It’s time. With summer around the corner, Sugar Mountain – Melbourne’s beloved music and arts festival – is back, and it’s time to reveal another tantalising, boundary-pushing line-up.
Musically speaking, next year will see live sets from Cut Copy, rapper Joey Bada$$ (USA), rising Chicago RnB star Jamila Woods (USA, London rapper J Hus (UK), beatsmith Actress (UK), Laurel Halo (USA), Chicago DJ/icon Honey Dijon (USA), Gerd Janson along with locals Beaches, Body Type and Stella Donnelly.
They’ve also got Kardajala Kirridarra, and pop auteur Sevdaliza(NED), Shanti Celeste (UK) and selector extraordinaire Fantastic ManDan Shake(UK) and Scottish DJ/producer extraordinaire Éclair Fifi, Montreal tastemaker Project Pablo (CAN) and Melbourne’s own Ara Koufax to keep it pumping!
Just like the previous couple of years, Sugar Mountain 2019 won’t be all about the music, with an array of artists also named in the festival program, including dancer/choreographer Waangenga Blanco (Bangarra Dance Theatre), New York artist/producer/dancer Khalif Diouf (Le1f), Bundjulung and Ngapuhi dancer/choreographer Amrita Hepi, among many others.
This year the team at Sugar Mountain have expanded the site and key new spaces but you can expect the same ease of access and amenities that Sugar Mountain always nails.
Sugar Mountain’s acclaimed immersive restaurant experiment is back, and the 2018 offering will be a love note to the real MVP… dessert. The new-look Sensory will be light-hearted and fun, coming to you in collaboration with one of the absolute benchmark eateries in Australia. You can book your Sensory add-on at the same time as your festival ticket, which is recommended if you don’t want to miss out.
Returning on Saturday 20 January 2018 to its home at Victorian College
of the Arts, Suagr Mountain features international game-changers alongside Australia’s finest, with the very best cutting-edge music and immersive visual artists you’ll find anywhere.
Limited First Release tickets to SM 2018 are on sale now at a special first day only price of $109 – buy here. Prices go up tomorrow, so get in early.