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AUSTRALIA’S hottest bands and some of SA’s coolest food and wine will come together again at the Fleurieu Peninsula’s freshest venue when Lake Breeze Wines hosts the third Handpicked Festival.

We’re excited to announce that Handpicked have two Australian ARIA award winning sensations with the electro-pop, sisterly act of The Veronicas set to headline the 2016 event, while iconic noughties rockers, Killing Heidi, will grace the stages in one of their first live performances in over 10 years. Hot off the release of the latest #1 chart single ‘In My Blood’, The ARIA Award winning, multi-platinum pop-queens, The Veronicas, are returning to South Australia to headline Handpicked Festival 2016 in their only South Australian show for 2016.

Joining The Veronicas at Handpicked in their own exclusive South Australian show; Killing Heidi will be commemorating the 20th anniversary since the formation of the band. Killing Heidi Shot to fame with their debut album, Reflector in 2000, which went on to win four ARIA awards and reach platinum four times.

Artists


We’re excited to announce that the following artists will be headlining Handpicked Festival in 2016.

  • veronicas

    The Veronicas

    kh

    Kiling Heidi

    britishindia

    British India

  • potbelleez

    The Potbelleez

    thomlion

    Thom Lion & The Tamers

    tympano-1

    Tympano

  • sasha

    Sasha March

veronicas
The Veronicas
Following sold out performance across the USA and Europe, The Veronicas – Australia’s premiers pop outfit and the hitmakers behind ‘You Ruin Me’, ‘Untouched’ and ‘4ever’ – are coming home!

ARIA Award winning, multi-platinum artists – The Veronicas are returning to Australia.
Five platinum certifications for current album The Veronicas and singles ‘You Ruin Me’ and ‘If You Love Someone’.

Five multi-platinum albums.

Over 3 million albums and singles sold.

One of the highest selling female group of all time in Australia – second only to the Spice Girls.

First Australian artists to have a single certified Platinum in the USA with over 1,000,000 paid downloads (Untouched).

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kh
Kiling Heidi
Ella & Jesse Hooper and 123 Agency are thrilled to announce the digital release of the iconic naughties album 'Reflector' by Killing Heidi.

Reflector will be available on iTunes and streaming services very soon!

To celebrate 20 years since the band formed, Killing Heidi will be performing exclusive sets of their biggest hits for the first time in 10 years.
britishindia
British India
British India – the Melbourne four-piece who have built a devoted fanbase on such unglamorous concepts as quality songwriting and a rock-solid tour ethic –are releasing the best album of their 10-year career. Nothing Touches Me, the follow-up to 2013’s ultimately triumphant but initially troubled Controller, bristles with all the energy and urgency of the band’s famed early singles while further exploring the expanded ambitions of its predecessor. A true studio album – as opposed to a collection of songs played live in a studio – it is set to elevate British India into the gang of great Australian rock’n’roll groups. “We were on a real confident streak and the writing process began like a kind of a victory lap,” says singer/guitarist Declan Melia of Nothing Touches Me’s origins. “It had a real sense of purpose.”
potbelleez
The Potbelleez
One of Australia’s most successful electronic dance music acts, The Potbelleez, have launched into 2016 with another huge anthem Horny (Ministry of Sound) - Horny is co-produced with legendary Melbourne House producer Ivan Gough and delivers an rocking club anthem to add to The Potbelleez string of radio and chart hits. Returning to their anthemic best, The Potbelleez have been writing and recording new material at studios across the world, while at the same time remaining one of the Australia most in-demand and electrifying live acts. As One of Australia’s most successful dance groups the Potbelleez made their name performing on the very biggest Festival stages worldwide. The Potbelleez performances include Stereosonic –Future Music Festival – MTV Ibiza - Global Gathering Korea – Electric Picnic Ireland as well as club shows in Russia – Germany – UK – Korea – Thailand. The Potbelleez have enjoyed a golden run of hits in Australia as well as Europe with co-penning anthems Don’t Hold Back and Are You With Me and which have all featured prominently across major advertising and television campaigns including for Jeep, the Apprentice and Samsung to name a few. The Potbelleez have sold over 750,000 singles and albums in Australia and are known for some of the biggest dance tracks over the past few years including Hello, From The Music, Are You With Me, Saved In A Bottle and the triple platinum, top 5 single, Don’t Hold Back.

Website: www.thepotbelleez.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Potbelleez/6891619274

Twitter: www.twitter.com/thepotbelleez

thomlion
Thom Lion & The Tamers
Thom Lion is a ramshackle pop music treasure emerging from the free spirited vibes of Adelaide's beachside suburbs. With his rebellious cohorts the Tamers in tow, Thom Lion & The Tamers have spent the past twelve months gaining airplay across the nation on a host radio networks, including the ABC, Triple M and leading community stations. The band has travelled the country supporting the likes of The Rubens, The Waifs and Ash Grunwald, played top Australian music festivals and were recently named by The AU Review as one of SA's top 5 emerging artists. The live show is dynamic, emotive and energetic - featuring pounding piano, stomping beats and Thom's unmistakable raw voice. Their new EP ‘Sleep Riots’, recorded in Melbourne with legendary producer John Castle (Vance Joy, Cub Sport) has received critical acclaim within days of its July release and is out now on iTunes and Spotify.
tympano-1
Tympano

Tympano is a mixed genre trio who aim to bring a new versatile sound that will make you move, mosh, hop, dip, duck, weave and boogie.

Link to music - https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/tympano

sasha
Sasha March
As well as being an adept solo performer, Sasha March, singer-songwriter-guitarist fronts her 4 piece band. Currently based in Adelaide, South Australia the 4 piece combine the vocal/songwriting talents of Sasha March with the raw electric guitar vibes of Emily Smith and the solid energy and rhythm of bass player Annie Siegmann and drummer TJ March. Sasha delivers unique vocal-driven Indie folk/soul songs. Her alluring stage presence, emotive lyrics and gorgeous voice captivate audiences. Growing up listening to the music of Jeff Buckley, Ani DiFranco, Janis Joplin, Ben Harper and Portishead greatly influenced her song-writing. Releases: Don't Go Falling ~ debut album 2015 self titled debut EP ~ 2014 "March has managed to create an album of simple beauty...a remarkable talent, a great writer and in possession of one of the most destinctive voices to appear in many years" - CargoArt Magazine "Beautiful vocals and comforting instrumentation makes Don't Go Falling a great album, rain or shine." **** - The Music "With an Indie-Folk charm and an debonair devil in the passenger seat, Sasha March’s debut album Don’t Go Falling is a hell of a ride." - Happy "Recorded at the lofty surrounds of Adelaide Hills studio Mixmasters with renowned producer Mick Wordley, the album showcases March’s talent for creating heartfelt, soul-infused acoustic pop" - Rip It Up “Sasha March’s debut self-titled EP is something truly special” - Music SA “Sasha March = B E A U T I F U L” - The Jam Room SA "I had a marvelous duet partner, Sasha March, Something elemental and Polly Jean-ish,there…I definitely want to work with her again in the future" - Ken Stringfellow “The focus of the EP is really on March’s neat guitar work and clear, ringing vocals” - Rip It UP magazine Website: http://sashamarch.bandcamp.com/