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Summer Salt

Start Date: March 24, 2024
End Date: March 24, 2024
12:00 PM
Seppeltsfield Wines, South Australia

Face To Face Touring are thrilled to announce that SummerSalt is back in 2024 to deliver another season of live music in some of the most scenic locations in the country!  This year showcases an exciting international artist alongside some Aussie favourites for a stellar line-up featuring James BayMatt CorbyZiggy AlbertsThelma PlumKita Alexander*, and Mia Wray

*Kita Alexander is not performing in Lake Macquarie; however, the wonderful Gretta Ray will be joining this event.

And for the first time, SummerSalt is heading to Bribie Island QLD in 2024!  This event will include James BayMatt CorbyJohn Butler*Thelma PlumKita Alexander, and Mia Wray

*Beloved Australian artist John Butler is performing at Bribie Island only; in place of Ziggy Alberts.

SummerSalt will bring a fresh line-up to Australia that includes an international artist that will join the concert series to culminate an unforgettable music experience. James Bay who will be gracing our shores from the UK to join this sunny new series of shows across Australia in 2023, along with some of Australia’s favourite artists for a glittering line-up that is ready to shine. 

SummerSalt delivers feel-good music to unique and picturesque destinations around the country, with a family-friendly atmosphere perfect for making memories. This event is the perfect place to bask in the sunshine with live music and a vibrant setting. Sun-drenched days and a sparkling haze of good times while you kick back or dance the day & night away!

Best enjoyed with great company, it’s the perfect experience to soak up summer with friends and family. Live music in the fresh breeze and topped off with local food truck delights for the ultimate Australian music experience.

LIVE MUSIC | PICTURESQUE LOCATION | FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES | FOOD TRUCKS | POP-UP BAR

For as much as James Bay upholds traditions of timeless songcraft, the UK singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer also confidently challenges himself and popular music. He spikes a tried-and-true style with clever lyricism, honest confessions, and instrumental proficiency. On the heels of his No.1 triple platinum- certified 2015 debut Chaos And The Calm, he won a Brit Award for Best British Male Solo Artist and garnered GRAMMY® nods in the categories of “Best New Artist,” “Best Rock Album,” and “Best Rock Song” for the gold-selling single “Hold Back The River.” Meanwhile, “Let It Go” went triple-platinum and has been streamed over 2.5million times. Nominated for dozens of awards, he’s taken home two BRIT Awards, two Q Awards, GQ award and top honors at the Ivor Novello Awards.

James Bay

Tallying nearly a total of 7.5 billion streams to date, James Bay has notably dueted with numerous musical icons including being asked to join Mick Jagger while supporting The Rolling Stones at Twickenham Stadium in London, and Ronnie Wood joined James on stage at his own sold-out Brixton shows. As the one the world’s best guitarists, Epiphone honoured him with his own Limited-Edition James Bay Signature “1966” guitar.

Matt Corby has had a big year in 2023 with an Australian tour for his album, Everything’s Fine. His first album in five years, Everything’s Fine vividly captures the personal and creative growth of Matt Corby who, like many, was tipped belly side up recently. Beyond the global touring pause, on the day he had planned to begin writing his next album Matt’s home was inundated with floodwaters. His family moved into Rainbow Valley Studios, where he juggled familial responsibilities with his creative pursuits – a one-of-a-kind pressure cooker circumstance that would galvanise his artistic evolution.

Matt Corby

Firmly fixed on seeing the best of things, Matt reveals “I’m at a really beautiful point in my life. I’m accepting all this stuff: the good and the bad, but particularly the bad. Which is kind of great. It’s a good thing to come to that point. Life isn’t always magical, but the moments that are, well you really value them. I think this record is about that, about managing your actual reality. Sometimes I have those moments when you realise: well I’m still breathing, you still have the gift of life, so everything is fine I guess?”

Ziggy Alberts, an Australian singer-songwriter and author, has captivated audiences worldwide with his authentic lyrics, folk-pop melodies and an upbeat energy that shines in his solo-act, acoustic live performances. Alberts has firmly established himself as a leading Australian independent artist through his compelling grassroots journey, culminating in forming his independent label, Commonfolk Records; and book publishing house, Commonfolk Publishing. Ziggy’s narrative unfolds on his terms, reflected in his latest records, ‘searching for freedom’ and ‘DANCING IN THE DARK’ – testaments to his artistic growth and expressive lyrics showcasing global themes of adventure, courage and connection.

Ziggy Roberts

Ziggy Alberts continues to earn critical acclaim with ‘Laps Around the Sun’proudly ARIA Double Platinum Certified, while ‘Gone,’ ‘Runaway,’ ‘Heaven’, ‘Stronger’, ‘Love Me Now’, ‘Simple Things’, ‘Days In The Sun’ and ‘EP Four Feet In The Forest’ have achieved ARIA Platinum Certification. He has also received Gold Certifications for his ‘Laps Around The Sun’ album and a further six tracks in his catalogue. Alberts has also received an APRA Music Award for Most Performed Blues & Roots Work for his track ‘Letting Go’. 2024 is shaping up to be a landmark year for Ziggy Alberts, fuelled by the momentum of his international touring, compelling storytelling abilities and continued authentic connection with his audience which defines his music.

Thelma Plum is a 24-year-old Gamilaraay woman, musician and creator. She grew up in Brisbane and spent many of her childhood years on her Grandparents’ farm in Delungra, a small country town in rural New South Wales. She has been making music for her whole life, but hasn’t always been ready to share her story, until now. Thelma Plum’s debut album Better In Blakis a story about culture, heritage, love, and pain. With incredible strength, courage and heartbreaking tenderness, her debut album captures so deftly what it’s like to be a young Aboriginal woman in Australia. Since releasing her 2014 EP Monsters, Thelma has been through a lot. “On this album I speak about how it feels being an Aboriginal woman in this country. When I was younger I wasn’t ready to share this side of me, but I’ve grown a lot in the past few years and that’s changed,” says Thelma.

And amongst all of that, Thelma Plum manages to find time to make you want to dance, laugh and cry. Singles like ‘Not Angry Anymore’ and the album’s opener ‘Clumsy Love’ (#79 in triple j’s Hottest 100) are certified pop hits, while ‘Love and War’ (featuring Gang of Youths’ Dave Le’Aupepe) was written the about the events at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre. The Better In Blak album has everything from intimate moments to ferociously honest break up songs,

Hailing from Northern NSW, celebrated indie-pop singer/song-writer Kita Alexander is one of Australia’s favourite indie pop girls. Now with over 137 million global streams under her belt, an impressive catalogue of critically acclaimed pop-anthems including 2 ARIA Gold singles (“Damage Done” and “Like You Want To”), ARIA Platinum “Between You & I” and the 2x ARIA Platinum single “Hotel”, 3 EPs and not to mention countless adoring fans around the globe, Kita is gearing up into 2023 with a tonne of new music and a run of live shows.

Thanks to a belter of a voice, no holds barred lyrics and endless charisma, Melbourne artist Mia Wray’s star is on a rapid rise. Mia Wray has gone on to become one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed emerging artists. Five singles and a debut EP in, Mia has graced playlist covers, had her singles added to high rotation on triple j, toured alongside the likes of The Rubens and Vance Joy and performed on national TV several times over. Mia entered the global arena in 2021 which included her debut headline show in the UK and resulted in an invite to the Great Escape Festival as part of its First 50. Mia celebrated the EP release on triple j’s Like A Version, performing a joyous rendition of MUNA’s ‘Silk Chiffon’ alongside a no-holds-barred performance of ‘Stay Awake’. Mia embarked on her first national headline tour to celebrate the EP release and more recently joined Maisie Peters on her sold out European tour.

John Butler is one of Australia’s premiere alternative songwriters and storytellers with accolades spanning from #1 charting albums, platinum records and ARIA Awards across his illustrious career as one of the country’s most successful independent musicians.

His rich catalogue of iconic hits spanning over a quarter of a century include signature songs such as ‘Zebra’, ‘Better Than’, ‘Ocean’ and more. His music continues to traverse the globe having performed on the world’s most iconic stages, venues and festivals including Fuji Rock, Glastonbury, Coachella, Red

Rocks Amphitheatre and more with his high energy live show and revered musicianship. Butler’s most recent studio album, 2018’s ‘HOME’, debuted at #1 on the ARIA Charts with the record exploring new sonic territory, expanded instrumentation and experimentation which challenged but accentuated his core roots sound.

From a Triple J Unearthed win in 2016, to the Vanda and Young Global Songwriting Prize, it’s hard to imagine a more impressive start for Gretta Ray. Her 2021 debut album Begin to Look Around was nominated for both an ARIA Music Award (Breakthrough Artist – Release) and a J Award (Australian Album of the Year). Add to that a sold-out headliner tour in 2022, an Australian arena tour supporting Gang of Youths and a viral – moment – with her poignant and entirely breathtaking cover of Billy Joel’s Vienna on TikTok (a dazzling high that has so far hit over 20 million streams globally, and half a million creates across socials).

Making pop music this good isn’t easy – there’s a commitment to and understanding of the form, the way to capture an audience’s hearts as well as bodies that comes from hours of performing, creating energy and connection on stage.  

SUMMERSALT TOUR DATES 2024

Saturday 9th March
Speers Point Park, Lake Macquarie NSW
Line-up: James Bay, Matt Corby, Ziggy Alberts, 
Zhelma Plum, Gretta Ray, Mia Wray

Sunday 10th March 
Stuart Park, Wollongong NSW
Line-up: James Bay, Matt Corby, Ziggy Alberts, 
Thelma Plum, Kita Alexander, Mia Wray

Saturday 16th March
M.O. Moran Reserve, St Kilda VIC 
Line-up: James Bay, Matt Corby, Ziggy Alberts, 
Thelma Plum, Kita Alexander, Mia Wray

Sunday 17th March
Victoria Park, Ballarat VIC 
Line-up: James Bay, Matt Corby, Ziggy Alberts, 
Thelma Plum, Kita Alexander, Mia Wray

Saturday 23rd March
Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island QLD 
Line-up: James Bay, Matt Corby, John Butler, 
Thelma Plum, Kita Alexander, Mia Wray

Sunday 24th March
Seppeltsfield Wines, Seppeltsfield SA 
Line-up: James Bay, Matt Corby, Ziggy Alberts, 
Thelma Plum, Kita Alexander, Mia Wray

Tickets on sale Wednesday 6th December at 11.00am Local Time

Tickets are available at: www.ticketmaster.com.au

Ticket Details
Summer Salt
Start Date: March 24, 2024
End Date: March 24, 2024
12:00 PM
Seppeltsfield Wines, South Australia
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