Get your calendars, diaries, and personal planners out Brisbane punters, because there’s a brand new festival headed your way in late December. Swinging in during that golden week between Christmas and New Years when all concept of time goes entirely out the window, Wildlands Festival will hit Brisbane Showgrounds.
Brought together from the collective who put on Beyond The Valley and Perth‘s Origin Fields, Wildlands Festival promises to bring some of the biggest and best electronic and hip-hop acts to the sunshine state.
They’ve come roaring out of the gates, with Rüfüs Du Sol announced as the first act to christen the stage at the mid-summer one-day fest, with a full lineup landing with us real soon. Apparently Rüfüs is them “just getting started” so who bloody knows who’s going to end up on the bill.
But let’s have a squizz at what Beyond The Valley and Origin Fields have served up in recent years. Maybe that will give us an idea of what to expect from the new Wildlands Festival.
In 2018, Beyond The Valley brought the likes of The Kooks, Bonobo, Duke Dumont, Pnau, Ball Park Music, Client Liaison, Peggy Gou, The Jungle Giants, and a bunch more to Victoria. In 2017, Stormzy, Schoolboy Q, Mura Masa, The Presets, Cut Copy, and Hayden James made appearances. Not sounding too bad in the BTV Rolodex there. In 2016? None other than bloody Jamie XX alongside Skepta, Flight Facilities, Anna Lunoe, and Pusha T.
Meanwhile over in Perth, the first iteration of Origin Fields (which used to be called Origin NYE) brought Cardi B, M.I.A, Pendulum, Denzel Curry, Khalid, and Fisher to the annual turn-of-the-year party.
With these in their back pockets, we can only assume that Wildlands Festival will acceptably send it in Brissy in December. We’ll keep you updated on who’s making the trip over to Brisvegas as soon as we find out.
Until then, plan your Christmas break accordingly, and use this as a reason to duck up to Brisbane to kick off your New Years celebrations a couple of days early.