The Waifs

Hailing from Albany in Western Australia, The Waifs are bringing their folk rock tunes to the Mundi Mundi Bash stage this week, and are set to perform on Thursday afternoon.

This year also marks an important anniversary for the trio – made up of Vicki Thorn (guitar, harmonica, vocals), Donna Simpson (guitar, vocals), and Josh Cunningham (guitar, vocals) – as the band celebrates the 20 years since their fourth album, Up All Night was released.

That was a breakthrough record, resulting in four ARIA Awards which helped set up the band’s success. They’ve played a string of shows on a tour commemorating the album, which guitarist and says will feel special to continue this week.

“It’s a great thing that we’re celebrating and we’ve had a lot of fantastic shows and there’s been a lot of nostalgia, a lot of love for the band. It’s great to get to tie that into a festival like Mundi Mundi,” vocalist Josh Cunningham told the Truth.

Having played the Birdsville Big Red Bash six weeks ago, Josh says the band is expecting a similar type of flavour when they take to the stage at Belmont Station.

“There’s something quite surreal about it, that’s for sure. We’ve done gigs in remote places before but it’s quite a different thing to playing out in the desert, of course,” he said.

“We’re a well-travelled band, we’ve been all over the place, and played lots of different kind of scenarios so it’s not overly unfamiliar, but it’s still it’s its own thing at the same time.

“We’re enthusiastic for it. Every gig is unique and we’re certainly looking forward to whatever Mundi Mundi presents us with.”

The Waifs take to the Bash stage for a set on Thursday, August 17 at 4.20pm. For more information on the festival, visit

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