We are so very proud to welcome ARIA Hall of Fame award winners Dave & Brad who form the nucleus of the iconic Australian group Hoodoo Gurus.These legends are one of Australia's greatest, best loved, most enduring rock bands of all time.
Kim is the amazing catalyst behind the creation and growth of FOKI. Returning with some of his many talented friends, Kim will thrill us all with another stunning performance of folk, rock and blues.
Shaun is on of the hottest Australian independent blues/soul troubadours, and is making his return to the island after an amazing 2 years of chart hits in Australia and the US.
Indigenous singer/songwriter Benny Walker mixes Blues and Roots with a contemporary soul vibe with an unforgettable voice. His love songs and epic tales are mixed with passion for the land, the people, summer vibes and deep grooves.
Here is Tom Richardson - talented artist and lovely human being. Combining his love of music, yoga, travelling and ocean culture, Tom also loves finding the time whilst travelling the world to empower ambitious, wheelchair bound youths through adaptive surfing and skating programs, through the organisations ‘Ocean Healing Group’ and ‘Sharing The Stoke’.
JAX is powerhouse vocals and quality, hard hitting rock/thumpfunk. The Hobart-based four-piece band features Jacqui ‘JAX’ Smialek on vocals and guitar, Malcolm ‘BAT’ Battersby on guitar, Adrian Hayes on bass, and Tenille 'TJ' Johnstone on drums.
Local lad Tom Youd is part of the "on fire" 4-piece indie/rock/alternative band, The Saxons. Based in Launceston, these lads have been smashing it since their first appearance at FOKI in 2015. Listen to them here and check them out at the festival.
Tom Day is a rock roots artist from Western Australia. His debut EP 'Searching For Splendour' went straight to #1 on iTunes Blues Charts in 2016 with the first single 'Vent' reaching number #1 on the Triple J Unearthed Roots Charts. Tom has some King Island friends already, but will have a lot more by the end of the festival !
Influenced by the music that came out of Americas Deep South, Mark's renditions are raw, played on acoustic and dobro guitars backed by a stomp box. Classic blues with earthy originals, delivered with impressive presence, that's never overstated.
YOGA & MUSIC. True Spirit Revival is the exciting collaboration between Canadian-born yoga instructor, Kimberly Erin, and Australian singer-songwriter, Tom Richardson. Flow with your breath in uplifting yoga practices that consciously merges live music with body, mind and heart. Reconnect your own strength, beauty, sould and truth…
A very nervous welcome to Miss K - our Mistress of Ceremonies for FOKI 2017. Miss K is brash, sexy, controversial and, dare we say it, slightly insane. Listing her interests as "Men, Alcohol, Fans ..." we think the less said the better! Dangerously armed with a guitar, microphone and razor wit we have no idea where this runaway trainwreck will end. Fingers crossed and hold on tight everyone!