Triple J star for Fools fest

Francesca MannGeraldton Guardian
Singer Thelma Plum
Camera IconSinger Thelma Plum Credit: supplied/supplied

April in Geraldton just got a lot more exciting, with award-winning singer-songwriter Thelma Plum heading our way for the third annual Drug Aware Fools Festival.

The Melbourne-based Gamilaraay woman, known for her chilled-out tunes, quickly shot to fame in 2012 when she won Triple J’s National Indigenous Music Awards competition.

Later that year Plum, who was just 17 at the time, was named a finalist in Triple J’s Unearthed J award and was also nominated for best new talent in music at the Deadly Awards.

Earlier this month, Plum dropped new single Not Angry Anymore.

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Plum’s single Clumsy in Love came in at No.79 on Triple J’s 2018 Hottest 100, and her cover of Flight Facilities’ song Clair De Lune has featured in adverts for Telstra and Apple.

She’ll be joined at the music festival by Perth-based alternative band Great Gable, indie rockers Wooly Mammoth and Geraldton four-piece Rollercoast.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the Drug Aware Fools Festival boasted another stellar line-up.

“We’re really excited to be bringing the festival back for another year with a swag of high-quality Australian artists,” Mr Van Styn said.

“Get excited, Geraldton, this is going to be another ama-zing event on our beautiful foreshore.”

Alongside free tunes, festival-goers will have the chance to participate in an art battle and a chin up challenge, or stroll around a variety of food and market stalls.

Before the festival kicks off, the Frothin’ Fools Gero Groms Surf Competition will take place at Back Beach.

The all-ages drug and alcohol-free event and will run from 3pm- 6pm on April 6 at the Stow Gardens on the Geraldton Foreshore.

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