WITH THE MOST EXCITING BANDS, BEAUTIFUL FOOD AND STUNNING SCENERY, GORGEOUS FESTIVAL IS THE PERFECT SATURDAY OUT IN NOVEMBER
Gorgeous Festival, a highlight in the Australian cultural calendar, returns in 2013 to the picturesque town of McLaren Vale in South Australia. Experiencing extensive growth in the last two years, the Festival’s directors, Alistair and Sally Cranney, are excited to announce that Gorgeous Festival will expand in 2013 to run across two days, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November and move to a new location at Sarafino Winery in McLaren Vale. Visit www.serafinowines.com.au for more info on this picturesque new site!
In 2012 a stellar line-up graced the main stage with premium acts including ARIA Award winner Missy Higgins, Dan Sultan, Gossling, The Preatures and many more. Food and wine lovers enjoyed exquisite cuisine with dishes from award-winning restaurants such as Fino, d’Arrys Verandah, the Elbow Room and a live masterclass with well know South Australian chef Bradd Johns all the while sipping on some of the best wines in the region. Nine wineries including Paxton and Wirra Wirra showcased their latest harvests for festival goers to enjoy. And for the first time a festival crèche was made available for junior Gorgeous Festival attendees so all the family could enjoy the festival atmosphere.
Gorgeous Festival’s roots lie in the McLaren Vale wine region, celebrating local produce and premium wines. The festival however has created a broad national appeal by having some of the country’s top Australian artists to preform on the main stage as well as creating opportunities for up and coming musicians in association with event partner APRA (Australasian Performing Rights Association) and in 2013 the art prize will be open to entrants nationally. Gorgeous Festival attracts interstate festival goers to the wine region with accommodation selling out well before the festival date.
“2012 was a great year for the festival as not only did we double festival attendance but we also created a benchmark on how we wanted the festival to look and feel in years to come. We learnt a lot in the first two years and are looking forward to launching great initiatives for 2013 with the first announcement being that the festival will move to two days and the second that we’ve moved the location this year to Serafino Winery which allows us to continue to grow and create the ultimate Gorgeous Festival experience.” Alistair Cranney, Gorgeous Festival Director
MISSY HIGGINS headlined Gorgeous Festival 2012.
DAN SULTAN & SCOTT WILSON, GOSSLING, THE PREATURES, BUTTERFLY BOUCHER, HAYDEN CALNIN & JOHNNY MCINTYRE joined Missy on the bill.
If you would like to see video of the main-stage acts who performed at the 2012 Gorgeous Festival, please go to http://www.internode.on.net/residential/entertainment/events/gorgeous_festival_2012/
Gorgeous Festival is an annual boutique music, food and wine festival. Like its name Gorgeous Festival is exactly that for every audience member- not simply a music festival it is an experience of the abundance of the region.
2013 will not only include two days of amazing Australian music, you’ll be able to enjoy new wines from the region, food from top McLaren Vale restaurants, and sculpture and art from talented local and interstate artists. On top of all this Gorgeousness we are launching our new children’s space & award winning chef demonstrations.
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See you in November!