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Red carpet rolled out for headline acts


Newcastle soul-tronic duo Boo Seeka and iconic Brisbane band Custard will headline Maitland’s Bitter and Twisted boutique beer festival in November.

After a year of non-stop touring, and several months working in the studio, Boo Seeka revealed their new single Rush in January, and will take to the stage with their smooth vocals and electro sounds, blended with spacey synth layered on top of rolling hip hop grooves.

Established in Brisbane in 1990, Custard has produced a parade of memorable singles, several of which have become entrenched in Australian pop music history.

The group disbanded in 1999 before playing a handful of reunion shows and venturing back into the studio in 2015.

The result was Come Back all is Forgiven, the band’s first album in 16 years.

Boo Seeka will headline the festival at Maitland Gaol on Saturday 2 November, while Custard will follow suit on Sunday 3 November.

Also confirmed to join them are Bullhorn, The Hi-Boys, Burger Joint and The Long Johns as well as local acts Kookshill, Rubix Cuba and Lili Crane.

Maitland council’s events officer Beth Anastasiou says, “We’re thrilled to have these headliners and all other bands coming to Bitter & Twisted this November. We’ve got an awesome mix of genres, with local and interstate acts. All this is in addition to a range of twisted entertainment, which will be particularly out of the ordinary this year.”

More announcements regarding brewers will be made in the coming weeks.

Tickets go on sale this Friday 2 August (International Beer Day) at bitterandtwisted.com.au or phone 4931 2888.

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