Which big headliner is bringing in your New Year?
Here’s a list of artists that are on tour across the country bringing in the New Year, a select few from some of the top festivals, concerts and parties that you can’t miss. From Falls and Southbound Festivals, to Perth’s underground club event Origin NYE, to the NYD institution that is Field Day, there’s a good chance these guys are going to be nearby and if they aren’t, even better chance to get off your ass and make the most of 2014 while kicking off an epic 2015. Don’t let it be another year that starts with mass FOMO and regret; get organised and appreciate some damn fine music!
WHERE: Beyond The Valley Festival Victoria, Origin NYE Perth, Field Day Sydney.
WHY: He’s a super funny dude, just check out his Instagram and online store. Oh, and he makes BIG festival jams that scream crazy, good times. Dillon Francis has been killing the electronic dance scene this year, and with the release of his highly anticipated album 'Money sucks. Friends rule', he’s got a heap to deliver to Australian audiences. It’s pretty hard to define his music, straying away from particular EDM genres and crossing paths with musicians and produces you’d never expect. Francis was also raised by the best in Diplo and mate Skrillex, releasing music across prominent labels Mad Decent and OWSLA. What better, bigger way to say good-bye to 2014 and hello 2015 then with Dillon Francis (and whichever alter-ego he brings along for the tour).
— SOMEWHERE ELSE (@whoszed) December 2, 2014
WHERE: Falls & Southbound Festivals, Field Day Sydney, Side Shows (October)
WHY: If their most recent album release 'This Is All Yours’ isn’t enough to get you along to one of their December/January shows then probably skip to the next artist. From “Left Hand Free” to “Every Other Freckle” and of course the blissful tune in “Hunger of the Pine”, their new music combines everything good, weird and relaxing. Combine all this with their 2012 album 'An Awesome Wave', and you’ve got yourself a stellar set. And if you already caught them at their October sideshows, you’ll know perfectly well to get a second dose!
— Δ (alt-J) (@alt_J) October 21, 2014
WHERE: Beyond The Valley Victoria, Origin NYE Perth, Field Day Sydney, Side Shows.
WHY: While he may have laid off the purple drank and good smoke, Danny Brown is by no means any lesser of a man, musician or general crazy dude. He’s a true performer and proved it to Australian audiences earlier in the year at Splendour In The Grass. While his big hit in “Dip” is a favorite, his sets go much deeper that include collaborations with Rustie, Phantogram and The Avalanches, and are energy packed for both those brave enough to hit the mosh or sit back in the fields and swag along. Australia should be damn appreciative that we have him here to celebrate the New Year because the Detroit rapper is in high demand worldwide!
— Danny Brown (@xdannyxbrownx) March 27, 2014
WHERE: Falls & Southbound Festivals, Field Day Sydney, Side Shows around Australia
WHY: Relatively unknown to Australians, the Oxford group caught us by surprise earlier in 2014 with their smooth, indulgent single “Gooey”, then following it up with an even sexier debut album in “ZABA”, having Aussies demand them make the trip over. Answering the calls, Glass Animals came for a two show stint in April but that just wasn’t enough, being named all over the country touring with Falls & Southbound Festivals, Field Day and their own sideshows. Their dramatic range is what has so many intrigued, with a warm groove, R&B inspired flow and vocals that delve to the likes of Alt-J yet keep an individuality, they seriously can’t be looked past.
— Late Night (@LateNightSeth) October 9, 2014
WHERE: Falls & Southbound Festivals, Let The Eat Cake Melbourne, Field Day Sydney.
WHY: To the regular festival punter kicking along this summer, Todd Terje may just go unknown to you. He’s a quiet achiever, yet has been making big sounds since before the 2000’s and the disco king hasn’t hit Australia since 2012. Brining his live show to fans at Falls & Southbound, as well as Sydney and Melbourne NYD festivals, Todd Terje can and will make you dance. Best known for his disco-house tracks “Inspector Norse” and “Spiral”, Terje has been hailed “King of the summer jams” by Mixmag and listed in Rolling Stone magazines “The 25 DJs That Rule the Earth” in 2013. If there’s one artist that you stumble across this NYE period, make it Todd Terje. Disco lives on!
— 沙田瑞紀 ねごと (@negotomizuki) May 24, 2014
WHERE: Falls & Southbound Festivals, Melbourne & Sydney sideshows.
WHY: After relocating to the UK a few years back, it may have felt like we have lost our Melbourne boys The Temper Trap. With stints back in Oz supporting Coldplay in 2012 and on Groovin The Moo in 2013, it has otherwise been quiet times from the indie-rock Aussies. But don’t despair; with a new album due this year, they are set to deliver some fresh songs while touring Falls Festival and Southbound, as well as two sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne. Not only that, TTT sits with a back catalogue that includes three ARIA awards for their 2012 self-titled album, as well as that blissful summer festival tune, “Sweet Disposition”. Keep and ear out for new The Temper Trap soon!
— The Temper Trap (@thetempertrap) April 10, 2013