GRAMPIANS MUSIC FESTIVAL LINE-UP ANNOUNCED!
Polish Club | Tired Lion
Ruby Fields | Heaps Good Friends
Localles | Fountaineer | SAATSUMA
Jarrow | IV League
Didirri | ELKI | Greta Stanley
Crepes | The Scrims | Ro | Phia
Zac Saber | Jack the Fox Band | Opal Ocean | Angelo Migyi
Some of Australia’s most impressive new acts – including Tired Lion, Ruby Fields, Polish Club and Didirri – will play the stage at Grampians Music Festival’s second outing in February.
GMF 2018 is following up an impressive debut line-up with 20 acts, all of whom are making waves in the Australian music scene. They will play against a backdrop of stunning 360° mountain views in the heart of theGrampians National Park from 2-4 February.
With a fresh focus on up-and-coming Australian talent, the second annual Grampians Music Festival will kick off with a stellar Friday night“Best in the West” program, headed by sombre folk dandy Didirri and featuring Melbourne-via-Ballarat retro-pop outfit Crepes and Bendigo’sFountaineer.
Festival Director Carly Flecknoe said the 2017 festival brought music lovers from all corners of the country together for a beautiful weekend of musical discovery that included acts like Tigertown, Saskwatch, Clairy Browne and Alex Lahey.
“But 2018 is set to be much bigger with a number of artists making their summer festival debut at GMF,” she said.
“We’ve scoured iconic music venues and band rooms across the country to find the best new bands and solo artists, and we couldn’t be more excited about our year two lineup.”
With Polish Club, Heaps Good Friends, Localles and SAATSUMAheadlining the Saturday night, and Tired Lion, Ruby Fields and Jarrowclosing the festival Sunday, all three days of GMF 2018 will be packed with huge sounds not to be missed.
Music lovers will be treated to a boutique festival experience in an incredible location, with room to dance in a valley surrounded by the iconic western Victorian mountain ranges.
“We’ve built this whole festival experience to showcase the amazing Grampians region, with local produce, boutique spirits and craft beer from some of the state’s most exciting producers.”
From powerful pop songstress ELKI to garage rockers IV League, new sounds from a diverse lineup of Australian artists will fill Halls Gap from the 2nd – 4th of February 2018.
Tickets are on sale now – visit Eventbrite.com and search Grampians Music Festival. Accommodation packages as well as travel options from Melbourne and regional cities will be on offer soon, and a range of other accommodation options will be outlined at:
Arguable the best two-man rock band in the county, Sydney’s Polish Clubis David Novak and John-Henry and they’re the loudest goddamn soul outfit you’ve ever heard. John-Henry is the dynamic drummer, incredible at hitting three separate things at once with great gravity. Novak is the charismatic singer who also plays a beautifully brash blues guitar. Sydney’sPolish Club write soulful rock songs fifty years late and twice the speed. In any one of their energetic numbers, which barely nip at the three minute mark, the full-bodied howl of Motown’s finest frontmen is parsed through the garage rock scuzz of Detroit. Unique and unstoppable, Polish Club released their debut album, ‘Alright Already’ in March this year and commanded stages across the country during a spectacular headline tour in June. soundcloud.com/bestpolishclub
“’Suck’ – all Nineties soft-quiet dynamics with a killer melodic twist and a hook begging to be shouted at summer festivals: ‘I’m strung out, I’m strung out, I’m strung out!’” – Rolling Stone Australia
In 2015 Tired Lion seized Australian rock fans by the scruff of their necks by winning Triple J’s prestigious Unearthed Award; tearing down the main stage at Splendour In The Grass; claiming the WAMI for Best Rock Song; supporting the likes of The 1975, Kingswood and Luca Brasi, and this year their their debut album ‘Dumb Days’ was Triple J’s Feature Album of the Week. Fronted by the enigmatic Sophie Hopes, Tired Lion’s infections melodies are brought forth with raw honesty and intensity, calling back to the rich tradition of strong Australian front women. Acting as the perfect ying to her yang, Sophie is backed Matt Tanner,Ethan Darnell and Nick Vasey who play with passion, precision and a ‘take no prisoners’ approach, making Tired Lion a powerful act worth keeping your eyes (and ears) on. tiredlionband.bandcamp.com
Unapologetically raw and a little rough around the edges, Ruby Fields makes honest, hard-hitting, ‘90s inspired indie pop-rock and has a rad time doing her thing. At 13 she snuck into venues and galleries in Cronulla to understand the vibrant music and art culture in her neighbourhood and began busking on the weekends. When she found substance and relatable qualities in the music she listened to, she found herself gradually writing and creating her own music. Quickly taking the Aussie music scene by storm, Ruby Fields recently played a packed-out showcase at BIGSOUND ahead of her national tour this November. youtube.com/watch?v=6bATwF6zXG8
Heaps Good Friends
Heaps Good Friends is writing buddies Emma and Nick getting their txt msg lyrics on in a Peanut Brittle Pop sound. They met 10 years ago in the old Gladstone Gaol in South Australia where Nick recorded Emma’s first demo in the K wing. Heaps Good Friends hit their stride with ‘Let’s Hug Longer’ which struck a chord with the Triple J clan and now it’s time to get down party time…. Toilet paper on your shoe? HGF welcome you. soundcloud.com/user-48196
Melbourne’s SAATSUMA is the collaborative electronic project of Memphis Kelly and Cesar Rodrigues. A combination of soulful vocals, warped synthesisers and gritty textures, the duo produce an effortless blend of raw vulnerability and lucid darkness. After their debut at BIGSOUND 2016,SAATSUMA graced the stage at Paradise and The Hills Are Alive and supported Dorsal Fins, Olympia, Vera Blue, Yeo and PNAU. On stageSAATSUMA are a five-piece live act, fronted by Memphis Kelly and joined by Cesar Rodrigues, Maddy Kelly, Lachlan Stuckey and Andrew Congues. Danceable and dynamic, yet intimate and emotive, SAATSUMA’s live show is an unmissable and highly immersive sonic experience.soundcloud.com/saatsuma
Greta Stanley was announced as the winner of the Triple J Unearthed Groovin the Moo Townsville competition, alongside being selected as theUnearthed Feature Artist in the last week of April 2017. She followed that with a string of shows with the likes of Sarah Blasko and Didirri, and she was also recently announced to be a part of The Grass is Greener Festivalline-up – all of this ahead of her debut album release later this year. Greta’s youthful, electric and emotional songs will leave you feeling like somebody has reached right in and given your heart a little shake with both hands. The otherworldly nature of her music will hypnotise and mesmerise you. soundcloud.com/gretastanley
Crafting beautifully honest, soul-baring songs at just 22, Didirri creates music with a maturity well beyond his years. Performing songs constructed with soaring vocals and quietly strummed guitar, his sound is haunting sombre folk with infectious lyrical composition. It’s been a whirlwind year for this self-described folk dandy, supporting artists such as Oh Pep!, Jack River, Tash Sultana, Pierce Brothers and The Jezabels, silencing the room at his BIGSOUND showcase appearance and selling out two debut headline shows last month. Live, Didirri commands a room with his mesmeric melodies and bewitching charisma. There can be no doubt thatDidirri is one of Australia’s most promising talents. Didirri is one of Australia’s most promising talents. soundcloud.com/didirri/blind-you-didirri
Tiger Town after GMF 2017: “Grampians Music Festival was one of our favourite shows ever. The location was amazing and almost as beautiful as the people. Hope to go back sometime.”
All the important details!
Big mountains, huge sounds.
Grampians Music Festival
Friday 2nd February – Sunday 4th February
Halls Gap, Victoria
Tickets available from:
Full ticket options available from 2nd October 2017
Three-day ticket @ $195.00 +GST +BF
The three-day ticket allows you to attend the festival on all three days, from 2 – 4 February 2018.
Two-day ticket @ $175.00 +GST +BF
The two-day ticket allows you to attend the festival on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 February 2018.
Friday local music night @ $30.00 +GST +BF
The Friday night focuses on highlighting the amazing music from bands close to the Grampians region.
To find out more about accommodation options go to:
Heaps Good Friends
Jack the Fox Band