Foggy Mountain Festival 2018

We warmly welcome music lovers of all ages to the picturesque Kinglake Ranges for the Foggy Mountain Festival 12th, 13th & 14th October 2018. This intimate celebration of music is set to feature some of Australia's best musicians and International acts as well as the best country hospitality our region has to offer. Attendees will be treated to a toe-tapping Hoedown Bush Dance; concerts Friday, Saturday & Sunday, musical workshops, Gospel and community concerts, jam sessions at all hours and many great activities. Don’t miss a weekend full of great atmosphere, country hospitality and unique musical riches. As seen in Flightnetwork's Article – Australia’s Top Music Festivals of 2018.

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Bluegrass, Folk Music, Old Country, Americana, Mountain Music, Acoustic Blues and Celtic concerts, Hoedown Bush Dance, Musical workshops, Gospel and community concerts, Jam sessions at all hours and many great activities.

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Day 1
6.30pm - 9.30pm
Bush Dance & Country Spit Roast Dinner
Venue: 2970 Heidelberg‐Kinglake Road, KINGLAKE

9.00pm-11.00pm
Cabaret Concert
Venue: Lawson’s Restaurant Kinglake Pub

$25 or included in the weekend ticket price

Day 2
9:30am - 12:30pm
Interactive Music Workshops
Venue: Various

2:00pm – 11:00pm
Afternoon/Evening Concert
Venue: Main Marquee, 28 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road, Kinglake 3763

Day 3
10.00am-11.00am
Gospel Concert
Venue: Kinglake Ranges Community Concert

11.00am-1pm
Community Concert
Venue: Main Marquee, 28 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road, Kinglake 3763

1pm - 5pm
Sunday Concert
Venue: Lawson’s (behind the pub)

$25 or included in the $75 weekend ticket.

2018 Artists


  • Davidson Brothers

    Slim Dime

    Strzelecki Stringbusters

  • The Cherry Pickers

    Coolgrass

    The Kissin’ Cousins

  • mysterious_mose

    Mysterious Mose

    Tom & Jerry

    Tom & Jerry

    montgomery church

    Montgomery Church

  • The Duck Downpickers

    Undertones

    The Undertones

    blue limit

    Blue Limit

  • WhiskyDram

    Whiskey Dram

    theweepingwillowsalbumportraitsmaller

    The Weeping Willows

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    Front Porch

  • Flying Engine Stringband

    Flying Engine Stringband

    Brucellosis

    Clandestiny

    Clandestiny

Davidson Brothers

Hamish and Lachlan Davidson grew up in the rural Victorian town of Yinnar. Raised in a musical family, the brothers began playing music and performing from a young age. With seven albums under their belt, they have built the reputation of being one of Australia’s hottest bluegrass acts – multi instrumentalists on banjo, fiddle, mandolin and great entertainers with an enormous respect for the traditions of the genre.

Australian Country Music Award winners in 2009, 2010 and 2012, and Group of the Year at the 2010 Australian Independent Country Music Awards, Hamish and Lachlan Davidson are “the best young bluegrass pickers we have seen for a long while in Australia and a very exciting live act,” according to Troy Cassar-Daley.

In recent years, the Davidson Brothers have toured extensively throughout Australia and America, which included representing Australia at the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass in the USA in 2004 and 2009. In June 2011, the brothers completed their first European tour and performed at the 2011 European World of Bluegrass in the Netherlands.

Slim Dime
Slim Dime are an acoustic duo featuring old-time mountain sounds, seamless harmonies and some mighty-fine pickin’. They make music that sounds as though it’s always existed somewhere on a mountaintop, “the arrangements and performances are utterly engaging and, because of the nature of the material, altogether timeless.”
Strzelecki Stringbusters
The 14 piece Strzelecki Stringbusters combine elements of Ole Time Country & Bluegrass with humour, audience participation and boundless enthusiasm to create a “good natured musical riot”. An exhilarating and memorable musical experience is assured with The Stringbusters on board…and be ready to join in and sing along!
The Cherry Pickers
The Cherry Pickers have been delighting audiences around Australia and abroad for over a decade. Their love of hard driving, high lonesome Bluegrass music shines through in everything they do from the standards, adaptations and originals they play.
Coolgrass
Coolgrass win and delight audiences with their hilarious take on bluegrass, and are favourites throughout Australia and New Zealand. They have been featured at Australia’s National Folk Festival, the Auckland Folk Festival, Port Fairy, the Harrietville Bluegrass Convention, the Redlands Bluegrass Festival, the Fairbridge Folk Festival, the Tamworth Music Festival and many more, plus many folk clubs, wineries, town halls, arts councils, pubs and so forth across Australia and New Zealand. They have recorded 4 CDs – Toad Rage (2004), Jaguar Breakdown (2006), Never Put The Banjo Down (2009) and Most Peculiar (2012).
The Kissin’ Cousins
Live and stomping, The Kissin Cousins bring a fresh, youthful Australian sound to traditional American bluegrass and Old-time music. Hard-driving banjo, melodic harmonies, twin fiddles and a hole-lotta banter makes The Cousins are festival favourites all over the East Coast of Australia. The gig you can kick up your heels to but still bring your mum along!
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Mysterious Mose
This 2010-vintage jug band features classic jug instrumentation, vocals, costume & A1:C24 repartie. The Mose continue to scrape, rattle, whine, hoot, honk & holler their infectious brand of good-time, toe- tapping jug band music onto the stages (& hopefully hearts) of Melbourne & Central Victoria!
Tom & Jerry
Tom & Jerry
Tom and Jerry play tunes and songs of old with a fresh approach to instrumentals and harmony singing. Jeremy Marcotte, now residing in Melbourne, is an award winning fiddle and banjo player from North Carolina who has toured internationally with the Haywood Billygoats and the Bailey Mountain Cloggers. Tom Kendall is a Melbourne guitarist and mandolinist and member of The Knott Family Band. Together they find the sweet close harmonies reminiscent of the great duos of yesteryear. Think The Louvin Brothers and The Monroe Brothers. Expect to hear driving instrumentals with mandolin, guitar, clawhammer and fiddle changing hands between tunes.
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Montgomery Church
Cielle Montgomery and James Church are ‘Montgomery Church’ - a blend of acoustic folk, americana and bluegrass influences, grown and distilled in the Snowy Mountain ranges of country New South Wales. With their organic union of dobro and guitar, harmony vocals, and tasteful songwriting, this duo are enthralling in their dynamic intimacy.
The Duck Downpickers
The Duck Downpickers perform a mix of home-cooked foot-stompin' mountain music of the Appalachians, together with jug, gospel and country blues. Gerry McDonald, Jonathan Ashley and Clayton Jacobson play a medley of instruments, including banjos, guitar, double bass, harmonicas and mandolin, seasoned with wailin' harmonies.
Undertones
The Undertones
Formed in early 2018, The Undertones came together after a particularly raucous jam session at the Guilford Banjo Jamboree. Influenced by a shared love of traditional bluegrass and jazz grass, Jim Golding (banjo), Don Gula (bass), Heath Joyce (mandolin) and Tom Wales (guitar) have quickly found their own unique style which encompasses bluegrass and progressive jazz music. The Undertones are: Jim Golding (banjo), veteran of the bluegrass scene in Australia and founding member of the wickedly brilliant Coolgrass. Don Gula (bass), an experienced bass player through many musical styles and genres. Heath Joyce (mandolin), a music teaching, fast picking whizz and Tom Wales (guitar), a newly discovered flat pick guitarist who has exploded onto the scene. Having only performed as a group together a handful of times, The Undertones have already left a lasting impression as a band to watch. The Undertones look forward to performing more regularly and writing music together.
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Blue Limit
With a strong passion for bluegrass music, Blue Limit are a dynamic trio who together, combine amazing picking and strong harmonies to capture a true traditional mountain sound. Grounded in varied and vast experience and years of performing, Blue Limit evolved through the bands shared love of the bluegrass genre and endless hours of playing, singing and performing together at festivals. Blue Limit includes: Heath Joyce (mandolin/banjo/vocals) – lifelong musician and singer, music teacher, bluegrass aficionado and extraordinary multi-instrumentalist, Tom Wales (guitar/vocals) – avid bluegrass fanatic and sensational flat-picking guitarist and Andy Calwell (double bass/vocals) – bluegrass obsessive, banjo nerd and harmony queen. The band performs a tight arrangement of their own unique blend of vocal chemistry and hot instrumentals, promising classic songs, exciting fast picking and unexpected musical magic.
WhiskyDram
Whiskey Dram
Whiskey Dram are a hard folk band, with influences ranging from traditional folk, punk, blues and bluegrass, with a penchant for sea shanties and Australian folk songs. the full line-up includes guitar, banjo, double bass, mandolin, fiddle, trumpet, concertina, flute, tin whistle and percussion
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The Weeping Willows
The Weeping Willows, Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth, are a couple of old souls, steeped in Bluegrass tradition and draped in Gothic Americana imagery. They regale their audiences with stories of sunshine and romance, God and The Devil, murder and decay. A Weeping Willows performance, whether live on location or caught on tape will always delight.
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Front Porch
Thigh slapping, toe-tapping, high-hollering goodtimes is Melbourne quintet, FRONT PORCH. Celebrating bluegrass and western swing favourites from the 1920s to now, this banjo, mandolin, double bass and trombone combo will get your blood pumping and feet scootin’. Kid and adult friendly - YEEHAW!
Flying Engine Stringband
Flying Engine Stringband
Craig Woodward's Flying Engine Stringband are a Melbourne based acoustic 5-piece 'Old Time Stringband' (formally 'Headbelly Buzzard')..The 'Old Time Stringband' music that we specialise in is the traditional energetic, hypnotic dance and social music style of the American 'Southern' mountain states, featuring Fiddles, clawhammer banjo, banjolin, guitar and double bass with high lonesome vocal for your dancing and listening pleasure.
Brucellosis
With our roots in Bluegrass, Oldtimey, Celtic and Rock and Roll music. When it's Bluegrass, we stick to the traditions of a single microphone scrum and sound. From new grass to old time it's always a good time with Brucellosis. In fact we're infectious.
Clandestiny
Clandestiny

Clandestiny are possibly the most experienced Bush Dance / Ceilidh band in Australia, with all three members having played professionally since the late 1970's. Peter, Maggie and Evan between them play accordion, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and double bass.

And rare in any band, all three members are expert dance callers, teaching the steps and movements with humour and confidence to audiences who have danced a lot, or audiences enjoying their first night of Bush / Ceilidh dancing. Ceilidh by the way is the term used in Ireland and Scotland for a dance / party, and indeed Clandestiny is a band frequently chosen for Scottish Ceilidhs in Melbourne, as well as for Colonial Balls. So no prior dancing experience is needed to have a fun night of dancing - the only prerequisites are a willingness to have a good time, and some energy to burn!

If there happen to be any lulls through the night while the dancers catch their breath, they will be filled with Clandestiny's renditions of favourite Australian and country sing along songs. Don't miss a great night!

2018 TICKET PRICES & TICKETEBO DETAILS


    • $20-$75

    • Weekend Pass 2018

    • Adult

      $75

      Youth
      (age 12 to 17)

      $40

      Under 12

      $20
      Friday, Saturday & Sunday
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    • $20-$40

    • Bushdance 2018

    • Adult

      $40

      Youth
      (age 12 to 17)

      $30

      Under 12

      $20
      Friday Night (incl. Dinner)
    • Book Now
    • $15-40

    • Saturday Pass 2018

    • Adult

      $40

      Youth
      (age 12 to 17)

      $15

      Under 12

      Free
      Bluegrass Concert
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    • $25

    • Intimate Concert

    • Adult

      $25
      Friday Night
      Up close & personal
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    • $25

    • Lawsons Concert

    • Adult

      $25
      Sunday Afternoon
      at Lawsons
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Notification

Festival Coordinator Contact:


Sarah Macdonald
Mobile: 0409 028 511
Email: info@fmbluegrass.com.au

Performer Contact

Mark Pottenger
Mobile:  0427 411 157
Email: mpotteng@bigpond.net.au
Greg
Email: bebbdesign@hotmail.com
David
Email: crestwayproductions@outlook.com

Accommodation Contact:

Brad Quilliam
Mobile: 0488 998 338
Email: bradquilliam@gmail.com

School Song Writing Contact:

David Carter
Mobile: 0416 075 638
Email: info@carter-carter.com