the list of world-class international musicians announced today are US performers Pretty Lights, Emancipator and Bluetech who will appear alongside UK artists James Monro, Ed Solo, Tripswitch and Nikki S.
Pretty Lights, also known as Derek Vincent Smith, has been hailed as a modern day musical genius creating albums that span the great eras of the last century; from modern classical and jazz to 60s soul and beyond. His shows are renowned for their multifaceted creativity encompassing both auditory and visual realms.
Rainbow fans will also enjoy performances by Efdemin, Dasha Rush, and Jossie Telch who make up just some of the 40 international acts to appear at the event that has earned a cult following from its 15,000 annual attendees.
Festival organiser, Tim Harvey, says the 2016 lineup is one of their strongest ever.
“We’re really excited to be taking patrons on a grand, world tour of musical tastes and treats.
“Once again we’ve delivered a music program rich in diversity and there will be something that appeals to everyone across our six music stages,” he said.
The festival’s domestic acts were also announced today with the The Opiuo Band, HMC, Tornado Wallace, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Jamie Stevens, The Bombay Royale and Mista Savona among the 100 Australian musicians and bands set to appear at one of the world’s most renowned and best-loved transformational festivals.
“We’re proud of our record of supporting the Australian music industry by providing a platform for so many artists to showcase their unique talent every year,” said Mr. Harvey, “Aussie musicians have been on the cutting edge of electronic production from the very beginning, and it’s important they are acknowledged locally while they are taking the rest of the world by storm.”
Rainbow Serpent is not just a music festival, with an array of international and local visual artists set to transform the rural Victorian landscape into an explosion of creativity and colour.
A workshop area with five stages will also host countless talks, yoga sessions and a dedicated children’s area alongside free healing therapies, art galleries and many other activities.
Rainbow Serpent are launching their 2016 festival with the annual Urban Gathering, featuring some of Australia’s most talented musicians alongside various workshops on 31 October at Ceres Environment Park in Melbourne.
The full lineup, tickets and details for both the Rainbow Serpent Festival and Urban Gathering are available at www.rainbowserpent.net.