Shane Nicholson, Tori Forsyth, Sal Kimber & the Rollin Wheel and more to perform at Wollombi's Paddock Sessions festival

Multi-ARIA and Golden Guitar-winning artist Shane Nicholson will headline a bumper lineup for the 2018 edition of Wollombi’s Paddock Sessions festival.

Now in its third year, the Paddock Sessions will be held at Taer Angwidd Farm on Saturday, April 28.

Festival organisers Merryl Naughton and Peter Ross have brought together a stellar mix of alternative roots, rock, folk and country musicians sure to get festival goers on their feet.

“We’re really excited to be able to announce a line-up of such superb talent for our event in just its third year,” they said.

“We like to think of it as a little slice of WOMAD in our own backyard, and so choosing the lineup each year is the single most important thing to us.”

Nicholson is the latest addition to the festival, and Naughton and Ross were thrilled to add his name to the program.

“We just thought we’d try and get Shane to come along, we’ve seen him multiple times in the past 12 months, and we’re both huge fans,” they said.

“His latest album Love and Blood is on high rotation. We’re so excited he said yes!”

Kurri Kurri rising star Tori Forsyth – whose new album was produced by Nicholson – will also perform at the Paddock Sessions, fresh from her performances at the famous South by Southwest festival in Texas.

Returning to the stage are 2016 festival favourites Sal Kimber and the Rollin Wheel, bringing their massive live performance energy back to Taer Angwidd Farm.

The lineup also features Tullara, Timothy James Bowen, This Way North, Joe Mungovan and Vanishing Shapes.

“We love the fact the artists keep wanting to return and play at the festival year after year,” Ross said.

“It says a lot about the atmosphere we try to create for the festival goers, as well as the artists.”

The family-focused festival offers an intimate experience, with self-catering and ‘glamping’ overnight options as well licensed bar and food facilities.

Gates open from 11am. Tickets are available at


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