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PLAYGROUND WEEKENDER ANNOUNCE MORE ARTISTS!

06.02.2012

assets/images/festivals_small/Screen shot 2012-02-07 at 6.40.13 PM.pngAustralia’s best-loved boutique festival, Playground Weekender has announced a new raft of diverse and cutting edge music artists who’ll be joining the huge line-up of acts already revealed for the three-day festival in March. In addition to the below, it has been revealed in the final weeks leading up to the event more juicy talent will be revealed.

New Zealand’s SHAPESHIFTERsigned to the legendary Hospital Records, the band are often referred to as the pioneers of modern music because of their unique blend of soul and drum and bass. Having clocked up three platinum selling albums and with a fourth headed in the same direction, the band will be bringing their monstrous live grooves and pounding hard rock to Sunday night’s main stage, guaranteed to be one of the many highlights of the festival.

The 26-piece MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA, fronted by Nicky Bomba, will be rolling in to Playground Weekender with their fun-loving big band experience. With a repertoire spanning from the golden ska period of 1963, right through to modern day classics, expect to hear the likes of Wailers, Madness, and the Specials amongst original tunes, reggae and Latin based ska. A massive hit at festivals worldwide, the Melbourne Ska Orchestra is fast becoming a must-see institution.

Germany’s minimal dance connoisseur, STEVE BUG, is back for another helping of Playground Weekender fun. A master at blurring the boundaries between deep underground and strikingly versatile, hands-in-the-air moments, Steve‘s DJ sets have become some of the most sought after at the world‘s top clubs and festivals and industry gatherings.  As a self-confessed massive fan of Playground Weekender, expect him to pull out all the stops as he storms the decks once more…

Also making a welcome return for 2012 is LTJ BUKEM. Having raised the roof of the Big Top tent on three previous editions of Playground Weekender, the ground breaking DJ, record label entrepreneur and firm festival favourite is back by popular demand.  LTJ Bukem has been an integral force in the development of Drum and Bass for well over 10 years and without his input, it is hard to imagine how the shape of our music would look today. He can, almost single-handedly, be held responsible for the conception and development of the more soulful side of Drum and Bass that he has since become renowned for.

Making massive rumbles in the dance music’s underground scene, AMIRALI will be making his Australian debut at Playground Weekender with his live show.  Ready to explode on to the scene, little is known about the Iranian but one thing’s for sure he’ll soon have the world at his feet having caught the eye of the Cross Town Rebels Head Honcho, Damian Lazarus.  Experience his haunting vocals and a forward thinking musical style, here first!

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CUT COPY ARE ENROLLED IN THE PLAYGROUND WEEKENDER CLASS OF 2011

05.02.2011

Cut Copy

Playground HQ are thrilled to announce Cut Copy will be joining the Playground Weekender Class of 2011!

Taking place 17 – 20 February at Wisemans Ferry, Cut Copy will share the main stage with artists such as Lamb, Tricky, Kool & the Gang, De La Soul, Kate Nash and Architecture in Helsinki.

Coinciding with today’s release of Cut Copy’s highly anticipated new album ‘Zonoscope’, riverside revellers can expect “head nodding bliss” (In The Mix) from the much loved four piece headed by front man Dan Whitford, as they offer up their infectious concoction of organic psychadelia intersecting with repetitive robotics.

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TICKETS

First release 3 day tickets - $199 + b fee SOLD OUT

First release 4 day tickets - $219 + b fee SOLD OUT

Final release 3 day tickets - $229 + b fee

Final release 4 day tickets - $249 + b fee

 

 

PLAYGROUND WEEKENDER 2011 LINE UP TEASER

13.10.2010

PGWE HEADER

Playground Weekender is back this summer for its 5th edition to offer you a truly unique festival.

2011 is going to be another cracking year for Playground Weekender, and we’re excited to give you a taste of our 2011 line up!

The big announcement including our headline artists still to come, but the artists should be enough to get you excited for now….

Playground Weekender fifth edition - Class of 2011:

DOVES / KOOL & THE GANG / DE LA SOUL KATE NASH / CARIBOU / FOUR TET
ROY AYERS / TUNNG / HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY / TORO Y MOI / NORMAN JAY MBE / DAMIAN LAZARUS/TOM MIDDLETON / BELLERUCHE / LTJ BUKEM / DJ HEIDI/ CANYONS / DANIMALS / KING TIDE / ROSKA / CLIVE HENRY/ STRANGE TALK / MEEM

Headline artists & many more acts for the 2011 festival are yet to be announced!

Tickets On Sale Monday 18th October

Tickets will be available from the PGWE website:

WWW.PLAYGROUNDWEEKENDER.COM.AU

TICKETING INFO:

1st release 3 day tickets - $199 + b fee
1st release 4 day tickets - $219 + b fee
Final release 3 day tickets - $229 + b fee
Final release 4 day tickets - $249 + b fee

 

Playground Weekender Reveal Line-Up!

04.12.2009

playground weekender line up announcement

 

It’s been rumours, rumours, rumours over the last few weeks and finally Playground Weekender have delighted us by revealing the first cast of musical luminaries to be playing in 2010.

 

mixitup will be doing what we do best, representing some of the biggest brands currently playing in the music space at this 4-day camping festival running between February 18 – 21 at Del Rio Riverside Resort, Hawkesbury River, NSW.

 

Playground Weekender have a mesmerisingly eclectic list of headliners for this year’s epic event with Grammy nominated Lupe Fiasco, the man who brought a breath of fresh air’ (Jay Z) to the world of Hip Hop with his hugely successful ‘Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor’ will be there.  Brian Jonestown Massacre will join Lupe, along with The Polyphonic Spree, the choral symphonic rock collective who is set to sprinkle a little purity, hope and happiness on this year’s festival.  And to complete the oddly wonderful pack we bring you The Cribs, Britain’s biggest cult band!

 

To kick off Australia’s biggest fancy dress party, Dress Up Saturdays, Bjorn Again will take to the centre stage for a light hearted ABBA parody.

 

Tickets are selling now so go to http://www.playgroundweekender.com.au/ for more info!