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First acts announced for Caloundra Music Festival 2015

Angus and Julia Stone, Xavier Rudd and Good Times Band are among an exciting list of first round artists set to perform at this year’s Caloundra Music Festival.

Photo: Angus & Julia Stone

Festival Director Richie Eyles said the October 2-5 event would feature a program of broad appeal including top Australian acts, exciting emerging artists and quality internationals.

“Xavier Rudd & the United Nations will be one of the big crowd favourites this year and it’s fantastic to have them back and hot on the heels of their big European tour,” Mr Eyles said.

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“Angus & Julia Stone will also have enormous appeal along with Good Times Band featuring Kate Ceberano, Joe Camilleri, Brian Cadd, Ross Wilson and Wilbur Wilde.”

Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the impressive artist line-up reflected the festival’s high regard and profile.

“The Caloundra Music Festival has grown in stature remarkably over it’s short nine year history and the impressive and extensive list of national and international artists we’ve secured again this year is certainly testament to that,” Cr Dwyer said.

“Once again there’ll be something to suit everyone’s music taste at this year’s festival and the exciting thing is we’ll have even more artists to announce in the coming weeks.”

The full list of first round artists who’ll perform at the 2015 Caloundra Music Festival includes:

Folk pop headliners; Angus & Julia Stone

Festival favourites; Xavier Rudd, Josh Pyke, Blue King Brown, The Beards, Watussi, Melbourne Ska Orchestra,

Making their CMF debut: San Cisco, Thundamentals, Diesel ‘n’ Dub, Mojo Juju, Frank Yamma, Meg Mac, Abbe May

Photo: Xavier Rudd & the United Nations

International guests; Katchafire & Larry Braggs Soul Club

Australian legends; The Badloves, Dynamic Hepnotics and of course Good Times Band featuring Kate Ceberano, Joe Camilleri, Brian Cadd, Ross Wilson and Wilbur Wilde

Local Artists; Sahara Beck, Andrea Kirwin, Black Alley Cats, Battleships, Bearfoot, In2Nation, Jason Daniels, Matt Stillert, Mia Wray, The Lyrical & Yamini.

Emerging acts from interstate include; Andy Jans-Brown & Cozmic, Halcyon Drive, Clayton Doley.

A second round of artists will be announced mid-June.

Tickets to this year’s festival are now on sale at www.caloundramusicfestival.com

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