Promoters Love Police have announced that Melbourne will host a new Americana themed festival ‘Out On The Weekend’, taking its name from the opening track of Neil Young’s classic 1972 album Harvest. ‘Out On The Weekend’ is a one day celebration of Americana music, great food and fine booze to be held at Seaworks, Williamstown on Saturday 18th October.

Headlining the inaugural ‘Out On The Weekend’ will be Justin Townes Earle, considered a forefather of Contemporary Americana. Townes Earle will be supporting the release of his fifth studio album Single Mothers and is joined on the bill by Australia’s own eccentric alt-country rocker Henry Wagons as well as Ryan BinghamRobert Ellis, Lindi Ortega, Nikki Lane, The Delines, Jonny FritzEmma Swift, Chris Altmann, Raised By Eagles and The Morrisons.

In an open letter on the ‘Out On The Weekend’ official website, Brian ‘BT’ Taranto, Director of Love Police, says the inspiration for the festival comes from “a fascination with the country sounds, the roots of it all, let’s just call it Americana music.”

Taranto says ‘Out On The Weekend’ is not designed to be a huge festival, “just somewhere to get into it for a day with friends and like minded folks.”

“The one thing that will connect everyone at this event will be that they have all heard Harvest in it’s entirety, and probably own that 1972 classic,” says Taranto.

Sydney’s leading renegade chefs, Ben Milgate & Elvis Abrahanowicz of Porteño/Bodega fame and Raph Rashid – Melbourne’s Street Food King of Beatbox KitchenTaco Truck and All Day Donuts; will provide culinary delights, with a full mouthwatering lineup of gourmet food and beverages to be revealed soon.

Early Bird tickets are $79 and go on sale Friday 25th July. There is also a very limited supply of Cripple Creek Ferry Packages ($199) available, with full ticketing and festival details below:

 

Early Bird tickets $79 (inc. all fees) on sale Friday 25th July from
outontheweekend.com.au or phone 1300 724 867
Doors 11:30am. Free entry for kids under 12 years old.
Very limited Cripple Creek Ferry Packages available for $199 (inc. all fees) including:

– Return Ferry transfer from Dockland to the event with live entertainment aboard!
– Entry to Out on the Weekend
– 2 x meal vouchers (for main dishes) 
– 4 x beverage vouchers
– Limited edition ‘Cripple Creek Ferry Package’ screen printed poster (distributed to you on the return ferry ride after the event)
Ferry departs Docklands at 11:00am and returns after the event.

Out On The Weekend
11:30am – 10:30pm Saturday 18th October 2014
Seaworks: 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown, VIC 3106
For full event information head to: outontheweekend.com.au
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