Waiting for the announcement of the headlining artist at the Leeuwin Estate concert each year is like waiting to open presents on Christmas morning! The big news just came through.
Leeuwin Estate has just announced they will feature iconic Australian singer, songwriter and musician, Paul Kelly, to headline the 35th annual Leeuwin Concert in Margaret River on Saturday March 9.
Inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1997, Paul Kelly has recorded over 21 studio albums, two live albums and several film soundtracks in an influential musical career spanning over thirty years. His sellout live performances, including 2017’s spectacular Sydney Opera House forecourts concert, receive outstanding reviews.
Paul Kelly’s extensive songbook features hits that are firmly lodged in the Australian psyche including ‘Before Too Long’, ‘To Her Door’, ‘Darling It Hurts’ and “From Little Things Big Things Grow’. Following 2017’s ‘Life is Fine’, one of Kelly’s strongest and most evocative albums, October 2018 saw the release of ‘Nature’, an album featuring poems from literary greats such as Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Walt Whitman and Philip Larkin set to a rock’n’roll soundtrack. As an artist who continues to cross musical boundaries, Paul Kelly has had an enormous influence on generations of musicians, as evidenced by the triple j tribute album ‘Before Too Long’, released in 2010, featuring John Butler, Missy Higgins, Megan Washington, Paul Dempsey and many others. Rolling Stone‘s David Fricke has called Paul Kelly “one of the finest songwriters I have ever heard, Australian or otherwise.”
The 2019 Leeuwin Concert will also feature the Art Series Marquee party, whilst picnickers will enjoy the traditional post-concert ‘Arena Party’ with dancing to the music of The Milford Street Shakers.
This concert will sell out quickly. Get your tickets here
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Sean Blocksidge is the owner operator of the Margaret River Discovery Company, an avid photographer, blogger and South West WA ambassador. In 2010 he won Western Australian Guide of the Year and his tours have been rated the #1 thing to do in Australia on the Tripadvisor website for the past two years.