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Who’s Playing Out On The Weekend? Additional Artists Announced

19 June 2023 | 12:15 pm | Mallory Arbour

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Out On The Weekend, a one-day festival of Americana and alt-country aural treats – coupled with tasty eats and drinks – returns on Saturday, October 14 in the sweet seaside suburb of Williamstown.

Joining the Grammy Award-winning, ultimate American Western swing supergroup Asleep At The Wheel (featuring Ray Benson, Lucky Oceans, Josh Hedley and Brennen Leigh) is Willie Watson – part of the classic Old Crow Medicine Show – who will bring his solo troubadour country sounds to the Out On The Weekend stage.

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In her first trip Down Under, favourite ramblin’ country soul singer Melissa Carper will perform her old-timey gold sound complete with new songs to play from her new record. Picked fresh from the Peach State of Georgia, country-rockers The Pink Stones finally get to deliver a full serving of cosmic country in their first ever Australian appearance.

On the local front, we rejoice in the rollicking country drawl and deep emotion of Watty Thompson and his band and introduce the tear-soaked alt-country songs of Charlotte Le Lievre.

In the continuing tradition of honouring musical giants of the past, this year celebrates one of the greatest and most diverse singers of all time, Linda Ronstadt. Out On The Weekend will pay tribute to the halcyon days of Linda’s '70s sounds with Violet Town country cowgirl Ella Hooper out front of an all-star backing band.  

To expand your experience for Out On The Weekend the trip is the journey AND the destination: Cripple Creek Ferry and Take A Coach Out West ticket and travel packages are available now.

The all-in ticket price includes festival admission, ferry transport, surprise musical acts on both journeys, complimentary snacks on the way over, and a commemorative, hand printed, poster at the end of the night. There is a full bar service on board and the good times sure do flow on this one.

For the ninth year, Out On The Weekend takes place on Saturday October 14 at the historic maritime haunt of Seaworks in Williamstown, hidden in the deep west of Melbourne.

More artists to be announced.

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