Festival Club

By the time this night is through, the soles of your shoes will have vanished from dancing! Get in quick as once the party starts a- swingin’ the Big Top will be full to bursting with musical madness.

Presented by: Red Hot Arts Central Australia


Desert Rain Peachy, Isabelle and J9 are Desert Rain. The resonant tones of the cello and singing saw accompany Peachy’s songs which explore landscapes and how humans impact on them. Simple, soulful and full of feeling, Desert Rain seek solace through connection.
Dr Flouride From Tennant Creek springs one of the true music mavericks of the Territory. Wild, hardworking and woolly, the Doctor will showcase his newest and strangest tunes in a blend of rock/pop and reggae/dub.
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Rusty and the Infidels
Rusty and the Infidels hit you with Klezmer, the Jewish-Gypsy good-time party music, now a big hit at music festivals all over the world. With Klezmer’s origins in Eastern Europe, and its later makeover in New York into Jewish Street-Music with Attitude, don’t miss premier party band Rusty and the Infidels. And bring your dancing shoes.
Tek Tek Ensemble (VIC) Tek Tek Ensemble is a revitalised anthropological dance band consisting of guitars, trumpet, trombone, violins, percussion, double bass, piano accordion and the human voice. Tek Tek Ensemble creates hybridizations of most of the world’s music incorporating a startling variety of ethnographic and popular genres. The encyclopaedic repertoire of the ensemble is bound by the strict yet simple stipulation of danceability. As long as it has a fever of unbridled festivity, Tek Tek Ensemble plays it.
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Guthrie (VIC/TAS) Hailing from Van Diemen’s Land, Guthrie delivers honest and distinctive electric blues. Hot from a 60-date tour of the east coast of Australia, Guthrie bring their incendiary live performance to the 2012 Alice Desert Festival. These young southern men sing songs of love, murder, addiction, redemption, longing and loss. Two men, pounding drums, loud guitar played with a slide and a voice larger than life. Guthrie is dark and magnificent, this is the thinking man’s drinking music.
Brace yourself!
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Los Bandoleros Perdidos Los Bandoleros Perdidos bring a Latin flavour to the desert. Inspired by band members’ personal travels and musical experiences in Latin America, transferred live to Central Australia. After a hiatus last year they’ve re-formed to bring you grooves from Latin America. Latin sounds and rhythms interpreted in their own style to keep you dancing all night. Vamos a bailarrrrrrr!
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Event Information

Saturday 15 Sept, 5:30pm-late

Festival Club Big Top, Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Tuncks Rd

Cost: $20 presale / $25 at the door

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