Update: Click here for Parklife 2011 Line up
Tickets for Parklife 2010 10th birthday go on sale THURSDAY, 01 JULY. Organisers of the festival, held on the Gold Coast (Sat 25 Sept), Perth (Sun 26 Sept), Melbourne (Sat 2 Oct), Sydney (Sun 3 Oct) and Adelaide (Mon 4 Oct), Fuzzy, say the line-up is their best yet, with tickets expected to sell quickly
From the press release:
Not just more big acts in total, but some moments Parklife hasn’t seen the likes of, the Festival will feature unique sets fans will be buzzing about all Summer long. Bloc Party lead singer Kele’s smash solo album brings him and his band to Parklife to dazzle us with new tracks, plus the best Bloc Party classics live. Legendary US indie heroes The Dandy Warhols, responsible for some of the catchiest lyrics in modern rock and stars of the cult doco DIG! are joining the Parklife posse and six-time Grammy winner Missy Elliott with a 27-strong all dancing entourage and a brand new album.
Parklife always brings a bunch of hot fresh artists not seen by the Australian public before, and this year is no exception. Darwin Deez, Ou est le Swimming Pool, Dan Black, Chiddy Bang, Memory Tapes, Delorean, The Glitch Mob, Wolf Gang and a bunch more are headed this way for the first time.
Cut Copy will be playing their first Australian show in almost two years at Parklife, having just completed their rumoured-to-be-best-yet third album. Fresh from collaborating with Pharell on her latest album release ‘Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans’, Uffie has a new live show that’ll pop your glocks off! Midnight Juggernauts circle past Saturn and head back to Earth via Parklife with a new live show featuring album number two of dizzying kaleidoscopic pop, ‘The Crystal Axis’. While we’re still working out whether we should really dance around to The Wombats drily comic ‘Lets dance to Joy Division’; the band are holed up in the studio putting the finishing touches to their brand new album. Fuzzy faves Soulwax return to the Parklife fold with a new live show and material that will no doubt reconfirm why they have played over 120 live shows and festivals worldwide, and Holy Ghost! will play their first live shows in Australia.
The first major Australian summer music festival and the biggest outdoor festival for lovers of electronic indie music Parklife attracts crowds of140, 000 nationally, showcasing the world’s most relevant artists playing in some of Australia’s most picturesque city parklands – Gold Coast (Parklands, Sat 25 Sept), Perth (Wellington Square, Sun 26 Sept), Melbourne (The Sidney Myer Music Bowl & King’s Domain, Sat 2 Oct), Sydney (Moore Park, Sun 3 Oct) and Adelaide (Botanic Gardens, Mon 4 Oct).
Fuzzy Co-Founder John Wall is excited about the future direction of Parklife. “We have more bands than ever before taking the stage this year, with a really cool indie vibe. We know these guys are going to be on everyone’s lips and stereos by the time summer rolls round. For example, Missy hasn’t been to OZ since 2004. With her new album Block Party due out the same time she tours OZ for Parklife, we know she is going to be putting on an incredibly hot show. Kele, the lead-singer and guitarist of Bloc Party, is on a solo mission and will be debuting tracks of his new album The Boxer for his first time in Australia. Groove Armada has taken a whole new dark direction with their music on their latest album Black Light, so we can’t wait to see their new live show. The Dandy’s sold out their last tour in Australia and are going to be a special treat for Parklifers with their signature psychedelic sound.”
Ming Gan, the other half of Fuzzy’s founders, charged with booking the line-up agrees. “It’s just so encompassing this year. We have our first Spanish band Delorean – a foursome who have literally just released their new album Subiza and are coming down-under for the first time; and Parisian-based electronic artist Uffie who recently teamed up with Pharell to produce SUV, is edgier than ever. Berlin based Jesse Rose, credited with starting the fidget house movement, is coming back to Parklife… and hopefully won’t steal any more golf carts – Brissy you know what we’re talking about! We’ve got Dan Black coming to Australia for the first time – he’s been causing a big stir on the radio and internet and climbing the charts with his track Symphonies featuring Kid Kudi. We’ve also got Ou Est Le Swimming Pool and Chiddy Bang who have been featuring massively on the ARIA Charts and will both be playing their first live shows in Oz at Parklife.”
“Plus Aussie faves Midnight Juggernauts will be hitting the stage with an awesome new album, plus Cut Copy will be debuting their new live show and material – it’ll be the first time they’ve performed in close to two years! There are acts we know will be massive by spring, like the addictive Darwin Deez, not to mention the dream team Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP who are #1 on the dance charts with 3 million hits on youtube… I could go on and on, four months seems too long to wait.”
Adelle Robinson, Fuzzy’s GM says “this year we’ve really proved Parklife is Australia’s unparalleled electronic/indie music festival, jam-packed with artists who completely define the moment in music. Parklife makes the most of beautiful outdoor venues, in five cities, where music lovers can step into a spectacle in which the surroundings are idyllic, the music is great and the world is their oyster. Parklife is not just another festival: Parklife is the sound of next summer,” she says.
Full lineup details: Click here
Tickets from: http://www.parklife.com.au
Parklife will be hitting the Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide starting in late September. Tickets go on sale Thursday 1st July. Click here for the dates.