The Festival Of Place Hawks Nest event with Chelsea Berman and Harrison Hoven a great success

1. Harrison Hoven and Chelsea Berman performing at Festival Of Place. Photo: Tara Campbell


THE Festival Of Place is an inaugural celebration of public spaces across New South Wales.

As part of the event, musicians were brought into the Myall Coast to perform in many unconventional places.

On Wednesday 14 April, Hawks Nest locals and tourists were treated to singer/ songwriters Chelsea Berman and Harrison Hoven at the Hawks Nest Bakehouse.

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Performing three sets just outside the window, the two performers created an excellent vibe for anyone passing by.

Chelsea Berman has been performing since she was eight years old, with credits supporting Travis Collins, Kirsty Lee Akers and The Viper Creek Band.

As well as this, Chelsea has recently earned excellent success for her latest EP ‘Can You Just Not’, which rose to the number one spot on the Itunes Country Chart.

From covers including Landslide (Fleetwood Mac), Horses (Daryl Braithwaite) and Scar (Missy Higgins), to beautiful original songs, Chelsea took the streets of Hawks Nest by surprise.

Harrison Hoven delightfully performed two excellent sets of enjoyable music, showcasing his skills as both a vocalist and a guitarist.

Locals and tourists stopped to listen to both acts, commenting on how pleasant the music was.

One tourist passing by said, “I was walking along and heard this noise and couldn’t work out what it was, but as I got closer to the Bakehouse I was delighted to see Harrison performing.

“It made my day.”

Across three hours both acts gained fans and even had their sets stopped multiple times to receive praise from people walking by.

Both acts were perfect additions to the Festival Of Place, creating the perfect atmosphere for grabbing a coffee in the sunshine and listening to some great music.

Both Chelsea and Harrison have played many gigs across Newcastle, Central Coast and Sydney but the Festival Of Place performance was their first time in the Mid Coast Region.

To stay updated on when they are in the area again, or to support up-and-coming young musicians, head to their websites.




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