Since November last year, The Triffid has showcased original roots music every Sunday afternoon with live performances in the Beer Garden. So, on the Queen’s Birthday weekend this year, things are going to get a little bit bigger for Triffid Roots with the staging of the inaugural Newstead Roots Festival on Sunday, June 7.

Kicking off at 1:00pm and continuing into the evening, the Newstead Roots Festival will feature local and interstate artists playing in the Live Room as well as acoustic performances in the Beer Garden.

Roots Festival

Artists playing at the Newstead Roots Festival include Andrew Morris, Danni Carr, Starboard Cannons, Karl S. Williams, Sahara Beck, Chocolate Strings, Kingfisha and OKA, with DJ sets from Triple J’s Sarah Howells as well.

As is the case with every Triffid Roots session on a Sunday afternoon, entry to the Newstead Roots Festival is absolutely free! For event information and set times, click here.


Of course, Triffid Roots will also be on tomorrow (May 31) as usual and continue each Sunday after the festival. The schedule of upcoming free Sunday sessions is as follows:

May 31 – Shaun Kirk and Marcello Milani

June 7 – Newstead Roots Festival

June 14 – Black Rabbit George and Hannah Rosa

June 21 – Garrett Kato and The Sunburys

June 28 – Glenn Skuthorpe and Luke Daniel Peacock

July 5 – Jason Kerrison and Fieu

July 12 – Chris Tamwoy, CKNU and Black Smoke

July 19 – Little Georgia and Creature Kind

July 26 – Sissybones and Sian Evans

There are also myriad live performances from some of Australia’s best bands and artists scheduled at The Triffid over the next few months, including the likes of The Church, The Whitlams, The Grates, Ash Grunwald, Drapht, Allday and Tim Rogers with The Bamboos. Tickets and information about all upcoming events are available via The Triffid website.