• Monday

The Waifs

The Waifs have built a career out of continually circling Australia and the globe. From bustling cities to the farthest regional and coastal towns, they have spent more than 30 years sharing their folk-infused, feel-good sounds with adoring, now multi-generational audiences thanks to their enchanting live shows and affable natures. The original independent avant-garde folk heroes turned multiplatinum-selling, multiple ARIA Award-winning, international touring outfit have released eight LPs, self-titled The Waifs (1996), Shelter Me (1998) and Sink or Swim (2000), Up All Night (2003), Sun Dirt Water (2007), Temptation (2011), Beautiful You (2015) and Ironbark (2017), and two live albums A Brief History (2004) and Live From the Union Of Soul (2009). Following the success of their recent Australia wide, mostly sold-out fifty-date “Up All Night’ 25th Anniversary album tour, Donna Simpson, Vikki Thorn and Josh Cunningham (with the ever-faithful and long-standing rhythm section of David Ross Macdonald and Ben Franz on board as usual) continue to forge a proudly independent path with no sign of slowing down. The Waifs look forward to seeing you at Byron Bay Bluesfest to welcome you back - or invite you into Waif World!