Let's cut to the chase, shall we? Golden Plains (March 10-12) – AKA the smaller sister to Meredith, which is held in December – has just released its line-up, and it's a tasty selection of big-name headliners, off-the-radar talents, and local acts. The Supernatural Amphitheatre won't know what's hit it.
Leading the pack are Aussie electro-pioneers The Avalanches. Since reforming to create Wildflower (their first album since 2000's seminal Since I Left You), they've played the world over, including a huge set at Sugar Mountain earlier this year, which saw crowds bouncing to 'Frontier Psychiatrist' like it was the dawn of the new millennium. We can't even imagine what the atmosphere will be like when they take to the 'Sup at midnight on Saturday night.
Also on the bill will be New York indie darlings Grizzly Bear, who recently released their latest record Painted Ruins. Then, there's LA jazz luminary Kamasi Washington, who'll hit the stage with a full band. Joining him will be Sydney rockers The Preatures, British experimentalist King Krule, Melbourne singer-songwriter Jen Cloher and Seattle artist Perfume Genius.
The full line-up is below. You can enter the ballot on the Golden Plains website now, until 10pm Tuesday October 24.
The Black Angels
Lee Fields and the Expressions