Handpicked Festival lineup for 2019 revealed

An eight-band bill led by Amy Shark, John Butler and Missy Higgins is set to descend on Langhorne Creek for Lake Breeze Wines' annual Handpicked Festival on Saturday, November 9.

Joining the three huge Australian artists are Odette, The Teskey Brothers, and Winston Surfshirt, along with local artists Jess Day and Kyle Lionhart.

Event creator Kate Cooper said she was proud to pull such an impressive lineup together for the sixth edition of Handpicked with the help of her sister Lauren Maxfield, and looked forward to seeing thousands of people dancing in her family's vineyard.

"People know by now that I call Handpicked my baby. I'm addicted, I'm in love, I'm emotional, I'm proud - just like any mother," she said.

"I love the fact that I can share my baby with SA and Australia and that people leave this event feeling like a part of the family."

Indie pop star Amy Shark is someone Kate has wanted on her boutique festival lineup for years and is glad to have locked her in as one of the headliners.

"Amy Shark brings such a warm, relatable energy to the Handpicked Festival. She loves what she does and gives her all in a transparent, sincere way," she said.

Australian music legend John Butler will share his talent, knowledge and passion as he takes the stage solo.

"John brings a unique, live solo show. He is unique, he entertains and educates. Pay close attention to this man, he will leave you wanting more," Kate said.

Nine-time ARIA Award winner Missy Higgins will play both classics and new treats from her five albums at Handpicked.

"Missy Higgins is a confident, exceptionally talented female musician. It is a real honour to have her on the Handpicked stage in our backyard," Kate said.

Following on with powerful songwriting and soul is Odette, who has captivated audiences across the country with her debut album To A Stranger.

With a raw combination of soul and blues, Melbourne's Teskey Brothers are sure to enchant Handpicked crowds.

"These guys bring soul and deliciousness. They honour the old Motown and turn it into their own, leaving your heart warm and infected with soul and blues," Kate said.

Funk/hip hop band Winston Surfshirt, hailing from Sydney, will get punters grooving early, as proven at the many other festivals they have appeared at.

Rounding out the lineup are Byron Bay soul folk busker Kyle Lionhart and Adelaide up-and-coming indie pop artist Jess Day.

It's not just music which will provide fun and magic throughout the day; the Cocktail Forest returns with beverages created using Lake Breeze's moscato, rosé and vermentino, and the marketplace allows local producers to sell their wares and festival attendees to add extra glam with flower crowns and henna.

Tent City has been extended this year, with room for up to 1500 campers to stay the night for $15 per person. Glamping options are available.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.handpickedfestival.com

Handpicked Festival 2019 lineup

Amy Shark

John Butler

Missy Higgins


The Teskey Brothers

Winston Surfshirt

Kyle Lionhart

Jess Day

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