She gave us a headline act worthy of her 21st birthday. Then she gave us a celestial phenomenon worthy of her headliner. And now, Grinderman and the lunar eclipse scheduled to coincide with their performance notwithstanding, Aunty has saved the best piece of news til last. Joining Nice Cave and co. on this year’s Meredith bill (their 21st since “about 200 people” descended on a remote Victorian farm back in 1991) are the following fine artists. My how she’s grown.
KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS
GANG GANG DANCE
EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY
BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS
FUTURE OF THE LEFT
HARMONIC 313 (DJ SET)
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA
OSCAR + MARTIN
CASH SAVAGE & THE LAST DRINKS
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
EAGLE & THE WORM
DAVE GRANEY & THE LURID YELLOW MIST
MATT SONIC & THE HIGH TIMES
THE TOWN BIKES
CITY OF BALLARAT MUNICIPAL BRASS BAND
MASTER SONG TAI CHI
A TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE
Very Special Guest MC DENNIS COMETTI
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Note: Sunday’s guest MC is legendary AFL commentator Dennis Cometti. He remains the only broadcaster to have spanned the entire duration of the VFL/AFL national competition and is responsible for the most covert/casual Meredith reference in the history of Australian television.