Seychelles islander Grace Barbé is the real deal, a genuinely exotic world music star for the 21st century, with the talent, looks and voice to match. Grace’s soulful music reflects and celebrates the diverse cultural influences of her Indian Ocean heritage.

In performance, Grace lights up the stage with a vibrant and engaging presence that compels the audience to get up and dance. Her voice is a remarkably powerful instrument, and as a songwriter she has a rare and natural gift for rhythm and melody. Grace plays guitar and bass and sings in three languages; English, Kreol and French. Grace’s band has been awarded “Best World Act” an incredible five years running in her current home state of Western Australia. Grace Barbé will be playing at the Barefoot Black Tie, Burringurrah Festival of Fire and Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival in 2017.

Dave Mann is both an accomplished performer and a versatile songwriter with bittersweet songs ranging from ballads, through folk and reggae to rock. He writes from the heart about subjects that touch us all and cuts straight to the truth. His voice is incredibly beautiful and his vocal range astounding. Put this together with open chord tunings, slide guitar and virtuosic playing and something very special is created. And while Dave’s style is constantly evolving and growing it is still instantly recognizable, giving a resonance of familiarity and comfort to the listener. 

Dave Mann takes his audiences on a seamless musical journey from fairyland to iconic pub-rock. Always surprising – in the best possible way. 

and has played most major Australian festivals including the West Coast Blues and Roots Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Fairbridge Festival, Blues at Bridgetown, Folk Rhythm & Life and Peat’s Ridge Festivals. Dave has supported artists such as Jeff Martin (The Tea Party),The Whitlam’s, Pete Murray, The Cat Empire, Eric Bibb, Thirsty Merc, Jeff Lang, Diesel and Lior. 

Listening to Bec Schofield’s music is like being wrapped in silk by a warm fire, a gentle breeze in your hair, your toes in the earth and the perfect drink in your hand. Her voice is caramel for the soul; her songs’ strength is in their simplicity – a pure, intimate, new voice that whispers passion and magic in a deeply feminine way. 

Bec’s first full length release, “Love Country”, a collaboration with husband Dave Mann, is incredibly beautiful. Exquisite vocal harmonies float over classical and slide guitars, Irish bouzouki and mandolin. Bec’s love for people and place shines through with a refreshingly stripped back and honest sound.

"Bec Schofield's ideologies are imbedded in all things natural infusing her folk/blues with an easy honesty that's infectious and free spirited. She performs with intimacy"  (Peats Ridge Festival).

"Original earthy soul direct from the heart"(Artichoke, Sydney).

PSO comprises many of WA’s most talented orchestral musicians. Many have held principal player positions with Australia’s State symphony orchestras. Alongside these experienced musicians sit the cream of WA’s younger players. The combination of youthful talent with experience and musicianship is what gives PSO its unique sound and energy.

The PSO string quartet are playing at all 2017 festivals.

It started as a friendship at Craigie High School and morphed into one of the most loved and most successful hip-hop outfits WA has ever had.  Downsyde released a bunch of great albums, performed all over the country and around the world, they stormed the Wami awards several times over and paved the way for many who followed.

After taking time out for a few years to pursue solo endeavours Optamus, Dazastah and Shahbaz are back making music together, with Daz and Pauly P hitting the stage during Gascoyne in May 2017

Acknowledged as one of Australia’s finest didgeridoo players, Mark Atkins is also recognized internationally for his collaborative projects with some of the world’s leading composers and musicians.  A descendant of Western Australia’s Yamitji people, as well as of Irish/Australian heritage, Mark is known not only for his masterly playing, but also as a storyteller, composer, percussionist, visual artist and instrument maker.  Through Mark’s lips the air blows as a natural desert sound, in old ethnic chants and in polyphonic melodies of astonishing rhythm.  Mark will be playing in Shark Bay, Burringurrah, Exmouth and Coral Bay in 2017.

Swedish performer, Johan Wellton, will show a mixture of high voltage circus skills and witty comedy. Appearing at all festivals in 2017.

Kaleido specialises in contemporary circus, combining acrobatic feats with elements of dance, music and theatre. Stylistically, Kaleido focuses on productions with literary, meaningful underpinnings. In particular, the creation of works based on scientific research. They will be attending the TropiCOOL festival, Barefoot Black Tie, Gascoyne River Music Festival and the Festival of the Reef in 2017.

James’ live shows have been described as energetic and relaxing at the same time, with a perfect blend of upbeat folk tunes and entrancing falsetto break downs.

A dynamic and versatile performer on both acoustic and electric harps, Catherine is comfortable in a multitude of genres including classical, new music/experimental, rock/pop, folk/world, free-improvisation and jazz.  Her broad experience has led her to collaborate with a diverse range of musicians and artists in every field.