What does this festival mean to you?
It’s a great opportunity to be included in such a close community touring festival. It’s so great to be given a chance to perform for the locals who are constantly supporting us in the industry.
At what point of the bus trip are you performing?
The Musical Garden at Tatong Tavern on March 17th 11am-4pm
What can we expect from your performance?
When I perform I hope to provoke emotions from the audience and pull at their heart strings.
What excites you about appearing at this event?
I’m very excited to introduce myself and my music to the wider community. It’s also exciting being a part of such a new concept of a touring festival, it brings together my two favourite things, traveling and music.
A bit about you:
Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
I’m currently in the process of writing my first album with hopes to get it out late this year.
What’s your favourite work at this point in time?
My favourite song that I’ve written at this point in time is “Lost” as it shows a deeper side of my emotions that is only really showed through my music.
Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.
While writing my songs in my van my dog likes to think he can sing too, so he generally starts to bark and howl to join in.
What, or who, inspires you?
Traveling around Australia gives me a lot of inspiration, through living in my van for the past year I have met a lot of inspirational people and experienced many things that i never thought I would.
What’s next for you? I’m going to continue traveling around and hopefully play at as many events as possible, and keep working on my new music.
What’s your scene?
I guess I’m in the alternative music scene, as most of my life revolves around music.
[pullquote]”If you find yourself at the same party as Dallas, make sure you’re match fit.” Sarah McLeod, The Superjesus [/pullquote] Ever wanted to hitch a ride onboard your favourite band’s tour bus? Fantasised about starring in the next Almost Famous film? Well, listen up, because Dallas Frasca is about to give you precisely that chance with what is guaranteed to be one of the musical highlights of the year.
The powerhouse Aussie frontwoman and rock and roll icon is throwing a world-first music festival set to take punters on the road this March. Taking place over three days, A Hitch To The Sticks Music Festival is a unique band-tour-meets-VIP-experience that gives audiences a glimpse at a touring musician’s lifestyle in a three day regional bus tour of hand-curated music events, gigs and festivals. With Frasca as your guide, passengers will navigate some of North-East Victoria’s hidden musical gems and undiscovered live music venues and events all from the comfort of your own rowdy, airconditioned tour bus.
For 50 lucky ticket holders, the adventure begins in Melbourne’s CBD on Friday 16 March where the Hitch To The Sticks bus will commence boarding. From there the tour heads North to six secret locations and four public events across Violet Town, Lima, Myrrhee, Tatong, Thoona, Wangaratta and Moyhu until the musical safari touches back down in concrete town on Sunday 18 March.
Transporting passengers direct to the cream of the crop of Regional Victorian music and culture, Dallas has packed a massive lineup of local gigs, events, festivals and experiences into the three day tour, to shine an unforgettable light on the immense musical talent hidden in the quiet corners of our land. Some of the exclusive experiences along the way will include a hedge maze “artist hunt” where punters must follow the music to discover live local artists playing throughout the maze; a rock & roll slumber party in cabin style accommodation (limited VIP upgrades available); celebrity hitchhikers and an intimate live performance by a very special international guest.
“There is something special, indescribable, about experiencing live music in regional Victoria. A travelling music festival on wheels? Sign me up! Music Victoria loves regional live music.” Nick Cooper, Operations / Program Manager Music Victoria.
For those who can’t make it onboard the tour, there are plenty of opportunities to join the disembarking passengers and meet the legendary bus at four public events throughout the tour. This includes the sixth annual Wangaratta Down By The River Festival – a free event offering a kaleidoscope of flavour, music, activity and culture curated by Frasca herself, as well as a bunch of local ticketed events across the weekend.
With the full lineup dropping soon, Dallas and the Hitch To The Sticks team are excited to reveal the first couple of performers eager and ready to board the festival bus – conductor of the Melbourne Ska Orchestra and all-round reggae luminary Nicky Bomba and Beechworth-born singer songwriter Liv Cartledge.
At just 21 years old Liv’s oaky tones and disarming lyrics have captivated audiences around Australia and beyond, with her debut EP Timber an incredible first glimpse of a destined rising talent. Relentless traveller and performer Nicky Bomba is an absolute staple of the local reggae/funk/jazz scene and has contributed to just about as many musical endeavours as he has footprints on the earth. Liv’s regional Victorian roots and local knowledge together with Nicky’s worldly prowess and love of community are sure to make the inaugural A Hitch To The Sticks Music Festival one heck of a kumbaya.
So get ready to sit tight, buckle up and play corners with some new friends when the wheels on the Hitch To The Sticks bus go round and round this March.
3 days |10 music events | 30 acts | 710km | 1 bus
Hitch To The Sticks Festival 2018
Friday 16 March – Sunday 18 March
Tickets on sale now via www.ahitchtothesticks.com
Limited to only 50 tickets.
Accommodation, travel and some food and drinks provided.