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Sugar Mountain Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

Written by Sam Murphy on October 17, 2016

Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain festival has unveiled its 2017 lineup, once again boasting an eclectic list of international and local names.

The lineup for this year’s festival, which celebrates both music and art, is headed by Blood Orange (real name Dev Hynes), who has released one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the year in Freetown Sound and is returning to the country for the first time in four years.

The international names keep flowing with German producer maestro Pantha Du Prince, British rapper Little Simz, Canadian electronic crossover Jessy Lanza and US buzz name Weyes Blood all included on the lineup.

On a local level, the likes of Big Scary, KUČKA, Methyl Ethel and Jaala all locked in to play the festival at the tail end of January.

There’s also a strong contingent of visual artists heading down under to provide something special to Sugar Mountain, with highlights including NYC street artist MOMO, Japan-based Aussie artist Karan Singh and audiovisual performance artist Miriam Bleau.

Organisers have also announced they’re bringing back the one-of-a-king restaurant Sensory, with more details promised soon.

You can check out the full Sugar Mountain bill below.

UPDATE 06/01/16: Blood Orange (Dev Hynes) has cancelled his upcoming Australian tour dates, including Sugar Mountain. Four replacement acts have been announced for the festival — The Avalanches, Spank Rock, Young Tapz and HABITS. Updated lineup below.

Watch: Sugar Mountain 2017 Lineup

Sugar Mountain 2017 Lineup

Music

The Avalanches
Spank Rock
Young Tapz
HABITS

…joining

ALTA
Baba Stiltz (SWE)
Beppe Loda (ITA)
Big Scary
Black Cab
Blood Orange
CC:DISCO!
Daydreams DJs
Dro Carey
Jaala
Jack River
Jessy Lanza (CAN)
Kelsey Lu (USA)
Kornél Kovács (SWE)
KUČKA
Little Simz (UK)
Methyl Ethel
Mood II Swing (USA)
Moses Sumney (USA)
My Disco
Palms Trax (GER)
Pantha Du Prince (GER)
Rolling Blackouts C.F.
Slum Sociable
Sui Zhen
Suzanne Ciani (USA) x Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (USA)
The Belligerents
Tornado Wallace
Weyes Blood (USA)

Sugar Mountain 2017 Boiler Room Lineup

Mood II Swing
Tornado Wallace
Baba Stiltz
Kornel Kovacs
Beppe Loda
CC:DISCO!
Daydreams
Palms Trax

Art

Caleb O’Shea
Elliott Routledge
Karan Singh (JPN / AUS)
March Studios
Miriam Bleau (CAN)
MOMO (USA)
Robyn Moody (CAN) x Caroline Polachek (USA)
Supergroup London – Morag Myerscough x Luke Morgan (UK)

Sugar Mountain 2017

Saturday, 21st January 2017
Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
Tickets: Sugar Mountain

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