By Stuart Kavanagh
The legendary Kasey Chambers will help close out the last day of the hugely successful Mundi Mundi Bash which has seen around 10,000 flock to hear the best in Aussie entertainment.
Saturday’s headline acts at the Mundi Mundi Bash contain some iconic names in Australian music.
The festival is finishing strong.
That’s not to say the first couple of days were weak – far from it.
The likes of Missy Higgins, Jon Stevens, Tex Perkins, Adalita, Tim Rogers, and the legendary Midnight Oil have all graced the stage right here, right in the middle of the glorious Australian Outback. Today things go up a notch or two.
That’s because none other than Jimmy Barnes, Daryl Braithwaite and the inimitable Kasey Chambers will close out the festival.
We were lucky enough to get some time with Kasey before she joins some of the most famous names in Australian music to close out this year’s Mundi Mundi Bash.
Being one of the most iconic names in Australian music, she admits she is used to rubbing shoulders with some Aussie rock legends, but now and then, she has a pinch yourself moment.
“It’s awesome, look, I am pretty used to it now, you know, playing with artists like this,” Kasey told the Barrier Truth.
“But every now and then, I have to pinch myself and think, I remember going with my brother and my parents to see Barnesy play, and now I am just sitting backstage and hanging out with him.
“He’s pretty cool, Jimmy Barnes. I have a pretty good job and I certainly don’t complain about it too much.”
The Bash is kind od a homecoming for Casey because, “I grew up in the outback. A lot of my childhood was on the Nullarbor Plain.
I lived completely in the Outback, lived around a campfire – my Dad was actually a fox hunter.
“For the first 10 years of my life, every hunting season, we lived in our car, in this Toyota Land Cruiser, travelling around the Nullarbor.
We lived around a fire. So, I spent a lot of my childhood in the Outback.
“I still kind of think of the Outback as my home. Give me the Outback over a hotel room any day.”
“Every time I am out there, I’m like this is one of my favourite things, and I don’t wanna leave, I think that’s why this festival appeals to me so much.”
This trip will see Kasey and her band head down to the Mundi Mundi Plains, with her kids preferring to stay at home. “My kids actually have sleepovers.
They’d rather go to a sleepover than watch their Mum play this time around.”
Although she has a bunch of festival performances lined up, there was a little bit of bad news for fans – there is no new album coming out this year.
That doesn’t mean she isn’t working on new music though.
“As soon as I finished my last one, whatever songs I start writing from then on will likely end up on the album,” Kasey told us.
“I don’t have studio time booked in or anything like that. I try not to put too much pressure on myself, but I am definitely getting closer to having an album ready to make.”
You can catch the legendary Kasey Chambers at plenty of music festivals this year, starting tonight at the Mundi Mundi Bash.