New festival Spring Bliss is coming to Hanging Rock
30.05.2022

New festival Spring Bliss is coming to Hanging Rock

Spring Bliss

Spring Bliss is the new one day festival celebrating community connection for mental health through music, dance and workshops.

A brand new day festival called Spring Bliss is heading to Hanging Rock Reserve in November this year, creating community connection through music, workshops, and demonstrations on ways to care for yourself and community.

Presented by the festival team behind Gathering of the Goddesses and Gathering of the Kindred Spirits, Spring Bliss is an all-ages, all-day wellbeing music festival.

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Taking place at the stunning Hanging Rock, one of Australia’s most iconic live music venues, on November 5 2022, Spring Bliss will create connection for punters through music, workshops, and demonstrations, within the intimate setting in the Macedon Ranges.

On the music front, punters can expect divine sounds from Melbourne indie folk-roots duo Pierce Brothers; and award-winning musician, dancer, director and proud Djab Wurrung/Gunditj Mara and Ngarrindjeri man Amos Roach.

Comprising of twin brothers Jack and Pat Pierce, the Pierce Brothers have come a long way from busking on the streets of Melbourne. For years, the brothers were a staple of Bourke Street until their breakout EP The Night Tree in 2014 saw them pack out stages in some of the state’s most iconic venues including The Corner Hotel and the Forum. Since then they’ve toured extensively across Europe and the U.S, and have become synonymous with the Melbourne music scene with credit to their irresistible energy and world-class live show.

Their latest album, The Great Unknown, is their most ambitious yet; elevating their usual sound with soaring strings by The Cat Empire‘s Ross Irwin, the result is a composition more mature and more full of love than previous works to date. Where earlier singles like ‘It’s My Fault’ and ‘Overdose’ were written from the melancholy, this album is full of more optimism.

Alongside the infectious energy of the Pierce Brothers, Amos Roach who will perform with a small orchestra and dancers doing the six seasons of Gariwerd, Ancient Kulin Nations songs with a contemporary twist. Amos – who is also Archie Roach’s son – has been playing keyboard, guitar, bass and Yidaki since he was eight, and is acknowledged as one of Australia’s best Yidaki players. He uses traditional instruments, songs, music and dance to tell stories of Songlines, Family and Country and aims to bring traditional instruments into the mainstream canon.

Alongside these two brilliant acts, Spring Bliss will also feature local trio Elevated Plains, DJ Spanning Time, and more acts are announced each week!

Elsewhere at the festival, punters will find yoga, breathwork and vocal workshops; permaculture and chi gong demonstrations; a clothing swap; a kids chill zone with face painting, craft activities, and storytelling; hip hop dancing; health and well being market stalls; craft and face painting stalls; as well as local food and beverage producers and a Spring Bliss bar with bubbles and more local food and drink.

Prepare to embrace the energy of Spring Bliss and hang out at the beautiful Hanging Rock in beautiful Macedon Ranges this November.

Limited tickets are on sale now. Find out more here