Rotunda Stage

Headlined by Sweethearts

The soul sisters from legendary Geelong band Sweethearts will be rocking the Johnstone Park rotunda with their signature blend of soul, funk, blues – and sass! Now in their 30th year, Sweethearts has performed all over Australia and the world including at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz à Vienne & the Porretta Soul Festival. This is all the more impressive when you learn that every member of the 30-piece band is still in high school.

This all-girls brass and vocals band is a soul music juggernaut whose Motown style transforms Geelong into Geetroit. Don’t miss their electrifying performance!

Sweethearts will be supported by Square One, another local high school band with a big sound. Square One is an energetic 10-piece soul/pop group with rich three-part harmony vocals and a horn section. The band performs original tunes and covers by artists such as Saskwatch, Alice Russell and Kylie Auldist. Square One feature regularly at local events and festivals, and made it into the top 10 on the overall charts and number 2 and 4 in the pop charts for two of their original songs in triple j’s Unearthed High competition.