Variety is the spice of life and all that, and if that’s the case Melbourne’s St Kilda Festival has just announced one very spicy lineup indeed, with a great selection of acts pulled from all corners of our music world.
Hip hop champ Drapht is a strong showing for rap fans, nestled comfortably on the bill alongside… iconic Australian singer and former Sherbet frontman Daryl Braithwaite – now that’s a pairing. He’s seen a bit of a surge in popularity with the younger crowd in recent times having performed with the likes of Client Liaison, and we’re sure ‘Horses’ will absolutely go off (we’re secretly crossing fingers for a guest appearance from the duo).
Meanwhile, The Aston Shuffle will be holding it down on the electronic front with a DJ set, The Smith Street Band will bring the sweaty pub rock, and Emma Louise helps to rep the Aussie singer-songwriters – all in all, a pretty well-rounded selection that’ll definitely keep most people happy.
Of course, the headliners are joined by the festy’s roster of emerging acts on the New Music Stage, including Phia, Georgia Mulligan, Smoke Rings, David Spry, Thom Lion & The Tamers, WALLACE, The Harlots, Two Can, Sugar Fed Leopards and Destrends. The bands will all be battling it out for $5k, and a place on next year’s main stage, occupied this year by 2016 winner Mitch King.
To gear you up for the one and only Daryl Braithwaite, check out his performance with Client Liaison at the 2015/16 Beyond The Valley below.