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Porch Sessions On Tour :: Dunkeld (The Grampians)

Porch Sessions Presents

Porch Sessions On Tour :: Dunkeld (The Grampians)

6:00pm, Wed 22 January, 2020

Event Details

tiny travelling backyard music festivals. on tour.


There is no parking available onsite.

Free Shuttle bus operating from Dunkeld &

$15 bus available from Hamilton.

Vehicle access for guests with access requirements by prior arrangement - See FAQ.


A great Australian Adventure,

Coming to an incredible porch by the mountains.

Together with:

Merpire, Hannah Blackburn & Forever Son


Award winning and nationally acclaimed Adelaide-based series, The Porch Sessions, is heading on tour this summer. Possibly the most spectacular location of the trip sees the team arrive at the 1840’s Mt Sturgeon Homestead in Dunkeld, the southern entrance to the Grampians National Park located in the Greater Hamilton region.

Pack a picnic of snacks for a sunset dinner and gather your friends, your family and your little people for one unmissable summer night in Dunkeld.

*** The team at the Royal Mail Hotel are putting on a pop-up bar, and the event is completely licensed, so bringing your own alcohol is not permitted. ***


Every ticket holder must jump on a bus to get to the show!

There’s a FREE shuttle from the Dunkeld & Grampians Visitor Information Centre,


you can book a spot on one of THREE subsidised buses leaving from the Hamilton & Grampians Visitor Information Centre:

BUS ONE: Departing 5:30pm (arrival at Homestead 6pm)

BUS TWO: Departing 6:00pm (arrival at Homestead 6.30pm)

BUS THREE: Departing 6:30pm (arrival at Homestead 7pm)

Return buses will depart Mt Sturgeon Homestead when the music ends around 10pm, or if you need to leave early, a free shuttle can take you to Dunkeld as required.


All little people are most welcome, any small human under 13 is free, but you need to book their spot (and transport if required) online.

Tickets are limited to this beautiful, intimate event, so book your spot before sales close (if they haven’t already sold out!)

**See the full FAQ for more details!**


A little about our musicians:


Merpire (VIC)


The incredibly captivation project of Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt, this striking young artist conjures magical moments of danceable introspection both in the studio and on stage. Such a powerful and versatile live presence has already seen Merpire perform standout sets at Bigsound, By The Meadow, A Festival Called PANAMA, Brunswick Music Festival and more.  

Following from the incremental success of recent single ‘Lately’, with rotation on triple j unearthed and double j, Merpire’s exciting upward trajectory continues to prove why she’s topped many a one-to-watch list of 2019. Stay tuned.


Hannah Blackburn (VIC)


Hannah Blackburn, an incredible singer, songwriter, storyteller and human being, is on track for some pretty incredible things.

Recent musical achievements consist of solo supports for Angie McMahon and Leif Vollebekk’s co-headline show at the Metro in Sydney, Mick Flannery’s Australian tour (Melbourne show), and support for Justin Townes Earle’s Melbourne show. Hannah has shared the stage with other local Melbourne bands such as Quivers, Rat!hammock, Ryan Downey, Emerson Snowe, Carla Geneve & Obscura Hail. What a treat.



Forever Son (VIC)


Forever Son is the project of Melbourne based singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jack Robbins. Drawing inspiration from Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Daniel Rossen and Fleet Foxes, Forever Son’s sound is raw and free flowing with a splash of reverb. Tracks imbue dreamy, coffee-fuelled mornings without the restraint of calculated thought. As for Forever Son’s rich, honey-soaked voice, The Band Review describes it as, “somewhere on a spectrum consisting of Jeff Buckley, Donovan and Devendra Banhart”. Dreamy.



Further juicy information will be sent to the ticket purchasers within 48 hours of the show, but if you have any little questions, lettuce know:


Staying in the region?

The team behind @visitgreaterhamilton have shared their tips on the best things to see and do while you’re in the Greater Hamilton region HERE, and our friends at the Royal Mail Hotel are even offering hotel house guests 1 complimentary drink at the event – cheers!

You can connect with the locals for accommodation options and more things to see and do by calling the Hamilton & Grampians Visitor Information Centre on 1800 807 056 or emailing 


we're over the moon to see you on the road.

biggest love,

the porchlings