Meredith Music Festival drops magnificent 2022 lineup

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Meredith Music Festival drops magnificent 2022 lineup

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Meredith Music Festival has dropped its mammoth 2022 lineup with Caribou, Courtney Barnett, Yothu Yindi and Dry Cleaning headlining.

With the festival ballot open for business, Aunty Meredith has dropped the Meredith Music Festival’s 30th-anniversary lineup, this time delivering a spectacular lineup of local and international superstars to bring to life an evolving audio-visceral Odyssey, setting out from the Supernatural Amphitheatre and scooping up all the sonic discoverers, thrill-seekers, fun lovers and everyone else present for an Adventure… or a nude loop around The Sup’, or both. You do you…

Heading to the Supernatural Theatre for Meredith’s three-day extravaganza, for adventure and for celebration, this year are Caribou, Yothu Yindi, Courtney Barnett, The Comet Is Coming, Dry Cleaning, Tkay Maidza, Sharon Van Etten and more.

The key takeaways

  • Meredith Music Festival 2022 lineup has dropped, lead by Caribou, Yothu Yindi, Courtney Barnett
  • The ballot is open and there is only one type of ticket available, which gets you in on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • The festival will be held this year on December 9, 10 & 11

Catch up on the latest music interviews, news and reviews here.

Announcing its return back in May following a two-year hiatus, Meredith Music Festival – often referred to as the greatest festival on the planet – is bringing along these renowned artists for three days, two nights in four-dimensional grand union, with friends old and new. A mark in time, under wide open skies, and your usual lantern.

Featuring a single stage, free range camping, BYO, and no commercial messages, Meredith is and always will be a festival like other.

“For Adventure. For Celebration. A crack squad of sonic mavericks, beyond the sum of its parts. More than a list, more than a register. A three-day-two-night odyssey supreme, with a beginning, middle and end in which to lose yourself, find yourself, expand yourself and feel feel feel feel feel feel feel. Then do it again, twice. Magic O’Clock strikes at any time – sometimes selected, mostly unexpected,” the announcement read.

“All on the One and Only Stage, with the Evolving Atmospherics of the Supernatural Amphitheatre, and Mother Nature on the lights. Seldom has there been a more anticipated guest. In the beating heart of Saturday Night, all Supernatural paths lead to this. It’s taken some spectacular planetary alignment and, finally, here we are, for the first time ever. Lighting every candle on The 30th Meredith’s cake.”

The Auntytecture remains intact; same size, same shape, same abundant amphitheatre and campgrounds – looking extra-super-natural after their convalescence. There’ll be a grassy grandstand finish for the Sun, a late rinse in some scrub cinema, a Tucker Tent, Tai Chi, pink drink, and of course the nude loop ‘round The Sup’.

Full Meredith Music Festival 2022 lineup

Yothu Yindi.
Courtney Barnett.
The Comet Is Coming.
Dry Cleaning.
Tkay Maidza.
Sharon Van Etten.
Nu Genea.
DJ Quik.
Erika de Casier.
Babe Rainbow.
Derrick Carter.
Private Function.
Minami Deutsch.
Tasman Keith.
Surprise Chef.
Our Carlson.
Darcy Justice.
Rot TV.
Rubi Du.
Some More To Come.

How bloody special is Meredith?


As is usual, the great majority of tickets to Meredith became available via the Subscriber Ticket Ballot, before they go on public sale.

If you were already a ticket subscriber, you would have got to enter the first round of the ballot. If you haven’t yet subscribed, there’s still a chance to do so in order to enter the second round. Two rounds of ticket offers are made via email to successful applicants; one around mid-August, and then another a week later. Any Subscribers who are unsuccessful in the first round are automatically entered into the second round ballot. It’s simpler than it sounds, just pick a link above and go for it. It’s free and easy and quick.

Following two ballot rounds, keen punters still have to chance to buy tickets through the online sales and Aunty’s Last Chance, but let’s be real: you’d be a fool not to enter the ballot.

Tickets will be in the form of wristbands again this year and there is only one type of ticket available, which gets you in on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Which means everyone can come for the full weekend.

Find out more info here. The second round closes at 10:30pm on Monday August 22. Head to the festival website for more information.