Future Islands, Todd Terje, ESG, Total Control lead 2017 Meredith line up
The line up for the 2017 Meredith Music Festival has landed, with another veritable who’s who of interesting music making up other insanely strong bill for the regional Victorian festival.
We hope you like to dance, because there’s going to be plenty of hip shaking of all persuasions going on down in that Supernatural Amphitheatre come December.
Todd Terje & The Olsens will bring their intergalactic future-funk to the amphitheatre for one of the all time great Saturday night Meredith dance parties this year.
New York punk-funk legends ESG are one of the most sampled acts in history. They’re also one of the most influential. They’ll take us back to the beginning of dance music when their warped disco hits Meredith this year.
After a slapdash trip to Australia to play Splendour (and make some treasured memories), Future Islands return to Australia to give a wider audience a chance to hear the songs from their excellent new record live, as well as ply us with favourites from their back catalogue.
The mighty !!! return to Australia to play Friday night at the festival, following on from 2015’s As If, which saw them fall back into favour as trends rolled back around.
Total Control play an insanely rare set at Meredith this year. The Melbourne electro-garage noiseniks haven’t played Meredith in five years (they’ve barely played anywhere in five years to be honest), and their return is especially welcome.
The wonderful Warpaint have won the world over with their considered take on expansive indie rock and they’ll fit just perfectly into the Friday night Meredith vibe.
Big Thief have one of our favourite records of 2017 and we are definitely not alone in that. In fact, the past two years have seen the band rise up to become one of the most revered up and coming acts in indie rock. Everyone loves this band and if you don’t already, you probably will soon too.
Pissed Jeans are one of the greatest punk rock bands on the planet right now. In fact, they’d stack up pretty strongly against the best bands of any era. They’re punishing, intelligent, funny and downright killer. They have never been to Australia before and, after they destroy Meredith, who knows if they’ll ever come back.
There’s stacks more: one of the US’ most exciting fledgling punk rock bands in Downtown Boys, Chicago cult rap heroine Noname, Aussie rock royalty Mark Seymour & The Undertow, the previously announced Aldous Harding, Splendour highlight Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda, the hotly tipped Japanese Breakfast and a bunch more.
The full list of acts is as follows.
Todd Terje & The Olsens, Noname, ESG, Total Control, !!!, Future Islands, Warpaint, Downtown Boys, Mark Seymour And The Undertow, Aldous Harding, Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda, Amyl And The Sniffers, Big Thief, Pissed Jeans, Various Asses, Japanese Breakfast, RVG, The Teskey Brothers, DJ Jnett, The Senegambian Jazz Band, Rings Around Saturn, Kikagaku Moyo
Meredith happens from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 December. The ballot is open now at the Meredith website, you’ve got to be in it to win it.