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Loretta Hart turned 50 last year and became increasingly aware that she have much to say and share but was entering the invisible zone within society. She chooses to not only elevate her own voice but those of women and non-binary people who are ready to be heard.

 

She loves to support people to make positive change in their lives and through her program on community radio at 94.7 The Pulse, she’s found the perfect vehicle. Loretta is like a human piece of lego, she builds community wherever she goes. This is evident in her role as 94.7 The Pulse Community Engagement and Sponsorship

Co-ordinator.

Festival MC- Loretta Hart

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Local artists

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Barbarella and the misfits

Barbarella and the Misfits are a high energy trio performing a mix of covers and original songs from their EP ‘Still a dreamer.' They have an Indi pop vibe, featuring Barbara’s lilting vocals, Tim’s rocking guitar and Mitch’s pulsating percussion.

 

Beautiful melodies and lyrics to warm the heart and a funky beat to get the hips swinging.  Barbarella and the Misfits are home grown on the Surf Coast. They’ll be a whole ton of fun and not to be missed at the festival.

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Wild moves

Wild Moves is a collective of community and professional artists willing to embrace, celebrate and contribute to cultural diversity as well as environmental awareness. We are dedicated to promoting and encouraging inter-cultural teaching and learning with a focus on communication, a sense of place and the nurturing of creative development through the Performing Arts.

 

Wild Moves is inspired by Indigenous World Dance cultures and their expression of connection to ancestral spirit and the land and how this connection fosters a sense of place. Wild Moves continues to be the local drumming and dance group on the Surf Coast. Jacqui Dreessens is the director of Wild Moves International and is an ethnochoreologist and community arts practitioner.

Ciao bella

Ciao Bella is an exciting, up and coming three-piece pop/rock band from Lorne, Victoria that has been making waves across the Surf Coast and Bellarine Region with their captivating performances and heartfelt music.

Consisting of Isabella Reynolds on guitar and vocals, Thomas Wallis on bass and Phoenix Dixon on drums, the group was recently awarded as the winners of the Blues, Roots, and Folk category after their participation in 2023’s Queenscliff Music Festival Foot-In-The-Door competition.

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Elizabeth Riordan

Elizabeth Riordan is a singer/songwriter living in Geelong, Australia. After graduating from the Australian Institute of Music, Elizabeth started touring the major cities of Australia and releasing her own compositions. This gave Elizabeth the opportunity to write for Universal Music, EMI, BMG, as well as with Nightingale Music where her song “I’m In Love With You” won the prestigious Mark Award for Best Production Music Song (Vocal).

 

Her music has been used in video games, Netflix shows, television shows and movies globally. Her debut album “Songs I Wrote as Therapy” was released in 2023. This album was written over eight years and describes her experience of anxiety, infertility and successful birth after loss - connecting with women everywhere.

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paisley lace

“Utterly captivating, groovy and hip-swaying”

Band Paisley Lace was born in on the Surfcoast, Victoria by Jasmin Adria (singer) , Darcy Lane (lead guitar) , Django Ry (bass and Tom Harrison (drums).

Paisley Lace has played venues including The Espy, Barwon Cub, Torquay Hotel and The Evlyn.

With a nostalgic attitude Paisley Lace’s fans enjoy music from; Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Courtney Barnett and Twin Peaks. And have shared the stage with acts such as  Bones and Jones, The Belair Lip Bombs, Majak Door and Sargent Baker.

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