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Peak Festival 2014 | Snowy Mountains

Celebrate the opening of the ski season with an incredible music line-up.

Early Bird festival passes are still available for purchase until May 31st. Don’t miss out on this 4-day live music festival, supported by South East Arts, over the 2014 June long weekend and the official opening of the NSW ski season. This year’s festival will feature over 140 concerts, 40 acts over 4 days in 10 venues on the Perisher snowfields. There’s also a range of music workshops, performance and poetry opportunities to take hold of… plus you can ski!

As temperatures drop, the scene will be set for Friday 6th June which kicks off with the driving rhythm and blues of multi-instrumentalist Richard Perso plus Belle JarHussy Hicks and the middle eastern world beats of Azadoota at the Smigs Stage.

Beatboxing vocal adventurer Mal Webb with perform at The Man From Snowy River Hotel, the voodoo grooves of Sydney band The Double Shadows , experience the full-throttled blues of Claude Hay and the Gentle Enemies plus the foot-stomping shanties of Lime and Steel. For something very different encounter the world jazz beats of Takadimi, fresh off the stage of the National Folk Festival and Melbourne International Jazz Festival. .

The South East Arts Youth Stage running all day Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June with children under 15 free with a paying adult. There’s plenty to engage from hilarious puppets to enchanting stories, dancing and song in the morning and in the afternoon for those musically inclined, step up and strut your stuff at the Youth Open Mic Stage.

Saturday night will be unstoppable from 5pm to midnight with over 20 bands driving a snowstorm across the resort. Prepare for some infectious afro-beats together with a huge line-up and powerful MCs with The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra.

On Sunday, see the arresting Shellie Morris, the 2014 NT Australian of the Year and one of Australia’s finest Indigenous artists whose latest album is sung entirely in language of the Gulf Country. Other highlights include Yackandandah artist Peter Denahy who took out a Golden Guitar Award at Tamworth in 2011, and Sunday night is headlined by hip-hop supergroup The Herd.

With over 130 concerts at 9 on-snow stages, experience the sounds of the world against the stunning alpine landscape.