Journey a little south of Sydney this December for Fairgrounds: a carnival of music and discovery in the picturesque township of Berry (South Coast NSW) on Saturday 5th December.
Fairgrounds will be an adventure for the senses, with the region’s best food and wine, premium beer and an eclectic local and international line-up:
BEN ABRAHAM (AUS)
C.W. STONEKING (AUS)
FATHER JOHN MISTY (USA)
JESSICA PRATT (USA)
LE PIE (AUS)
MEG MAC (AUS)
MERCURY REV (USA)
METHYL ETHEL (AUS)
ROYAL HEADACHE (AUS)
SHINING BIRD (AUS)
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA (NZ/USA)
+ MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
The Festival’s line-up strides the worlds of folk, indie rock, soul and everything in between. Pray at the altar of LA-based crooner Father John Misty as he brings his confessional lyricism to the stage, proving why he’s hailed as one of today’s best songwriters.
Brooklyn electronic duo RATATAT will bring their acclaimed live show to Berry, combining bedrock beats and primordial riffs to create an audio and visual feast of sonic exploration and production prowess.
Dream pop veterans Mercury Rev will be celebrating their twenty sixth anniversary with favourites from their classic catalogue and brand new songs.
Informed by the folk-rock of ages past, singer songwriter Jessica Pratt’s heartfelt guitar melodies and warm, soulful voice will captivate with her absorbing, melancholy-tinged songs, while San Francisco indie funk outfit Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s intoxicating cloud of psych-soul ballads will envelope their fans.
Representing Sydney on the bill is internationally acclaimed garage pop outfit, Royal Headache. Expect an adrenaline shot of melodic energy and heart-on-sleeve romanticism from these rockers. From the Northern Territory comes the intoxicating rock ‘n’ gospel dancehall blues of C.W. Stoneking, whose electric lilt and drawl is set to mesmerise.
Arguably the fastest rising force in Australian music this year, Meg Mac reawakens the spirit of classic rhythm and blues whilst applying the grit of contemporary pop. From Perth come three-piece, Methyl Ethyl, whose augmented pop and reverb-drenched guitars have quickly put them on the map as one of Australia’s most critically revered new bands.
Also taking to the stage will be Melbourne singer-songwriter Ben Abraham, whose vocally passionate, narratively rich and emotionally disarmingly brand of folk has seen him rise from hometown secret to object of global admiration – so much so as to become the latest signee to U.S indie powerhouse, Secretly Canadian (The War On Drugs).
South Coast locals, Shining Bird, will keep the vibes flying high with their lush, uniquely Australian experimental pop, whilst singer-songwriter Le Pie, who grew up in nearby Gerringong, will bring her beautiful textures and melodies inspired by the simple brilliance of ‘50s and ‘60s girl groups.
Fairgrounds will bring a weekend of music and discovery close to home – just two hours’ drive or a leisurely coastal train ride from Sydney.