Our top 6 festival picks for this summer
Alrighty – it’s no secret that festival season is upon us yet again. In case you haven’t already bled your wallet dry on tickets to festivals, sideshows, booze, outfits, glitter etc…
We’ve done you a service and rounded up our top 6 picks for the summer.
So gather your mates, locate your loose change, stock up on empty yoghurt squeezies and get ready to sweat it out in the mosh with the likes of Tyler, The Creator, Aussie legends RÜFÜS DU SOL, Hermitude, Boy & Bear, Hot Chip, The 1975 and more.
LINEUP: RÜFÜS DU SOL. Tyler, The Creator. Hayden James. The Veronicas. Skepta. Mallrat. Confidence Man. Mallrat. Motez. Willaris. K (DJ Set) + more.
We’re not gonna lie. When this lineup dropped, we peed ourselves a little bit because it’s just. so. big. If you’re in Victoria, there’s no better way to end 2019 than Beyond The Valley. The lineup is stacked – witness the mastermind behind IGOR, boogie to Just Friends and arguably most importantly, bask in the glory of everyone’s favourite twins The Veronicas.
FESTIVAL DEETS: Lardner Park, Lardner. Dec 28 – Jan 1.
# of GiggedIn Credits to RSVP: 8
LINEUP: The 1975. Charli XCX. Ruel. Earl Sweatshirt. Ocean Alley. DMA’s. J.I.D. Tones and I. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Hockey Dad.
Laneway’s back bigger than ever this year – with the Sydney festival moving to The Domain and the age restriction dropping to 16+ so even more frothers can get in on the action. As always, the lineup is massive – in addition to international headliners The 1975 and Charli XCX, we’re pretty keen to see the wonderful Kaiit, your fav kiwi BENEE, the always incredible Stella Donnelly and the incredible Omar Apollo in his first shows in Aus.
The Domain, Sydney. Feb 2 2020.
Footscray Park, Melbourne. Feb 9 2020.
# of GiggedIn Credits to RSVP: 11
LINEUP: Hermitude. Girl Talk (USA). The Jungle Giants. Crooked Colours. Safia. Client Liaison. Touch Sensitive. Young Franco + more.
Can’t be arsed to trek it to Falls or Beyond The Valley but still want a good boogie to end 2019? NYE In The Park is for you. Stacked lineup with guaranteed good tunes and close to the city so you can head to kick ons nice and easy.
Victoria Park, Camperdown. Dec 31 2019.
# of GiggedIn Credits to RSVP: 8
LINEUP: Boy & Bear. The Presets. Ball Park Music. Allday. DZ Deathrays. Kita Alexander. Graace. + more.
For all the surfers out there – The Drop is your calling. For their third year, they’re travelling alongside the World Surf League Australia tour to a healthy number of beautiful coastal locations. And if the promise of some sun isn’t enough for you, the lineup should do the trick. Old favourites The Presets are joined by indie-folk legends Boy & Bear plus a heap of all-star Aussie favs.
Empire Park, Newcastle – Mar 7 2020.
Keirle Park, Manly – Mar 14 2020.
Torquay Common, Torquay – Apr 11 2020.
# of GiggedIn Credits to RSVP: 7
LINEUP: Hot Chip. Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats. Sleaford Mods. Weyes Blood. The Murlocs. Alex Cameron. Mom Jeans. Press Club + more.
When the lineup for last years Farmer & The Owl dropped – we knew we were in for something special and this year is no different. An absolute dream for indie-music lovers, Farmer & The Owl is back with an even bigger lineup headlined by UK dance legends Hot Chip. Seriously – if you missed it last year, you’d better grab a ticket now because there’s absolutely no better way to spend your February 29 in the leap year.
FESTIVAL DEETS: MacCabe Park, Wollongong. Feb 29 2020.
# of GiggedIn Credits to RSVP: 5
LINEUP: Brockhampton. Lizzo. Kaytranada. Madeon. Jax Jones. Giggs. Meduza. Chillinit. Whipped Cream.
Holy smokes this one’s a biggie. The boys from Brockhampton will be back and joined by 2019 icon Lizzo. And if you’ve given Kaytranada’s new album BUBBA a listen you’ll know exactly why you can’t miss him at FOMO next year.
Parramatta Park, Sydney. Jan 11 2020.
Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne. Jan 12 2020.
# of GiggedIn Credits to RSVP: 9 Credits.