Last month Bad Friday revealed their monstrous tenth anniversary line up, calling in names from Sydney and beyond, and today they make that list just a bit bigger.
Adding to their bumper list of names are Melbourne outfit Tropical Fuck Storm with their snarky, yet brutal honesty in tow. Teeth bared and no fucks given they’re ready to barrage punters with the anarchy of their debut album ‘A Laughing Death in Meatspace’.
Sydney’s rowdiest trio Crocodylus are sure to offer the day’s sweatiest set, fresh from their tri headline tour with crowd favourites A. Swayze and the Ghosts and VOIID, and support slots with Ocean Alley, Dune Rats and The Jungle Giants.
Breaking out with their debut EP late last year, 100 already have a hefty list of support slots under their belt including Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and Shame (UK). See what earned them a nomination for Best Live Act at this year’s FBi Radio SMACS when they take to the Bad Friday stage.
After playing a coveted spot at this years SXSW and a string of US dates with Alex Cameron, Holiday Sidewinder will return to show us why she’s drawn gushing recommendations from Paper Mag and comparisons to Madonna.
Rounding out the final bill of the newly announced acts are fellow locals and King Street favourites The Buoys bringing the riot girl vibes to Marrickville.
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.
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 as well as up and coming favouritesGeorgia June, indie rockers Planet, Newtown’s self-confessed shittest band Scabz,dream-pop trio Baby Beef plus a more to be announced.
Unparalleled for championing homegrown talent, these new additions bump the festival’s overall ratio to 14 Sydney acts of the 19 artists announced; 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.