THE SQUEEZE ANNOUNCES EXPANDED 12-STOP FESTIVAL FOR 2022
INCLUDING A DAY ON THE GREEN AT HEIFER STATION WINES, ORANGE
SUNDAY 24 APRIL
A day on the green is turning a vivid shade of lime in 2022. The iconic outdoor summer concert series is teaming with Chugg Music and chart-topping band – ARIA Award winners for Best Live Act – Lime Cordiale for their annual travelling festival, The Squeeze, in April and May 2022.
Lime Cordiale have taken The Squeeze on the road twice before, but the new partnership with a day on the green and Roundhouse Entertainment will see their personally curated selection of local talent head to Heifer Station Wines in Orange on Sunday 24 April.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 3 December at 12pm AEDT.
The Squeeze 2022 sees Oli and Louis Leimbach gather a stellar line-up of Australian talent, including Thelma Plum, Client Liaison, The VANNS and many more, and take them on the road for the biggest Squeeze Festival to date. The 12 stops take in WA, SA, VIC, NSW and QLD, including three a day on the green events.
The Squeeze 2022 not only features those chart-toppers, but also the next super-talented generation of artists who are ready to break though, including Melbourne’s Teenage Dads and merci, mercy from Sydney. Arrive early and discover your next favourite band!
Lime Cordiale are well known for wanting to generously share the spotlight with their friends whenever they can. That sparked the idea for a day-long festival programmed by Lime Cordiale featuring the bands and artists that they would want to see at a festival, and with the help of their long-time managers Michael Chugg and Andrew Stone, The Squeeze was born.
Says Lime Cordiale, “It’s crazy to think how The Squeeze has grown from an indoor event to a major outdoor national festival for its third year. After the industry has been hit so hard it’s a great feeling to know that we’re pulling this off. We share a great vision with Chugg Music to be able to achieve something more than just making records. This project is for the music industry and the hungry music lovers.
“We’re staying true to what we first set out to do, which is to showcase musicians that are more than just hype and hold an event that has more than just music. We want this to make a huge impact for the industry and a small impact on the environment. That’s why we have partnered with FEAT. Live on the festival to contribute a Solar Slice of $1.00 from each ticket sold which will go towards helping reduce carbon emissions and waste generated by live events with the aim of maximising positive environmental outcomes.
“The line-up has been handpicked by us and something that we’d jump at buying tickets to see.
“Rural festivals are just more fun and go that little bit harder!”
Continues Michael Chugg, “When we did the first Squeeze Festival indoors in 2018, the dream the boys and the Chugg Music team had was to grow to an outdoor touring festival we could take to all corners of Australia and the world and whilst COVID hit us for six in 2020 and 2021, we are very excited to be playing regional one-day events in April and May 2022. It’s a great line-up and will be a great day.”
Roundhouse Entertainment Promoter, Michael Newton, said he was thrilled to have Lime Cordiale join the a day on the green family. “We’ve been putting on shows since the Lime Cordiale boys were just kids, but our main ethos has always been about supporting Australian talent, new and established. The Squeeze is the best of both worlds – people who love Lime Cordiale can come and enjoy their music and the a day on the green experience – as well as the other acts on the bill handpicked by Louis and Oli. It’s a win-win for everyone. There’s no better place to enjoy a whole day of live music than at a day on the green.”
Councillor Reg Kidd, Mayor of Orange, said; “Ten thousand people attended the first concert at Heifer Station Wines in February 2020, with people from all over the state coming to the Orange area, offering a huge economic boost for the region when we were at the height of the drought.
“In fact, more than a third of those people who attended the concert also stayed overnight, providing further benefits for our accommodation providers, pubs, restaurants and cafés.”
With great music and numerous locations, 2022 will firmly stamp The Squeeze as a mainstay on the Australian festival calendar.
Tickets on sale Friday 3 December at 12pm AEDT.
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