“…tastier than a Marrickville pork roll.” – Life Without Andy
After announcing their expansion to the two-day Bad Friday Weekender, the beloved Marrickville block party now reveal the OAF second stages and their crammed second line up, to really sully the Easter long weekend. With first release tickets sold out it’s another reason to bag a spot now.Taking To the stage on Friday will be visceral Aussie rock veterans Bad//Dreems who are sure to leave a trail of sweaty Friday attendees when they play tracks from their defiant three albums. Recently landing in triple j’s Hottest 100, Spacey Jane are in fine festival form after slaying Laneway this month. With one of the most chaotic and unpredictable live shows in the biz, Private Function‘s set will be a barrage of beers, broken glass, blood and probably good times. Rounding out Friday’s deviants are plaid cloaked 90s riot grrls Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, Japanese punks 50/50s, cosmic monolith Joseph Liddy & The Skeleton Horse and the newly-formed alt-pop revellers The Melodrones.
Saturday will see the irreverent disco vigilante Late Nite Tuff Guy take to the decks as well as disco funk-lords Groove City, tropical sunbeam and all round mood lifter Clypso, cult producer-rapper duo Slim Set, dance enthusiasts The Goods, FBi Radio’s Next Big Thing A.Girl, melancholic pop groover Lola Scott and outer space soul train Planet Vegeta.
These substantial additions join the already ample list of acts including the endlessly hypnotising POND, funky festival staple Winston Surfshirt, Sydney’s favourite twins Cosmo’s Midnight, recent Hottest 100 inclusions Holy Holy, infamous live maestros Twin Peaks (USA), The Jezabel’s front woman Hayley Mary, the groove-tinged Mildlife, jangly pop rockers Cool Sounds, dreamy Wollongong local Stevan, experimental punk kings Shady Nasty, underground Melbournites 30/70 and the uncontainable Americana impressor Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys.
With one in two acts hailing from Sydney, Bad Friday once again commits to its mission of championing homegrown talent and providing a platform for those up and coming acts to launch their career.
With first release tickets already gone and the last two editions selling out before doors, it’s all the more important to get in early this year. Listening to punter feedback organisers have made the decision to decrease capacity and increase amenities for a more spacious and enjoyable day.
Ditch the fam this Easter to party like you’ve got two days off afterwards.
Railway Parade, Marrickville
Friday, April 10th – Saturday April 11th
TEEN JESUS AND THE JEAN TEASERS
JOSEPH LIDDY & THE SKELETON HORSE
TWIN PEAKS (USA)
CAITLIN HARNETT & THE PONY BOYS
Saturday April 11th
LATE NITE TUFF GUY