The In Good Company Open Air Music Festival organisers have announced Lismore’s own rising indie-soul star Ngaiire as headliner of the inaugural event.

Ngaiire spent her teen years in Lismore and shot to fame as a finalist on the top-rating commercial TV series, Australian Idol.

These days, Ngaiire is a show-stopping diva in her own right and has her own team of backing vocalists and musicians enhancing her on-stage talent, known as The Ngaiire Band.

The Ngaiire Band, who are based in Sydney, will join an eclectic mix of local rock ‘n’ roll, country, reggae, folk, indie, pop, blues and choral acts on stage at the In Good Company Festival, November 13, at the Lismore Turf Club.

These include Australian singer-songwriter Diana Anaid, country rock ‘n’ rollers The Re-mains, funky drumming troupe The Samba Blisstas, the unique live performance of Very Unique Existence singer/songwriter Rich Latimer and gypsy world music band Stipsky.

Dolphin Award Album of the Year 2010 winners The Tendons will bring their award-winning sounds to the stage, accompanied by the singer/guitar stylings of Luke Vassella.

Choir of Lismore’s homeless, The Winsome Street Choir, will perform original songs, followed by the hillbilly banjo strumming fun of Thrillbilly Stomp.

Tightrope Alley will play after Lismore youth band Primary Colours, and then there’s rockin’ Roy Wilders, the beautiful Cath Simes and her Band … the list goes on!

The smorgasbord of creative talent sprawled across the grass at the Lismore Turf Club will be packed on Saturday November 13 2010, with a massive main stage pumping a mix of easy-listening music all day – plus market/food stalls, artist workshops, roving circus performers, rides and activities for kids and so much more.

All proceeds of this event will be going to two areas of need in our region – mental health and homelessness – specifically, two local charities working hard to improve services/support in these areas: The Mental Health Support Group and The Lismore Soup Kitchen.

Tickets are on sale now and cost $15 for adults, $12 concession and $30 for families (VIP tickets also available – $40 per ticket and tables available) and can be ordered online at www.ingoodcompany2010.org, by emailing the organisers or by phoning the Lismore Turf Club on 02 6621 3176.