The Drop Festival returns in 2019. They have picked an absolutely cracking lineup for the 2019 edition. It coincides with the World Surf League (WSL) and is supported by everyone’s favourite radio station, triple j
5 of our favourite artists are on the bill.
Angus & Julia Stone
Angus and Julia Stone should need no introduction. Hailing from the northern beaches of Sydney, a festival by the sea is of course a natural fit. It’s hard to believe they’ve been making music together for almost 13 years.
Their live shows are legendary – always impeccably lit; their beautiful haunting lyrics and superb harmonies will ensure that this will be an epic show.
Hockey Dad hail from Windang in NSW, a coastal suburb of Wollongong. This duo of Billy Fleming and Zach Stephenson have been a festival staple the last couple of years. Their sets at the Falls Festival in 2018 was one of the highlights of festival highlights.
With hits such as “Join The Club”, “I Wanna Be Everybody”, “Sweet Release” and “Homely Feeling” it’s going to a cracking set from these lads.
This 4 piece from Brisbane always give a kick-arse performance. With the catchy hooks of Cesira Aitken on lead guitar and dynamic front-man Sam Hales, this band always delivers.
They recorded and produced their third album, Quiet Ferocity themselves, and did an awesome job of it – 50 million Spotify streams later gives a good indication of how well it has been received.
Their energetic sets and catchy choruses are bound to be a big hit at the Drop Festival.
Vocalist Monte Morgan, and keyboardist Harvey Miller make up the hit machine Client Liaison. A constant highlight at festivals, they are without a doubt Australia’s favourite electric dance-act.
They are flamboyant, they are over the top, and as the boys say, “Too much is never enough”. You might need a sit-down by end of their set.
Alex the Astronaut
Alex the Astronaut, the stage name for Alex Lynn, a 22-year old Sydney-sider has been a welcome addition to our live music scene. Her debut single ‘Not Worth Hiding’ a poignant song of coming out to oneself, bulleted to number 23 on the 2017 Triple J Top-100, and she hasn’t looked back since.
A memorable national tour with Stella Donnelly in 2018 was sold-out in many cities, earning her new audiences all over the country. Alex was one of the highlights of the Gold Rock stage at the recent Sydney Laneway festival. Make sure you get there early to see Alex the Astronaut.
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Words By Bruce Baker.
All Images by Peter Dovgan.