Shane Howard To Headline Macleay River Festival In September

The Macleay River Festival is excited to announce their headline act as iconic Australian singer/songwriter, Shane Howard.

Shane Howard was the founding member of legendary Australia band, Goanna, famous for the ground-breaking single, ‘Solid Rock’, which topped the charts back in 1982. ‘Solid Rock’, is heard regularly on Australian Radio, and recently covered by hip hop artists Street Warriors and Australian Idol Shannon Noll.

Born in 1955 in South West Victoria, Howard combines a deep understanding of poetic and musical folk traditions and captures the spirit of Australia in his words and music. He has been compared to the likes of Henry Lawson, Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan with his songs having been recorded by many artists including Mary Black, Troy Cassar Daley and John Farnham.

Shane was also a founding member of The Black Arm Band and has produced albums for many artists including Archie Roach, The Pigram Brothers and Joe Geia. In 2000, the Australia Council for the Arts awarded Shane Howard a Fellowship in recognition of his contribution to Australian musical life.

The Macleay River Festival is a family friendly community event celebrating the culture, art and stories of the Macleay. Expressions of Interest are now open for performers and stallholders.

If you would like to be involved in this event, contact Olivia Parker on 02 6566 3226 or olivia.parker@kempsey.nsw.gov.au