Phrases by Gabriela Caeli Sumampow and Tom Parker
After a 12 months disadvantaged of music festivals, the present lastly can, and can, go on. Are you prepared?
We have been left hungry for music festivals (and dwell music normally) for nearly all of 2020, however issues look a bit of totally different this 12 months – and for as soon as, we’re not referring to the pandemic.
As Australia’s music trade emerges out of its slumber extra enthusiastic than ever, there’s a line of music festivals throughout the nation ready to embrace its music lovers.
Regardless of the uncertainty of how a post-pandemic music competition will seem like, not less than our prolonged deprivation of festivals ends in 2021. Now the query is – which festivals will you take a look at?
That can assist you get a head begin, right here’s an inventory of Australian music festivals we will all look ahead in 2021. Some could have offered out by the point you learn this, however this function celebrates everybody’s achievements to get a competition off the bottom, whether or not tickets have been snapped up or not.
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After internet hosting greater than 40 acts from over 25 nations in 2019, WOMADelaide returns in 2021 with a brand new format. Throughout 4 sundown live shows from Friday March 5 to Monday March 8, WOMADelaide 2021 will welcome performances from the likes of Midnight Oil, Archie Roach, Tash Sultana, Vika & Linda, The Teskey Brothers, Miiesha and extra.
The competition may also be relocating from Adelaide’s Botanic Park to King Rodney Park in 2021 – a brief transfer to permit developments to happen on the former web site.
Splendour within the Grass
Celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2021, Splendour within the Grass is ready to rock the North Byron Parklands from Friday July 23 to Sunday July 25. Tickets from 2020’s present shall be legitimate for SITG 2021, and with the headliners Tyler, The Creator, The Strokes and Gorillaz prepared and raring, we await the remainder of lineup with loads of anticipation.
This one’s additionally offered out, however you may be part of the waitlist here.
Now & Once more
Melbourne’s new waterside music competition transforms Williamstown’s Seaworks into an immersive celebration of music and artwork on Saturday April 17. Be part of SAFIA, Consumer Liaison, Confidence Man, E^ST, George Alice and extra for a competition complimented by a picturesque view of town skyline.
After taking “new 12 months, new me” to a different stage by altering their title from ‘By The Meadow’ in 2020, Meadow returns to Bambra this 12 months from Friday April 23 to Sunday April 25. The beloved competition shall be celebrating its seventh 12 months in 2021 after its 2020 instalment was cancelled resulting from COVID-19.
Their 2021 lineup is a cracker, boasting the likes of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Angie McMahon, Shut Counters, Shock Chef, Candy Whirl, Elizabeth and extra.
Euroa Music Pageant
That includes a lineup beaming with Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Mildlife, Donny Benet, Ainslie Wills, Budjerah, Merpire, Jaguar Jonze and extra, Euroa Music Pageant hits the Victorian heritage city on Saturday March 27. The event may also boast artwork displays, native wine, meals, beer, and a Sunday morning market, in an effort to showcase all the things the Euroa township has to supply.
Brunswick Music Pageant
After final 12 months’s Brunswick Music Pageant was sadly lower brief resulting from COVID-19, news that the 3056 mainstay would be back in 2021 was met by punters with open arms. Now, they prepared themselves for a ten-day sprint in March. Anticipate appearances from the likes of Money Savage & The Final Drinks, Angie McMahon, Mo’Ju, RVG, Kutcha Edwards and extra.
The Basin Live performance
In 2020, we stated farewell to Social gathering In The Paddock with one last hurrah in Tasmania’s White Hills, however the organisers behind the beloved competition haven’t left us excessive and dry. Vibestown Productions have now introduced their subsequent dwell music enterprise, reviving one among Tasmania’s most iconic music festivals, The Basin Live performance.
Happening on Friday March 26 and Saturday March 27, The Basin Live performance will function performances from Spiderbait, Holy Holy, Ball Park Music, Spacey Jane and extra.
Piknic Électronik returned to the Bowl for its seventh season in January, kicking off their collection of events with appearances from Harvey Sutherland, DJ Sunshine, and the dynamic two-piece of Carl & Eric’s Cell Disco. On Sunday February 21, the competition return once more, welcoming the likes of Laura King, Market Reminiscences, Handsdown b2b Leigh Boy, Grownup Artwork Membership and extra for one more dance within the Bowl.
After asserting their inaugural instalment at Brisbane’s Eatons Hill Open air on Saturday June 12, and the robust ticket gross sales that ensued, Full Tilt just lately introduced one other version at Melbourne’s Coburg Velodrome on Saturday July 3.
Offered by Destroy All Traces, the brand new various music competition will see the likes of Northlane, Thy Artwork Is Homicide, Arms Like Homes, Slowly Slowly, Press Membership and extra take to the stage.
For The Love
One other profitable product from the Untitled Group secure, For The Love celebrates Australia’s hottest music expertise. In 2021, the competition will welcome an enormous invoice to 3 separate places – Perth, Melbourne and Gold Coast – that includes Flight Services on the high, carefully adopted by Mallrat, Cosmo’s Midnight, Operating Contact, Boo Seeka and extra.
Play on the Plains
Play on the Plains is the brand new competition reworking the Deni Ute Muster’s well-known competition web site into an indie music lover’s playground. Headlined by San Cisco, the likes of Ruby Fields, Spacey Jane, WAAX, Benny Walker and Taylah King may also seem at an occasion set to reinvigorate the local people following the catastrophe that was 2020. Happening on Sunday March 7.
Mornington Nation Music Pageant
The Mornington Nation Music Pageant will return for its second 12 months on Saturday March 6, and is all about showcasing a few of Australia’s greatest and rising country-styled musicians. Situated throughout the pure amphitheatre and surrounds of The Briars on the Mornington Peninsula, this 12 months’s invoice options Kasey Chambers, Shane Nicholson, Shannon Noll, Jayne Denham, Gareth Leach and extra.
Bluesfest has had as powerful a time of it as any competition over the past 12 months, with the 2020 instalment postponed simply weeks out because of the disruptions attributable to COVID-19.
Now, they prepared themselves for 2021, making ready an all-Australian occasion boasting an enormous lineup of native greats. Suppose Tash Sultana, Jimmy Barnes, The Teskey Brothers, John Butler, Xavier Rudd, Ocean Alley, The Waifs, Kasey Chambers, The Dwelling Finish and plenty of extra. She’ll be occurring from April 1 to April 5 up in Byron Bay.
Boogie Pageant first postponed its April 2020 occasion to the Melbourne Cup weekend of final 12 months. When COVID-19 nonetheless wouldn’t relent, they needed to shift it as soon as once more – this time a 12 months on from when the unique occasion was purported to happen.
Now occurring from April 2 to April 4 on the beloved Tallarook competition web site, punters can count on performances from Pond, Money Savage & The Final Drinks, Angie McMahon and Even, whereas the worldwide visitors of Infinite Boogie, Howlin’ Rain and Twin Peaks are additionally set to make the journey.
Underneath the Southern Stars
Underneath the Southern Stars is one other to have endured ongoing disruptions. In 2021, the competition is ready to see Low-cost Trick, Bush and Stone Temple Pilots make their means Down Underneath for a run of 11 reveals throughout April and Might. With Aussie rockers Rose Tattoo and Electrical Mary rounding out the invoice, Underneath the Southern Stars will go to locations all throughout the nation, together with Melbourne’s The Timber Yard and Hastings Foreshore Reserve on the Mornington Peninsula.
Summer season Sounds
Summer season Sounds Pageant loved a profitable stint in Adelaide via January and shall be descending on Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl in late February, early March. Right here you may count on appearances from the likes of Aussie greats, triple j frontrunners and cult favourites. See the lineup for your self – Bernard Fanning, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, One thing for Kate, Spacey Jane, Ball Park Music and extra.
Not a lot data has emerged about RISING – the brand new cultural competition hitting Melbourne from Might 26 to June 6. Given its lineage – a cross-section of Melbourne Worldwide Arts Pageant and White Evening – you may count on one thing spectacular however what ‘spectacular’ entails in RISING’s eyes, we’ll have to attend and see.
The vineyard x music competition idea has actually taken off, and whereas Grapevine Gathering has but to announce when its 2021 occasion will happen, Wine Machine is ready to brighten Victoria’s Yarra Valley, Western Australia’s Swan Valley and the Commonwealth Park in Canberra with an epic competition come late March.
The names embody The Jungle Giants, Sizzling Dub Time Machine, Bag Raiders, Alice Ivy, Northeast Social gathering Home and extra.
As Melbourne’s dwell music scene comes again to life, check out our piece on the Melbourne venues internet hosting gigs once more.