6 Reasons To Check Out This Year’s Bad Friday


As the old adage goes; he died on the Friday, and rose on the Sunday. FBI Radio wants to switch this up, hosting a block party at Railway Parade in Marrickville to give you nothing but life this Good Friday. Going into its 8th year, the Music and Booze Co. present Bad Friday, showcasing a plethora of quality Australian acts like DMA’s, Sampa the Great, The Jezabels, Bec Sandridge, Royal Headache and more. Here’s a few reasons why you should definitely hit this one up.


1. DMA’s

Dad-cap enthusiasts DMA’s have been a festival staple of late, coming off the back of 2016’s mega-release Hill’s End. Falling somewhere between Britpop and Indie rock, they have a unique sound and a great on-stage presence. Their cover of Cher’s ‘Believe’ was one of last year’s best Like A Versions, even coming in at number 6 in the Hottest 100. Let’s just hope Noel Gallagher isn’t there to boo them this time.



2. The Jezabels

One of the older acts on this year’s lineup, The Jezabels are back supporting their 2016 release Synthia. After having to unfortunately cancel last year’s tour due to Shannon’s treatment for Ovarian Cancer, it’s wonderful to see the band back on stage again. It’s also a homecoming of sorts, as the group met and formed at nearby Sydney University in 2007. Don’t miss these guys.



3. It’s a block party (with free beer)!

Sydney is a strict place, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up any time soon either, so why not take advantage of a huge block party with some mint bands, great food and alcohol? Speaking of which, if you turn up early to check out the supports before 2pm, your first beer’s on the festival!



4. Sampa the Great

Another Sydney-based act, Sampa the Great is one of Australia’s absolute best hip-hop artists, breaking the traditional mould of Australian hip-hop and carving her own path with a unique flow and interesting production, backed by DJ Rodriguez. Having backed the almighty Kendrick Lamar in 2016, Sampa is definitely an act to be seen and heard, don’t miss out.



5. The Sounds of Seduction

Jay Katz and Miss Death’s Sounds of Seduction is a Sydney party institution. For this year’s Bad Friday they’re sending Madam de Silver and Kyle Rawhide Druery, two stellar DJ’s to provide the funky grooves all day long.


6. A Band

In a rare and unique twist, the organisers have added a completely new band to the lineup – one that doesn’t even exist yet! A Band will be collaboration between artists from various acts both on and (possibly) off the bill. It’s a tribute to their “all-time favourite concert movie The Last Waltz. A revolving door of special guests and Inner West faces…will join the house band on stage to recreate the legendary communal celebration of The Band’s final show.” This is set to be an absolute cracker, and this video may or may not showcase some of the ‘special guests’ partygoers can expect to see on the day. When this goes off we definitely won’t be singing any sad songs.

THIS VIDEO IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT. PLEASE WATCH AND SHARE FOR THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF YOUR FELLOW MAN….OR WOMAN. DON’T MAKE YOUR GOOD FRIDAY SAD, MAKE IT GREAT, AT BAD FRIDAY 8. Final release tickets – http://badfriday.oztix.com.au/The makers of this video would like to extend a huge thank to all the special guest that made this video possible DMA'S The Jezabels Royal Headache Green Buzzard SCABZ – and cameos from members of Sticky Fingers The Delta Riggs and The Preatures.

Posted by BAD Friday on Monday, 27 March 2017


You don’t wanna miss this one!

When: Friday April 14 (Good Friday)

Where: Railway Parade, Marrickville

Tickets on sale now thru OZTIX

Final release – $65 + bf

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