Meredith Announce First Two Acts

We’re starting to see the first summer festival announcements trickle through and as usual Meredith are offering the goods with the first two acts announced.

current it-women Grimes and legendary Australian band The Sunnyboys have been announced to play the festival from December 7-9 and it will be awesome.

The Sunnyboys are a particularly exciting band to have play. Lead singer Jeremy Oxley developed schizophrenia and it was generally accepted that we’ll never see them play live again. With a sound that is a throwback to the mod bands of the 1960s their albums still sound fresh today.

If you haven’t got a copy of their debut, it’s around $10 at JB Hi-Fi. Do your ears a favour, it’s excellent.

The ballot is open and you need to enter before August 12.As usual it will probably sell out.

Festival News

I’ve been at school camp the last few days so these annoucements are probably a bit old but I’m sure some of you might of missed them.

Homebake is happening on the 5th of December this year at the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens. Tickets will go on sale on the 17th of August. The line up was announced this week and looks something like this:

POWDERFINGER
JET
HILLTOP HOODS
ESKIMO JOE
SIA
DANIEL MERRIWEATHER
MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS
SARAH BLASKO
A special best of performance by TIM FINN
CLOSURE IN MOSCOW
TIKI TAANE (NZ)
SHORT STACK
UNDERGROUND LOVERS (original line-up)
PHRASE
DECODER RING
BUMBLEBEEZ
TUMBLEWEED (original line-up)
EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING
ROWLAND S HOWARD (together with Mick Harvey, JP Shiloh & Lindsay Gravina)
THE FUNKOARS
THE MIDDLE EAST
THE ASTON SHUFFLE
SUGAR ARMY
RECORD PRODUCER
SHOCKONE

And more to be announced

In other festival related news, Jane’s Addiction have pulled out of Sp

lendor in the Grass and all of their other Australian dates due to band member Stephen Perkins being hospitalised with an infected elbow. The Living End have been named as a replacment for the festival.

If anyone has Splendor tickets and want a refund because of this, you can head over to http://support.qjump.com.au