Claymore to headline new Tracks festival at Timboon

Published on 14 February 2020

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If you love music, great food and good times with friends, make tracks to Timboon.

The first ever Tracks music festival will be held at the old rail precinct in Timboon (near the Ice Creamery and Distillery) from 3 pm on Saturday 14 March.

Corangamite Shire Council Economic Development and Events Officer Tammy Young said Celtic rock band Claymore, Western District folk-rock band The Settlement, and local singer songwriter Flynn Gurry would get the crowd up and dancing.

“You will have loads of hot food choices, including the Boss Burger Co. van and a barbecue by Timboon Action,” Ms Young said.

“There will be plenty of rides and activities for the kids too, so bring the whole family along.”

Ms Young said Claymore were always crowd-pleasers and last played in the Shire at the 2018 Robert Burns Festival.

“They’re a fun, energetic act that combines traditional Scottish and Irish music with modern Celtic rock. They’ve played huge festivals around the world and it’ll be great to see them in Timboon.”

Ms Young said Western District five-piece The Settlement would have a new single out  just in time for Tracks.

“‘Take it Slow comes out the week before and will be on their upcoming second album. The Settlement have been playing alternative folk rock around the region for years but Triple J Unearthed has taken them to national and international fame. This is a great chance to see a band on the way up when they play in a relaxed atmosphere.”

South-West local Flynn combines folk, blues, indie and roots influences in his original songwriting.

“Flynn won the FReeZA Push Start competition in Camperdown back in 2017 and was a finalist at the National Busking Championships in 2018,” Ms Young said.

“His single ‘Winter’ made number 4 on the Triple J Unearthed Roots chart.”

“Council is really excited to be supporting this great new event which will be another attraction to boost the Shire’s reputation as a place for visitors to come, explore and stay.”