Female artists lead 2018 Blue Mountains Music Festival line-up

More than 60 per cent of all artists performing at the 23rd annual Blue Mountains Music Festival in 2018 will be female.

Highly acclaimed audience favourites Missy Higgins, Kate Miller-Heidke and Vikki Thorn (The Waifs) are headlining the much anticipated festival.

They will be supported by an incredible group of female performers that include Sydney-based supergroup All Our Exes Live in Texas, emerging Irish star SON (Susan O’Neill), queens of UK folk Chris While and Julie Matthews, Nashville five-string fiddle player and singer Rachel Baiman (10 String Symphony), sublime UK vocalist Josienne Clarke, NZ indie/folk star Mel Parsons, songster and beat keeper Carla Robinson (Hat Fitz and Cara), and Noongar woman Gina Williams.

Award-winning Aboriginal and Torres Strait composer and performer Jessie Lloyd will be joined by Deline Briscoe, Emma Donovan, and Jessica Hitchcock for Mission Songs Project.

Also coming in 2018 will be Australian songwriting gem Melanie Horsnell, Melbourne’s Alana Wilkinson, cello-wielding songstress Monique Clare, local singer songwriter Linda Mizzi and sisters Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes who as Charm of Finches perform contemporary folk music for stargazing.

The Blue Mountains Music Festival in Katoomba will be held from March 16-18. Early bird tickets are available at http://www.bmff.org.au/ until December 15.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BlueMountainsMusicFestival/ for updates and additions to the festival program.