Monday, July 19, 2010

Bellingen Global Carnival Line up announcement

Bellingen Global Carnival 2010

The Global Carnival 2010 presents world class acts from the far corners of the earth. October 1 heralds the beginning of three days of astonishingly diverse music from every pocket of the globe, ranging from ancient traditions to cutting edge contemporary music. This 2010 program is testimony to the spirit and brilliance of music, the arts and the world.

From Friday 1st October to Sunday 3rd October experience the sounds, sights & tastes of the planet in this annual, long-weekend music festival, situated 20 minutes drive inland from Coffs Harbour on the mid-north coast of NSW.

The 2010 Global bill of international fare includes Ethiopia's legendary musician MULATU ASTATKE with The Black Jesus Experience, Europe's finest contemporary gypsy guitarist LULO REINHARDT, Masters of the tantric ritual the GYUTO MONKS, Spanish guitarist DIEGO GUERRERO FLAMENCO LATIN QUINTET and Timor-Leste's most celebrated musician EGO LEMOS.

While on the Australian music front – headline acts include multi-ARIA-nominated blues/roots troubadour ASH GRUNWALD, Australia's masters of raw funk and super-heavy soul, THE BAMBOOS, Melbourne's mammoth PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA, Russian bad-boys VULGARGRAD, Bollywood re-creators THE BOMBAY ROYALE, and Pacific 'krump' dancers GRRILLA STEP featuring DJ DEXTER (ex-Avalanches).

The full line-up and detailed information can be viewed at: 

Bellingen Global Carnival is traditionally a family-friendly favourite of alternative life stylers and world music fans.  Festival Director, Bryony Taylor says "In all their diverse forms, shades and colours, the arts surely feed our souls; inspiring and moving us and reminding us of our common humanity - a world without borders. This is what lies at the heart of the Global Carnival."

This world class boutique festival also boasts a fine selection of exotic food & craft and a Children's Festival, ensuring something for everyone. All this plus fantastic Outdoor aerial, mosaic and lantern making and Tall Poppies theatre, during the weekend.

·         FESTIVAL & ON SITE CAMPING -  12 yrs & under – FREE!

·         Priority is given to pre-booked season camping (3 nights) - $30.00 or $15.00 per person, per night. For alternative accom ring: Waterfall Way Centre, Bellingen Freecall: 1800 705 735 or 02 6655 1522 or Urunga VIC: (02) 66555711.

·         Transport: Bellingen is 13kms inland, just south of Coffs Harbour. Trains & coaches to Urunga. Flights to Coffs Harbour.

·         All TIX INFO & BOOKING:   or  ring (02) 6655 3024

Bellingen Global Carnival acknowledges the Gumbaynggirr people on whose land this festival is celebrated.

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