There’s something special about an Aunty-run event and we’re sure this long weekend’s ninth Golden Plains will be no different.
Firstly, there’s the single stage dynamic, which allows punters to catch every music act – no tetris-style scheduling and running from one stage to the next. Instead, the Golden Plains crew are able to relax on the grassy (well mostly grassy) arena while being entertained by a blitz of musical talent. We’ve picked five acts who we’ll be right up the front of the Supernatural Amphitheatre for.
1) Total Giovanni
These five synth disco animals are sure to get you making shapes. With a stealthy reputation for outrageous costumes and live shows, the band have only officially released a few tracks but have snagged themselves a number of performances based on their sheer live awesomeness. Here’s some uncontrollable disco love for you:
2) Neneh Cherry
Swedish born Cherry has pushed the boundaries in punk, pop and trip hop movements since her debut album, Raw Like Sushi, in 1989. Two more albums and collaborations followed over the years, but her fourth solo album, Blank Project, came in 2014 after an 18-year hiatus. Her latest album was produced by Four Tet and she’s currently touring Australia. Enjoy this throwback to a track that started her career:
3) Black Vanilla
A triad of young electronic producers whose music is fairly minimalistic and ranges from prodigy-remnicent productions, to the smoothest RnB, which feature dropped beats, layered vocals and harmonies that feel like cashmere on your ears.
4) Something For Kate
This iconic Australian three-piece formed in 1994. Since then, there’s been a change in bass player, six studio albums, numerous EPs and singles, numerous tours around the globe, 16 ARIA nominations and 5 platinum and gold selling albums. Patrick Bourke will be filling in for Steph Ashworth on bass (taking time out for health reasons), Paul Demspey will provide luscious vocals and original drummer Clint Hyndman will fill out the trio. Known for their tight live shows, this will be a definite crowd pleaser.
A dose of long-maned rockers and guitar riffs are a must for any festival. We’ll be getting our dose from the Swedish quartet known as Graveyard on the Sunday evening. Here’s one to practise your hair flinging to:
Who else will be entertaining the crowd at Golden Plains this weekend? Check out the full line up here before meeting us at the front of the Amphitheatre for all of the above.