ok. So for anyone who lives down in Melbourne, you’ll know that the St Kilda Festival is always a bit of fun. Good food, some pretty awesome live music, and best of all, the whole thing is free.
The festival runs between Feb 5 and Feb 13 and is held right throughout St Kilda and Festival Sunday is on Sunday the 13th Feb. Festival Sunday sees about 60 bands playing across a few different stages with the main stage on the beach. Last year I saw Jonathan Boulet play this small little stage, and the year before I witnessed Cut Copy doing a pretty awesome DJ set and Aussie rock legends The Angels doing a set. So yeah, they always manage to attract some fairly decent acts. They also announce the shortlist for the Australian Music Prize – you can check out all of the entrants for that here.
Anyway, so on Friday they announced four of the acts playing on Festival Sunday. They always have some pretty great local acts. So anyway, without further ado, the first four acts announced are:
Hungry Kids of Hungary
I’m especially looking forward to Kimbra and Hungry Kids of Hungary (and we got two of their tracks below). They’re going to announce the rest of the lineup in January, so stay tuned.
The full lineup has been announced, and we’ve got it on maamf. You can see it all, including playing times right here.
ok. so Golden Plains festival down here in Victoria will be in it’s fifth year next year. It always manages to draw an interesting and diverse lineup and next years ain’t no exception.
Something Golden Plains do manage to do is to rake in a few old bands who haven’t played in a while. Last year they got Pavement and Dinosaur Jnr. This year they got NZ band The Clean, who were a killer punk shoegaze kinda band from the late 70s. (To be honest, I actually didn’t know of them before this morning…but listening to their MySpace, i’m rather impressed.)
But yes, the full lineup! I think I might try and get along to this fest. Although there are a few bands I don’t know, there’s enough there that I do know! Totes lookin forward to Best Coast, Architecture In Helsinki, Wavves, The Clean, Mount Kimbie, Jamie Lidell, The Middle East, and World’s End Press.
Wanna go? It’s at the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, Meredith, Victoria, Australia, March 12 – 14, 2011
2011 Golden Plains Lineup.
THE HOLD STEADY
ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI
PULLED APART BY HORSES
THE MIDDLE EAST
BOY & BEAR
THE BESNARD LAKES
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE
J-WOW FEAT. MC KALAF
WILDBIRDS & PEACEDRUMS
BAMBOO MUSIK DJS
WORLD’S END PRESS
To finish off with, a few tracks from some of the killer bands on the lineup!
ok. So this morning, Triple J slowly let out the lineup for the St Jeromes Laneway Festival for next year…
I think that’s all I can say! Most of the bands I’ve been hanging out to see but haven’t been able to coz of the year that is Honours Thesis are on this list.
Cutters (AM SO FREAKING PUMPED TO SEE THESE BOYS LIVE AGAIN!) played at Parklife which would’ve been awesome.
Yeasayer and Beach House played at Splendour.
And then there’s PVT, Rat Vs Possum, The Holidays, Bear In Heaven, Deerhunter, Holy Fuck, Gotye…man, the list just goes on and on. It’s like a bloggers wet dream…or nightmare (Too many great bands in only one day!)
Anyway, you can check out the lineup just below. You can check out my mini review of last years here. Also make sure you check out a few tracks from the bands playin.
I am freaking excited!
Bear in Heaven
Jenny and Johnny
Les Savy Fav
PVT (PVT – Window)
Rat vs Possum (Rat Vs Possum – Binti Jua)
Two Door Cinema Club
World’s End Press (World’s End Press – Golden Child)
Yeasayer (Yeasayer – O.N.E)