By The Meadow, the much loved boutique music festival, is back for its sixth year in 2019.
Set to take place on March 29-31, the three-day and two-night celebration returns to the lush farmland hamlet of Bambra (Victoria’s enchanting Otway Surf Coast region), and has just dropped the names of three awesome local artist for its first announcement.
Leading the local menagerie is Brisbane three-piece The Goon Sax, still hot from dropping their September album, We’re Not Talking. The trio just wrapped up an east coast tour to celebrate the launch of their sophomore record, and are set to support Parquet Courts early next year.
Next up is Melbourne’s queen of soul, Thando. 2018 has been a jam-packed year for the alternative RnB singer, having played Queenscliff Music Festival in addition to making her way across the country for a national tour.
That’s not all though. Following a mysterious two-and-a-half year absence, pop duo Collarbones have come back swinging with a new music clip for ‘A.I.’. They’ll be bringing a fresh wave of synth to Bambra this coming autumn.
“We’re excited to be sharing these three acts up front as they give an almost perfect sectional view of what’s to come in the 2019 bill,” says festival co-director Cameron Wade. “Collarbones have been in hiding for some time now, so we’re so grateful that they’ve chosen By The Meadow as one of the first spots to showcase their brand new music. Late, late night future feeling pop – I think everyone can dance to that.
“Thando has been knocking people over with her voice nationwide for several years now,” he continues. “She’s also put out one of the best hip-hop tracks we came across in 2018. We couldn’t not drop her a line to see if she might join us in Bambra. Then The Goon Sax are an exciting and completely unique musical force. Three vocalists!” Wade beams. “Lyrical delivery that’s so blasé it nearly falls out from between their lips. Plenty of dry whit. It’s right up our alley. It feels like the whole music media world is digging their 2nd record and we’re sure it’ll be received with open arms at By The Meadow.”
These three acts simply mark the beginning of a carefully curated lineup set to be announced in January. The complete bill will soundtrack an immersive three day journey through the current Australian music scene.
Grab your mates, grab your tents and escape the rat race to the picturesque Otway Hinterlands – just 90-minutes South-West of Melbourne. A lush gathering of rolling hills that eases you into the rugged national park ahead. An exceptional place to behold. Both strong and welcoming. All, together.
A very limited collection of just 200 tickets are now available from $150.00 +BF until January 9th (unless sold out earlier). All tickets can be purchased at www.bythemeadow.com