The historic township of Morpeth will turn up the heat this summer with a new music festival, Soundswell.
Featuring the likes of electropop act Boo Seeka, alt pop singer songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke, local Kira Puru and Newcastle-based indie rock band The Appointments, the all-ages event is sure make waves on the banks of the Hunter River at Queens Wharf on Saturday 13 January.
It Must Be Morpeth Business Association president Lisa Simmonds-Webb said the community was keen to stage the extravaganza.
“Soundswell, proudly funded by the NSW Government’s Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events Program, will not only showcase the incredible musical talent of Australia but highlight the town’s unique charm and boutique offerings,” she explained.
“We look forward to welcoming a host of visitors to Morpeth.”
In addition to bringing some seriously impressive acts to the Lower Hunter, Maitland City Council is excited to collaborate with local businesses to bolster Morpeth’s reputation as a popular day trip and overnight destination in the region.
“Morpeth’s such a beautiful part of the LGA,” coordinator city events and activation Adam Franks said.
“Soundswell promises an unforgettable experience for the community, featuring nationally recognised musical acts, family-friendly activities and a diverse selection of food offerings from local vendors.
“As shown by last year’s hugely popular Morpeth Bicentenary event, Queens Wharf Park makes for a perfect picturesque backdrop for a summery celebration of music.”
For more details about the event and the full line-up, visit www.maitlandevents.com.au
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