Port Macquarie’s Barrel House are preparing a return to the stage at Port Macquarie Beer & Cider Festival after spending the last 4 or so years in retirement. 

The story kicks off after Barrel House sent a self confessed “crappy demo” into triple J radio. Roots n All started spinning it and within weeks the band was handpicked by the station as their ‘unearthed’ act to open the main stage of Coffs Harbour’s Open Arms Festival ( w’Grinspoon, Gyroscope, Mammal, TZU and many more).

Strong Triple J airplay around the unearthed win sent them to the top of the Triple J Unearthed ‘roots’ charts which, combined with a swift rising reputation on the North Coast live scene, led straight into the pinnacle of blues festivals, the East Coast Blues n Roots festival (Byron Bay).

Alongside festival appearances Barrel House have maintained a fierce touring schedule ever since. When in their prime, Barrell House were one of the hardest working bands in the country, playing over 100 shows a year from east coast to west coast. It’s this dedication to the road that has seen their star continue to rise, with supports clocked up for the likes of Ani Defranco, Blue King Brown, Jeff Lang, Mama Kin and Ash Grunwald to name but a few.