“You’ll never go to another festival quite like Patche. Its remoteness, its outback feel... it’s a winner. I had a hoot – and I wish I could sing at it every year. Long live Patchewollock Music Festival.”
- Greg Champion, 2015 performer.
2017 Festival Ambassador - Tyrone 'Rone' Wright.
We are excited to announce that our 2017 Festival Ambassador is internationally acclaimed street artist Tyrone 'Rone' Wright.
Rone, who recently painted the Lascelles silo as part of the Silo Art Trail, has gone from spearheading Melbourne’s fledgling street art movement in the early 2000s, as a member of the Everfresh crew, to being a celebrated fixture on the international street art scene.
These days, Rone’s work is found as often in galleries as it is on the streets. His work has been acquisitioned by the National Gallery of Australia, commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria to work with Jean Paul Gaultier and shown by galleries including Stolen Space and in London, White Walls in San Francisco, Urban Nation in Berlin, and Opera Gallery in New York.
We are thrilled to have Rone display a selection of his amazing work at our festival in the heritage goods shed.
To find out more, visit www.r-o-n-e.com
Would you like to be part of our festival?
Our popular blackboard stage will be running again this year, where visitors can show off their hidden talents in front of an appreciative audience.
The stage will run from 12 noon - 5.00 pm on Saturday, with 15 minute slots for each performer. The blackboard will be open for names from 11.30 am, and will fill on a first-in best-dressed basis, so don’t be shy and make sure you are there early to get a spot!
Two workshops will take place on the Saturday afternoon of our festival.
Golden Guitar winner Pete Denahy will be conducting a fiddle basics workshop at the blackboard stage from 1.30 pm, while multi-instrumentalist Chris Rogers will instruct an informative slide guitar basics workshop in the pub dining room at 3.30 pm.
Make sure you take time during the festival to view the wonderful local displays by photographer Jenny Stephens and the Ouyen P12 VCE Art students.
Held in the pub lounge, Jenny's exhibition 'Native Birds of the Mallee' showcases her images of the exquisite bird life of the Mallee, with a limited number of prints available for purchase. The work of the talented Ouyen Art Students will be on display in the heritage goods shed.
Winners are Grinners!
We are very proud to say that the Patchewollock Music Festival has just been awarded 'Community Event of the Year' in the 2016 Mildura Rural City Council Australia Day Awards! It is wonderful recognition for all those who have worked so hard to make the festival such a fantastic event.