Sun-kissed beats and tropical vibes collide on the line up for Australia’s newest boutique beach party, UP DOWN – washing over Newcastle Foreshore on Sunday 17 March.
Curated by the team behind festival staple THIS THAT, UP DOWN perfectly blends all the smells, tastes and sounds of a Sunday session on the beach. Mixing up the perfect cocktail of tropical house, chilled beats and summer bangers, organisers have excelled with the festival’s debut first line up announcement.
Leading the field are Italian dance punks The Bloody Beetroots, returning to Australia for the first time since 2016. They’ll punch out bounce-worthy classics like ‘Rocksteady’ and ‘Warp 1.9’ to shake up the sandy soil. Also flying in for the occasion is Swedish ‘Teenage Crimes’ mastermind Adrian Lux bringing his very best house music vibes to the beach. Caribbean dreams take over UP DOWN with Trinidadian dancehall and soca king The Jillionaire (of Major Lazer fame) getting tropical.
Miracle worker Motez leads a strong contingent of Aussie flavours, bringing his impressive floor-fillers toUP DOWN‘s debut event. Set Mo’s ‘White Dress’ and ‘I Belong Here’ are best enjoyed with a sunset and drink in hand – UP DOWN can provide both when they hit the stage. High energy hits when the likes of CARMADA, Nina Las Vegas, Luen, Basenji, TØRIPEPPER, Go Freek and Kilter get up. Or get down with the smooth sounds of Kota Banks, Roland Tings and Elk Road.
UP DOWN is just warming up. The two stage gathering has limited capacity to maximize the right vibes. With pop up cocktail bars and the best street food on offer, UP DOWN aims to please for this relaxing afternoon mixer. What to wear? Dressing the part isn’t just allowed, it’s encouraged so pull out those boardies and back ties, frocks and flowers for the ultimate Sunday session.
With tickets starting at just $49.90 they are expected to move fast. The festival is also running a buy four, get one free ‘Party Pack’ offer until sold out.
UP DOWN members pre sale begins this Thursday Dec 13 at 9am AEDT.
General Public tickets are on sale Friday December 14 at 9am AEDT.
SUN 17 MARCH | 1PM – 9PM CAMP SHORTLAND | NEWCASTLE FORESHORE
MEMBERS PRE SALE THU 13 DEC, 9AM AEDT
GA ON SALE FRI 14 DEC, 9AM AEDT
FT. IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
ADRIAN LUX (SWE)
THE BLOODY BEETROOTS (ITA)
THE JILLIONAIRE (of Major Lazer)
NINA LAS VEGAS
+ more to be announced