Come to the Mokoan Music Fest and soak up the spectacular scenery of one of the wetlands most historically and culturally significant sites – whilst being immersed in sounds from close to home and the international stage.
Mokoan Music Festival is on again!
The afternoon concert is set upon the natural ampitheatre of Greens Hill, bringing Winton Wetlands to life with a unique lineup of performers and artists that celebrate connections between life and the landscape.
This day of music is part of Winton Wetlands exciting Autumn program.
3.45pm – 5.00pm Dan Sultan
2.45pm – 3.30pm George and Noriko
1.40pm – 2.30pm Josh Owen
1.00pm – 1.30pm Cheryl Simaika
Gallery photos by Liz Arcus from the 2017 Mokoan Music Fest
Headliner – Dan Sultan
Known as one of Australia’s most recognised and prolific songwriters, music lovers have found a home in his ability to bare his longings and wounds.
His new LP Killer debuted at #5 on the ARIA Chart and was released to widespread critical acclaim, including 3 nominations at the 2017 ARIA Awards. Media and fans alike are hailing it as Dan’s Sultan’s most ambitious and accomplished work to date.
With a voice that is simultaneously sweet and rough, this front man knows how to turn on a crowd, and the Mokoan Music Festival will welcome him and a 6-piece band enroute to Byron Bay for Bluesfest.
George & Noriko
George and Noriko break all the rules. The duo brings something unique, something unexpected. Known as the Japanese Blues Cowboy and the Tsugaru Shamisen Player, George and Noriko kick up a storm wherever they play. George’s lightning fast blues licks and growling harmonica is enhanced by Noriko’s percussive sounds of the traditional shamisen (Japanese banjo), morphing into bluegrass hard country blues with a Japanese twist. They are an arresting sight and their sound is something you haven’t heard before!
Since joining forces, the duo have won numerous awards and critical acclaim, performing at WOMADelaide, the National Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and Caloundra Music Festival. George and Noriko were also surprise finalists on Australia’s Got Talent.
Honed in the musical melting pot of Melbourne’s thriving music scene, Josh Owen draws on a wide variety of influences from his own musical journey. The urban soundscapes of soul and reggae are where he truly feels at home.
Josh Owen has seen his first three independent releases, a live band album and a solo acoustic mini album receive massive critical acclaim and airplay Australia-wide. ‘Save Me Save Me’ was voted number 1 on Triple J’s Unearthed Roots chart.
2016-2017 has seen Josh on the road with James Reyne, as guitarist and backing vocalist in the band, and as an acoustic duo. In between tours he has backed Pete Murray, Tina Arena, Dannii Minogue, Casey Donovan and Nathalie Imbruglia. Josh has also been the touring guitarist with many legendary Australian artists including Richard Clapton, Ross Wilson, Normie Rowe, Joe Camillerri and Russell Morris.
Cheryl Simaika is a talented young artist hailing from Samoa and living in Shepparton. She has been singing for as long as she can remember, and music is a massive part of her life and culture. Cheryl takes her musical influences from reggae and RnB artists – mashing up some of her favourite tunes – her glorious voice accompanied by her humble guitar. Comprising tenderness, versatility and a rich soulfulness – Cheryl is a showstopper.
Staying the night?
Our Crescent Camp campsites are waiting for you!
- Set in the bushland of Bill Friday Swamp
- Haven for kangaroo spotting
- 3km from the Lunette Walk (4.2km to the Lunette Lookout)
- Basic bush camping
- Toilet facilities
- No showers
- $20 per night