Lucindale to welcome Meg Mac

PERFORMANCE: Meg Mac will play at Lucindale One Night Stand on September 14 alongside Hilltop Hoods, G Flip, Ocean Alley and more.

PERFORMANCE: Meg Mac will play at Lucindale One Night Stand on September 14 alongside Hilltop Hoods, G Flip, Ocean Alley and more.

Five years after being named triple j's Unearthed Artist of the Year, Meg Mac will be taking the stage in Lucindale next month for One Night Stand.

She said that being asked to perform at triple j's One Night Stand Festival was a dream come true.

"When they asked me I was really excited because I'd heard so much about One Night Stand and you see all the videos every year, but I didn't know where the location was going to be so I found that out after," Meg Mac said.

"I definitely had to go on Google Maps and figure out where it was," she joked.

After being discovered through triple j Unearthed in 2014 - a music portal for up and coming Australian musicians - Meg's incredible, soulful voice has been heard across the globe.

It's a voice that has been lauded by critics, including New York, journalist/producer Omar Kasrawi who said: "There are some artists who demand complete silence at their shows..."

"Some ask for it, and some just command it by the sheer power of their voice," he continued.

"Australia's Meg Mac is the latter."

Having played shows in Australia, Europe and the US, Meg Mac is no stranger to performing in front of sell-out crowds.

Yet, heading to Lucindale is shaping up to be a unique experience for the singer.

"It just looks like it would be lots of fun," she said.

"Also it's just seems more special that it's in a regional town."

"I'm going to drive from Melbourne and road trip and figure out what I need to see and discover. Hopefully meet some cool people."

She said that people heading to the festival can expect to hear a range of songs from all her albums.

"I also have a surprise but I cannot say what it is yet.." she teased.

Meg said that her most recent album, Hope, was influenced and by what was happening around her at the time of writing and recording.

"Music is always filtering through and though not directly influencing my songs they are somehow informing them," she explained.

"I was listening to Nina Simone's 'Piano' album, Gill Scott Heron, Sam Cooke and Patti Smith; powerful forces which impact on ones sensibilities.

"There's something about the strength, power, attitude and values of these artists that I connect with".

Meg Mac will feature at the festival which includes the Hilltop Hoods, Ocean Alley and G Flip and one yet-to-be named local Unearthed artist.

This story Lucindale to welcome Meg first appeared on Naracoorte Herald.