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Line-up announced

By Southern Riverina News

Forty-two musicians have been announced in the line-up for the 2019 Strawberry Fields Festival at Tocumwal.

The arts and music festival will be held on private property fronting the majestic Murray River — known as the ‘wildlands’ — from November 29 to December 1.

This year marks the 11th instalment of the festival, bringing together a unique blend of DJs and live artists, plus a community of hugely devoted fans for a truly unforgettable weekend.

The line-up includes a mix of international guests and beloved local acts who will take to the temporary stages at Strawberry Fields this year.

Lucky punters have snapped up their tickets in the ballot, with the early bird and Round 1 tickets selling out in record time.

General admission tickets will be on sale from 9am tomorrow.

Some of the artists can enjoy this year include:

●Ausecuma Beats – formed as a combination of musicians from Australia, the Senegambia region, Cuba and Mali. With four percussionists, Ausecuma Beats creates a complex rhythm that virtually forces your body to move.

●Gordon Koang – Gordon hails from the Upper Nile region of what is now South Sudan. Accompanied by his cousin Paul Biel, he performs a blend of traditional Neur rhythms and original compositions in English, Arabic and even his native language of Neur.

●Nu Guinea – This Naples-formed, Berlin-based duo creates sounds that are influenced from the idea of an exotic, far-off distant place. By combining various music genres that are related to dancefloor music in its purest sense, they create a distinct sound.

●Simo Cell — A French rising talent, originally from Nantes. Now Paris-based, this producer differentiates himself with his singular style that melds UK codes to a wider electronic music background. As a DJ, he officiates on very original and adaptive repertoire.

For more information about the full line-up, the event or tickets, go to www.strawberry-fields.com.au.

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The Strawberry Fields Community Grants program was established in 2015 to give back to the Berrigan Shire community.

Funds for the community are collected through on-site activities to assist with fundraising and donation of a portion of ticket sales.

A total grant pool is now available to support initiatives which enhance community economic development and improve the quality of everyday life in the region.

Applications for this year’s grant program are now open. Apply at www.strawberry-fields.com.au/grants by July 1.