Wingham Akoostik Festival

Kickin it at Akoostik: Taree band, SOAR took to the stage on Friday evening. Photo: Anne Keen
Kickin it at Akoostik: Taree band, SOAR took to the stage on Friday evening. Photo: Anne Keen

The Wingham Akoostik Festival kicked off Friday night (October 13) with a host funky foot stompin beats that brought the crowd to their feet.

It was a beautiful evening with the sun setting behind the stage as the music began to play.

The event opened with Wingham-based community choir Wingsong, followed by a performance from Taree Indigenous group, the Waang Djarii Dancers. 

Taree High School band, SOAR delivered a high energy show despite the start of their HSC exams on Monday (October 16).

Their fan base danced and sang along as the band played a combination of originals and covers.

James Van Cooper, Josh Needs and Scott Darlow kept the beats going throughout the evening.

Scott Darlow amazed the audience has he rocked his guitar and didgeridoo simultaneously.

When headliners, Bad Pony started their disco, rhythmic drum kicks the crowd was drawn closer to the stage.

The Sydney-based quintet lined the stage to pelt out foot stompin, groovin beats which keep the crowd dancing until the close.

Day two, Saturday (October 14) has begun with a bit of rain, but don’t let it keep you away. Some of the greatest music festivals of all time have be doused but the music always played on.

Music kicks off just after 10am with Eurogliders, Russell Morris and Kasey Chambers rounding out the evening performances.

There is also plenty to do with market stalls, activities for the kids and the Low and Slow Brisket Challenge.