Good Wine, Good Food & Good Tunes!

Knock off work early and take part in what is going to be the ultimate Fri-yay night. Feel-Good Friday is an inaugural event for the Grampians Grape Escape, an initiative to help the festival in its post-COVID recovery. Dance the twilight away to 80s cover band Mixtape and Prince tribute band, Purple Revolution. On the Saturday and Sunday the music stage will feature everything from rockgrass to psychedelic pop.

FRIDAY 29 APRIL (3pm – 7pm)

MIXTAPE – 80s BAND

Mixtape is a hit-filled non-stop hypercolour freight train 80s party that will transport you back to one of the greatest musical decades ever, and they are one of the bands playing on the Friday of Grampians Grape Escape!
From flouro leg-warming pop, to ozone depleting big hair rock, relive every Westcoast Cooler and bad bluelight disco pash while supporting the festival.

PURPLE REVOLUTION – PRINCE TRIBUTE

It doesn’t get more legendary than the music of Prince right?

We have purple fever over welcoming Andrew De Silva and Purple Revolution again to Grampians Grape Escape to pay homage to Prince in a party fashion with tracks such as Little Red Corvette, 1999, Cream, Diamonds & Pearls and the iconic Purple Rain.

SATURDAY 30th APRIL (10am – 5:30pm)

ANDY NELSON

Andy Nelson hit the local scene in 2017, and it didn’t take long before the troubadour decided he would enter the realm of song writing – and he has never looked back. Performing his debut album, Man on the Mountain, we are now counting down the days until we’re listening to his stunning vocals and captivating lyrics, accompanied by the mesmerising Amy Viola on violin.

WELCOME TO COUNTRY

Following the official festival opening, be sure to get to the stage on the Saturday morning for a Welcome To Country and the Gariwerd Aboriginal Dance Group who blend contemporary and traditional dance styles with the telling of stories almost as old as time itself.

ZOË FOX AND THE ROCKET CLOCKS

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…a band opened up the ancient bag of long forgotten secrets of the cosmos.
That band, was “Zoë Fox and the Rocket Clocks” and we are most excited to see this 4-piece Timeless Space Pop band launch into a mixed salad of psychedelic pop, enter time warps of soft lullabies and then blast into the future with classic disco pop.

LAMBROS

If there’s a set you must-see at Grampians Grape Escape this year it’s LamBros. Not only are brothers Connor & Harry Lambrou road tripping all the way down from the sunshine state to the most southern tip of the Great Dividing Range, but they are ridiculously talented!

Without wanting to sound like Molly, we think they are the next big thing!

KEXKUTI

KexKuti is a five piece band rooted in soulful sounds with a twist of local and Melbourne’s finest musical talent. They’re on their way to spread the good vibes blending a silky sonic tropical landscape inspired by the greats of r&b, reggae, gritty funk, and that sweet soul music.

19-TWENTY

Prepare for a high-energy Saturday afternoon as our country’s most electric blues & roots band, 19-Twenty, will whip up a frenzy again at this year’s Grampians Grape Escape. With infectious riffs and groove, these lads have been starting parties on Australian and International festival circuits for years and we can’t wait to have them back.

MADHOUSE

Madhouse the band is a brass driven party band renowned for their entertaining and energetic live cover shows.
Be prepared for a serious work-out on the lawn as the Madhouse boys love to party and are looking forward to giving you a dose of Madhouse mayhem!

DYLAN LEWIS

Emceeing our live music stage this year is the incredible Dylan Lewis!
Dylan is one of Australia’s best entertainers, with a career spanning more than two decades in television, radio, film and music. The seasoned music-lover and presenter has interviewed a slew of celebrities and we cannot wait to see him take to the stage to introduce you all to the great bands gracing us with their talent this year.

SUNDAY 1st MAY (10am – 5pm)

ETTA LANE

Homegrown in the Grampians, Etta Lane (formerly Kessia Brooke) shares snippets of personal narratives in contemporary yet vintage-flecked, nostalgic folk. With satirical honesty reflecting on past-self and experiences, her “pretty songs for ugly feelings” are a tangle of growing pains and bittersweet hindsight.

GRETTA ZILLER

Ziller’s sound may bear the hallmarks of classic Americana music but its essence is far more diverse. The Melbourne songstress’ roots span jazz, blues, rock, pop and classical. You’ll get a taste of that eclectic musical upbringing with songs from her album, ‘Queen of Boomtown,’ among others which garnered recognition with industry & fans alike.

QUARRY MOUNTAIN DEAD RATS

Taking it back to a simpler time, where the pickin’ was fast and the banjo was king, the Quarry Mountain Dead Rats tear into their songs setting the tone for a foot-stomping good time. Mandolin – Banjo – Guitar – Bass + Washboard…this is a set you don’t want to miss on the Sunday of  GGE.

VONDA BOUYS & THE FALSETTOS

When Vonda Bouys first met the Falsettos, there was an explosion of false eyelashes, spectacles & skivvies…and we loved it!! We know these guys will get your booty-shaking with 60s dance classics played on double bass, trombone, sax, keys, drums and of course, Vonda Bouys on vocals.  So get yourself ready for some hip-twisting tunes!

THE SETTLEMENT

Could there be a better way for GGE to come back than The one – The only – The Settlement !!!!
The foot-stomping brothers from Hamilton will without a doubt bring something special to their local festival to celebrate its return after a two year hiatus, and it’s going to feel soooo darn good to see live music again!

EZRA LEE & LOUIS KING

Combining the Rock n Roll and Blues of Louis King, with Rockabilly keyboard extraordinaire Ezra Lee, these two legends of rock in one show is going to bring the GGE house down! Playing all time classics from Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison and Good Golly Miss Molly by Little Richard, don’t miss these two showman and their band as they close the festival for 2022.

DYLAN LEWIS

Emceeing our live music stage this year is the incredible Dylan Lewis!
Dylan is one of Australia’s best entertainers, with a career spanning more than two decades in television, radio, film and music. The seasoned music-lover and presenter has interviewed a slew of celebrities and we cannot wait to see him take to the stage to introduce you all to the great bands gracing us with their talent this year.