Hat Fitz and Cara

High-energy duo Hat Fitz and Cara are among Australia’s most talented roots music artists. The husband and wife team have clocked up 10 years of worldwide touring, festival performances and album releases and are showing no signs of slowing down.


Fri, Dec 27 5:50PM Luna
Sat, Dec 28 11:00PM Luna
Sun, Dec 29 4:50PM Bluestown
Tue, Dec 31 12:30PM Grande

Festival of Small Halls Homecoming

Start your festival in the spirit of welcome and cheer the return of the summer Festival of Small Halls tour to its spiritual home. Tea, scones and smiles are guaranteed, but the most special of connections will come from two brilliant acts – England’s Blair Dunlop and locals Hat Fitz and Cara – with the stars of fresh stories in their eyes and the warmth of a new musical friendship in their fingers.

Fri, Dec 27 10:00AM Small Hall

New Australian Songbook: Liz Stringer

The heroes of the Australian song canon: we all know who they are, and there’s no doubt they earned their place, but if they continue to dominate the radio and our backyard singalongs, how do we make space for the emerging legends of Australian song? Liz Stringer is a Victorian songwriter who has garnered an enormous amount of peer respect, for the strength and warmth of her voice, the skill and feel of her guitar playing, and the insightfulness and lyricism of her words. Join Tim Levinson (Urthboy), Hat Fitz and Cara, Catherine MacLellan, Jack Carty, Jeff Lang, Jen Cloher, Mia Dyson and the Mission Songs Project to discover, or rediscover, Liz’s unique songwriting voice.

Mon, Dec 30 4:30PM Luna

Greatest Licks

Guitar wizards and whizzes settle in for a round-robin of the greatest licks in the history of their heroes and some of their favourites from their own catalogue. Jeff Lang, Harry Manx, Hat Fitz and Cara and Fiona Boyes & The Fortune Tellers and Buddy Knox take a trip down memory lane.

Tue, Dec 31 6:00PM Bluestown

Blues and Blessing

Jump, shout and cry with blues preacher, Reverend Steve Clarke, in this reflective musical journey of Gospel, blues and folk spirituals, toeing the line between church-house, the barrel-house, God and the Devil, heaven and hell, love and loss, hope and despair.

Wed, Jan 01 10:30AM Bluestown