You may dismiss my next statement as mere hyperbole (won’t be the first time!) and music snobbery (guilty as charged!) but I believe that the upcoming Timbre Rock and Roots Festival is probably the most substantial music festival ever seen on our shores! Not only have the organizers managed to provide a fairly eclectic lineup but have also made the list of artists/bands relevant to its core concept i.e. ROCK and ROOTS. Almost having your cake and eating it!
There is a welcome lack of hipster posturing, commercial pandering and inconsequential filler that plagued the recent SINGfests and Laneway Festivals. There is just no arguing with the stature and substance of artists like Bob Dylan, John Legend, Imogen Heap, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Trombone Shorty and Toots & the Maytals. Each one is a leader in their own musical field, besides selling millions of records as well, if one needed to convinced any further.
So, Timbre Rock and Roots receives my highest recommendation, if there’s one music event that should not be missed this year, THIS IS THE ONE! Tickets are still available, so get yours now!