More Acts Added To Pyramid Rock Festival 2012
We’ve already had the announcements from larger New Year musical bashes, like the John Butler Trio-headlined Peats Ridge bill and the second round of bands locked in for Falls Festival; but not to be outdone, Philip Island’s Pyramid Rock Festival announced their first round lineup of bands that will be soundtracking the two-day, New Years extravaganza for 2012.
Along with international talent like agit-punk rockers Anti-Flag, the garage psychedelia of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, plus UK acts Blood Red Shoes and Friendly Fires; a bevy of Australian talent is already gracing the bill including John Butler Trio, 360, Karnivool, Children Collide, Xavier Rudd, Stonefield and many more.
Now Pyramid Rock has added its second round of acts to its end of year festivities.
Considered by peers and music-lovers alike to be one of music’s finest party artists, DJ YODA will be bringing his eclectic set to the dance-loving crowd, while a pair of Australia’s most talented songstresses have been added to the lineup – with GOSSLING to enchant and enrapture and KATE MILLER-HEIDKE to stir and stun.
The Kiwi chart-topping hip hop act HOME BREW will be travelling from New Zealand to the Philip Island event, while one of Australia’s most innovative electronic acts PNAU will be gracing the stage – fresh from their success from Say Good Morning To The Night, the Elton John/PNAU mash-up that went #1 in the UK.
Also joining the bill will be Melbourne’s 9-piece SASKWATCH, who will be delivering their soul-certified tunes from their excellent debut, Leave It All Behind (currently sitting proud as Tone Deaf’s Album of the Week); along with Melbourne’s THE SMITH STREET BAND – who have as much talent in songwriting as they do punk spirit in performance.
Last but not least, Sydney’s electropop ambassadors VAN SHE and drum and bass outfit SHOCKONE round out the second round of acts for Pyramid Rock Festival 2012.
Tickets go on sale next Tuesday 4th September at 9AM from WWW.THEPYRAMIDROCKFESTIVAL.COM
PYRAMID ROCK FESTIVAL 2012/2013 // 2nd LINEUP ANNOUCNEMENT
THE SMITH STREET BAND
Who join the first line-up announcement consisting of:
ANTI-FLAG // FRIENDLY FIRES (DJ SET) // BLOOD RED SHOES // UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA // 360 // ILLY // URTHBOY // CHILDREN COLLIDE // KARNIVOOL // XAVIER RUDD // STONEFIELD // CLOSURE IN MOSCOW // DREAM ON DREAMER // HOUSE VS HURRICANE // DEAD LETTER CIRUCS // DCUP // DOCTOR WEREWOLF // LUKE MILLION // PHESTA // KINGSWOOD // SLOW MAGIC // ALL THE COLOURS // DANGEROUS! // HANDS LIKE HOUSES
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