Set against an ocean backdrop, the 13th annual Caloundra Music Festival (CMF) has become an annual staple of South East Queensland's festival landscape with a reputation for programming an eclectic line-up of international stars, national headliners and fledgling local acts ready to take the next step.
A month out from the 2019 event, we asked Festival Director Richie Eyles to share his 5 must-see acts. Eyles says the 2019 CMF programme once again provides an eclectic line-up catering to a broad range of musical tastes, from top Australian acts, exciting emerging artists and quality internationals.
Richie adds that CMF doesn't limit itself to any particular genre or demographic; a quick look back over the past 13 years reveals a flavour of soul and funk, and a definite leaning towards the music of New Orleans.
Previous CMF acts have included Allan Toussaint, Dr John, George Clinton's Parliament Funkadelic, Booker T Jones, Tower of Power, Incognito and Dirty Dozen Brass Band to name a few - definitely not your standard festival fare.
Click here to read the complete 2019 line-up.
A musician himself, Richie loves to reach around the world to find acts that perhaps Australian audiences have not seen before. This year he's keen to share his inside tips with festival goers with his top 5 must-see acts.