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Soak up the music from your own car at Bulli Showground drive-in concert

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Sons of the East will headline a drive-in concert at Bulli Showground in August

STORY UPDATED July 23 2020: Event cancelled – Read story here.

CATCH some great bands and soak up the music concert atmosphere from the comfort of your own car this August at Bulli.

Wollongong City Council, with media partners i98FM and WIN and sponsor Horizon Bank, are holding the special drive-in concert on Sunday August 2 August at Bulli Showground.

The event features indie folk band Sons of the East and is supported by an all-local line-up including Corey Legge, The Groove, and Kay Proudlove.

Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery said the innovative event was part of Council’s focus on supporting the music sector at a time when many professional artists are unable to work.

It also provides an opportunity for the community to come together in a safe way that meet social distancing requirements.

“There is no doubt, the past few months have been a challenging time for professional artists who’ve been unable to work and draw an income,’’ Cr Bradbery said.

“It’s also been hard for our community – so many of us are a socially connected bunch and to be isolated from family, friends and our networks has been challenging.

Tickets are priced at less than $40 per car. Tickets for the concert go on sale today (Thursday June 18), and are available via https://sons-of-the-east.eventbrite.com.au

Who is playing?

Sons Of The East – An indie-folk band featuring Dan Wallage, Nic Johnston and Jack Rollins. With more than 100 million streams and more than 20 million YouTube views their songs including Into The Sun, My Repair, Come Away and California have seen them gain global fan base.

Corey Legge – A Wollongong local whose music is influenced by his upbringing on the South Coast. Playing alt-country and folk and rock, his music is reminiscent of James Taylor, Chris Stapleton, and Passenger.

The Groove – Blending Spanish / classical acoustic guitar vibes with driving afro percussive rhythms this local band has a firm following with fans from Sydney’s northern beaches to the Snowy Mountains. The Groove are Sako Dermenjian, Damion Stirling and Drewe.

Kay Proudlove – Wollongong-raised indie-folk singer-songwriter, Kay is known for her honest, soul-bearing voice and a wry, dry-ice sense of humour. A live performance from Kay is much like being invited into her lounge room.


 

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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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