FESTIVAL LINE UP

Bliss n Eso are an ARIA Award winning Australian hip hop band based in Sydney, and were originally known as Bliss N' Esoterikizm for their debut EP "The Arrival". Bliss N Eso are currently signed to Melbourne record label Illusive Sounds, and are managed and booked by label co-founders Adam Jankie and Matt Gudinski. The trio; American MC Bliss (Jonathan "Swag" Notley), Australian MC Eso (Max "Tha Bizness" MacKinnon) and DJ Izm (Tarik Ejjamai) of Moroccan heritage have been friends (and have rapped together) since high school. Notley moved to Australia in 1992 when he was thirteen and met MacKinnon at the Glenaeon Steiner School in Sydney.

Breaking out of Brisbane, Australia, Sheppard are the pop group behind the global hit 'Geronimo'. Platinum in the U.S. and 20 other countries, while climbing up the Billboard Hot 100. Their debut album, 'Bombs Away' from which 'Geronimo' was lifted, won George Sheppard and his sisters Amy and Emma an ARIA for 'Best Group' and launched Sheppard onto festival stages worldwide, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The core message of 'Geronimo' is 'follow your dream' and is at the heart of Sheppard's song writing DNA. The uplifting and inspiring theme continues with their new release 'Riding The Wave', from their new album.

Hands Like Houses are a fresh and explosive 6 piece from Canberra, Australia. With a rapidly expanding international fanbase, the band has captivated audiences with their electric blend of technical, effects- heavy songwriting with post-hardcore passion and stage presence. Driven by rich lyricism and melodic, emotive vocals in the vein of Emarosa and The Getaway Plan, the band presents a complex and finely crafted mix of guitar and electronics, drawing from a broad range of influence including Thrice, The Receiving End of Sirens and Closure in Moscow.

'Watching the Sky.' The album is due in June 2018, and features 'Riding The Wave' as well s the Gold single 'Keep Me Crazy' and Platinum single and radio smash, 'Coming Home.'

Abbe is known as a phenomenal singer, songwriter and guitarist, a poetic, insightful, hard-hitting lyricist, performer and visual artist who harnesses and openly expresses her sexuality without shame.  She spent the past four years creating her fifth studio album “FRUIT”, released on February 2, 2018, and it is her most succinct and powerful declaration of identity yet. A melodic, upbeat and soulful collection of songs made to honour the lives of those who don’t quite know how to stand in line.

SUNDOWNER LINE UP

Sam Perry is a one man orchestra. Armed with only a loop station, effect pedal and microphone Perry is able to create layer upon layer of haunting vocal harmonies, heavy basslines and break-beat, beat boxed rhythms - live on the spot. Perry was recently named the winner of the 2018 season of 'The Voice'.

Now based in Perth, Carla’s been making music since her early teens and reckons catching a Tired Lion gig when she was 16 helped make up her mind to pursue music for real. Fast forward to now and she’s playing gigs with her idols like Abbe May and Jen Cloher, her stripped back folk-rock sound letting her voice and relatable lyrics shine through.