Wignalls to wow with star musos

Shannon SmithAlbany Advertiser
Rob Wignall will host John Butler and Missy Higgins in a concert at Wignall’s Winery in January 2019.
Camera IconRob Wignall will host John Butler and Missy Higgins in a concert at Wignall’s Winery in January 2019. Credit: Laurie Benson/Picture: Laurie Benson, Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Wignalls Winery is relaunching its renowned blues festival with a bang, with the John Butler Trio and Missy Higgins to headline in January.

After three years of silence from the popular venue, the winery that holds 3000 people is anticipated to sell out for the summer concert.

Rob and Clare Wignall own Wignalls Winery in the outskirts on Albany and Mr Wignall said a huge amount of Albany people had been asking when the next concert would be.

“We are very excited to not only be doing another concert, but a high-profile concert, and Missy Higgins is reinventing herself and doing a fantastic job at the moment,” he said.

“The last concert was in 2015 and over the years we have had names like George Thorogood, Paul Kelly, Darryl Braithwaite, Wendy Matthews and the Waifs.

“It is hard work to get these acts here and you need a suitable venue that is suitable for the population.”

Since 1996, Wignalls has held concerts and festivals, and Higgins and Butler will join an impressive list of acts to take to the stage.

Mr Wignall said people should not miss the opportunity to get tickets to the event, which was a drawcard for tourists and locals alike.

“It will go off around the State and this will be a good blast for the Australia Day long weekend in Albany,” he said.

The John Butler Trio tour comes with the release of their first album in four years, Home. The John Butler Trio and Missy Higgins will be supported by Albany’s rising star Carla Geneve on Friday, January 25. Tickets for the John Butler Trio Australian tour go on sale at noon on Friday, September 21 via johnbutlertrio.com.

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