A new music festival celebrating women in music, Wildlfower will arrive next autumn featuring some of the nation's most gifted singer-songwriters at three exquisite locations.
Set to take place at wineries in Yarra Valley and Hunter Valley as well as Brisbane's picturesque The Riverstage, Wildflower will showcase the immeasurable talents of Missy Higgins, Kate Miller-Heidke, Kasey Chambers, Sarah Blasko, Deborah Conway, Thornbird, and Alice Skye.
The new event has been 'masterminded' by Empire Touring's General Manager, Isobel Lanesman. "Wildflower is here to celebrate women in music," the empowered businesswoman says.
"Many festival line-ups have an underrepresentation of women. It is a time to celebrate women in Australian music – artists, producers, and designers – collaborating to bring together a show of extraordinary talents."
With her new single 'Edge Of Something' to be released next Friday, Missy Higgins can't wait to be part of the inaugural Wildflower line-up.
"I'm beyond thrilled to be a part of Wildflower. All the women involved are total inspirations and some were actually really big influences on me in the early days of my career.
"There's something about being on the road with so many powerful creative women, it's so rare it kind of creates magic when it happens.
"I was involved in the second round of Lilith Fair in America about ten years ago and it goes down as one of the best experiences I have ever had, I made lifelong friends out of it.
"I have no doubt this will be the same, but this time showcasing to the country the huge amount of Aussie talent we have here. An incredible way to get back in to playing live music again, holy moly I’ve missed it."
While five-time Helpmann Awards winner Kate Miller-Heike shares a similar sentiment to Missy. "The line-up contains some of my musical and personal heroes, as well as some dear friends, and it's going to be unforgettable not just for the audience but for us as well.
"It's been a rough couple of years, and I can't think of a more beautiful catharsis than being a part of this festival.
"It's impossible for me to overstate how much I'm looking forward to it. Humans need connection. Wildflower will be a celebration of everything that brings people together. I'm actually choking up slightly at the mere thought of it!"
Tickets go on sale at 9am (local time) 15 October. More information.
Wildflower 2022 Tour Dates
Sat 12 Mar - Rochford Wines (Yarra Valley)Sat 19 Mar - The Riverstage (Brisbane)Sat 2 Apr - Roche Estate (Hunter Valley)
Wildflower 2022 Line-up
Missy HigginsKate Miller-HeidkeKasey ChambersSarah BlaskoDeborah ConwayThornbirdAlice Skye