Sneaky Sound System, Slumberjack, Ceres, Bugs & The Lazy Susans announced yesterday that they'll joining this years massive Yours & Owls line up. Come October they'll be joining some of the biggest names in the country and abroad for two huge days at the festivals 6th instalment.
From a backyard gathering to a local institution, Yours & Owls Festival has escalated into a must-attend event on the national festival calendar. An event that showcases Wollongong at its finest, the beautiful beach side location, the wildly-diverse line-up, close to 70 acts, across four stages, the celebration of local talent and that unshakeable feeling that you are part of something bigger.
Set to take place Saturday and Sunday of the October long weekend, everything you've come to love and expect from the Yours & Owls is on offer across the green, green grass of Stuart Park.
Feast your eyes on what's on offer for this year's edition of what's become affectionately known as “the Fezzie.”
Stars of the EDM world, Perth duo Slumberjack have made quick work of their rise to the top. They've been signed to Diplo's label, reworked M.I.A. for triple j's Like a Version, gone gold twice on the ARIA charts and even unexpectedly teamed up with Silverchair's Daniel Johns. With their current live show, the duo insist on taking their crowd on a journey with them. If you're game, get on board.
Let's take it back. Back to electro-pop summers, high-school anthems and Saturday mornings watching Video Hits. For thousands of Aussie millennials, Sneaky Sound System were the soundtrack to their lives. Now, they're back on the festival circuit – and they're ready to bring their feel-good nostalgic hits to a whole new generation. Not that they've been twiddling their thumbs, mind you – their most recent single, “Can't Help The Way That I Feel,” went all guns blazing on the UK club chart and has not left it after six whole months.
“I think something good's gonna happen.” With this promise, Melbourne indie rockers Ceres introduced their bright, beautiful third album We Are a Team. Sporting Triple J staples like “Viv in the Front Seat” and “Kiss Me Crying,” the emo-tinged quintet are currently in the midst of their biggest headlining Australian tour to date. By the time they roll into the 'Gong this October, they'll be in the best shape of their career as a live band. Join the team – and sing along if you know the words.
Hailing from Brisbane, Bugs are a light-hearted group of mates who find joy in crafting infectiously happy pop music, packaging it up with a dose of honest, relatable songwriting. 2018 served as their most jam-packed year to date, with the band scoring an opening slot at Falls Festival, as well as supporting Cloud Nothings, British India, The Hard Aches and Alex Lahey. With an ever-growing slew of supporters in tow, Bugs are quickly establishingthemselves as one of the most exciting up-and-coming bands the country has to offer.
Originally born out of the serene surrounds of the Blue Mountains and now based in the big smoke of Melbourne, The Lazy Susans know all about small-town dreaming and big-city isolation. They hold nothing back in their earnest, unadulterated take on indie-rock. 2019 has seen the band sign to Resist Records and release their second EP R U OK?, as well as touring nationally with UK band Muncie Girls. Their heartfelt and inherently relatable songs are a lifeline to those who need it most.
Yours & Owls Subscriber presale tickets go on sale Wednesday, 29th May at 9am
General Admission tickets go on sale the following Monday, 3rd June at 9am.