Enchanting Australian music fans for the past three decades with effervescent performances and effortless harmonies,we’re over the moon to confirm that our 2023 Headline act will be legendary sister-force Vika & Linda Bull! Music, soul, harmony and joy you just can’t afford to miss on our mMarquee Stage!
Singing comes naturally to Vika & Linda and you just can’t beat siblings singing together. Stemming from a rich Tongan heritage, a culture that, according to Vika is “by nature fun, always laughing, always eating, always singing and always praying,” their body of work is extensive in beauty and depth. From church to the charts, they’ve enjoyed a remarkable musical journey.
Vika & Linda have sung on number one albums by Paul Kelly, Kasey Chambers and John Farnham, done gigs for the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela and the King of Tonga, and been nominated for five ARIA Awards. Their music has traversed rock, country, gospel, reggae, R&B, soul and blues, as well as paying tribute to their rich Tongan heritage.
They’re admired and respected by fans and fellow artists, including Joe Camilleri, Mark Seymour, Tim Rogers, Marlon Williams, Shane Howard, RocKwiz and Kate Ceberano, to name a few. “They are the most loved vocal duo of their generation,” Craig Horne wrote in his 2019 book, Roots, How Melbourne Became The Live Music Capital Of The World.
“Their voices combined sound salty-sweet,” Paul Kelly says, “and have that elusive twinned quality you only get when siblings sing together – two swallows swooping and spiraling in the air as if invisibly girded. Vika has great cut and articulation and can really open up the throttle. Linda is warm and mellow like honey. But they can switch roles. They can both be tough and tender.”
Vika & Linda released their aptly-titled album ‘The Wait’ in September and it entered the ARIA Charts at #2. Their first solo release in 19 years been totally worth the wait. Their third Top 5 album in just 15 months, STACK and Rhythms hailed it as “album of the year”.
“Their beauty, talent and virtuosity is irrefutable,” adds James Reyne. “Musical life with Vika & Linda is one that’s full of soul, harmony and joy.”
Rocking out since 2008, the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is a 3 Day Annual Event held in the Great Barrier Reef’s Sensational Deep South. Book tickets and places to stay www.agnesbluesnandroots.com.au
The Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.