Team GMF

We are the movers and shakers behind GMF, the brains, guts and heart bringing the best new music from all around Australia to the Grampians just for you!

Contact the team – info@grampiansmusicfestival.com

Festival Director – Carly Flecknoe

Job: Owner, Harvest Halls Gap and Director of Limelight Branding and Communications

Favourite band: Death Cab for Cutie

Best GMF memory: When CC:Disco pulled a local boy, Reece, up on stage to dance alongside her decks. He was pulling out some killer moves that you only have the confidence to do when you’re 9!

Program Producer – Juliette Lalli

Job: Content Producer, Venuemob

Favourite band: Erykah Badu

Best GMF memory: As the last band walked off stage on Saturday night of GMF 2017, punters, musicians and buskers gathered in front of the stage for a late night singalong, making new mates and dancing the night away.

Treasurer – Richard Flecknoe

Job: Owner, Harvest Halls Gap

Favourite band: Pennywise

Best GMF memory: Jason from Orange Whip getting his tatt’ed guns out for an awesome guitar solo.

Chair – Jason Hosemans

Job: Councillor, Northern Grampians Shire Council, Pharmacist

Favourite band: Cold Chisel

Best GMF memory: ‘Hey Geronimo’ were my highlight of GMF 2017 – the energy and sound quality of their performance was amazing!

Leah Heinrich

Job: Communications and PR professional, writer

Favourite band: At the moment it’s a toss-up between Client Liaison and RÜFÜS.

Best GMF memory: I’ll never forget the high I was on at the end of our first night in 2017 when we were all singing and dancing on the Valley Floor. A woman I didn’t know was dancing next to me and I commented on her gorgeous flower crown. She gave me a big hug and said, “Here, you should have it!” and placed it on my head. For me, that summed up perfectly the vibe of our very first GMF!

Will Hudson

Job: Owner, Livefast Cafe

Favourite band:  Pennywise

Best GMF memory: Seeing former Halls Gap resident musician, Candice McLeod open up the first ever Grampians Music Festival on the Friday night.

David Nicholson

Job: Teacher at Marion College, organiser of Ararat Live

Favourite band:  The exploders

Best GMF memory: Seeing the satisfaction and pride on the faces of the committee members.

Dee Kelly

Job: Nurse

Favourite band / act: Pretenders, but this year have enjoyed Preachers, Freed, Polish Club with horns, Horrorshow,  Have King Princess  and Florence & the Machine on the books – love live music.

Best GMF memory: meeting Ruby fields!! I gave her a knitted bird made by a member of local knitting group, and found out she is a also a knitter.