Hunter ready for a Hot Dub frenzy

Wild: The Hot Dub Wine Machine event at McLaren Vale in South Australia. Picture: Supplied
Wild: The Hot Dub Wine Machine event at McLaren Vale in South Australia. Picture: Supplied

Beats and wine will be the mix of the weekend in the Hunter on Saturday, as Sydney audiovisual artist Hot Dub Time Machine – otherwise known as Tom Loud – brings his show to Hope Estate.

The festival, known as Hot Dub Wine Machine, boasts a lineup that includes PNAU, Miami Horror, Paces, Young Franco, Crooked Colours, Running Touch, Tom Tilley from Triple J and Confidence Man.

First release tickets for the Hunter show are sold out, but some second release tickets are still available online.

The Hope Estate festival is the second on a five leg tour of Australian wineries that began in the Huon Valley, Tasmania, and will wrap up in Swan Valley, Western Australia.

“PNAU are absolute dance music royalty - an act that have always been hugely respected on the Australian dance scene, and by myself as an artist,” Loud said.

“Their new track is so strong, and we couldn’t be more honoured to be hosting their live return on our Wine Machine stage – it’s going to be epic.”

Organisers described the the event as a full-bodied day of gourmet food, fine wine and live music, taking place across a collection of the country’s best wineries.

PNAU made a mark in the noughties thanks to their forward-thinking, high-energy live shows - and have promised their Australian return to the stage in 2017 will be marked by that same sense of the cutting-edge contemporary that defined their rise. 

Tom Loud.

Tom Loud.

The new live line-up sees original members Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes return, joined by a new addition - Nick’s brother Sam Littlemore.

The boys’ infectious new track ‘Chameleon’ is blitzing the Australian airwaves and is a surefire contender for Triple J’s top 20 come Hottest 100 time.

As well as partying with PNAU, Wine Machine revelers will be dancing through the decades with Hot Dub himself as he plays his signature set under a ceiling of stars.

Revellers will receive another rare treat in Miami Horror, Melbourne’s long-time favourite psychedelic indie-electronic adventurers, who’ve been slaying the United States for the past couple of years. They will bring their well-polished live chops to Australian stages for Wine Machine. 

The Australian music scene’s A-List are also in tow for the wine region tour - a cabernet Franco, of the Young varietal. A Paces Ximenez. A crisp Crooked Colours Chenin Blanc. Running Touch Reserve. A sparkling Tom Tilley, a Confidence Man claret. Dena Amy dessert wine. Cabernet Liz Cambage. A tipple of Tina Says, a Piedmont Pilerats, Sports sherry, and of course, a few DJs from the Chateau de Falconia family itself.