Half Strange brings tour to the Far West

A new music festival will be heading to Far West NSW next month, with Half Strange – A Music Tour from the City to the Outback and Back setting dates for The Palace Hotel on Saturday, October 7 and The Silverton Hotel on Sunday, October 8

Half Strange is an Adelaide-based music festival founded by Harriet Fraser-Barbour and with a community-driven ethos, the event works to champion contemporary music and community, with LGBTQIA+ and culturally diverse artists at the forefront of its lineup.

Broken Hill’s date will feature bodies of divine infinite and eternal spirit, Punko, Scraps, Elmo Aoyama, and Great Statue, while Emma Russack, Workhorse, Danika, Silvia will perform out at Silverton.

“For me, music has always been a way to unite disparate communities and bring subcultures to the forefront. That’s why this year, I am extra excited to partner with Dinosaur City Records and Heaps Normal to expand upon the festival, taking it to regional and remote centres,” Ms Fraser-Barbour, said.

Jordanne Chant of Dinosaur City Records said that transforming Half Strange into a national, outback music tour would elevate unique and diverse Australian underground artists, adding that “through our commitment to progressive music programming and billing, I hope to empower the next wave of artists and arts-workers across regional and remote Australia for years to come”.

Both shows in Broken Hill and Silverton are all-ages and offers a pay-as-you-can ticketing system. Tickets are free for First Nations people and $25 for general admission. Head to for more information.

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