Holy hellfire - this is huge.
Good Things Festival dropped an unbelievably awesome lineup this morning and metal fans around the country are salivating at the prospect of a wall-to-wall day of raucous riffs, thunderous basslines and pounding drum fills.
This December, Australia’s favourite travelling music festival is officially returning - and damn it feels good to write that. So good.
With so few things to celebrate over the past few years and a severe lack of live music and festivals, it’s about time we all had something to look forward to!
To kickstart the celebrations, Good Things Festival 2022 has confirmed none other than one of the world’s most electrifying and successful rock bands BRING ME THE HORIZON to headline proceedings.
They said it would never ever happen, but an Australian miracle is upon us – for their first live performances in 19 years, iconic and gold-selling larrikins TISM will be exclusively appearing onstage.
Good Things Festival has also brought American heavyweights DEFTONES to ramp up festivities, alongside rough-and-tumble punk favourites NOFX, with all the hooks and refined raucous energy primed to explode on Aussie stages.
Speaking of Aussie stages, a band no stranger to playing at home and abroad is none other than The Amity Affliction, with the Queensland metallers set to bring their melodic and majestic brand of metalcore to the masses.
The party will be in full swing when Japanese rockers ONE OK ROCK take the stage, with the quartet’s dynamic blend of pop rock, post-hardcore and alternative rock set to simultaneously ignite some good vibes and dynamic singalongs.
Fresh from releasing their chart-topping 2021 album ‘Fortitude’, French progressive metal behemoths GOJIRA are ready to unleash all the earth-shattering polyrhythms, blast beats and thought-provoking thematics fans have come to know and love on Australian soil.
The metal vibes keep coming with some delicious goth heaviness via Italian quintet LACUNA COIL, while noise firebrands and habitual party starters FEVER 333 will be lending their voice to the celebrations, as will the crushingly brutal Ukrainian hell-raisers JINJER.
And heavy metal icons SABATON will arrive armed with their band new album ‘The War To End All Wars’, choosing Australia as one of the first to hear the new tunes live, while SOULFLY will also fly the heavy metal flag, returning to their adoring down under fans after one of their longest periods away from Australia in their 30 year career.
But it’s not just the internationals we’ll be celebrating with this December, with an army of Aussie beloveds also ready to roll. Australian punk rock institution COSMIC PSYCHOS, a band who can claim Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder as a mate and musical peer, will be storming the stages.
Fellow Aussie staples also set to appear include rock and electropop trio REGURGITATOR and emphatic ARIA-nominated rockers KISSCHASY, as well as formidable artisan punk storytellers CHASING GHOSTS.
And that’s still not all!
Expect some melodically charged mayhem courtesy of Sydney metalcore outfit POLARIS, who were recently captured by the Moshcam cameras at the Roundhouse in an absolutely ballistic headline show ( stay tuned for that one ), and some fiery, razor-sharp moments from everybody’s favourite screaming rap-rock-electro-pop mutants REDHOOK for good measure!
If that ain't enough to awaken your inner metal monster - seek medical attention.
GOOD THINGS FESTIVAL LINE UP:
Bring Me The Horizon | Deftones | NOFX (performing ‘Punk In Drublic’ in full + all your favourites) | TISM (Exclusive: First shows in 19 years!) | The Amity Affliction | Gojira | ONE OK ROCK
In Alphabetical Order:
3OH!3 | Blood Command | Chasing Ghosts | Cosmic Psychos | Electric Callboy
Fever 333 | Jinjer | JXDN | Kisschasy (Performing ‘United Paper People’ In Full)
Lacuna Coil | Millencolin | Nova Twins | Polaris | RedHook | Regurgitator
Sabaton | Sleeping With Sirens | Soulfly | The Story So Far | Thornhill
DATES AND VENUES:
Friday 2nd December - Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (LIC AA 15+)
Saturday 3 December- Centennial Park, Sydney (18+)
Sunday 4 December – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane (LIC AA 15+)
Early Bird pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 21 June @ 10am AEST Time
Sign up now for early bird pre-sale tickets at www.goodthingsfestival.com.au
General Public tickets on sale Thursday 23 June @ 10am AEST Time
For more information head to www.goodthingsfestival.com.au
( all photos by Josh Groom )