That Chats, Endless Bummer tour, Beer Deluxe, Saturday 8pm
You might know them from their viral hit Smoko, but don’t sleep on the Sunshine Coast trio’s catalogue. Bassist and vocalist Eamon Sandwith won’t don the iconic lifesaving getup from the ‘Smoko’ video, but his glorious ginger mullet remains. Channelling the likes of Cosmic Psychos and Eddy Current Suppression Ring, The Chats are a something of a rare commodity – while there are comparisons to be made, there really isn’t anything quite like them. They’re edgy and raw, but they won’t scream your head off.
Sunday Funday @ Cofields Winery
The sun is slated to shine this weekend, and a trip to Cofields Winery in Wahgunyah could be the perfect way to enjoy the summer heat this weekend. Featuring live music from Southbound and the Wine Bar open for business, don’t forget to try out some of the delicious street food whipped up by Cofields’ Food HQ. If the kids are coming along, don’t stress – there’s plenty to keep them busy as well. Face painting, jumping castles and plenty of outdoor lawn games will keep everyone happy.
Beechworth Hidden Wineries Touring Trail
While the likes of Rutherglen and the King Valley often spring to mind as the region’s premier winemaking towns, don’t forget about Beechworth. This weekend marks the perfect opportunity to uncover some of the area’s hidden gems, with the touring trail covering a select group of wineries throwing open their doors from 11am to 4pm. Enjoy what the likes of Haldon Estate, Baarmutha, Indigo Vineyard, Serengale Vineyard, Bowman’s Run and Star Lane. For personalised tours, contact the Beechworth Hidden Wineries Facebook group.
Rutherglen Farmer’s Market, Douglas Street, Saturday
Bring your basket, find some new recipes and head down to the monthly Rutherglen farmer's market for some of the best seasonal produce in the region. If your New Year's resolution was to improve your eating habits, you won't find many better places to start than here. Boasting more than 20 stalls of homegrown produce, this farmer's market can't be beaten.
Harry Heart, Albion Hotel Albury, Saturday 8pm
Rising star Harry Heart brings his 'Do You Know What I Mean’ tour to the Border this weekend. The London-born artist has been making waves on triple j unearthed with singles 'Ninety Six’ and 'Baby Calm Down', which take influence from the likes of Youth Group, Death Cab for Cutie, Arcade Fire and The Killers. The rising indie-pop star has earned plenty of accolades, including being a finalist in triple j's Unearthed High competition when he was in the band Arcade Made.
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