LANGHORNE CREEK – The team at Lake Breeze Winery at Langhorne Creek have locked in four big Australian acts for this year’s Handpicked Festival.
Matt Corby will headline the festival at the winery on Saturday, November 11, with Jet, San Cisco, and The Jezabels joining him so far.
ARIA Award-winning Corby is an indie-rock powerhouse, known internationally for tracks including Brother, Resolution, Monday, and Knife Edge.
The 26-year-old has evolved from an exciting prospect on Australian Idol to one of the nation’s best-loved performers, with his latest critically-acclaimed album Telluric wowing new and old fans alike.
After the height of its popularity in the mid-to-late-noughties and disbandment in 2012, Aussie rock band Jet are back and ready to take the Handpicked stage by storm.
Songs like Are You Gonna Be My Girl? and Rollover DJ will get heads banging along to their rock sound.
Indie pop four-piece San Cisco, hailing from Western Australia, have celebrated the release of their third album The Water with extensive touring around the world and at home.
They will perform both tracks from the new album and old favourites including Awkward, RUN, and Fred Astaire.
Sydney indie rock band The Jezabels will get the crowd jumping and dancing along to the mash-up of indie rock and disco pop they will bring to the festival.
Songs like Pleasure Drive, My Love is My Disease, and Easy to Love will be familiar to triple j listeners.
Event organiser Kate Cooper worked around the clock to secure the four acts, and is excited to reveal the lineup.
“It’s the biggest line up the Handpicked Festival has ever seen, so we’re so excited for music lovers to converge on Langhorne Creek’s Lake Breeze Wines, just an hour out of Adelaide, for an epic day,” Ms Cooper said.
“After wowing crowds at Splendour in the Grass, Glastonbury, Lowlands, and Sasquatch, Matt Corby is set to tantalise crowds in South Australia.
“To snag a huge international act like Jet, who has sold more than 6.5 million albums and netted six ARIA Awards is incredibly exciting and such a big win for the state.”
Organisers are looking for one South Australian band to join the lineup, as per previous years.
It is a great chance for local acts to perform to a big crowd – an rare opportunity in South Australia.
“Every year I put a call out for local South Australian bands to send me their latest EP, so I get a list of about 200 every year and from that list I cut it down to five and put it to the polls on social media,” Ms Cooper said.
Although music is the main element of the day, a number of other experiences are on offer.
Lake Breeze’s award-winning wines are on show, along with food trucks serving local produce, and ‘The Lane’ packed with local arts, crafts, jewellery, and homewares.
Those looking to stay the night can sleep at Tent City, where there is space for up to 500 people – even with a ‘glamping’ option.
Handpicked Festival starts at 1pm on Saturday, November 11 at Lake Breeze Winery, Langhorne Creek.
For more information or to book tickets, visit www.handpickedfestival.com