Woodstock 50 Music and Arts Fair announced the official line-up of its three-day 50th anniversary celebration today including our very own Brian Cadd, one of only two Australian artists on the bill.
Taking place on its 50th anniversary weekend, 16 to 18 August 2019 in Watkins Glen, NY, the most iconic music festival in American history is bringing peace, love and music back for a new generation of fans, uniting people in a shared experience with great artists and encouraging active support of equality, inclusion and a shared sustainable future.
Woodstock's Co-Producer/Co-Founder, Michael Lang, said today "Brian Cadd's vocal resonance and stage performance reminds me of my friends in The Band. His new album Silver City rocks and I look forward to welcoming him at Woodstock 50"
Singer, songwriter, producer - Brian Cadd has now, officially, done it all. Cadd kicked off his career with two of the most celebrated bands of their day, The Groop and Axiom, with hits Woman You're Breaking Me and A Little Ray of Sunshine. He followed this with a string of massive hits as a solo artist with songs like Ginger Man, Let Go, Alvin Purple and the soundtrack to the classic Morning of the Earth surf movie, before moving into a 'behind-the-scenes' role in the music industry, going on to produce and work alongside music heavyweights from around the globe.
Brian has written songs for the likes of Joe Cocker, Ringo Starr, John Farnham, Little River Band, Bonnie Tyler, Glen Campbell and The Pointer Sisters and his iconic status was acknowledged when he was inducted into the 2007 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame.
2019 has already seen the release of Brian's brand-new Americana inspired album, Silver City, recorded in Nashville with legendary producer Mark Moffatt. Silver City takes Brian's musical history and consolidates it into a remarkable journey to critical reviews including:
"... here is one the most versatile and respected figures in Australian music at his shining best" - The Australian
Silver City debuted in the Top 10 on the ARIA Country Album Chart and the AIR Chart and tracks have been added to radio around the country.
Fans are reminded to only buy tickets from the official ticket agents listed below so as to avoid "reselling" sites such as Viagogo who typically advertise heavily online and often mislead consumers into paying much higher prices than necessary.
Brian is also appearing on the 2019 Apia Good Times Tour with Vika & Linda Bull, Joe Camilleri, Kate Ceberano, Russell Morris and Ross Wilson in May and June. See www.apiagoodtimes.com.au for ticket and venue information. Brian also has two solo shows this weekend in Cairns and Darwin and two special shows with Glenn Shorrock in Melbourne later in the year (see below for details).
Silver City is available now through Ambition Entertainment. Pics and background info can be downloaded from here.
Tickets for Woodstock 50 will go on sale 22 April 2019. Complete information is available on the festival's website.
Brian and Band:
Friday, 22 March 2019 - Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns Qld
Saturday, 22 March 2019 - SKYCITY Darwin NT
Apia Good Times Tour Dates:
Thursday, 16 May 2019
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury WA
Friday, 17 May 2019
Perth Concert Hall, Perth WA
Saturday, 18 May 2019
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA
Friday, 24 May 2019
Costa Hall, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Geelong, Vic
Saturday, 25 May 2019
Palais Theatre, St Kilda Vic
Sunday, 26 May 2019
Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo Vic
Thursday, 30 May 2019
Empire Theatre, Toowoomba Qld
Friday, 31 May 2019
QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane Qld