Easterfest 2014 announces artist lineup: Jars of Clay, Aaron Gillespie, Young and Free, WhiteHeart and more

Easterfest Fuels 90's Comeback

Published 26 November 2013
A string of yearly phone calls has seen Easterfest play first hand in bringing pop rock band WhiteHeart, of 80-90's fame, out of 14 years retirement.

Lead singer Rick Florian insists they were done with band life forever, but a phone call from Easterfest Event Director Dave Schenk inspired the band to come together again to be headliners at Easterfest 2014. With God's hand at work, what started as a commitment to appear at Easterfest has sparked a mini-tour across the US and even work on a new album.

Easterfest's line up adds fuel to the pop culture resurgence of all things 90s, with ska band The O.C. Supertones reuniting for their first show since they hit pause on their career in 2005. Playing songs from the 90's along with music from their recent album 'For The Glory' they will cause a sensation for old and new fans alike when they hit the Easterfest stage.

Multiple Platinum and GRAMMY-Awards winning band, Jars of Clay will feel at home alongside the 1990's comeback as they emerged on the music scene in that era.

But the lineup is not all old school. New Zealand born but now Melbourne based band, Evermore with their huge hits 'It's Too Late' and 'Light Surrounding You' will return to Easterfest in 2014.

"We're excited to have Evermore join us next year, especially after they this year performed exclusively for Premium Ticket holders" says festival director, Dave Schenk. "This time they'll be front and centre for all fans and will undoubtedly pack out our massive new undercover mainstage."

After touring this past year with bands Owl City, Neon Trees and Good Charlotte, New Empire from Sydney will return as one of Easterfest's most requested bands with a new album 'In A Breath'.

Underoath spin off band, The Almost will join Easterfest's star-studded line-up. Amidst the bands thundering rhythms and massive riffs, vocalist Aaron Gilespie promises to deliver a solo performance with the message that 'There's hope' - resonating with the Easter story.

Also joining Easterfest's diverse line-up is Alabaster Box, Bec Laughton, DJ Maj, Hawk Nelson, The Idea of North, Jimmy Needham, Shonlock, Slip on Stereo, Saving Grace and Sydney's hot new Youth-infused worship band, Young and Free.

These artists will join over 150 artists at Easterfest performing in over 30 venues throughout Queen's Park and Toowoomba's CBD from April 18 – 20.

For more information and tickets Easterfest.com.

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