Here's To Now 2016
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Coriole parties are legendary and there is no doubt in our minds that this will be a really nice time. Set in the heart of one of the most beautiful regions in Australia, Here’s To Now is a celebration of all that is good. It’s the ducks nuts of live music, fine booze and tasty treats in the beautiful gardens of Coriole.
Now in its third year, the festival's line-up crosses the worlds of blues, folk, indie, soul and everything in between. Twenty-sixteen will see the event extended by a few extra hours of great live music, and once again tickets are strictly limited.
Following the ARIA award winning album ‘Jungle Blues’, Stoneking went on a musical hiatus returning six years later with ‘Gon’ Boogaloo'. With his individual and captivating live performances and three studio albums under his belt, Stoneking has had sell out shows across the UK, Europe and Australia. Armed with his signature lilt and drawl, Stoneking is the epitome of blues & roots.
A unique voice who has been making waves all over the world, REMI has shared the stage with Danny Brown, Vic Mensa, De La Soul, Joey Bada$$ and in December last year was invited to perform Gorillaz tracks with Damon Albarn on each of his Australian Tour shows. As a live act his skill is simply phenomenal – performing alongside producer / beatmaster extraordinaire Sensible J, his shows are the calling card that have turned heads globally.
SEX ON TOAST
Sex on Toast is an irrepressibly charming 10-man organisation who specialise in raw, early 80’s funk, hard-edged new jack swing, blazing improvisation and heartfelt blue-eyed soul. Currently residing in Melbourne, their choreographed stage act, complex arrangements, performative larrikinism and danceability have won the hearts of casual punters and hardcore fans alike, all across Australia
Melbourne melodist Ainslie Wills has been accruing an earnest following amongst the Australian and international music scenes since the release of her Australian Music Prize and Melbourne Music Prize nominated LP ‘You Go Your Way, I’ll Go Mine’ in 2013. With new EP 'Oh The Gold' her brand of progressive pop is edging it’s way closer to the fore, showing that Wills is an artist with integrity and longevity.
Australiana indie-pop legend Dan Kelly is back in 2015 with new record 'Leisure Panic', his first outing since 2010’s 'Dan Kelly’s Dream'. Kelly’s live shows are full of wit and whimsical storytelling. Kelly takes to the stage late in the afternoon at Here’s To Now.
MAX SAVAGE & HIS FALSE IDOLS
Playing Paul Simon's iconic 1986 album Graceland
Here’s To Now favourite Max Savage is bringing something special to Coriole in 2016. With an expanded False Idols ensemble, Savage will be performing a live version of Paul Simon’s classic record. Expect to dance as the sun starts going down.
Sweet Jean is Sime Nugent and Alice Keath. Their music ranges from stark and gothic to hazy and melodic. Since forming in late 2010, Sweet Jean has built a reputation for evocative songwriting, razor-sharp harmonies and stirring live performances. As the AU Review put it, Sweet Jean “can break your heart one minute and mend it the next. The duo has a natural ability to transport their audience to the heart of their songs.”
Last time Surahn graced the stage at Coriole, his legendary disco collection turned the courtyard into a frenzied swarm of dancing bodies. We welcome one of our favourite party starters back to close out the festival this year at Coriole.
Food by The Happy Motel
Wines By Coriole
Beers by Young Henry’s
This is just the first announcement, with more acts and food and beverage details announced soon.