Falls Festival announced third lineup, including three of WA's best talent
In addition to a bunch of additions on the east coast, the Fremantle leg of the festival grow by three, each act representing the talent of the WA music world.
Across the past twelve months, we've spoken endlessly about the rising talent within the WA music world and the many pockets of brilliance it includes, whether it's in hip-hop through a growing next generation, the more band-esque sphere that spans from metal to dizzying indie-pop, or in the consistently brilliant pop and electronic worlds that have proved dominant when talking about the next generation of Australian talent. It's nice, however, to see this recognised on a national scale, and one group doing this is Falls Festival, who in their 2019/2020 lineup, is seemingly diving into the depths of West Australia's emerging brilliance.
On their first lineup - topped by Halsey, Vampire Weekend and Disclosure - Perth ex-pats Crooked Colours found themselves amongst the festival's mid-tier billing as did Psychadelic Porn Crumpets, while on the lineup's second announcement two months ago, West Australia's contingent grew, with local punk-rock legends Sly Withers stepping up to join the bill amongst a lineup that seemed to showcase the next generation as a whole, via B WISE, A Swayze & The Ghost, Adrian Eagle and BIGSOUND favourites Teen Jesus & The Jean Teasers.
Now, however, with their third lineup - arriving today ahead of the festival's commencement in around six weeks from now (!) - Falls Festival's deepening West Australian talent is growing yet again, and it's aiding the next-ups of the state who otherwise, don't typically find themselves on lineups of this calibre without triple j Unearthed Winner slots. On the east-coast, acts including Northeast Party House, Alex Lahey, Miiesha, These New South Whales and others join the bill, but in Fremantle, the lineup grows by three: Butter, Gazey and Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks.
Together, these three acts highlight the cross-genre brilliance of Perth's music scene and how - finally - big-name east-coast industry heavyweights are tapping into the gold mine, extending much further than nabbing an already-established drawcard à la Tame Impala (which is where many other festival's involvements with the WA music scene caps off). Butter, with their King Krule-comparable lo-fi hip-hop sound, is quickly becoming something special - as we found for ourselves a few months back - while Gazey and Jack Davies are amongst two of the state's greatest, the latter shining with their charming songwriting and storytelling capabilities, while the former is one of Perth's go-to acts amongst the live circuit.
Soon, we'll no doubt see acts like these join Psychadelic Porn Crumpets across greater national bills, but for now, dive into the Falls Festival 2019/2020 lineup below, packed full of new additions:
Falls Festival 2019/2020 Lineup:
HALSEY (ONLY AUS SHOWS) • VAMPIRE WEEKEND • DISCLOSURE • PLAYBOI CARTI • PEKING DUK • OF MONSTERS AND MEN • PNAU • LEWIS CAPALDI • MILKY CHANCE • JOHN FARNHAM • BANKS (ONLY AUS SHOWS) • DOPE LEMON • VERA BLUE • YUNGBLUD • G FLIP • CROOKED COLOURS • PARCELS • THELMA PLUM • MONTAIGNE • #1 DADS • WAAX • BAKER BOY • HOLY HOLY • WAVE RACER • BAD//DREEMS • PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS • AMYL & THE SNIFFERS • THE JAPANESE HOUSE • PINK SWEAT$ • B WISE • CXLOE • A SWAYZE & THE GHOSTS • TOTTY • ADRIAN EAGLE • TEEN JESUS AND THE JEAN TEASERS
BYRON BAY: TASH SULTANA • THUNDAMENTALS • COSMO’S MIDNIGHT • CONCRETE SURFERS
LORNE: WHAT SO NOT • THE JUNGLE GIANTS • LIME CORDIALE • KWAME
MARION BAY: ILLY • WOLFMOTHER • LUCA BRASI • KAT EDWARDS
FREMANTLE: MATT CORBY • LIME CORDIALE • SAMPA THE GREAT • SLY WITHERS
LORNE, VIC ONLY: NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE • JUST A GENT • LUUDE • BENSON • JENSEN INTERCEPTOR • MICKEY KOJAK • ENSCHWAY • MUTO • JACKNIFE • THE GOOCH PALMS • PRESS CLUB • RAT!HAMMOCK • TOTALLY UNICORN • THESE NEW SOUTH WHALES • TOWNS • MIIESHA • NERVE • MOWGLI MAY • BAKERS EDDY • PRIVATE FUNCTION • CHEATED HEARTS DJs
MARION BAY, TAS ONLY: ALEX LAHEY • DENA AMY • KINDER • BUGS • WOMBAT
BYRON BAY, NSW ONLY: GOONS OF DOOM • MINI SKIRT • ISRAELI CHICKS
FREMANTLE, WA ONLY: BUTTER • GAZEY • JACK DAVIES AND THE BUSH CHOOKS
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