Adding more burn to CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL in 2015 is the inclusion of seven further well-respected and award-winning acts. The second lineup of artists confirmed for the 2015 CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL includes:
Shannon Noll / Mental As Anything / Wendy Matthews
The Wolfe Brothers / The Wolverines / Kevin Bennett and The Flood / Christie Lamb
This inaugural CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL now boasts over 18 artists as well as new and emerging acts, as voted by the public, yet to be announced. HOPE ESTATE winery will play host to the first ever CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL from Friday, 13 March to Sunday, 15 March 2015.
This festival replaces what was CMC Rocks the Hunter and as a new event relies on the support of fans to get behind its introduction.
The second lineup of artists confirmed for the 2015 CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL showcases a topline cast of Australian artists including:
John Butler Trio
Lee Kernaghan / Kasey Chambers
Shannon Noll / Ash Grunwald / Beccy Cole / Mental as Anything
The McClymonts / Wendy Matthews / We Two Thieves
The Wolfe Brothers / The Wolverines / Amber Lawrence / Kevin Bennett and The Flood
The Bob Corbett Band / Chelsea Basham / Greg Champion / Christie Lamb
And more to be announced!
Shannon Noll, a new addition to the festival said, “The first ever Campfire Festival’s going to be a fantastic opportunity for people to see a great showcase of Australian musicians and I’m really excited to be sharing the stage with so many talented people. It’ll be a top weekend in the Hunter for everyone who comes along”.
CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL’s ethos is to bring people together to spend quality time with family and friends, while having the opportunity to do as much (or as little) as you please, including a new luxury camping option with HOPE ESTATE’s beautiful vineyard setting as the backdrop.
The CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL will host a number of entertainment precincts including the main amphitheatre which will feature two stages – the main stage playing host to a line-up of established Australian stars and a 2nd stage showcasing a mix of emerging and well-known artists.
CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL will also be giving ten musical artists the opportunity to perform on the amphitheatre’s second stage and in the Campfire Zone, to be chosen via an online vote giving up-and-coming performers a chance to shine in front of a big audience. Further details, terms and conditions of this exciting initiative will be listed on www.campfirefestival.com.au.
Early Bird tickets to the inaugural CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL are available now through Ticketekor the Winery direct on 1800 777 444. Early Bird tickets provide a discount 3-day ticket for all purchases made on or prior to 1st December 2014.
The CAMPFIRE FESTIVAL is more than just a name – there will be an actual Campfire! There’s also the FunZone which is sure to keep both the young and young-at-heart entertained as well as the Busker’s Pavilion providing yet another entertainment option along with the opportunity to discover fresh, local talent.
HOPE ESTATE’s Camper’s Bar will host songwriter’s sessions, guitar clinics, Artist Q&A forums and jam sessions each day along with late night entertainment for our campers.
Naturally, with a winery and craft brewery on-site there’ll be plenty to drink and even a craft beer experience available for the connoisseurs.
On site camping is available for up to 5,000 people with standard camping and powered sites available, or why not “glamp it up” in the new 5 Star Lakeside Flashcamp. There will be plenty of showers and toilets available throughout each of the camping zones as well as portable toilets throughout the site and the main buildings.
For those who want the ultimate experience, HOPE ESTATE is providing VIP hospitality packages. Choose the indulgent Harvest Package on the top floor of the building or the more casual VIP area – both overlook the main arena so you will see and hear everything from these private areas. Or, perhaps a gourmet hamper for two is more your style so you can just sit, listen and soak up the atmosphere. For full details of each of the packages available, please go to www.campfirefestival.com.au.
Early Bird Tickets are on sale NOW until 1 December 2014, from Ticketek or Hope Estate.