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To celebrate the opening weekend of the winter season, Perisher hosts the Peak Festival – a great selection of bands that perform over the four day June long weekend. Over the weekend you will find live performances across eight indoor venues in Perisher Valley, Smiggins Holes and Guthega.

What can you expect when you arrive? After you purchase your Peak Festival ticket, we recommend finding some accommodation in the resort to really take in the whole experience, this way you can wake up to the sunrise over the snowcapped mountains and finish your night off with fireworks. Included in your ticket is a four day festival pass giving you entry to all live performances, free night skiing, fireworks shows, and unlimited scenic chairlift rides on the Perisher Express throughout the weekend. Not too bad for $99 as part of the Cold Snap Sale!

Now that you know a little more about what happens, let us give you an overview of the bands you can expect to see...


L Fresh the Lion

L-FRESH The LION is renowned for his powerful presence, inspiring live shows and thought-provoking hip hop lyrics. In a short space of time, this Western Sydney artist has gone from underground community events and ciphers to national tours and major festivals. It speaks of an MC with a sense of purpose and self-belief.

His debut album ‘One’ announced L-FRESH The LION as part of the new generation of hip hop artists currently making waves in the music industry. It’s a time of change and there’s excitement in the air watching young people magnetised by the uplifting narrative of L-FRESH The LION’s triple j hit Survive.

He took on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song and reworked it in such an original fashion, incorporating Punjabi MC; that it was spoken of as one of the best Like a Versions of 2014.

Mahalia Barnes 

Mahalia Barnes and her band, The Soul Mates, released "The Soul Mates EP" and "Volume 1" (their debut album) in 2008 and since then has been touring extensively around the country (doing what they love most!). With appearances at Blues Fest and several Day on the Green shows, as well as many of their own headline shows, Mahalia Barnes is not to be missed here at Peak Festival. 

Tijuana Cartel

If you like Tame Impala, you don't want to miss seeing Tijuana Cartel at Peak Festival this year. This new band have spent the last decade mixing influences that haven’t been fused in the past, beats that get a floor moving and a general intoxicating approach in song structure and attitude. Playing alongside Matt Corby, Jack Johnson and The Beards at Blues Fest 2014, the crowd was left wanting more. Don't miss your chance to see them live at Peak Festival this year.

The Morrisons 

If you love Mumford and Sons, you'll love The Morrisons. These new kids are a seven-piece band forging elements of alt-country, bluegrass and folk to create a unique and contemporary Australian sound. Highly accomplished pickers, singers and multi-instrumentalists, they are quickly becoming regulars on the Sydney scene and making appearances at major festivals including Tamworth Country Music Festival, Harvest Festival, The Blue Mountains Music Festival, Dorrigo Folk Festival, St Albans Folk Festival, Jamgrass, Newtown Festival and many more.

Lachy Doley 

He’s been dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ, a player who can pump, pamper and occasionally pound the most unbelievable sounds from a keyboard: sounds that are intense, ferocious and sometimes transcendent. Spending his time recording and touring with acts including Powderfinger, Glenn Hughes, Steve Vai, Jimmy Barnes and The Beautiful Girls, you don't want to miss seeing his incredible voice at Perisher's Peak Festival this year.


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