Truly composing an unforgettable tenth anniversary celebration, Bad Friday today adds a third stage and final acts to its already monstrous line up. Introducing new things this year, the new stage will take place inside and cater to electronic and hip-hop – Boiler Room style.
Headlining the festivities are unconventional pop leaders Haiku Hands who will surely get you dancing with their outrageous and boldly choreographed live show. Catch hits and crowd favourites ‘Not About You’, ‘Jupiter’, ‘Squat’ and ‘Dare You Not To Dance’.
From Coachella to Boiler Room, Nina Las Vegas has done it all and come April she can add Bad Friday to her extensive list of festival sets. Enter the dance tent to see her set full of originals and unearthed underground dance gems, cementing why she’s a leading purveyor in our electronic scene.
One half of iconic Australian music duo The Presets, K.I.M (Kim Moyes) has released a cavalcade of solo music and collaborated with the likes of Kirin J Callinan, Digitalism and Beni. Expect to hear a number of his high calibre remixes from Kings of Leon and Tiga, to Bag Raiders and Midnight Juggernauts when he takes the Bad Friday stage.
Further inclusions include party perfecters Human Movement who’ve supported Deadmau5 and performed in Ibiza and Croatia, local maestro Dro Carey who will navigate a sonic journey through a set of house, grime, garage and bass, Melbourne producer and genre-bender Christopher Port who was named in Purple Sneakers ‘Artists to Watch in 2018’, and up and coming rap prodigy Yibby . Or get yourself moving to DJ sets from local advocate Luen, party favourites Fox Force II and Absolutely Everybody & Friends.
Bad Friday’s Tenth Anniversary Full Line Up
These additions join already announced headliners and local heavy weights DMA’S – who recently received three entries in triple’s Hottest 100 – and plunderphonic legends The Avalanches performing in DJ mode. The UK’s disco-soul juggernauts Jungle will take out the title of the festival’s first international act. Brisbane’s party rock legends DZ Deathrayswill play alongside guitar toting siblings Lime Cordiale, both of whom are fresh from placing in the recent Hottest 100. Also celebrating ten years in the game The Jezabels will play alongside new project Shogun and the Sheets from the infamous Royal Headache crew, and teeth bared and no fucks given Tropical Fuck Storm are ready to barrage punters with the anarchy of their debut album.
Populating the second stage will be mainly locals only, from psych-pop lords World Champion to rapidly rising glam punks Johnny Hunter. Melbourne lo-fi impressers RVGwill offer a heavy dose of confessional retro-pop, and serving up the sweatiest set of the day garage lords Crocodylus. Bad Friday will also feature sets from up and coming favourites Georgia June, pop enigma Holiday Sidewinder, grungey punks 100, riot grrl’sThe Buoys, indie rockers Planet, Newtown’s self-confessed shittest band Scabz,anddream-pop trio Baby Beef.
Unparalleled for championing home-grown talent, these new additions bump the festival’s overall bill to 80% hailing from Sydney; a testament to our great city when it needs it most.
The addition of an international act isn’t the only thing Bad Friday have changed up this year. Migrating once again, the festival will take place at Marrickville’s leafy Fraser Park – the heart of the Inner West, surrounded by freight lines and warehouses.
The festival once again encourages attendees to donate to two local charities when picking up their tickets: Youth Off The Streets and the Aboriginal Women and Children’s Crisis Service (formerly Marrickville Women’s Refuge).
Already on their final ticket release, this year’s Bad Friday will surely be a sell out after the pre-sale and first release were exhausted in a combined seven minutes.
Join us as we turn Good Friday Bad this Easter long weekend.