Swamp Stompers to play 2018 Wingham Akoostik Festival

The Swamp Stompers will play Akoostik on Friday October 19.
The Swamp Stompers will play Akoostik on Friday October 19.

The Swamp Stompers will play at 2018 Wingham Akoostik Festival as part of the Spring launch of their new EP ‘Shadows on The Wall’ national tour. 

The Swamp Stompers play funky rock and blues with heavy grooves. Emerging from the dirty backwaters of Lismore, the band sounds like the musical lovechild of John Butler Trio, Led Zeppelin, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Expect searing slide guitar, contrasting dual-lead vocals, catchy guitar riffs and dubstep inspired didgeridoo soundscapes.

Having met at Southern Cross University in Lismore back in mid-2012, founding members Corey Legge (guitar/lead vocals) and Mitch Broadhead (drums/backing vocals) set about building a monster. Initially the creature only required one very sturdy leg and a broad head, but it was soon decided that this swamp-creation was missing one vital feature. The lightning bolt of inspiration came early in the piece when bassist, vocalist and circular-breathing extraordinaire Luke Ligtenberg slithered into view, adding the final element to bring the three-pronged colossal to life.

Since this fateful merging of musical minds, The Swamp Stompers have set about earning themselves a significant reputation as one of the most promising up-and-coming acts to emerge in recent years. The powerhouse trio, which as of 2018 features Oliver Morley-Sattler behind the kit, has stomped their mark on prominent Australian festivals such as Caloundra Music Festival (QLD), Blues at Bridgetown (WA), and the Sydney Blues & Roots Festival (NSW), with rave reviews from punters and peers alike.

The Swamp Stompers will play at Akoostik on Friday October 19 at Wingham Showground at 8pm.

Cost: Friday single day pass available for adults ($44.90), youth ($23.50), seniors ($39.80), and families ($107.10).

Three day passes, single day Saturday or Sunday passes, and camping tickets also available for all age groups.