Catlins River Festival announces Ash Grunwald added to line-up

Catlins River Festival announces Ash Grunwald added to line-up

Catlins River Festival is happy to announce Ash Grunwald will be joining the likes of The Nudge, Organikismness and Mountaineater at the Catlins River Festival in the beautiful Owaka Valley.

After blistering live sets on the festival circuit throughout Australia, Japan, Canada, America, Europe and the UK, critics and fans are raving about his unique blend of roots, blues, beats and a whole lotta groove, which have been grooving for more than a decade.

Nominated five times for Australia's ARIA Awards, and a swag of award wins including MBAS Blues Performer of the Year 2003 and the AIR Best Independent Blues and Roots Album, and in 2009, taking out a prestigious APRA songwriting award for Blues & Roots Song of the Year.

His album of 2010, Hot Mama Vibes, was nominated for Best Blues & Roots album by both the Australian Record Industry Association and Australian Independent Record Label Association, and after a sold out national Australian tour, he capped off 2010 supporting Jack Johnson's Australian tour. His first single from the album, 'Walking' received significant radio airplay, and was prominently featured in the Hollywood blockbuster, 'Limitless' starring Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper.

In the past two years since Hot Mama Vibes, Ash has made an exodus from the cold waters of Victoria to the sunnier shores of Northern NSW, he's taken on NZ for the first time playing at Kaikoura Roots & WOMAD NZ and now The Catlins River Festival. He been on sold out tours in Canada and played a myriad of Australian festivals for good measure.

We are very happy to have him in the deep south, and hope you can make it down.

The Catlins River Festival will be held over Easter (30 and 31 March 2013). It is a family friendly event with food grown on site, and a portion of the ticket sales going to the local plunket. Children aged 12 or under will be charged $1 per year of age.

There are limited tickets left for the very reasonable price of $75 (+bf) from or online at This includes 2 nights camping on-site (tent not included).

Catlins River Festival, 348 Catlins Valley Rd. Owaka.

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