This event was featured in our 2019 program.

The Fountain Bar | Thursday

AMOKO + Medhanit + Halfway to Forth + Bad Beef

Get down to the Fountain Bar for a FREE pre-weekend party featuring dancehall and big band reggae realness.

Returning to Junction this year with a whole new vibe and band, Medhanit is a 19 year old indie pop singer. Exploring the human condition within her songwriting, Medhanit is excited to be joined this year by the beautiful Emma Anglesey and Charlie Pyecroft, adding a new dimension to her introspective songs.

AMOKO is a South Sudanese born Australian musician. AMOKO’s music mixes English and Madi lyrics over East African Dancehall inspired beats. Formerly Big Money, AMOKO has performed at Falls Festival, Junction, Dark Mofo, Red Dirt Poetry Festival, Festival of Voices and many more.

Bad Beef
Bringing the beef since the summer of 2014, Bad Beef are a seven piece, progressive ska and reggae band from beautiful Launceston. Bad Beef's fierce mutation of beefy grooves, asperous angles and piquant, passionate presence makes for a meaty menagerie of madness. If you're an intense person then come get down with the git down.

Halfway to Forth 
Halfway to Forth blend different styles of roots music into their own brand of earthy, homegrown and honest song-writing. Brothers Dan & Kyle deliver tight vocal harmonies, banjo driven ballads & toe tapping grooves for all ages. They take their name from the location of their family home, nestled in the hills, surrounded by rich farmland just outside of Devonport on the North coast of Tasmania. November 2009 saw their debut release, a 7 track EP entitled "Treasure for Memories". They've since kept busy with a move to Adelaide in early 2010, followed by extensive gigging in their new state while also playing a number of festivals and shows around Australia.