- Tiana Speter
MUSIC NEWS: Good Things come to those who wait - presenting the Good Things 2019 lineup announcement
LOOKING BACK AT LAST YEAR’S INAUGURAL GOOD THINGS FESTIVAL, IT’S HARD TO NOT FEEL YOUR ENGINES REVVING ONCE MORE; IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE BLAST OF A TIME. THE GREATEST THING SINCE SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS, SOME HAVE SAID. WE AREN’T SURE WHO EXACTLY, BUT SOME. DEFINITELY. SURELY. GOOD THINGS FESTIVAL AND THE CROWD OF HARD-SCHEMING MUTTLEYS THAT MADE ITS 2018 EVENT POSSIBLE ARE THRILLED TO PRESENT YOU IT'S 2019 LINE-UP IN ALL ITS FINELY TUNED GLORY.
This year, Sydney fans will be marvelling at the spectacle from Good Things’ new Sydney digs at Centennial Park, a doosey of a course if there ever was one. Good things come to those who wait...And now here they are...The astounding group of artists that assemble the 2019 edition of Good Things Festival. The bands are approaching the starting line... First, is the Incredible Ire driven by Parkway Drive, fresh from headlining major European Festivals and now headlining their first ever Australian touring festival playing their only Australian shows for 2019. It’s been 3 long years for fans, but the wait is finally over…in joint pole position is the Degenerates in A Day To Remember. Manoeuvring for position is the Mansfield Maniacs, Violent Soho for their only Australian shows of 2019. Right behind is no pads, no helmets, just the pop punk anthems of Simple Plan. Then there's Peddlers of punk the legendary Bad Religion. Next we have Simple Creatures with Mark Hoppus (blink-182) and Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low) followed by metal heavyweights Trivium, Australian surf rock royalty Skegss, Australian rock titans Karnivool and Enter Shikari, global pop superstars The Veronicas, the dynamic duo, and right on their tail is prog rock kings Coheed & Cambria. And there's Falling In Reverse with Dance Gavin Dance. Cruising along below is that Mean Machine with those double dealing do-badders Reel Big Fish, buzzing metal pop sensation Poppy, Thy Art Is Murder, Ice Nine Kills and Slowly Slowly. Rounding out this cavalcade of stars is some of the best young Australian bands on the circuit including The Bennies, Voyager, Yours Truly, Windwaker and The Beautiful Monument and Gravemind.
And away they go... On the way-out Good Things Festival. GOOD THINGS FESTIVAL 2019 LINE UP: Parkway Drive | A Day To Remember Violent Soho | Simple Plan Bad Religion | Trivium Skegss | Simple Creatures | Karnivool The Veronicas | Coheed And Cambria Falling In Reverse | Enter Shikari Dance Gavin Dance | Reel Big Fish | Poppy Thy Art Is Murder | Ice Nine Kills | The Damned Things Slowly Slowly | Man With A Mission | The Bennies | Voyager Yours Truly | Windwaker | The Beautiful Monument | Gravemind DATES AND VENUES: Friday 6 December - Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne Saturday 7 December - Centennial Park, Sydney Sunday 8 December - Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane Sign up now for early bird pre-sale tickets at www.goodthingsfestival.com.au Pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 3 September at 10am General Public tickets on sale Thursday 5 September at 10am Tickets on sale at www.oztix.com.au
BY TIANA SPETER