Sampa The Great, Angie McMahon, Slum Sociable, Wafia and more announced for Grampians Music Festival 2019

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Sampa The Great, Angie McMahon, Slum Sociable, Wafia and more announced for Grampians Music Festival 2019

Setting up in one of Australia’s most picturesque national parks next February, the Grampians Music Festival (GMF) is bringing the Valley Stage back to the stunning paddock location in Halls Gap in 2019 from February 15 to 17 in what will be a display of outstanding Australian up and coming musical talent, boutique beer, wine and spirits, global cuisine and dancing in the dirt.
Last year saw 20 of Australia’s most impressive new artists grace the Grampians stage for its second edition, including the likes of Tired Lion, Ruby Fields, Heaps Good Friends, SAATSUMA and Polish Club; highlighting the festival’s strong focus on up-and-coming Australian artists who are distinctive, exciting and above all, supremely talented.
Now the GMF team is thrilled to finally lift the veil on its anticipated 2019 line up – and it is looking to be its best one yet!
Leading the charge on the 2019 bill will be the inimitable Sampa The Great and globetrotting singer songwriter Angie McMahon.
Since gracing the scene with her 2015 debut The Great Mixtape, Sampa The Great has supported the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Thundercat and Hiatus Kaiyote, appeared on collaborations galore with artists like Remi and Ecca Vandal and received the coveted Australian Music Prize (AMP) for her incredible 2018 album Birds And The BEE9.
Rapidly rising star Angie McMahon has garnered industry acclaim and sell-out shows across Australia and the UK since the release of her first single ‘Slow Mover’ only 12 months ago. Since then, the industry heavyweight has secured support slots for Father John Misty, The Shins, Angus & Julia Stone and several other renowned local acts.
Other big names on the third festival instalment include Melbourne synth and soul-laden duo Slum Sociable who will be bringing cult singles ‘Anyway’, ‘All Night’, ‘Apartment’ and their latest ‘Can’t Figure It Out’ and ‘Do Something About It’ to an army of adoring fans on the GMF stage and international charting electronic RnB artist Wafia who recently lent her impeccable vocals to Louis the Child’s huge hit ‘Better Not’ which earned the artist a feature spot on stage with the band at both their Coachella set and headline show at the renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
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Priding itself on creating a safe and inclusive environment that celebrates and fosters a culture of positive change in the Australian music industry Grampians Music Festival is proud to also welcome Alice Skye, Batts, Benny Walker, Body Type, Bones and Jones, Cool Out Sun, Hobsons Bay Coast Guard, Huntly, Jade Imagine, Kat Edwards, Milan Ring, MzRizk, Planet, Rat!Hammock, Sagamore, Seaside, Sweat Dreams DJs and White Bleaches to round out the diverse 2019 festival line up.
How’s that for a lineup!?
It’s clear they’ve got the love of discovering music at the heart of GMF. Differing to the standard festival program which has multiple bands across multiple stages at the same time, The Grampians Music Festival sets itself apart with only one stage, allowing punters to enjoy all the genre-spanning up-and-coming musicians who take to the stage. So all those acts we’ve just mentioned… you will be able to see EVERY SINGLE one of them. There’s no trying to work out a schedule and compromise who you see – and that’s why we absolutely adore it.
That’s not all though. Their passion for discovering new music continues with the Regional Electronic Producer and DJ Competition. In partnership with Victorian youth music organisation, The Push, this is an opportunity for emerging electronic producers and DJs from regional score themselves a spot on the line up alongside some of the country’s best new musical talent.
The winning Producer will headline a 1-hour set on the opening night of Grampians Music Festival, (Friday 15th February 2019) along with a VIP ticket package for themselves and a friend. The winning DJ will have the opportunity to play between sets on Saturday 16th February and kick off the Sunday program on the 17th of February. Not a bad prize for someone who loves music. Spread the word, tell your mates; let’s show off the talent that regional Vic has to offer!
It sounds pretty good doesn’t it? A sunny weekend away with mates and music. A showcase of the best new bands making music all over the country. Local produce, beer and wine. Big mountains, huge sounds and a beautiful, chilled-out vibe. What’s not to love? All that’s left to do now is to round up the crew and secure your tickets!
While you’ve missed the early bird offer, you can nab a three day festival pass for $179 , or you can browse a range of ticket packages to choose from though if the three day pass doesn’t suit, and kids under 14 are free! This year they’ve even teamed up with the lush Halls Gap Gardens Caravan Park to offer a camping option for all festival goers at just $36 for three nights. How easy is that!?
Join Grampians Music Festival in February 2019 and celebrate regional Victoria, and the diverse collection of the best up-and-coming musicians from across Australia.
Full price tickets are on sale now until sold out. Visit for ticket information.
The DJ competition is now open until Friday 28th December. The winner will be announced along with the festival set times. To enter you must reside in one of the 48 Local Government Authorities in Regional Victoria.
2019 Line Up
Alice Skye
Angie McMahon
Benny Walker
Body Type
Bones and Jones
Cool Out Sun
Hobsons Bay Coast Guard
Jade Imagine
Kat Edwards
Milan Ring
Sampa The Great
Slum Sociable
Sweat Dreams DJs
White Bleaches
Regional Producer/DJ