DARREN MIDDLETON TO HEADLINE TUMBAFEST 2019
Tumbafest 2019 is thrilled to announce former Powderfinger lead guitarist and songwriter and now successful solo artist, Darren Middleton as headline act for the 22nd annual event. Middleton will feature as headline on Saturday 23rd February 2019, bringing music from his album, TIDES, along with some of Powderfinger’s greats.
Middleton began guitar in high school, influenced by AC/DC and Twisted Sister, and began playing in clubs around his hometown of Brisbane as part of his first band, Sonic Tapestry. He went on to form another band, Pirate, with high school friends, and met Powderfinger at a Pirate show where he was invited to join the band. Middleton took part in all of Powderfinger’s recordings, at the same time writing and releasing an EP and studio album with Drag.
After Powderfinger called it quits in 2010, Middleton started working on his first solo LP, “Translations”. The album was released in 2013.
During his time with Powderfinger, Darren developed a taste for film score, composing for the Heath Ledger movie, ‘Two Hands” and Eric Bana’s “Love the Beast”.
2016 saw Middleton return to touring, as he embarked on a four-show tour of Western Australia and Victoria for his solo project ‘Splinters’.
Middleton’s newest album, TIDES, is a lot grittier than past releases with a sound that is organically shaped and reminiscent of a different era.
Performing tracks off the new album, Middleton will also be throwing in a couple of crowd favourites from his extensive back catalogue to make his performance at Tumbafest truly unique and unmissable.
Event organisers are delighted to have Middleton headline the event in 2019, accompanied by a high-quality main stage line-up.
See Darren Middleton on the Bendigo Bank Main Stage at 3:30pm on Saturday 23 February.
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