Hello and welcome to the First Flametree Gathering ! David Flower presents a beautiful bunch of artists for an intimate one day gathering of 150 people on a private property in Flame Tree. The gathering offers some of our favourite Folk /funk /rock and roots artists and a full program of entertainment, games and guaranteed spontaneous moments known as the Flower Effect. We are not only raising a ruckus but we are raising much needed funds for "Clean seas eco barge inc" who do a amazing job humbly going about the business of cleaning up the Whitsunday islands and foreshores of rubbish to keep this place a wonder of the world.
This is a one day event where you can settle in for the day, so bring your shade umbrellas, camping chairs, picnic rugs and eskies! And don't forget the kids! This is a family friendly event and whats more kids are free!!!
Getting to Flametree Gathering -Take it easy and get chauffeured by two of our wonderful local services Lovatt in the Whitsundays and www.needaridewhitsundays.com Not only will they get you there and home safely both services are donating a portion of each fare to Eco Barge CleanSeasIf you would like to take your own car there is limited parking onsite for those that will stay for the whole day and also parking just a short walk down the street at the property with the skate ramp. Both available for a $5 donation to Eco Barge Clean Seas
Bring Cash! No eftpos available.
Address is 65a Jasinique Drive, Flametree Look for the bunting!
Out of respect for the neighbours please only park in the designated areas
We have 3 local food stalls to tantalise your taste buds and give you the energy to dance all day and night. All stalls will take cash only as there is limited mobile service so eftpos is a no go. Prices range from $5 to $24 Check out whats on offer-
Eco Barge Clean Seas Burger and Sausage Sizzle stall - filling you up with a delicious angus beef burger, halloumi burger or a sizzling sausage in bread.
Cafe One 3 - are offering their delicious curry
Paradise Pizza are firing up the wood fired pizza oven
It isn't a fundraiser without a raffle and boy oh boy are we packing the goods with these prizes. $933 worth of prizes donated by our awesome local businesses. Tickets are selling 1 for $5 or 3 for $10 - you are going to need cash for this. Check our the prises below -
Travel Voucher for 2 Adults on Camira Sailing Yacht valued at $458
3 Day Pass to Airlie Beach Festival of Music valued at $300
Pocket Sessions Ticket - Valued at $75
2 x $50 Vouchers from Goodness Gracious Health Food Store
We are hugely grateful to the local businesses who have supported the event in way of donation of services, donation of prizes for raffles and discounted fees. Flexi hire and Proserpine Septic Services donated the use and cleaning of our portaloos. This is a huge saving for us and assists us to raise more funds for Eco Barge Clean Seas
Get to know some of our awesome artists below
Rob Longstaff is a New Zealand born, Australian bred, Berlin based Pop/Soul/Blues musician, globetrotter and adventurer.
After working Australia’s tough but rewarding pub circuit, Rob packed his bags for Berlin, a city which he now calls home. In between his musical accomplishments Rob likes a challenge, having now hitchhiked across three continents, toured Indian and African orphanages and hospitals, ventured to Antarctica and travelled overland from Berlin to Australia by bicycle, train and ship.
Convinced by the idea of slow travelling the singer/songwriter did the German release tour for his album „Boogaloo“ on a solar boat and took a trip through the US on a custom electric trike. He also has been experimenting with the tiny house and the zero waste food movements.
Powerful vocals with humorous lyrics, passionate guitar playing and charm make him a one-man-groove-machine that runs with or without amplification.
Julian James has been around Melbourne’s live music scene since before he was allowed to drink in bars. The sound of his band ‘Julian James and The Moonshine State' mixes a love of moonshine-drinking finger picking country with the southern swamp wail of a back porch fiddle. Julian has released four well-received albums to date, and a 2020 Chain award, all of which he’s road tested at some of the countries biggest festivals.
Festival One Liner: Julian James and the Moonshine state bring a high energy, Americana Hill Country sound, featuring whiskey drenched Fiddle, Bass and Drums.
Two decades performing on the stage Tobias has cemented his reputation as one of Australia's finest indie/ folk pop artists and songwriters. Playing alongside Missy Higgins, Jen Cloher, Archie Roach, Fanny Lumsden and Shane Howard. Described as "Beck meets Paul Kelly meets War On Drugs" - Tobias' music brings the room to life with his craftsmanship and songwriting ability. His single ‘When The Sun Come Up Again’ became #1 on the AMRAP charts in 2017, and enjoyed more success of further releases that followed on Triple J and Double J. Known for is exceptional breadth and experience with writing music, together with his band he comes to life in his live performances.
Since 2015 Tobias has Toured and lived on the road building audiences around Australia. Performing at Woodford Folk Festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Mullumbimby Music Festival and organised drought relief concerts in drought stricken towns throughout West Qld. Since the pandemic began Tobias sunk his teeth in to songwriting recording a new album which is set to be released in 2022.
TRILLIAH is captivating. This Gold Coast based multi-instrumentalist will give you a felt experience through music like no other. Dedicating her life to creating music, she is sharing a transmission of heartfelt presence and full blown power. She sings about calling yourself home, connecting to spirit, life lessons, deep love and romancing her woman. From ballads to mantras to rock to cheeky bangers, she weaves a unique blend, breaking the genre rules and always bringing a show to remember.
Join her in a trance as she creates layers of haunting melodies, clever lyrics, electric beats - it’s truly art in flow. Never the same, alive in the moment, cracking you open. Fans are often left in tears, deeply moved by her voice and transmission.
Ryan Giles has built a cult following from the ground up with his albums and EPs having high rotation in Australia and abroad. From funky acoustic blues to dopesick downbeat soul, Ryan is a born storyteller who's groove driven guitar accompanied by soaring harmonica solos have left audiences in awe all over the Great Southern Land.Starting his music career in the late 90's. Ryan would perform in many pubs and clubs across Queensland before heading interstate on many travels and adventures. He would release his first album "The Daily Harp" in 2006, with his next full length album "Ivanhoe Express" releasing in 2010.A few years later Ryan formed Experimental Hip-Hop trio "The Rumbrellas" with Drummer/Producer Mark Paltridge and Guitarist/Bassist Justin Wernicke. They would go on to release their EP "Among The Sun" in 2019.After a long hiatus from recording solo material to start a family. Ryan is now back in the studio recording his first album in 12 years, due out in early 2023.See Ryan in both solo, duo, trio and 4 piece band combinations anywhere along the east coast.
Brewed in Ireland and distilled in Australia, the Barleyshakes are a Celtic band with worldly influences, combining intense energy, beautiful harmony and driving dance rhythms in their live performances.
Queensland Music Award winners in the World Music category in 2011, the Barleyshakes are loved for their blend of traditional and original material, and their uplifting and joyous approach to live performance. The Shakes skilfully blend their “bent” Irish sound with many other styles in their fast paced songs and instrumentals.
Blending folk stylings and country storytelling, Kate Mahood's songs portray an honesty and vulnerability that resonate deeply with her listeners. Heartfelt and often haunting lyrics coupled with stirring vocals and beautifully crafted guitar melodies, give Mahood a unique and original sound that is truly her own.Growing up with artists like Neil Young, Gillian Welch and Paul Kelly on high rotation, this self-taught guitarist & songwriter refined her craft for over ten years before ever taking to the stage. Best known for her captivating and intimate live shows, Mahood has been winning over fans around Australia since she first performed at the Tamworth Academy of Music in 2017. Since then she has gone from strength to strength, making regular appearances at festivals and events including Agnes Blues and Roots Festival, Yeppoon Village Festival and Tamworth Country Music Festival, and opening for artists such as Harry Manx, The Whitlams, Liz Stringer, Josh Cunningham (the Waifs) and FelicityUrquhart.Mahood’s much anticipated debut single ‘Man Of Honour’ was released in January 2022 introducing her signature storytelling style to Americana and alt-country fans around the country. Her most recent release ‘Silver and Gold’, a soaring folk rock song about our connection to the world around us, promises to further unveil the regional singer- songwriter to a wider audience around Australia and the world. Mahood is based in the tiny township of Byfield, Queensland
Rebel and the Ramblers
Queens of the Festival circuit join forces to bring you their sultry sass. These ladies know how to work the stage and treat your musical desires. Sharon Vanderberg - Rebelquin and Natasha Hardiman - Gypsy Soldiers will stir your emotion, lift your spirits and get your hips swaying.
David Flower :
David Flower's live shows are uplifting and brimming with atmosphere playing progressive roots, boogie blues, funk and reggae, making for an acoustically groovy show rich in rhythm and soul. The energy is contagious!
David Flower has performed throughout Australia and overseas, playing festivals and concert venues across Germany, Amsterdam, Bali and Vietnam. His Australian festival appearances include Woodford Folk,Caloundra Music , Airlie Beach Festival of Music ,Wintermoon ,The Gas , Palm Creek, Cygnet, Kiama, Black Mountain Unplugged,Maleny Music,Tablelands,Wallaby Creek and Northern Beaches Folk.
David brings his super band to Flametree full of musical magicians for a closing ceremony inclusive of all the stars to celebrate the Inaugural Flametree gathering.
Only 150 tickets so get in early and be the ones to say you were at the first Flametree festival !