Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Peats Ridge adds 78 more acts to their Bill!

After scouring through over 1,000 music applications for the 2012 Festival, Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts and Music Festival announce a final 78 acts – rounding off their music line-up,  with a phenomenally massive 140 total acts set to rock the Glenworth Valley over 3 days from 29 December 2011 – 1 January 2012. 

Having been a stepping stone to many of Australia’s most recent successful musical acts - think Angus and Julia Stone, Temper Trap, The Jezabels, Kate Miller–Heidke and Cloud Control – Peats Ridge are confident that they have once again discovered the next hot ticket bands to play at this years Festival.

Festival Director, Matt Grant says there are a handful of great acts for patrons to keep a watchful eye on. “Gemma Ray is great new talent all the way from the UK and is supporting Grinderman in Perth on their upcoming Australian tour. Also Fantine, a Sydney based singer who has been going from strength to strength over the past 12 months  and has been chosen to be one of Dave Stewarts backing singers on his upcoming tour.’ 

“We’ve also added Youri Blow, an amazing French singer and guitarist. He’s going to perform his most recent album release ‘The Corridor’. It’s this beautiful dark and ethereal sound, quite different from anything I’ve heard.” Says Grant.

With different stages dedicated to every type of musical genre, Peats Ridge has tailored pockets for every type of music junkie out there.

The main stage, Bellbird will be drenched in red sunset, surrounded by trees and gently hugged by the beautiful Glenworth River. This stage plays host to the big name Australian and International acts on the bill and will be the spot where festival fans can catch Gotye as he belts out his ARIA topping hits over the special midnight set. 

The Wonderdome, housed in the Arts precinct Wonderland, becomes a musical feast for the ears at night with a swag of some of Australia’s top producers. Sitting  alongside enchanting performances and quirky acts in the Festival’s new black-out dome theatre, the space is set to come alive with the eclectic mix of artists Peats Ridge have become famous for.

Under the big top at Lyrebird there’s a whole lot of booty shakin’ to be found. With indie, funk, breaks, world music and even a bit of dub – Everyone is invited to let their hair down and prepare to dance the night away in this rockin’ space. 

For the weary travellers out there, chilling out to an acoustic set at the Chai Temple is the way to go. Or cut the grass at the outdoor dance space  –  Pirates Lair. Cutting edge electronic DJs. Ambient, dubstep, minimal techno, psytrance and dub all mix up sweet tracks at the Festival’s very first Pirate Ship stage – A partnership bought to Peats Ridge by the Noisy Chicken Crew, Subsonic Music, Foreign Dub and Frequency Lab. 

Now in its eighth year representing the best and brightest of Australian and international music acts, Peats Ridge offers a festival experience like no other. Staged at Glenworth Valley along rolling green riverbanks (29 December - 01 January), the Festival is just an hour’s drive from Sydney - ideal for a three day New Years camping escape.

With a focus on creating a total experience for all, Peats Ridge hosts a brilliant showcase of art installations, kooky themed venues, multimedia, theatre, dance, cabaret, comedy, giant trapeze, and much much more, all winding along the riverbank and dotted throughout the event site. As well as this the Festival is also very family friendly with a full program organised for children and family camping facilities.

The 2011 instalment of Peats Ridge is shaping up to be everything brilliant that has been offered in previous years and much, much, more.

Editor’s Notes 

Full list of new acts: 
Youri Blow (France)
Elizabeth Rose (Aus)  
Gemma Ray (UK)
The Paper Kites (Aus)  
Fantine (Aus)
Israel Cannan (Aus/UK) 
Ben & Beth (Aus)  
Lion And The Lotus (Aus) 
Toucan (Aus)
Rainbow Chan (Aus)
Anima (Aus) 
Audego (Aus) 
The Townhouses (Aus)
Loopsnake (Aus) 
Foreigndub (Aus)
Bouddibass (Aus) 
Electonic (Aus)
Msg (Aus) 
Weblet (Aus) 
Roleo (Aus)
Genius (Aus)
Gelido (Aus) 
Misha (Aus) 
Oddsox (Aus) 
Poseidon (Aus)
Ahavamour (Aus) 
Duplex (Aus)
Bumble (Aus)
Monk Fly (Aus)
Chappirate (Aus)
Juju (Aus)
Finish Born Sinigrin (Aus)
Da Heebie Jeebies (Aus) 
Drachemann (Aus)
Cherie Kotek (Aus) 
Jozz Scott (Aus) 
Superbeast Vs Leeroy (Aus)
Mr Bill Live (Aus) 
Rumplestompskin Live (Aus)
Ryanosaurous Live (Aus)
Wahoo (Aus) 
Ilse J (NL) 
Elliot (Aus)
Suburban Dark (Aus)
Elecrocado Live (Aus)
Nezbit (Aus) 
Phsiris Live (Aus) 
Configsys Live (Aus) 
DJ Vagas (Aus) 
DJ Phil Toke (Aus) 
Soul Of Sydney (Aus)
DJ Nick La Rosa (Aus) 
Drae Leighton (Aus)
Brynstar (Aus)
The Sunset Kids (Aus)
Bruno Dante (Aus)
Dale Stephen (Aus) 
Eli Wolfe (Aus)
Crescent Collective (Aus)
Dave Sattout (Aus)
Todd Sibbin And The 
Opposite Ends (Aus) 
Minnie Marks (Aus)
The Hazelman Brothers 
Matthew Koutnik (Aus)
Lily So (Aus) 
Fanny Lumsden (Aus)
Benjamin James Eastwood 
Prem (Aus)
Chilli Didge (Aus)
Veil (Aus) 
Leigh Wood (Aus) 
Isoma (Aus) 
Stuart Ridley-Emagica (Aus) 
Deseven (Aus) 
The Atlas Room (Aus) 
T n A (Aus) 
Oblongmonster (Aus)

General release 3 day season passes:  
Adult (18+) $320 +bf
Child (6-12) $20 +bf

Under 6 free

Family season passes: 
As peats ridge is an over 18 event, youth tickets can only be purchased as part of a family pass 
1 adult, 1 youth $420 +bf
2 adult, 1 youth $725 +bf 
Extra youth (13-17) $85 +bf

Early bird camping passes (allows access to camping on the 28th): 
Adult (18+) $40 +bf
Youth (13-17) $40 +bf
Child (6-12) free 
Under 6 free

All season passes include camping and festival entry from 29th December 2011 – 1st January 2012. 
Tickets will be available via our website at http://www.peatsridgefestival.com.au/ or via http://www.oztix.com.au/ 

Peats ridge is an over 18 event. Children and youth are permitted only if accompanied by a guardian of parental age. For further information & ticket sales - http://www.peatsridgefestival.com.au/ 


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