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After selling out shows around the country, including some coveted Melbourne performances, Darren Middleton (Powderfinger) and Guy Pearce are returning to the cosmopolitan city for a special headline performance as part of the highly anticipated Harvest ‘n’ Graze Festival in March. The eclectic musical line-up also includes legendary Aussie rockers Chocolate Starfish who kick off the fun at lunchtime as well as some of Melbourne’s revered musicians such as Stella Angelico, Canyon, Kingston Crown, Ash Ball duo and DJ Malpractice.
Darren Middleton spent the past two decades as guitarist for beloved Australian band Powderfinger. Since then he has been working as a producer and has just laid ground to his debut solo album Translations, a classic alternative pop release. Powderfinger played their last show in late 2010 leaving each of its members the opportunity to pursue other creative pursuits. For Darren, it was Translations, a release that sits somewhere between Beatles and Elliot Smith. His solo album includes contributions from some pretty impressive names in the industry too, including the likes of Pete Murray, Clare Bowditch, Davey Lane and former bandmate Bernard Fanning, to name a few.
The ensuing result from Translations is an incredible joint-tour with Guy Pearce dubbed the Broken / Translations Tour. The run of dates has seen the two accomplished artists join forces around the country from regional centres to metropolitan cities, including their highly anticipated mid-February Adelaide Fringe performance. The two met a while back and hit it off, so what better thing to do than to hit the road together and share their new material with fans… in fact, their upcoming headline at Harvest ‘n’ Graze marks the very end of their tour dates that saw them travel between Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia throughout January and February.
Guy Pearce needs no introduction to audiences, he is easily lauded as one of the country’s best exports with an acting career spanning 25 years. But what is not as well documented is his love of music, although that in itself shouldn’t be surprising looking back at his incredible career that has often seen him take the microphone. Little known was the fact that Guy had been tinkering away on his own songs for the past two decades, making music in the studio in his Melbourne home. A focus on that music career resulted in his debut release, Broken Bones, a collection of songs that represent Guy’s heart and soul.
In addition to the music, there will also be up to 30 stalls of some of the state’s finest artisan delicacies and a host of regional producers to accompany South Wharf’s world-class restaurants and bars who will be open throughout the event. There will also be Fisher & Paykel cooking demonstrations to entice food enthusiasts. Shakespearean theatre company Page to Stage will be providing roving entertainment across the day doing pop-up performances around the crowd. The inspired team from The Dreaming Space will also be on hand to enchant children, with face painting, jumping castles and roving entertainment throughout the day.
The first city Harvest ‘n’ Graze Festival at South Wharf Promenade is held on Sunday 1st March 2015 from 10am-6pm. As the saying goes, the best things in life are free and this is a free event for all ages. Harvest ‘n’ Graze Festival will bring the music fun and festivities, South Wharf Promenade will be the restaurants, bars and shopping central and Melbourne will bring the most livable city in the world – it’s a match made in heaven. Don’t miss this exciting event for the whole family.
For more information, please visit www.harvestngraze.com.au