WIN! We’re giving away tickets to new Hanging Rock festival Spring Bliss

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WIN! We’re giving away tickets to new Hanging Rock festival Spring Bliss

The Pierce Brothers performing live.

Spring Bliss is the brand new day festival heading to Hanging Rock Reserve in November this year, creating community connection through music, workshops, and demonstrations on ways to care for yourself and community.

Presented by the festival team behind Gathering of the Goddesses and Gathering of the Kindred Spirits, Spring Bliss is an all-ages, all-day wellbeing music festival.

Taking place at the stunning Hanging Rock, one of Australia’s most iconic live music venues, on November 5 2022, Spring Bliss promises to be a gorgeous day of live music, markets, workshops, demonstrations and local food and wine within the intimate setting in the Macedon Ranges.

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On the music front, punters can expect divine sounds from Melbourne indie folk-roots duo Pierce Brothers; award-winning musician, dancer, director and proud Djab Wurrung/Gunditj Mara and Ngarrindjeri man Amos Roach; and Thndo (fka Thando), the widely loved Zimbabwean-born ‘First Lady of Soul and R&B’.

Comprising of twin brothers Jack and Pat Pierce, the Pierce Brothers have come a long way from busking on the streets of Melbourne. For years, the brothers were a staple of Bourke Street until their breakout EP The Night Tree in 2014 saw them pack out stages in some of the state’s most iconic venues including The Corner Hotel and the Forum. Since then they’ve toured extensively across Europe and the U.S, and have become synonymous with the Melbourne music scene with credit to their irresistible energy and world-class live show.

Alongside the infectious energy of the Pierce Brothers, Amos Roach who will perform with a small orchestra and dancers doing the six seasons of Gariwerd, Ancient Kulin Nations songs with a contemporary twist. Amos – who is also Archie Roach’s son – has been playing keyboard, guitar, bass and Yidaki since he was eight, and is acknowledged as one of Australia’s best Yidaki players. He uses traditional instruments, songs, music and dance to tell stories of Songlines, Family and Country and aims to bring traditional instruments into the mainstream canon.

The Australian music scene is no stranger to Thndo. Commanding massive crowds at festivals such as Bluesfest, WOMAdelaide, Groovin The Moo, BigSound, Jungle Love and Woodford Folk Festival, her recent sold out shows at Chapel Off Chapel have stunned audiences to a point of standing ovation; rave reviews following in their wake. Every performance is a statement – a triumph of powerful lyricism, rich-ranged vocals and smooth backing instrumentation – turning onward the wheel of live music, show by show.

Alongside these headline acts, Spring Bliss will also feature local trio Elevated Plains, DJ Spanning Time, upcoming artists Zac Scheen and Whisp, hip hop dancers, Bluehouse Duo, and the Kyneton Open Mic winner.

Elsewhere at the festival, punters will find yoga, breathwork and vocal workshops; permaculture and chi gong demonstrations; a clothing swap; a kids chill zone with face painting, craft activities, and storytelling; hip hop dancing; health and wellbeing market stalls; craft and face painting stalls; as well as local food and beverage producers and a Spring Bliss bar with bubbles and more local food and drink.

To celebrate the forthcoming Spring Bliss festival at the beautiful Hanging Rock this November, we’ve teamed up with the day festival for a pretty neat giveaway, offering two family passes (Two Adults, Two Kids under 15 each) to some lucky readers.  To be in the running, all you have to do is enter your name and email address below.

The competition closes Monday, October 24 at 6pm and winners will be notified by email. By entering, you agree to receive marketing collateral from Forte and competition partners. For more info, check out our privacy policy. Entrants must be aged 18+. 

Find out more about Spring Bliss Festival here