MUSIC NEWS: Welcome to UNIFY Gathering 2020 - first lineup announce is here!
AAAAAAND IT'S HERE - THE FIRST NEWS FROM THE UNIFY CAMP FOR THE HOTLY ANTICIPATED 2020 UNIFY GATHERING HAS KICKED OFF WITH A BANG, WITH SOME HUGE LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL ACTS ANNOUNCED.
ARCHITECTS · THE GHOST INSIDE NORTHLANE · POLARIS · SILVERSTEIN · TONIGHT ALIVE & FRIENDS · MAKE THEM SUFFER · STRAY FROM THE PATH · DEAR SEATTLE · VOID OF VISION · ANTAGONIST AD · KNOCKED LOOSE · TIRED LION · KUBLAI KHAN TX · THE BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT · EAT YOUR HEART OUT · BETWEEN YOU AND ME · THE BRAVE · DIAMOND CONSTRUCT · COLUMBUS · TAPESTRY · SLEEP TALK · CAGED EXISTENCE · SOMETHING SOMETHING EXPLOSION
Critically acclaimed and celebrated as one of the most influential acts in the world right now, Architects will visit regional Victoria off the back of their incredibly raw and inspired album, Holy Hell, which peaked at #8 on the ARIA charts. Architects’ Friday night headliner set marks the very last stop of their colossal world tour. Punters will bear witness to the strength of the band as they belt out their distinctive vocals and powerful riffs for their only Australian show this summer. If their 2018 UNIFY set is anything to go by, this is going to be monumental.
And that’s not the only set sure to bring a tear to the eye as Saturday night headliner The Ghost Inside make the journey down under for the first time since 2014, exclusively for UNIFY. Rising from the ashes with their triumphant return to the stage after a tragic road accident in 2015, The Ghost Inside truly are limitless and unbreakable. The band performed for the first time since the accident in July this year, at Shrine in their home town of LA. The show sold over 8000 tickets in just an hour – proving their status as one of the most adored and admired bands of their generation. UNIFY is proud to play host to their second show in four years, inspiring fans with their relentless triumph over tragedy and phenomenal live performance.
Two of the biggest Australian metalcore exports around will also be playing return sets at UNIFY in 2020! Following the August release of their fifth studio album and their current US tour, Northlane are easily one of the most hyped bands coming out of the country right now. And returning to UNIFY for the third time is Polaris. The Sydney-siders are touted as one of the most exciting live acts in the Aussie heavy music scene – and for very good reason.
Fresh to the UNFD roster and off the back of their new single Burn It Down, emo icons Silverstein will deliver their explosive anthemic choruses and dynamic sounds, marking the 20th year of their impressive career as post-hardcore pioneers at a must-see and exclusive Australian set. And making a return from their 12-month absence from the stage for an exclusive UNIFY Gathering performance, Tonight Alive will be joined on stage for some mystery collaborations with some of their famous friends. Keep your ears peeled for this one!
Round these off with an impressive who’s who of extraordinary international acts, some of our best home-grown outfits PLUS more bands to be added on Thursday and Sunday, and you’ve got yourself one killer weekend set in the sprawling pastures of Tarwin Meadows in the magical fields of Tarwin Lower, South Gippsland.
With native Australian bush on one side and stunning views of hills on the other, you’ll be surrounded by lush greenery as you’re catapulted into heavy music lover’s heaven and served much more than just the tantalising tunes.
UNIFY Gathering is a proud supporter of YOUR CHOICE, a music industry supported campaign initiated to address the growing cultural issues around behaviour and lack of personal accountability within Australian venues and event spaces. For more information, head HERE.
FOR MORE INFO ON 2020'S UNIFY GATHERING, INCLUDING A CHANCE TO WIN A LIFETIME DOUBLE PASS TO UNIFY AND MORE, HEAD TO: www.unifygathering.com
BY TIANA SPETER