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Genesis Owusu, Hiatus Kaiyote to Headline New Coffs Harbour Festival Storyland

Coffs Harbour’s brand new festival Storyland will be a one-day mash of live music, film installations, visual arts, DJs, food and drinks. It’s going down on Saturday, 20th May at Park Beach Reserve on Gumbaynggirr Country.

The event’s debut lineup is topped by ARIA-, Australian Music Prize- and J Award-winning rapper Genesis Owusu and double-Grammy nominated jazz-soul outfit Hiatus Kaiyote.

Genesis Owusu – ‘Get Inspired’

Plenty of other local favourites are on too, including Papua New Guinea-born, Australian-based R&B and future soul singer-songwriter Ngaiire, Gumbaynggirr neo-soul and roots musician Emma Donovan, Melbourne brass band Horns of Leroy, pop duo Electric Fields and big bass and breaks artist K+LAB..

Then there’s The Yurt Locker, curated by programmer Coco Varma and featuring a slew of female DJs and performers, including sleazy collective The Clitoverse, pole dancers Filthy Aliens and more.

The festival will also form the backdrop for a unique cinematic narrative that will play out over three chapters in a series of film art installations, which punters can witness across the day and night.

“Storyland is made by a huge collaboration of local Coffs Coast creatives,” festival director Dave Horsley said in a statement. “We welcome everyone to enjoy something very special, two years in the making.”

Storyland 2023

  • Genesis Owusu
  • Hiatus Kaiyote
  • Ngaiire
  • Emma Donovan
  • Horns of Leroy
  • Electric Fields 
  • K+LAB
  • The Clitoverse
  • Filthy Aliens 
  • Sophdexx & Themzy
  • DJ Jemka 
  • DJ Katch.
  • Papa Boom
  •  Ice G
  • MC Fitzroy Lee
  • Coco Varma
  • Gumbaynggirr Marraal
  • The Story
  • The Beings
  • [Movie] Trailer Park
  • Gladerunner
  • Lord Nasty
  • VJ Fluxa

Date & Venue

  • Saturday, 20th May – Park Beach Reserve, Gumbaynggirr Country, Coffs Harbour NSW

Ticket info here

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