Rock out with Australian music favourites Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows as they take to the stage at this year’s Childers Festival.
As the Bruce Highway closes on Sunday for the non-stop Childers Festival day, Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows will join a huge line-up of free entertainment, including Hot Potato Band, Band of the 1st Regiment, Kenny and the Nitro Rockers, an array of local performers and a fantastic list of roving entertainment and market stalls.
For more than 60 years Joe has been a celebrated singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has left an indelible mark on the Australian music scene with his distinctive blend of rock, blues, and soul.
Returning to the Bundaberg Region Joe said he was looking forward to performing at the Childers Festival.
“I’ve travelled up and down the Bruce Highway touring Queensland, but I can’t say I have ever played on it,” Joe said.
“It’s a free concert and there’s a different atmosphere when its free entry – people really appreciate and are happy about it.
“I’m now on my 52nd album so I have a lot of material I can play, but my goal is to make people feel good.
“Let’s have a good time together – everything I encompass is to take people on a journey and it’s wonderful.”
Timeless tracks from Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows include Chained to the Wheel, Harley and Rose and Never Let Me Go.
The addition of Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows to the Childers Festival’s mainstage line up promises an unforgettable experience for festival goers.
“Music is my life,” Joe said.
“The whole thing for me is about playing for and engaging with the audience.
“I always look forward to that and realising how my music can make people feel and how they reminisce with your songs – I don’t want to let anyone down.”
With an illustrious career spanning more than six decades, Joe has garnered a devoted following and numerous accolades for his musical talents.
“I like to write songs that are cinematic, songs that don’t have a lifespan and stand the test of time,” Joe said.
“I think especially after Covid people became nostalgic with songs like Harley and Rose – people latch onto it and I hope its felt at the Childers Festival.”
With their infectious energy, soulful melodies, and dynamic stage presence, the band is set to captivate audiences of all ages Bruce Highway at the Childers Festival on Sunday 30 July. Read the full list of Childers Festival artists here.
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