MUSIC NEWS: 10th edition of the 'Bad Friday' block party
Bad hasn't ever sounded this good - yep, Sydney institution block party Bad Friday is set to make your Easter weekend bigger and badder than ever before as it ramps up for it's 10th anniversary this April.
The favourite inner-west boutique festival has recruited a stellar lineup of festival favourites and newbies to the new Marrickville home, boasting two stages - including one playing dominant host to locals only. DMA’S lead the charge on the main stage fresh from touring the world including stops at Reeding and Leeds Festival and a sold out UK tour. After the release of their much loved sophomore album 'For Now' this will be their first hometown show in almost a year which is sure to be a royal reception for these local lads done good. This year will also see Bad Friday go international for the first time with British soul heavyweights Jungle hitting the Marrickville arena with acclaimed new album ‘For Ever’ in tow. Also celebrating ten years in the game The Jezabels will play alongside Brisbane’s party rock legends DZ Deathrays who will make their Bad Friday debut. Brothers in pop and rock, Lime Cordiale will offer up hits from their acclaimed debut album and bringing the party home will be The Avalanches closing out proceedings with a rare DJ set.
On the local front, psych-pop lords World Champion, rising glam punks Johnny Hunter, Melbourne lo-fi impressers RVG and more will offer a heavy dose of confessional retro-pop, whilst rising from the ashes of Royal Headache comes brand new band Shogun and The Sheets who will deliver a sonically beautiful rock and soul treat to proceedings. Up and coming favourites Georgia June will also feature alongside indie rockers Planet, Newtown’s "shittest" band Scabz and dream-pop trio Baby Beef, plus more to be announced.
GOOD FRIDAY TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW, WITH THE 1st RELEASE ALREADY EXHAUSTED.
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BY TIANA SPETER