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the AU interview: Ciaram Granger (Adelaide) talks new music and touring ahead of the Follow the Sun Festival!

Adelaide based musician Ciaram Granger gives the AU a heads up on what Follow the Sun Festival punters can be expecting from his set this weekend! The well-travelled artist has been working on some new music he's keen to roadtest before launching into an extensive period of releasing new tunes and touring in 2015. Get to know him a bit better before the long weekend kicks off!

Tell us a bit about who you are and how you got started.

I actually started playing my first shows in Glenelg about seven years ago. Since then, I have been fortunate to travel through Europe and around Australia playing shows. My Mum was the first one to teach me to play guitar and it just evolved from that. From there, I haven't been able to put it down!

It's great to see local artists becoming big around the world. Do you enjoy returning to play for your hometown?

I love coming home to Adelaide. It's a lot of fun being able to travel and play music, but it is also nice to return home especially to somewhere as beautiful as Glenelg.

You have a new album set to be released in January and a tour planned for 2015. Tell us a bit about what you have in store for fans!

I'll be heading back to Europe and the east coast of Australia in 2015 to tour the new album and we are in the process of organising a trip to America as well. The new album is slightly different to what I have done in the past, it shows a much more chilled out side to the writing and playing. I'll have a new single out later this year as a little taste of what's to come.

We're super excited to see you return to the stage to perform for Adelaide at the Follow the Sun Festival this weekend. The line up looks pretty amazing. Who are you most looking forward to playing alongside?

It sounds cliche, but everyone; there are so many great acts playing! From Lyall Moloney to Paul Dempsey and from local acts James Abberley to Voice of Trees. Everyone is just so good!!

How important do you think it is for local artists to get involved in festivals like this?

It's a great way for Local acts to showcase their talent alongside established artists. It's a tough industry, but sharing the stage with such good established acts exposes their music to a bigger audience.

Can you tell us a bit about what you have in store for fans this weekend?

A set that is going to get you dancing! We are going to be throwing in a new tune we have been working on.

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Ciaram Granger will be performing at the inaugural Follow the Sun Festival in Adelaide on Sunday, October 5th. Visit www.followthesunfestival.com for tickets and further event information!