The first group of local and international artists for the New Year’s Pyramid Festival have been announced.
It’s certainly an eclectic group of artists, heavy on the big-name Aussies but also with a sprinkling of international acts like Pittsburgh politico-punks Anti-Flag, Newcastle (UK) electro act Slow Magic, Hertforshire dance-punks Friendly Fires doing a DJ set, and Portland-based psych act Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
The list, in alphabetical order, is: 360, All The Colours, Anti-Flag, Blood Red Shoes, Children Collide, Closure In Moscow, Dangerous!, D-Cup, Dead Letter Circus, Doctor Werewolf, Dream On Dreamer, Friendly Fires DJ set, Hands Like Houses, House VS Hurricane, Illy, Karnivool, Kingswood, Luke Million, Phetsta, Stonefield, Slow Magic, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Urthboy and Xavier Rudd.
Of course, this is just the first announcement and there’ll certainly be more but it’s a pretty heady start, with hip-hop, post-hardcore, dance, roots, rock and more.
It runs from December 29 to January 1 on Phillip Island in Victoria. Tickets will go on sale September 4.
Check out our chats with 360, Xavier Rudd, Children Collide, and Stonefield below.