2024 Performers

Jem Cassar-Daley

As the enchanting siren of Australia's indie-pop realm, Jem Cassar-Daley has been a radiantfixture on the music stage since her debut in 2021. With a voice that lingers in your soul andlyrics that transcend time, Jem's musicaljourney has been nothing short of spectacular,amassing a trove of accolades and acclaim that have firmly etched her name as a rising starof the Australian music scene.

Jem's magnetic stage presence, celestial vocals, and her ability to craft timeless songs havecatapulted her to the forefront of the industryandearned her a constellation of nominationsand awards, notably the prestigious title of NIMA New Talent of the Year in 2022 and theesteemed QMA Indigenous Artist of the Yearalso in 2022 along withbeing named2024Queensland Music Awards–Best Pop Award winner and2024 Queensland Music Awards-Song Of The Year winner–King of Disappointment.

Jem's music has resonated far and wide, propelling her into the spotlight as she took centerstage during Thelma Plum's national tour in 2022 and graced five coveted showcases at TheGreat Escape in the UK in May 2023. This year also saw her shine brightly as she wove hermagic on Triple J's Like A Version, presenting a mesmerizing rendition of "The Sweet Escape."In the world of live performances, Jem has been the guiding star as she provided herenchanting support for Busby Marou's national tour in 2023.

Beyond her musical prowess, Jem stands as a proud Gumbaynggirr/Bundjalung woman,inheritinga legacy of storytelling that informs her artistry. Her music seamlessly weavestogether the influences of musical luminaries like Missy Higgins, Phoebe Bridgers, Angus andJulia Stone, Joni Mitchell, and Carole King, culminating in a transcendent fusionof indie popgrooves.

In the ever-evolving tapestry of Australian music, Jem Cassar-Daley's star shines everbrighter. Don't miss the opportunity to witness this extraordinary talent in action, for hermusic is nothing short of an ethereal experience thatresonates deep within the soul.

Tina Arena

Tina Arena, AM, is an iconic Australian singer-songwriter, record producer, actress and performing artist. Voted Australia’s greatest female singer of all time, her powerful voice remains unparalleled after 40 years in the industry.

Tina Arena’s remarkable career began in 1974 as a contestant on Australia’s beloved TV variety show Young Talent Time. Tiny Tina with the big voice quickly became a fan favourite and holds the record for being YTT’s longest serving cast member. Tina’s time on YTT saw her hone her craft and blossom into one of the world’s most consummate performers.

A career paved with extraordinary achievements and highlights – Tina is the only Australian artist to have gold or platinum album releases in every decade since the 1970s. Tina’s second studio album Don’t Ask, sold over 2 million copies worldwide and reached a record 10 x platinum in Australia. This history making album won Tina both song and album of the year at the Australian Record Industry Awards in 1995. An absolute first for an Australian female artist.
A passionate supporter of the arts and the importance of arts education, Tina is also the first Australian to be recognised for her significant artistic and cultural contributions at home and in France. Tina holds both a Knighthood of the French National Order of Merit and an Order of Australia – true testament to her tireless work facilitating meaningful cultural exchanges through art and music.
In November 2015, Tina was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. Always a leader in her field, Tina purposefully used the opportunity to celebrate women in music. Her performance and subsequent speech highlighted the magic that can happen when women support and promote one another. Tina continues to use her voice to advocate for positive change within the arts industry and elegantly campaigns to protect the well-being of the musical collective.
Tina’s supreme vocal skill and creativity has provided for a diverse body of work ranging from musical theatre, to classical, rock, pop, dance and beyond. With critically acclaimed performances in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Nine, Cabaret, Chicago, Notre-Dame de Paris on London’s West End and Evita, directed by Tony Award winner, the late Hal Prince. Tina has shared the stage with world-renowned artists such as Lionel Richie, Donna Summer, Andrea Bocelli, Glenn Close, Antonio Banderas, Zucchero, Marc Anthony, Elaine Paige and performed at the iconic Royal Albert Hall.
With 10 million records sold worldwide, several ARIA awards, 2 world music awards, an ALMA award, 12 studio albums, 4 live albums, 4 compilations, 45 singles, 36 music videos and a best-selling autobiography under her belt, Tina has no plans to slow down. Her presence continues to shape the Australian musical landscape, with her music delicately weaved into the fabric of Australia’s cultural identity. Now into her 5th decade in the business, Tina has some sensational new music and creative collaborations on the horizon. A new career defining chapter awaits - one that promises the comforting familiarity of Tina’s world class vocals, teamed with empathic music and lyrics born out of an unprecedented time… Enchanté is just the beginning… stay tuned…

Sweet Talk

Sweet Talk are renowned for their high-energy live shows readily whipping unsuspecting punters into frenzied states of boogie and unabashed song at the drop of a hat. The 6-piece band from Melbourne was founded over a bond of late nights, American music, classic song writing and improvised jams.

Gaining a loyal following, Sweet Talk have been journeying across Australia with appearances at, some of the countries favourite festivals including Queenscliff Music Festival, Tamworth, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Out On The Weekend, Groundwater along with live rooms, pubs and BBQ’s across cities and states.

After starting 2024 with a successful run of shows with Texan Charlie Crockett, and appearances at Riverboats Music Festival and Bluesfest – where Kasey Chambers surprised fans by joining the boys on stage.

Since their stunning debut, Sweet Talk have enjoyed widespread acclaim from industry and fans alike. “Sweet Talk was an absolute stand out at the two festivals in the last year where I caught them, Tamworth and Bluesfest,” admits The Whitlams frontman, Tim Freedman. “It was pure musical lift off with charisma and earthy grunt.”

Sweet Talk stitch together a rich tapestry of vintage influence into something altogether their own. Let the good times roll!

SWEET TALK are ….Tane Walker: lead vocals, Soren Walker: guitar & vocals, David Turner: guitars & vocals, Craig Mattingley: piano, electric piano, organ & vocals, James Vincent Harding: bass & vocals,

Nic Symons: drums, percussion & vocals.

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