Bill Chambers kicks off Akoostik 2017

Bill Chambers was joined on stage by Taree musician Riley Phillips.
Bill Chambers was joined on stage by Taree musician Riley Phillips.

Bill Chambers and friends launched the 2017 Wingham Akoostik Festival under the stars at Bent on Food cafe on Thursday night.

Bill has played a part in the Akoostik several times in recent years.

He was joined onstage by several musicians including Taree’s Riley Phillips, who teamed up with Bill to produce his debut EP. 

Bill’s daughter Kasey is one of the headline acts at this year’s festival, alongside the Eurogliders, Russell Morris and Ella Hooper.

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The three-day Akoostik festival gets underway at Wingham Showground Friday, October 13 at 5.30pm with acts including Wingsong, Soar, Waang Djarii dancers, James Van Cooper, Josh Needs, Scott Darlow and Bad Pony.

Bill Chambers and friends, including members of The Workshop who were the opening act.

Bill Chambers and friends, including members of The Workshop who were the opening act.