Camden’s Live and Local line up announced

Camden’s Live and Local music festival is set to be even bigger and better than last year with more musicians at more venues.

Last year’s event was a huge hit with audiences and performers alike.

It will now be held over two nights on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23.

Argyle Business Collective founder and Camden Hotel manager Andrew Valciukas said local businesses have chipped in to extend the festival.

“It was such a popular event last year and we’ve been working hard to find a way to make it even bigger and better,” he said.

“The state government and Camden Council will fund the acts for Saturday, while retailers and restaurants will foot the bill for Friday night’s entertainment.”

Argyle Street will be transformed into a music haven with more than 15 venues and 50 local artists taking part in the event.

This year’s performers include Elijah Armstrong, Bodo & The Distinguished Gentlemen, Richard Bridgfoot, Brunette Drive, Murray BIshop, Callum and Angie, Hollie Col, Rose Cole, Lisa De Angelis, Isabel Estephan, The Fat Controllers, Fishers Ghost Youth Orchestra, Will Habbal, The Honey Sippers, Hyjinx, Icepak, The Interflow, Annika J, Kaziah, Nicholas Leech, Lana and Bek, The Lazy Picks, Maddi Lyn, Maiden Chorus Choir, Elleirah Moon, Hannah Penfold, Neilly Rich, Nickofish, Rob O’Brien, RIA, Aaron Smart, Corey Woods, The Shang, Vietbambooz, White Clover and White Melodies.

The performers will be stationed at venues across the town centre including the Alan Baker Art Gallery, Barenz, Camden Arcade, Camden Hotel, The Elm Tree Café, Fan Thai, Michel’s Patisserie, Plough and Harrow Hotel, Royal Hotel Camden, Sarita’s-A Collective Emporium, Shoe Talk, Splendours Interiors, Symphony’s on Argyle, Squeeze and Grind @ Camden Village Court and Upstairs at Freds.

The free music festival will run from 7pm on June 22 and from 2pm to 6pm on June 23.

Live and Local is supported by Camden Council, the Argyle St Business Collective, the Live Music Office and Create NSW.