The time has finally come. Welcome, Meadow 2021.
The acclaimed regional Victorian multi-day event is returning to the rolling Bambra hills over the ANZAC long weekend to take two on their anticipated seventh instalment. Announcing 2021 festival headliners: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard and Angie McMahon, who will lead an all-Australian lineup of beloved acts traversing all corners of the music landscape. From Friday 23 – Sunday 25 April, catch Meadow’s 2020-penned artists: Close Counters, Surprise Chef, Elizabeth, Cool Sounds, 3K, Sweet Whirl, Darcy Justice and Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys, alongside 2021 additions: HTRK, Mimi Gilbert, Romero and Emma Volard for three days and two nights of aural exploration and collective celebration at the iconic Bambra Bowl.
After cancelling their mammoth 2020 European and US run of dates, Melbourne psych stalwarts King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard will take to the Bambra Bowl this April with even more releases ready to craftily deploy from their expansive, genre-spanning catalogue over 15 albums strong and counting. 2020’s KG and 2021’s imminent LW see the band returning to their idiosyncratic microtonal ways, bringing in a new era as a newfangled six-piece. Joined by Melbourne’s own new-age raconteur, Angie McMahon, who has made waves the world over since the release of her acclaimed debut album Salt, and recent reimagining Piano Salt, the 2021 Meadow headliners are sure to draw some of the festival’s most devoted and attentive crowds yet.
In parallel to the stellar live showcase, Meadow introduces a Virtual Festival in 2021.
14 artists, 2 sunsets, 2 sunrises, dancing, cocktails, camping and more captured live from the Bambra Bowl. Meadow will partner with Hutch Collective and Baked to beam a dusty Autumn sky, rugged bushland and a once in a year-time musical retreat back to the comfort of your living room providing a level of certainty that’s been missing since last March. You buy a ticket. You can watch the festival from home. Access via the Humanitix Virtual Events Hub. Simple. Professionally produced, presented on-demand over a 3 day period, two weeks after Meadow Music Festival. May 7-9, 2021.
Though the earth’s axis has substantially shifted since the festival’s previous iteration, Meadow promises the same smooth rotation of its own world beyond the trees, with diligent COVIDSafe plans in place to keep everyone spinning safely within its orbit.
– Reduced capacity
– Temperature checks and basic COVID screening upon arrival
– Ticketholders grouped into Eastside and Westside with the site split down the middle to reduce crowding and minimise close contacts.
– Three designated ‘viewing zones’ (front, middle and back) in the amphitheatre to maintain social distancing whilst watching the performances
– Assigned coloured wristbands denoting each attendee’s designated ‘viewing zone’
NOTE: ‘viewing zones’ will rotate at the end of each day, and once between Saturday daytime and nighttime, ensuring all festival-goers get the same amazing Meadow affair even in the presence of social distancing and capacity restrictions.
Do not fret, this change in circumstance will not negate the Meadow experience, with standing, sitting, singing, dancing, BYO and good vibes both permitted and encouraged within your designated zone.
A super limited release of tickets are now on sale at $189+BF with teenagers accompanied by adults free to join in the festivities with a valid full-priced ticket, and children under 12 invited to attend for free. All 2020 ticketholders will now have been contacted via email by the Meadow team to reissue their tickets for this year’s event. Car passes will not be required (this year only!) but Meadow is still committed to reducing its environmental impact. Carpooling is strongly encouraged, reusable drink bottles will be given to all punters upon arrival, and the Meadow team have even planted 360 baby trees during our brief hiatus.
Whilst on the topic of improvements, Meadow has also formed a new 2021 ticketing partnership with Humanitix. This means each ticket purchased will contribute valuable funding to support educational scholarships for disadvantaged Indigenous students in Australia.
Just 90-minutes southwest of Melbourne, and nestled between rainforest to the west, the ocean to the south and rolling plains to the north, Meadow is an idyllic spot to gather, reflect and celebrate the end of the year-that-must-not-be-named, welcoming the return of human connection and much needed sonic rejuvenation.
Do not sleep on this one.
Triple R and Forte present MEADOW 2021
April 23 – 25, 2021
Limited release, 200 tickets $189 + BF (car pass included) on sale now!
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys
Tickets, information, artist profiles – www.meadowmf.com