GYMNASIUM • the heart of the festival
A new folk hero, weaving deceptively affecting songs that tap into the same heartbeat as the Australian storytelling heroes that’ve preceded her. Prepare yourself for a late-afternoon singalong.
She used to howl soul over a 9-piece horn section. Now she’s armed with a guitar and straight-shooting tunes and this smoked-honey voice you’ve just gotta hear, and she’s coming through loud and clear.
A musical juggernaut built around keyboard aficionado Billy Davis. Together, they create the kind of funky, jazzy neo-soul that’s perfect for a summer sunset amongst the trees. So that’s exactly what we’re doing.
Riotous punk heroes blazing out of Perth armed with face-melting riffs for days. Frenetic, feminist and funny as fuck, they’re the chipped glitter nail polish on your raised middle finger.
Sure, every note Blink-182 every played is burned indelibly into your brain – but you haven’t really heard the riff from ‘Dammit’ until you’ve experienced ten guitarists playing it at once. The big band of your teenage dreams.
Exactly the kind of eclectic, daring, and straight-up danceable party band that makes Gardeners flip their tinsel wigs. Will it be disco? Psychedelic? Swinging jazz? The only sure bet is that your feet will barely hit the ground.
Brisbane’s favourite fuzzed-out, dancefloor-ready sons. Four years ago they held it down amidst biblical weather. This time they’re going prime time for the loudest of returns.
A genre-pushing powerhouse that crushes every stage she hits, with a debut album in tow that’s attracted guests as diverse as Moonbase, Sampa The Great, and Refused’s Dennis Lyxen. The time is right. Brace for impact.
Absolute favourites from Melbourne, who’ve built up an uncanny knack for euphoric, soulful pop over a number of years and tours around the world. Now they’re entering our fancy dress kingdom to kick things up a notch. Meet us on Saturday afternoon.
One of our favourite fellow purveyors of parties and festivals, bringing their full cast of talents to our Gymnasium Stage for a technicolour late-night throw down. Get ready to celebrate.
One of Australia’s best purveyors of widescreen, cinematic indie rock, and it only gets better live. They’re primed and ready to cast a spell on the farm in prime time, with an unmissable Friday night set.
Beloved for the oblique, shimmering beats and moonlit beauty of singles like ‘Comfortable’ and ‘Holla’, Melbourne’s triple-threat synth wizard LANKS is no shrinking violet when you catch him live.
A synthy, post-punk delight, hand-picked to open our biggest stage as Friday afternoon rolls on. They’ve been quietly winning over dark rooms across Sydney, now it’s our turn.
A fashion icon, internet celebrity, hip-hop star and unapologetic badass that’s dominating stages across the country. She won’t be closing our Friday night so much as shutting it down - by the end it’ll be hers. We can’t wait.
An incredible new voice in pop who’s had us hooked ever since her first single ‘Watch Me Read You’ dropped. Fresh on the scene, her early shows have been incredible and suggest that she’s going to be a lot of peoples’ new favourite. We can’t wait to introduce you to Odette.
The Gold Coast’s unstoppable vibemaster, a tropical storm of dancefloor delight with more hyper hits than a Skitz Mix (not that we’re, uh, keeping score). You know you want to be front and centre when the drop on ‘Savage’ hits.
A five-headed funk machine, headed north to fill the farm with sax and boogie. On record they’ve gone viral, live they’re something else entirely. Get ready to turn the dairy farm into a discotheque.
Danceable, fist-pumping indie punk that’s as empowering as it is brash. Live, it’s something else. WAAX will be kickstarting our festival on Friday afternoon and it won’t be the same afterwards.