Thursday, May 12th, 2011 - The Funk n Grooves Festival

Saturday September 10th 1882 Broke Rd Pokolbin (next door to Tyrrell’s Vineyard)2pm to 9.30pm

The Cat Empire celebrating their 10th Anniversary at Funk n Grooves.

Where hip-hop meets reggae, where jazz is played with dirty hands, where a Cuban line meets an Aussie rule, where nothing seems in place but sounds like many places played in one earthy chord. This is the island where THE CAT EMPIRE was born. (Written by the band in 2001)

In 2011 THE CAT EMPIRE celebrate the 10th anniversary of their first show as the 6 piece which went on to become the Empire they are today. In an industry where few bands survive beyond the first album, if even making it that far, 10 years is a fantastic achievement. Considering they are still all under the age of 30, and have consolidated themselves as a world class Australian band on the International touring circuit, it's outstanding.

This is a home-grown success story, which shows that a combination of hard work, great songs, a good vibe, a genuine vision, and a little bit of luck go a long way. Regarded by many as one of Australia’s most influential and popular bands the Cat Empire is a homegrown success story.
Funk n Grooves Festival is excited to have The Cat Empire featuring in what is a HUGE year for the band. If you missed seeing them live at one of their four SOLD OUT Sydney shows then here’s your chance – come to the Hunter Valley.
The Cat Empire will be performing alongside Amy Meredith, Muscles, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Muph and Plutonic, Ash Grunwald, Batucada Sound Machine (NZ), The Fierce Angel DJ Stage, Sammy Jo Scissor Sisters tour DJ (US), Vula (UK) the voice of Basement Jaxx, Lanie Lane, King Tide, Oxford Hustlers, Graeme Cordery, Jupiter Menace and more.

Getting there is easy - Free Parking is available on-site and coach transport is available from Sydney and the Hunter Region. The Hunter Valley boasts some of the best accommodation from backpackers to 5 star so why not make a weekend of it and stay! All transport and accommodation details can be found on the event website.

Limited tickets are $85 each and are available from the festival website, Ticketmaster and Moshtix outlets (plus booking and transaction fess where applicable).

For all event information check the website

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The Funk n Grooves Festival

For the 3rd consecutive year, The Funk N Grooves Festival will get the Hunter Valley groovin this September featuring three stages jam packed with the best national and international Pop, rock, funk, dance, roots, soul artists and dj’s.

This over 18s music Festival in Hunter Valley Wine Country is set amongst the gorgeous vineyards with plenty of room to party the afternoon away with friends. Funk n Grooves is about bands that are great live and music that makes you want to move and groove.
Grant Smith
P: 02 49309190
M: 0419 255 055


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