Melbourne would not be complete without it’s deeply rooted and cherished music scene. It’s vast array of concerts, gigs and festivals make it one of the best places in Australia (and the world) to see and experience home-grown talent at its best.
That’s why it makes us so darn proud to see one of our own, Missy Higgins, headlining the Melbourne Cup weekend festival, The Lost Lands.
Missy Higgins played her way into our hearts with her first number one album (The Sound of White) back in 2004. Since then her career highlights range from winning 7 ARIA Music Awards, taking the title for ‘Best Pop Release’ in 2004 (Scar) and having sold over one million units for her first three studio albums combined.
On a personal level, Missy has recently become a mum to Samuel Arrow Lee (born in 2015) which is why it makes perfect sense that she headlines the upcoming family friendly event.
As soon as I heard about the idea behind Lost Lands I wanted to get on board. Now that I’m a mum I’m always looking for things to take Sammy to that I will enjoy as well, especially music! So this seemed perfect.
Held over the weekend 29th – 30th October at Werribee Park, The Lost Land festival focuses on enjoyment for the whole family by immersing patrons in an experience that’s entertaining for all ages. Think holidaying with your friends but in a Festival setting. With music, arts, food, interactive workshops, drinks, activities and more there is something that every Melbournian will thoroughly enjoy. And as it’s so close to the Melbourne CBD, it shouldn’t be missed.
Candidly speaking of how she feels prior to performing in front of her hometown, even Missy admits to the occasional nerves.
It’s nerve wracking, but also very rewarding. I feel more pressure to do a great show, but I also feel so much support because usually my whole family and all my friends are in the audience cheering louder than anyone else.
For music lovers without children, there’s still plenty to see and do. With a great selection of local craft beers, wine, spirits and distillery partners you’ll be sure to enjoy a lazy beverage whilst soaking up the sunshine amongst the ambient festivities.
And along with Missy, other great Aussie musicians will also be taking the stage including The Waifs (pictured), Architecture in Helsinki and more. For the full line up of musicians visit The Lost Lands webpage.
As for what else lies ahead for Missy,
I’ve been working on a new album so that’s my focus at the moment. The next 6 months will be recording, and getting that ready. There’s a lot that goes in to releasing a new album, so I’m gearing up for that.
For more information on The Lost Lands festival, ticketing and accommodation options visit The Lost Lands website here.