Bradbury Park, Campbelltown is the place to be on Saturday 4 November, when the 20th annual Fisher’s Gig returns between 2pm and 9pm, with non-stop music featuring three headline acts and a host of local performers.
Dear Seattle, Stand Atlantic and Ugly Mundays will head the lineup at the popular youth music festival, a platform for young performers, aged 12 to 25, to display their talent to a vast audience, and gain valuable professional experience at a live music show.
The gig has been part of the annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost celebrations since 1998, starting as a band competition and growing to become an award-winning music festival.
Festivalgoers can expect an impressive and energetic performance from Dear Seattle, who have been shaking up the live music scene in Australia. The four-piece rock/alternative band will serve up a dose of ‘headbanging, melodic punk rock’.
Stand Atlantic, a female-fronted band promising a stunning live performance, and Ugly Mundays, influenced by 90s era rock influences, will join the main headliner.
The lineup of local talent, chosen from this year’s pre-selection heats at Greg Percival Community Centre in July, includes Silver Strings, The Shang, Stone Rock, As We Fall, The Winter Effect, Helios and Snoteleks.
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, invited the community to come along and support the performers, and see for themselves Campbelltown’s depth of musical talent.
“Fisher’s Gig provides young people with an opportunity to showcase their talent in front of a large crowd, and allows local music fans to enjoy quality entertainment on their doorstep, at a free and safe venue,” he said.
“Council is pleased the gig continues to be a success, attracting outstanding headline acts year in and year out.”
Fisher’s Gig will finish in spectacular style with a huge fireworks display at 9pm. The free, all ages, drug and alcohol free event, is hosted by Campbelltown City Council with the support of young people from the Youth Entertainment Reference Group.
The Fisher’s Gig lineup includes:
The four-piece band hailing from the Northern Beaches has spent three years honing their signature sound and building a dedicated following along Australia’s east coast. They have shared the stage with the likes of Citizen, Emarosa and Trophy Eyes.
A three-piece alternative rock/pop band who have gained international recognition through their new EP, Sidewinder, a fresh blend of melodic hooks and power-driven instrumentals. The band is currently touring venues throughout the world.
A heavy rock band made up of four former school mates from Warilla, NSW, and heavily influenced by the 90s rock era and Australian bands including Violent Soho, Dz Deathrays and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.
Aged between 13 and 15, the band has been together for more than 12 months and love sharing their passion for playing music at open mic nights, fundraisers, concerts, band nights and the Camden Show.
The number one band to get a room pumping! The five-member band’s alternative rock sound has attracted large audiences, packing out festivals and venues across Western Sydney.
A rock band including Uday Chawla, Adam Anderson and Dominic Savrimoutou, who have played locally and overseas, and are continually working on new tracks.
As We Fall
A punk band including Dylan Waddington (vocals), Jarrod Shiels (guitar), Nick Mainwaring (bass) and John Mileto (drums), and influenced by Blink-182, A Day to Remember and Neck Deep.
The Winter Effect
An alternative rock band which has been together for seven years, and has grown and progressed through a multitude of styles, genres and influences to craft a unique blend of alternative rock, ambience and strong electronic sound.
A newly formed six-piece rock band, with members influenced by music ranging from pop and hip hop, to metal and progressive rock. The band includes Todd Alcock (bass), Edward Campos (rhythm guitar), Liam Cole (lead vocals), Lachlan Kennedy (keyboards), Edward Price (lead guitar) and Dean Shiels (drums), who attended Broughton Anglican College together.
An artist who aims to capture emotion through original songs and an interesting spin on covers.