Either you’re on your way to the North Byron Parklands, armed with Gumboots and hidden booze, or you’re like us – suffering a serious case of FOMO. Despite this terrible illness, we are still bloody appreciative of how INCREDIBLE the lineup is this year and want to showcase just a few acts we reckon you can’t miss out on.
Kwame is set to become one of the biggest names in Australian hip-hop. At only 20 years-old he has supported Migos, 6lack and Bliss N Eso and released his second EP only a few months ago. He won the Triple J Unearthed competition to open the Ampitheatre at 12pm Friday and it is absolutely well deserved.
Bursting onto the Melbourne scene with their spine-tingling left-field experimental dance pop, duo Alta are making waves. Having signed with Mushroom Group offshoot Soothsayer and released banger after banger, you’re guaranteed a boogie at the Tiny Dancer stage at 3pm on Friday.
Byron Bay locals SEASIDE bring mesmerising sultry dream-pop in the form of a captivating four-piece outfit. With two EPs and several singles under their belts, they have received praise from the likes of Richard Kingsmill and Nick Findlay. Having been picked by Triple J Unearthed for the locals slot Saturday at the Ampitheatre at 12pm, you can’t afford to miss these guys.
This elusive Sydney collective have made a name for themselves over the span of just two singles and are one of the fastest rising fierce dance-pop acts out. With breakout single “Not About You” and follow-up “Jupiter” everywhere at the moment, you’ll want to bare witness to their incredible coordinated dance moves. See them at the Mix Up Stage Saturday at 12.15pm.
AMYL & THE SNIFFERS
Pub punk rockers and 70s’ nostalgics Amyl & The Sniffers are a force to be reckoned with. Writing energetic and liquor-fuelled rock and roll, their live shows are manic with frontwoman Amy taking no prisoners. If you want to hear tunes about Balacava and the West Gate while trapped in a mosh, the Ampitheatre Sunday at 12pm is the place to be.