Boogie Festival gives update on 2020 event, announces exclusive Nathaniel Rateliff show

Boogie Festival gives update on 2020 event, announces exclusive Nathaniel Rateliff show

Words by Tom Parker

Boogie Festival still plans to go ahead in 2020.

The beloved Boogie Festival has given an update on its 2020 event, with the event still intending to go ahead despite all the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.

In an announcement today, the festival said the following: “We are still hangin’ tough to see if we can magically bring you Boogie 14 this October,” the statement read. “It seems like a long shot, but we reckon it’s worth waiting just a little longer.”

The news comes after the festival previously announced it would be rescheduled from its normal April slot to the Melbourne Cup weekend of late October and November.

While international acts, Endless Boogie, Howlin’ Rain and Twin Peaks, are no longer able to perform, the festival still bears an impressive lineup including the likes of Pond, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, Angie McMahon, Even, Karate Boogaloo and many more.

On top of the festival update, Boogie has announced a special show with last year’s headliner Nathaniel Rateliff set to perform a digital set from his own house. Going down from 7pm AEST on Wednesday August 12, tickets can be purchased using a ‘Pay What You Want’ structure. The show can also be accessed for free for those not capable of making a financial commitment.

All proceeds from the performance will go to the Mogo Local Aboriginal Land Council, which creates programs that help protect, develop and promote Aboriginal culture and heritage.

As part of the show, Rateliff perform his 2020 studio album, And It’s Still Alright, cover-to-cover, solo and acoustic. The performance will be accompanied by an interview with legendary music writer and senior editor of Rolling Stone magazine, David Fricke.

Grab tickets to the show here. Find out more about the Mogo Local Aboriginal Land Council here.

Keep up to date with Boogie Festival via their Facebook page.

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