Sugar Mountain Festival 2015 Lineup
Melbourne's killer music and arts festival gets a new home and an amazing lineup.
Melbourne’s most progressive music and arts festival - a place for creativity to be absorbed and celebrated - Sugar Mountain will take place in its fourth year on Saturday 24 January, 2015 at a brand new, inner-city location – VCA (Victorian College of the Arts). After three successive years at The Forum, starting with the inaugural festival in 2011, the event organisers - Tig Huggins, Pete Keen, Brett Louis and Nicci Reid - partnered with Melbourne’s Mushroom Group in order to realise their grand vision and 18 months in the making Sugar Mountain returns with a - put simply - stellar lineup of music and visual artists that has us on the west coast scouring plane ticket prices.
We'll get straight into the lineup before pouring over the rest of the event's awesome plans for epic change:
Nas performs Illmatic
Body/Head (Kim Gordon + Bill Nace)
ODESZA | Ariel Pink | Soul Clap
Horse Meat Disco | The 2 Bears | Anthony Naples
SWANS | Dan Deacon | Terrible Love feat. Kirin J Callinan
How To Dress Well | Midnight Juggernauts MJX Pty Ltd
Bo Ningen | King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard | Twerps
Dexter | NO ZU + Sal P (Liquid Liquid) | Chela | Banoffee
Oscar Key Sung x Cassius Select | Rat & Co | Slum Sociable
Wax’o Paradiso | LA Pocock | Noise In My Head
Leif Podhajsky | Hisham Bharoocha
Ash Keating | Abby Portner | Robin Fox | Nonotak
Johann Rashid | Cara Stricker x John Kirby | Keith Deverell | Ghostpatrol | Sean Morris | Cornelius Brown |
Poppy Lane | Confetti System
And now for the rest of the good oil - Sugar Mountain will be the first event of its kind to be held at VCA, which also means the festival becomes a five-stage affair (three outdoor and two indoor), with the main stage sitting at the end of a closed Dodds St, and the Sturt St carpark and Margaret Lawrence Gallery courtyard also being utilised. VCA’s Space 28 and Studio 45 will be home to some of the festival’s indoor offerings.
In addition to music and art, Sugar Mountain has teamed up with notable Melbourne restaurants and bars to whet your appetite. Check back in coming months as the names and specific details are unveiled.
The festival will also join forces with Brooklyn label Terrible Records – run by Chris Taylor and Ethan Silverman (Grizzly Bear, CANT) for a special one-off show called Terrible Love, featuring Kirin J Callinan.
Tickets go on sale 9am local time, Mon 20 Oct – get in quick to grab a limited early bird ticket before prices go up. Head to their WEBSITE for more info.