By The Meadow Returns

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By The Meadow Returns

Returning to the stunning Otway Hinterlands region for its fifth year, By The Meadow music festival has finally revealed the full lineup for their three-day and two-night celebration of Australia’s contemporary music scene – and it’s an exciting testament to the sheer diversity of local talent which forms our thriving music landscape.
The festival’s announcement late last year of their first act –electric group with powerful live-performance presence, Billy Davis and the Good Lord, was an incredibly promising indication of a strong programme: making the release of the entire list of performers to be included greatly anticipated – and it hasn’t disappointed.
Set to be held from 6 – 8 April, the final lineup consists of 25 acts and features an impressive selection of talent spanning across genres which when clustered together for the festival will uniquely complement each other make for an unforgettable auditory experience. This, teamed with the idyllic scrubland location which surrounds the festival on the private hillside farm property – the ‘Bambra Bowl’, heightens a sense of seclusion and ones intimacy to the music away from civilisation; as well as making for a decent ‘going bush’ road-trip.
Headlining artists include emerging talent Tiny Little House with their recent debut album Idiot Proverbs, New Zealand’s Fazerdaze, and GUM – from psychedelic rock group, Tame Impala. Other prominent names to watch out for also include, rising Perth talent Stella Donnelly, Hottest 100 Shortlisted post-punk group Househats, locally revered Melbourne DJ Pjenné known for her distinct blend of soul and house, and alternative groups Dianas, and Suss C**nts.
While the festival is a BYO event, By The Meadow will also be host to an array of regionally focused food and craft beer stalls including vegan friendly options. Public tickets are now available but the complete three day pass is limited to only 900 tickets so head to the By The Meadow website fast and come celebrate the festival’s fifth birthday as an Easter getaway.
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Written by Ellen Muller