Organisers have been inundated with local performers competing for the break of a lifetime – the chance to perform before an audience of more than 10,000 people at Googfest on Saturday 3 February.

Four local acts have been selected to support dynamic headliners The Aston ShuffleSophie Edwards, Ned Philpot, Mondecreen and The Baker Boys Band.

The Shuffle, aka dance DJs Mikah Freeman and Vance Musgrove, have won international recognition for their performance and recording talent and more than a million listeners to their Friday night radio show on the ABC’s Triple J.

Googfest has grown into one of the biggest free concerts in the ACT region.

Now in its fourth year, the festival is renowned for delivering big name acts alongside some of the most exciting new talent in Canberra’s bustling music scene. Performers like Dami Im, Safia, Sneaky Sound System and Lucy Sugerman have all made their mark at Googfest.

“This was the first year we put out a call for local performers to nominate themselves and the response has been huge,” said Googong Project Director Malcolm Leslie.

“We had a tough decision selecting the final four but we’ve put together a program that is just right for kicking back or kicking up your heels on a warm summer night.”

“There’s a great mix of talent and styles, with a blend of original tracks and favourite covers that everyone can sing along to. The dance music takes off when the sun goes down and then, of course, we have a huge finale with The Aston Shuffle. It’s great to see Canberra’s homegrown talent making it big on the world stage.”

Googfest is a free family event with a full program of exciting live music, gourmet food trucks and a fireworks finale. Get there early to claim a good picnic spot.