With the date set for Saturday 16 May 2020, and tickets on sale today, the Aviair HeliSpirit Kimberley Moon Experience is the highlight of the Ord Valley Muster – and the biggest party in the Kimberley!
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020, some of Australia’s most talented artists have performed in the biggest music festival in the Kimberley and next year will be no different.
Today, an all-star line-up of national and local acts has been announced, headlined by Indigenous superstar and ARIA award-winner Jessica Mauboy and Aussie rock music legend and former INXS frontman Jon Stevens. They will be supported by favourites on the blues festival circuit Busby Marou, and up and coming Indigenous singer-songwriter Emily Wurramara.
One of Australia’s most successful female artists, Jessica Mauboy has performed for Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres and US president Barack Obama.
Mauboy is an Indigenous singer-songwriter who first shot to fame in 2006 as runner up on Australian Idol. In the 14 years since, Mauboy has cemented her place as Australia’s darling and one of our strongest performers, scooping a multitude of ARIA awards, hit singles and Platinum-selling albums as well as accolades for her acting roles in The Sapphires and Bran Nue Dae.
She made history as the first non-European solo artist to represent Australia at EuroVision in 2018. Mauboy’s recent album HILDA debuted at Number 1 on the ARIA charts and is her most personal album to date.
Mauboy, who performed at the Kimberley Moon Experience back in 2006, said that she’s excited to be sharing the stage with Stevens and Busby Marou.
“The Moon was my first big gig after Australian Idol and it holds a very special place in my heart. I remember the fantastic crowds and the stunning country. I can’t wait to go back and play some new and old music at the 20th anniversary concert,” Mauboy said.
Joining Mauboy is one of the most recognisable rock musicians to emerge from Australia in recent memory, former Noiseworks and INXS lead singer Jon Stevens.
With his mojo fully intact, Stevens stands virtually alone in the music scene, with a raw vocal power that won him attention first as a teenager and now as a veteran singer and songwriter. In 2020, Jon will showcase the best of Noiseworks’ smash hits and his favourite INXS songs, with every song on the setlist guaranteed to have audiences on their feet from the outset.
Stevens has pedigree with accolades that include a record-smashing debut as a 16-year-old with two consecutive number one singles in New Zealand, huge hits in Australia as lead singer of Noiseworks, worldwide acclaim at centre stage with INXS and an iTunes featured release with his last band, The Dead Daisies.
Stevens is a renowned live performer known for bringing true passion and presence to his fans.
Along with Stevens and Mauboy, ‘the Moon’ line-up includes award-winning roots duo Busby Marou who have supported some huge international artists including Elton John, Michael Buble, Bryan Adams and Dolly Parton and played at mega festivals including Byron Bay Bluesfest and SxSW.
Tom Busby’s playful onstage presence combined with Jeremy Marou’s freakish instrumental ability has cemented their reputation as one of Australia’s most loved live bands in recent times. They have released four albums, earned a string of ARIA, APRA and Deadly awards and created a completely unique vibe based on Tom’s everyman’s approach to storytelling interspersed with Jeremy’s guitar virtuosity.
The music by Busby Marou emanates overwhelming feelings of joy. Tom Busby said he is looking forward to performing in Kununurra.
“We’re so excited to be coming back with the band to this part of the world. Beautiful people, spectacular country, it’s always a memorable journey.”
They will be supported by up and coming Indigenous sing-songwriter Emily Wurramara. Touted by Triple J Unearthed as one of the 5 Indigenous artists you need to hear, this incredible 23 year old already has an ARIA nomination and three QLD Music Awards to her name, with her debut EP ‘Black Smoke’ amassing over 1 million Spotify streams.
Originally from Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, Wurramara loved hearing her uncles sing as she grew up, but also realised that women from her community rarely sang in public. Singing in both English and Anindilyakwa, her mission is to inspire and empower members of her community, especially young Indigenous women, to find their voice.
Kicking off the party with her trademark charisma, DJ Feline has fast become one of Australia’s most sought-after DJs, performing for global brands including Calvin Klein, Samsung and Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Whether it’s mixing downtempo funk at Sydney’s hottest venues, classic house and nu disco at sunset session in Bali, or dropping the big dance and disco favourites, she is always entertaining and gets the crowd moving!
Hosting the Aviair HeliSpirit Kimberley Moon Experience is former Choirboys frontman Mark Gable, songwriter of 80s smash hits ‘Run to Paradise’ and ‘Boys Will Be Boys’. Having succeeded in a cut-throat business for more than four decades, Gable is a story of commitment, resilience and unflagging energy in one of the most challenging environments of modern times: the live, electric, rock n roll stage.
Alongside the Aviair HeliSpirit Kimberley Moon Experience is the glamorous black-tie Kimberley Fine Diamonds Dinner, which includes champagne, canapés, multi-course dining under the big Kimberley starry sky, with an private dance floor to party the night away.
Concert goers looking for a styled and licenced option can party exclusively at the vamped up 18+ Garden Bar or alternatively, pack a picnic and enjoy the same amazing show in the general admission area.
The Moon has been headlined by the biggest names in Australian music including Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly, Daryl Braithwaite, Lee Kernaghan, Amy Shark, Pete Murray, The Cat Empire, Bernard Fanning, Guy Sebastian and Eskimo Joe.
Tickets go on sale today and are sure to sell out fast! To celebrate the launch of the Ord Valley Muster 2020, tickets for the Aviair HeliSpirit Kimberley Moon experience are on offer for a special promo price.