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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


The event is led by Missy Higgins, Kasey Chambers and Kate Miller-Heidke!

Image: Cybele Malinowski

Empire Touring and TEG LIVE have announced a brand new girl power festival, Wildflower. Kicking off next month, the festival will make its way across Australia's east coast, bringing together some of Australia’s most esteemed and well loved female musicians.

Headlined by Missy Higgins, the event will feature the musical stylings of Kasey Chambers, Kate Miller-Heidke, Sarah Blasko, ThornBird (Vikki Thorn of The Waifs), Deborah Conway and Alice Skye. The festival have expressed their commitment to ensuring a COVID Safe environment, complying with all requirements of the public health authorities.

"I’m beyond thrilled to be a part of Wildflower. All the women involved are total inspirations and some were actually really big influences on me in the early days of my career,” says Higgins, who is set to drop her new single, Edge Of Something next Friday. “There’s something about being on the road with so many powerful creative women, it’s so rare it kind of creates magic when it happens. I was involved in the second round of Lilith Fair in America about ten years ago and it goes down as one of the best experiences I have ever had, I made lifelong friends out of it. I have no doubt this will be the same, but this time showcasing to the country the huge amount of Aussie talent we have here. An incredible way to get back in to playing live music again, holy moly I’ve missed it."

Making March the month of the Wildflower, the festival will visit Yarra Valley's Rochford Wines on March 12, before continuing on to Brisbane's Riverstage and the Hunter Valley's Roche Estate, where the festival will wrap up on April 2. Tickets go on sale at 9am local time on Friday 15 October, with a 48 hour Empire Touring presale live at 9am local time on Wednesday 13 October.

“The lineup contains some of my musical and personal heroes, as well as some dear friends, and it's going to be unforgettable not just for the audience but for us as well,” beams Kate Miller-Heike, who will kick off her rescheduled Child In Reverse tour in July 2022.“It's been a rough couple of years, and I can't think of a more beautiful catharsis than being a part of this festival. It's impossible for me to overstate how much I'm looking forward to it. Humans need connection. Wildflower will be a celebration of everything that brings people together. I'm actually choking up slightly at the mere thought of it!”

Tickets are on sale at 9am local time on Friday 15 October.

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