Grace Barbé to headline Surf the Coldstream festival
THIS year's Surfing the Coldstream Festival headline act, Grace Barbé, serves up sounds and flavours from exotic islands in the Indian Ocean.
Drawing from the diverse cultural melange of her native Seychelles, Grace's music fuses tropical rhythms and dances with rock, afrobeat, reggae and pop.
Pirates, black magic and coconuts combine in songs of island life, love, curries and coups d'eìtat. Grace calls this fresh sound "Afro-Creol" and in addition to headlining the main stage, Grace will give an exclusive cookery workshop at Kitchen To Table.
It all takes place in Yamba on the weekend of October 16-18, 2015. Also featuring on the music bill is The Little Stevies from Melbourne and The April Maze.
On Friday October 16, South Grafton's Pelican Playhouse will also present a concert by The April Maze with Clarence Valley local Siobhan Corcoran, while the Maclean Hotel plays host to The Whiskey Drop supported by busking heroes Nick and Sam, just to spread the love around the Valley.