This high energy indie folk duo will have you dancing. In 2019 they sold out Melbourne's Forum Theatre and toured the USA, Europe and Australia playing packed festivals and supporting Tash Sultana. In 2020 lockdown, they retreated into the studio to create their most ambitious record yet: INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN. 2021 - the critics loved it, and so do we! Rolling Stone even featured it as their Album of the Week! They're back to playing live gigs and touring Australia - including Hanging Rock!
Amos Roach + Dancers
Performing 'Six Seasons of Gariwerd' with Murrundaya Yepengna Dance Troupe & Orchestra. Amos Roach, son of late, great, music legends Ruby Hunter and Archie Roach, will be performing at Spring Bliss festival! Amos is an award-winning musician, dancer, director in his own right. Proud Djab Wurrung/Gunditjmara and Ngarrindjeri man, Amos has played the keyboard, guitar, bass and yidaki since the age of eight, and is acknowledged as one of Australia’s finest yidaki players.
The widely loved Zimbabwean-born ‘First Lady of Soul and R&B’ has commanded massive crowds at festivals such as Bluesfest, WOMAdelaide, Groovin The Moo, BigSound, Jungle Love and Woodford Folk Festival. Her sold out shows at Chapel Off Chapel have stunned audiences to a point of standing ovation; rave reviews following in their wake. Every performance is a statement – a triumph of powerful lyricism, rich-ranged vocals and smooth backing instrumentation. With the release of Life in Colour, her second EP marks both a new chapter of immersive song writing, with high-demand shows expected to follow. Life in Colour touches on Thndo's experiences of growing up black in Australia. Struggles with displacement, discrimination and a deeper understanding of black pride are interwoven with R&B, Hip Hop and Afrobeats elements to continue the narrative of her smash hit single Numb.
'The Best Harmonies this side of heaven'. Bluehouse has been described as a cross between Crowded House and the Indigo girls with 'The Best Harmonies this side of heaven'. Formed as a trio in 1996, Bluehouse have toured the world from California World fest to the Royal Glasgow Concert Hall, From Edinburgh Fringe Fest to Philidelphia Folk Fest. These girls do everything from heartbreaking ballads to foot stomping rock numbers and throw in the odd 'original' cover. An absolute musical treat.
Music all day
From 'DJ Rich-Spanning-Time', local funky four-piece 'Elevated Plains', up and coming hip hop artist WHISP , alternative blues inspired artist Zac Sheen and more local acts!
Aboriginal Cultural Activities
Traditional face painting using ochre, basket weaving, create jewellery from gum leaves or make clap sticks with Kristi and Wathaurong mob.
Take part in workshops on hip hop dance, yoga, ukelele, singing, qigong, breathwork, permaculture, and other health and wellbeing activities.
Over 40 different market stalls this variety has something for everyone.
Sensory Safe Spaces
Dedicated spaces away from the busy event area to use your sensory calming tools. This enables not only families but individuals the ability to remove themselves from the event without leaving. It can be very difficult for people to be able to come out to public places, such as shopping centres or events, for fear of having a ‘meltdown’ due to too much sensory stimulation. People are often overwhelmed by the sensory experience. We have created sensory spaces for individuals and their carers to reduce anxiety. Bring your sensory soothing items to the sensory soothing spaces where you will have access to bean bags and other useful materials to help reduce overstimulation.
Expect to find a variety of food trucks, a bar serving local beer and wine, and sweets specialists. We have it all to make your mouth water!