World musicians start arriving in Bathurst on April 10 to celebrate The Inland Sea of Sound Festival.
The Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre is gearing up for its second World Music event in the region, after sell out concerts in 2010.
Throughout the week of April 10-16, The Inland Sea of Sound Festival will bring music and films from across the world to the backyards of Bathurst and BMEC concert stages.
Artistic Director Aaron Hopper says “we have programmed a truly world class musical and cultural feast. We will be treated to music from Africa, Belgium, Japan, Ireland, Spain, Eastern Europe and Australia.”
The impressive line-up of world musicians include the Gypsy band Lolo Lovina; Micheline Van Hautem who presents La Musique of Jacques Brel; The Sawai Koto Ensemble; Mara and Llew Kiek, as well as world music acts from the region.
The festival will commence with a community event in Machattie Park themed ‘The Around the World in 100-Miles Picnic’. Throughout the week, regional world music artists will endeavour to enchant audiences in backyard concerts, whilst headlining acts prepare to lift the roof off BMEC concert stages. This year’s festival will also include a World Music Film Marathon showcasing selected films, taking audiences on a stimulating journey across the world with one beat.
Adult tickets start from $38, however festival organisers are encouraging people to purchase tickets early and consider a full festival pass at $80, a saving of $21. BMEC members will receive an additional discount. “The festival pass is a great way to guarantee seats and access to all venues and concerts throughout the event”, Manager of BMEC, Stephen Champion said, “after such a huge turn out last year, we expect an overwhelming response, which means spaces will be limited.”
You can also listen to the show streamed live online right on your internet (using Windows Media Player).
Every Wednesday evening, between 9-10pm (AEST).
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