Cool music's new look

THE Festival hailed as 'Australia's Coolest Festival' - the Snowy Mountains of Music Festival - skyrockets into 2014 with what the promoters describe as an 'electrifying line-up of artists and a brand new name - Peak Festival.'

"We're delighted to announce the fresh new look and sound of Perisher Peak Festival", Belinda Shore, Peak Festival Director, said.

"Our new name reflects the festival's growth from a small grassroots festival to a national flagship music event which is unique in it's exhilarating alpine location in the Snowies.

"Not only will we be staging bigger name acts but also bands which appeal to a younger generation reaching from blues, world, roots and traditional into pop, hip-hop and soul music."

Peak Festival is thrilled to announce the first big headlining act to take to the stage at the Festival on the June Long Weekend: Aussie hip-hop supergroup The Herd.

Other artists include the person dubbed as the Jimmy Hendrix of the Hammond Organ and hailed by Glenn A Baker as a National Treasure - Lachy Doley.

Melbourne indie sweethearts The Little Stevies will be in the line-up.

There will also be the soulful, joyful beats of African soul in the snow with Dereb and the Ambassadors.

With more acts to be announced, Peak Festival will feature over 100 concerts across up to eight stages at Perisher, welcoming in the start of the snow season on the June long weekend.

This year's Peak Festival has also been kick-started with a $10,000 grant from the NSW Regional Flagship Events program of Destination NSW.

The Festival's major sponsors are The Perisher Resort Chamber of Commerce, Perisher Ski Resort and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and Media Partner The Music.

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