Good Things Festival burst out the gates with a stellar debut line-up
Aiming to fill the gap left by Soundwave, the newest addition to our festival circuit is led by The Offspring, Stone Sour and more.
After the much-loved Soundwave Festival called it quits in 2015, Australian punk/heavy-rock fans have been desperately searching for a replacement. UNIFY Gathering, led in 2019 by Every Time I Die, Karnivool, In Hearts Wake and more, has since jumped up to cover the heavier, more metal-leaning side of the audience, and now in comes Good Things - the latest addition to the Australian festival circuit - whose colossal debut line-up takes aim at the punkier side of rock. The three-date festival will bring a hoard of brilliant acts to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane over December for a trio of all-ages shows, and although the festival's slow drip-tease of acts hinted at something big, I don't think anyone was expecting the line-up they pulled together for their first year.
The Offspring lead the billing, touring their 1994 album SMASH in full, while Stone Sour, All Time Low, Bullet For My Valentine, The Used and Dropkick Murphy's round-out the top end of the billing. Japanese rock band BABYMETAL will be playing their v-long-awaited debut shows down under, while Australians are pretty well represented too by names such as Smith Street Band, Northlane, Tonight Alive and WAAX. There's also Dashboard Confessional, Mayday Parade, La Dispute and a bunch of others. In summary, the line-up is pretty darn huge.
Covering the metalcore, alt-rock, punk and hard-rock bases with a solid touch of nostalgia thrown in for good measure, Good Things' debut line-up proves that they're a festival forced to be reckoned with in their debut year, so you should definitely grab those tickets when they go on sale August 30 via Oztix. Peep the full line-up below, and grab more info via their website HERE.
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