Yours & Owls Festival
2021 LINE UP IS HERE!
Tones And I || BENEE || Cosmo’s Midnight
DMA’S || Hayden James || Hockey Dad
Lime Cordiale || PNAU || Running Touch
What So Not || Winston Surfshirt
The Smith Street Band || Slowly Slowly|| Children Collide
Stand Atlantic || The Vanns || Haiku Hands || B Wise
George Alice || No Money Enterprise || Adrian Eagle || Clowns
Phi11a || Yours Truly || Shining Bird || Wax Mustang
Greta Stanley || TOWNS || Jerome Farah || Cry Club
JK-47 || Verge Collection || Private Function
Teen Jesus and The Jean Teasers || Party Dozen || First Beige
Gauci || DREGG || Good Lekker || Homesick || The Grogans
Paradise Club || Adam Newling || BoomChild
Romero || Austen || DRAFTDAY || e4444e
A Place in Prague || Alice and The Bird || Angelo The Poet || Aodhan
Big Twisty and The Funk Nasty || Blackout Fun Club || Champion The Boy || Kitten Heel
LEFT SIDE FILTER || The Nice Folk || The M1 || OK Hotel || Quite Like Pete || Slinky Red
Sloshpit || Solid Effort || Sunset Headrest || Tired Girl || UTI || Year6Disco || Yen Strange
DJ Plead || Jennifer Loveless || K2K || Body Promise || Randy Knuckles
Cove Sound System || Beachcomber || Bobinis
Sit down, get comfortable, take three deep breaths and let your mind wander from the cold doom of this 2020 winter to the warmth of the impending 2021 summer.
Picture the sand between your toes, salt-soaked air, cool ocean waves lapping on the shore, ice-cold bevs and long balmy nights. Visualize two whole days at the end of January with a crew of your nearest and dearest, letting loose at Stuart Park in Wollongong, an abundant medley of Australia and New Zealand’s finest fresh hitting the stage out of isolation just to entertain you thanks to your mates at Yours and Owls……Namaste bitches!
On a serious note re the new world order: The safety and wellbeing of our community is supreme; we will be working with local health advisors right up until gates open to ensure the festival is operating within whatever parameters are needed come Jan 2021.
Please welcome your class of 2021……. You can prep your selves before you cheque your selves by listening to the official playlist here.
Tones And I the one woman, history-making stat collecting, global phenomenon hit machine will be landing in Wollongong to shake the cobwebs from your iso bodies with her infectious pop tunes. Making chart history in 2019 when she became the first artist to spend 24 weeks at #1 on the ARIA singles chart with her global smash ‘Dance Monkey’. It has reached #1 in 30 countries; including a record-breaking run of 11 weeks at #1 in the UK. Has amassed over 7 billion streams, held the #1 spot for the most-streamed song globally for over 4 months, earned 3 x platinum certification in the US, while reaching multiplatinum or diamond certification in fifteen other countries, including 11 x platinum in Australia. Become the most Shazamed song of all time, is now officially one of the highest-streamed songs ever on Spotify. And reached the top 5 in the USA Billboard Hot 100, making it the first top-five Hot 100 hit solely written by a woman in over eight years. She has played for Jimmy Fallon, Ellen DeGeneres and Lady Gaga’s Global Citizens concert, we can’t wait for her to hit the stage and lift us into 2021!
19-year-old indie-pop sensation BENEE has played sold-out shows from London to New York, across Australia and in her homeland of New Zealand. People and playlists instantaneously falling in love with her quirky take on the world and sweetly groove-drenched sound. She has a slew of New Zealand Music Awards, supported Lilly Allen, performed on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and Ellen, had three singles in triple j’s 2019 Hottest 100, ‘Glitter’(19), ‘Find And Island’(25) and Evil Spider (51) and had a global hit with ‘Superlonely’ thanks to a viral TikTok dance challenge. All this off the back of two EP releases!
Sydney’s favourite Inner West twins, maestros of the mix-n-match, Cosmo’s Midnight land in the Gong clad with a solid R’n’B sensibility, with a tasteful touch of the heart of house, the purveyors of electronic beats! The duo has curated a unique and distinctive sound that has earned them critical acclaim from all corners of the globe. Leading the helm of a new generation of young Australian producers, Cosmo’s Midnight has become renowned worldwide as the dappled starlight kings of lightheaded and innovative electronic music.
Liam Gallagher’s fav biblical Aussie rock band, DMA’S return to Yours & Owls with sold-out shows at O2 Academy Brixton (5,000 cap) and Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl (8, 000 cap), two ARIA Top 10 albums; 200 million streams; five ARIA Music Award nominations; and an MTV Unplugged session. Platinum record for ‘Delete’ plus Gold discs for ‘Lay Down’ and ‘Step Up The Morphine’. The Sydney trio will have a slew of new anthems to introduce you to with their new LP, The Glow freshly released last week (July 10)!
Hayden James has been winning hearts around the globe with his immense summer house jams and soulful, evocative vocals since he erupted onto the Australian scene in 2013. Co-writing and producing several tracks for global superstar Katy Perry, while touring the globe in 2015. 2018 was a breakout year for Hayden, hits ‘Better Together’ featuring Running Touch and ‘Just Friends’ featuring singer Boy Matthews, (double Platinum boasting over 40 million streams, #15 on triple j’s Hottest 100).
Windang’s favourite descendants Hockey Dad come home to preach their carefree, youthful innocent, sun-drenched pop! With the passing of time, adolescence and two records, the music of lifelong friends Zach Stephenson and Billy Fleming, was inevitably bound to mature and change with them. As they have since their humble beginnings, playing DIY shows at their local, Rad Bar (RIP), Hockey Dad have exceeded everyone’s expectations, to become the international phenomenon they are today. This is going to be one hell of a homecoming set and we are all for it!
Lime Cordiale’s infectious performances, upbeat, quirky sound, and genuine interactions with their fans have made them one of Australia’s buzziest! From their humble beginnings in 2009 playing house parties and RSL’s across Sydney’s Northern Beaches, to the only act to have four songs under 40 in triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2019. Eleven years, three EPs and one album later, the boys have over 100K followers on Instagram and are playing to wildly enthusiastic crowds across Australia and overseas.
Elton John’s favourite multi-platinum selling, ARIA award-winning electronic gods PNAU, famed for their extensive career born out of the underground clubs and festival dancefloors of Australia. With a catalogue of hits and multiple albums behind them, PNAU have enjoyed a mighty renaissance over the past few years, with multi-platinum hits ‘Go Bang’ and ‘Chameleon’ becoming inescapable on the airwaves in their home country of Australia, winning ARIA Awards for Best Dance Release and climbing the Billboard Dance charts in the US. We look forward to hosting their colourful, electric live show in the Gong!
There are few tales more compelling than the rise of Melbourne’s enigmatic producer, artist and songwriter Running Touch. The elusive and multi-faceted creative has spent the best of the past few years fast cementing himself as not just an incredible musician and performer but forward-thinking visionary in every sense of the word. Through his music, live-show and identity (or lack of thereof) Running Touch has curated a multi-dimensional brand that gives a focus to storytelling through art, performance and music and sits in a realm that is matched by few.
Earlier this year, electro superstar What So Not broke beating beat loving hearts around the world when he announced he was taking a break from music, the success of his debut studio album ‘Not All The Beautiful Things’ (2018) and a subsequent gruelling global tour schedule that saw him do close to 400 shows in three years, had understandably taken a toll. We are stoked that decision was temporary and we welcome his rested, invigorated self to Yours & Owls in Jan!
Sydney-based six-piece Winston Surfshirt has been rapidly winning over fans and industry alike developing a cult-like following thanks to their unique blend of funk, soul and hip-hop – the auditory equivalent of A Tribe Called Quest splitting spliffs with your parent’s favourite band. Spreading joy with their versatile sound on festival stages supports for Australian music icons Midnight Oil to underground warehouse gigs and block parties.
Adding to the festivities of the weekend will be Melbourne alumni six-piece rockers and ARIA #1 recipients The Smith Street Band, pop-punks’ freshest faces Slowly Slowly, indie rock stalwarts Children Collide, Sydney’s pop-punk outfit Stand Atlantic.
Gong alternative OG’s The Vanns, fierce indie-pop Queens Haiku Hands, Western Sydney MC B Wise, Adelaide teenage singer-songwriter sensation George Alice, Logan rap kings No Money Enterprise, sunshine-infused gospel ARIA Award winner Adrian Eagle, punk heavyweights Clowns and rapper Phi11a.
Sydney alternative pop punk outfit Yours Truly, experimental Austinmer collective Shining Bird, Dunedin genre-defying MC Wax Mustang, far North QLD songbird Greta Stanley, SA’s wholesome and loveable duo TOWNS, Melbourne neo-soul, rap, and RnB soloist Jerome Farah, hometown two-piece Cry Club, Tweed Heads hip-hop MC JK-47, Perth working-class poets Verge Collection, reckless Melbourne punks Private Function and nostalgic grunge-pop Canberran’s Teen Jesus and The Jean Teasers.
Sonic art duo Party Dozen, eclectic, genre-bending Brisbane six-piece First Beige, the inimitable pop smarts sounds of Gauci, the absurdly brutal theatrics of DREGG, catchy psych outfit Good Lekker,
Western Sydney hardcore group Homesick, Melbourne spacey surf rock trio The Grogans, lush popstars Paradise Club, The Shires country-tinged indie rocker Adam Newling, R&B fused with electronica roots collective BoomChild, Melbourne’s positive power poppers Romero, Brisbane hip electronic pop producer Austen, Darwin alt-rockers DRAFTDAY and Sydney’s e4444e join a raft of local Wollongong legends ripe for discovery!
And don’t forget the full line up for the legendary Das Schmelthaus stage!