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Added on Monday, August 11th, 2014 in section Events.

Granite Town Update

Thirsty Merc headlines Moruya festival

By Kerrie O’Connor

THIRST FOR ACOUSTICS: Thirsty Merc will go acoustic in October at Moruya’s Riverside Park, headlining for Granite Town, Moruya’s Jazz, Food and Funk Festival. Organisers urge locals to get in early

THIRST FOR ACOUSTICS: Thirsty Merc will go acoustic in October at Moruya’s Riverside Park, headlining for Granite Town, Moruya’s Jazz, Food and Funk Festival. Organisers urge locals to get in early

ROCK act Thirsty Merc is the latest stellar signing to a 27-strong line-up for Moruya’s first Granite Town festival.

The Australian band will celebrate its 10th anniversary in an acoustic river-front gig on Saturday, October 18, with room for 3000 fans.
Moruya’s Jazz, Food and Funk Festival will be held from October 17 to 19 and organisers are urging locals to get in early, before marketing starts in earnest in Canberra and Sydney.

“Locals should not do what they usually do, which is buy their tickets at the last minute,” music director Virginia Quirk said.
Early-bird weekend and day passes are on sale, with holders guaranteed entry to headline acts Katie Noonan, Thirsty Merc, Mama Kin and Emma Pask.

Festival president Stephen Matthews said locals who purchased early-bird $90 weekend passes, a $40 Friday or Sunday pass, or a $50 Saturday pass would give a solid start to the first rebranded festival.

“They will help secure the festival for the future,” he said.

Just 500 day passes are available and organisers expect them to move quickly.

Thirsty Merc will perform songs from the newly released Acoustic Anniversary Album and fans can expect a Triple-A show from 10pm to midnight in Riverside Park. It combines acoustic interpretations of fan favourites, including ‘20 Good Reasons’, ‘In The Summertime’, ‘Someday Someday’, and ‘Mousetrap Heart’.

The band has sold more than 200,000 albums, was a APRA Song of the Year finalist with ‘20 Good reasons’ and was nominated for three ARIA awards.

The band will visit Moruya as part of a spring Australian tour.

Other Granite Town acts confirmed include True Vibenation, The Strides, Mista Savona and The Daily Meds.
Festival stalwart and boogie queen Jan Preston and Captain Bob and the Station House Seven will perform, alongside Eurobodalla talents Sacred Cow, Damian Coen and Chris O’Connor, fresh from representing Australia in New Orleans in an international jazz contest.
Others include the Duntroon Band, The Vampires, electro-swing DJs Mortis Mortisville and Dr Cat, Beaten Bodies, Alice Terry, Spindrift Sage, Beachbar Swing, Matty Woods, The Somedays, Forrest Ensemble , Mike McCall, Emily Lynch and the Combined Schools Band.

Visit www.granitetown.com for tickets and times.

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