Handpicked Festival announces incredible line-up for 2022 • Glam Adelaide
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After a two-year hiatus, the Handpicked Festival returns in style, hosting its biggest lineup yet, when ten-time Aria winners The Hilltop Hoods, time-traveling DJ Hot Dub Time Machine, rockers independents, the Middle Kids, chart-toppers The Rubens, singer, Wafia, psych-rock band, Babe Rainbow, indie-folk band, The Dreggs and singer-songwriter, Steph Strings take the stage at Langhorne Creek’s Lake Breeze Saturday, November 12, 2022.
Australian hip-hop royalty, the Hilltop Hoods, will get back on their feet as the trio perform classic hits like Leave Me Lonely, Exit Sign, The Nosebleed Section, Cosby Sweater, Chase That Feeling, alongside their latest hit single , Show Trading Exploit. Eamon.
Formed in suburban Adelaide in the 90s, the multi-platinum selling band are back on the road to further cement their status as one of Australia’s most enduring success stories.
Festival-goers will dance through the decades as the Hot Dub Time Machine audio-visual evening takes place on the lawns of Lake Breeze Wines.
Hot Dub Time Machine will pump up the party by taking festival-goers back through every decade and genre of music, integrating them into an expansive and electrifying audio-visual experience.
Kate said: “It’s a first for us to close the Handpicked scene in this style, but we couldn’t be more excited.”
“Hot Dub Time Machine is all about partying – its show has become notorious as an explosive celebration of music. Descending amongst the vines will be a most epic way to end the night at Handpicked,” Kate said.
After taking the United States by storm, indie rock sensation Middle Kids will delight crows with hits from their award-winning ARIA album, Today We’re the Greatest, and tracks from their debut album, Lost Friends, which released Triples J’s Best Australian Album The Sydney-based trio of Hannah Joy, Tim Fitz and Harry Day have garnered a legion of American fans after performing on high-profile American late-night shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live , The Late Show with James Corden, CBS This Morning and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
“Middle Kids bring such a humble and beautiful presence on stage. I’m definitely going to run off the side of the stage to sing my favorite song ‘Edge of Town’, which has been swirling around on my Spotify playlist for years. What a honor to have them live in our backyard,” Kate said.
After spending a decade in the music industry, The Rubens will take crowds on a journey of their greatest hits, including Hoops, which released Triple J’s Hottest 100 and fan favorite Live in Life, alongside their latest single, Waste A Day.
Hailing from Menangle in New South Wales, the five-piece alternative rock band made up of three brothers Margin Zaac, Sam and Elliot, and longtime friends Scott Baldwin and William Zeglis, recently hit No. 1 on the charts Australians with the release of their new album, 0202.
“The Rubens have such an amazing catalog of songs, but it’s more than that, seeing these guys live is a must,” Kate said.
Known for her alternative pop anthems, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Wafia, is ready to take the crowds on a journey with her music, from stories of heartbreak to new sensations, fractured family experiences and to societal and political alienation.
The gold-selling singer, born in the Netherlands to Syrian and Iraqi parents, is passionate about empowering marginalized communities and helping women of all shapes, sizes and nationalities find themselves in her music.
Psychedelic rock band Babe Rainbow from Byron Bay will bring a blissful calm to the stage.
Audiences are sure to soak up the band’s signature psychedelic sounds with hints of ’60s surf rock, which sums up their fourth studio album, Changing Colours.
Sunshine Coast duo The Dreggs will bring a slice of healthy indie folk to the stage, combined with a modern acoustic surf vibe.
Paddy Macrae and Zane Harris, who grew up together in the sun with the ocean at their feet, have cultivated a devoted fanbase mesmerized by their driving beat and catchy melodies.
Melbourne singer-songwriter Steph Strings is poised to wow hand-picked crowds with his captivating melodies and rare ability to tell a story through music.
The boutique festival is a full sensory experience, featuring Lake Breeze’s award-winning wines, food trucks serving delicious local produce, a captivating cocktail forest, and a diverse array of arts, crafts, jewelry, and accessories. local household items at The Lane.
Festival-goers can party late into the night with Handpicked providing a tent city, with space for up to 1,500 campers and even the option for some to glamp.
The Handpicked Festival kicks off Saturday, November 12 at Lake Breeze Winery, Langhorne Creek.
Advance tickets can be purchased from www.handpickedfestival.com.