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Fanny Lumsden | HEY DAWN TOUR

September 17, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST

$ per ticket

Fanny Lumsden is performing at The Franklin Palais Sunday 17th September
Join ARIA + 8 x Golden Guitar award winning singer-songwriter Fanny Lumsden and her incredible band The Prawn Stars as they hit the road celebrating her 4th studio album Hey Dawn
Doors 2pm & Show 230pm + VIP show | Support & Bar | Family friendly and accessible venue | General & VIP Tickets | https://www.fannylumsden.net/
Lumsden recorded the album in Tasmania and said, “It’s almost like bringing it back to where we started.” 
Lumsden’s venues of choice are largely in theatres and halls, away from capital cities.  
“I like to bring music to places that usually wouldn’t get it,” Lumsden said. “There’s music lovers everywhere.”   
“The first trip we ever did with our tiny little caravan was to Tasmania and we played at the Cygnet Folk Festival,” Lumsden shared.  
“There’s something so incredibly inspirational about Tasmania.”  Huon News reporter Veia Bradley 
Fanny’s third album Fallow, released in March 2020 was considered a ‘breakthrough’ winning the ARIA, CMAA Golden Guitar and AIR awards for Country Album of the Year as well as 4 additional Golden Guitars. It was shortlisted for the prestigious Australian Music Prize, debuted in the top 10 ARIA Charts and got many people through lockdown. Needless to say, following that, a 4th album was always going to be daunting.

So Fanny went into this album with one thing in mind – she wanted it to feel good. That’s all and as Rod Yates said, ‘Hey Dawn does feel good. It’s a rich character study, with the singer-songwriter reflecting on the stories that have shaped her and those around her… in short, Lumsden’s most complete offering to date.’ – Rod Yates“

You have to tell the stories of the moment you’re in, and you have to put them out andtrust that that is okay,” smiles Lumsden. “What are we other than the stories we tell ourselves however those stories change over time. You can rewrite that narrative and be like hey, new day, Hey Dawn.

”Fanny Lumsden’s shows are one of a kind. An all-in affair, where joy and exuberance meet intimate storytelling, delivered with wit, warmth & luscious harmonies. Alongside her band The Prawn Stars, Fanny has ‘established herself as one of the genre’s most esteemed performers'(The Australian), honing her craft over 10 years and hundreds of halls across Australia on their annual ‘Country Halls Tour’.

The show is hilarious, inclusive and adventurous and don’t let the name fool you -it’s perfect for the whole family! What others have said ‘It’s like she’s harnessed the greatest attributes of Gillian Welch and Dolly Parton’ (The Music).

‘She knows her story; she knows Australia’s story, and it flows like water through her music’ Newcastle Herald 2022

“Lumsden remains a savvy songwriter, with strong melodies and sharp lyrical observations, and Fallow will make fans out of people who would ordinarily turn up their noses at the genre.”**** 4 Stars, Sydney Morning Herald

“Nothing prepared me for last night: It was one of the most joyous, emotional, inclusive, fun, adventurous, heavy, spontaneous, slick but loose, emotionally wrenching and hilarious shows I’ve ever seen. It was pure joy.”- very happy gig goer


Thank you to local sponsors/supporters:  Frank’s Cider, Cygnet Folk Festival, Port Cygnet Distillery, Hartz – Juicy Isle & Home Hill Winery!


Fanny Lumsden | HEY DAWN TOUR