The Happy Motel is up to their cheerful tricks again with the lineup and event details revealed today for Here’s To Now in 2015.
The Happy Motel is up to their cheerful tricks again with the lineup and event details revealed today for Here’s To Now in 2015. The minifestival, held at McLaren Vale’s popular Coriole Vineyards, will take place on Saturday, January 3, from 4pm to 1am. The inaugural festival was held on January 4 this year, and was a popular attraction in the quiet time after New Year’s festivities. Returning to the stages for Here’s To Now 2.0 are Toot Whistle Crew, and the McHenry brothers – Ross and Max – in their various bands: Shaolin Afronauts, The Hurricanes and Max Savage & The False Idols. Next year, the music will branch beyond the local touch, with charming/alarming Nai Palm (Haitus Kaiyote, Melbourne) and suspender-clad Marlon Williams (NZ) bringing in the outside blues. Naomi Keyte and Oisima will round out the audible entertainment for the day. Food and booze are a strong focus for the festival, with wines from Coriole, cocktails from Clever Little Tailor and beer from the Wheatsheaf Hotel’s own label, Wheaty Brewing Corps. The Happy Motel will be taking care of edible treats. The inaugural festival earlier this year used a monster charcoal grill to satisfy hungry punters, and followed up “smoky meats” with a toastie bar and icecream sandwich range. It is yet to be seen what delicious delights are in store for punters next year. Tickets are available now for $50 through The Happy Motel website. For $70, a return bus trip is included.