Tasmania’s festival circuit is well and truly thriving, with Breath Of Life returning for its third year in 2014, today dropping its massive first lineup announcement starring rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, electro heroes Empire Of The Sun and hip hop legends Public Enemy.
The Launceston festival favourite is set to take place over three stages at the Inveresk Precinct on Saturday, 8th March, which is conveniently a long weekend if you’re planning to head in from interstate. Also joining the lineup will be the indie dance stylings of Art vs Science, Byron’s finest metalcore in the form of Parkway Drive and representing Aussie hip hop, the one and only Drapht, proving that this is a festival with a little bit o’ something something for everyone.
Rounding out the bill are Dead Letter Circus, Tonight Alive, Pez, Will Sparks, In Hearts Wake, Buried In Verona, Saviour, Allday, Joel Fletcher, J-Trick, SCNDL, Kronic, Ember, Kilter, Dave Winnel, Akouo, Ash Tiffin vs Ceej and Luca Brasi, with more acts still to come.
First release tickets go on sale at 9:00am on Thursday, 24th October through Oztix, with an early bird ticket setting you back $119.95 plus booking fee.
UPDATE: Tonight Alive have announced via the Breath Of Life Festival Facebook page that they will not be making an appearance at the 2014 instalment of the event, saying, “We have been offered 3 months worth of overseas touring that we cannot pass up.”
In the dispatch, the band assure fans that “Australia remains a priority” and that they are “currently planning Australian dates to make up for this.” Festival organisers say they will soon announce a replacement artist, as well as “some other final additions to the BOL14 line up.”
The post ends with organisers saying they will “contiune (sic) to work with Tonight Alive to get them back to Tassie as soon as we can,” posting “Some new additions to the massive BOL14 line up coming your way next week!” shortly after. Read Tonight Alive’s full statement, below.
Breath Of Life Festival 2014 First Announcement
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Empire Of The Sun
Art vs Science
Dead Letter Circus
In Hearts Wake
Buried In Verona
Ash Tiffin vs Ceej
Tonight Alive BOL14 Statement
Statement below from Tonight Alive..
‘We regret to inform our Australian fans that we’ve had to cancel our scheduled appearance at Breath of Life festival next year in Tasmania. We have been offered 3 months worth of overseas touring that we cannot pass up, as doing this one show would mean not been able to do the 3 months of touring offered. We hope you guys understand, and that Australia remains a priority for us as we’re currently undertaking our 3rd Australian tour of 2013 as part of Vans Warped Tour.
We are currently planning Australian dates to make up for this, and thanks for your continued support. We urge you to still come along to Breath of Life to check out the other great bands on the bill.” end quote…
The good news from BOL HQ is we are about to announce an awesome replacement artist along with some other final additions to the BOL14 line up. We will contiune to work with Tonight Alive to get them back to Tassie as soon as we can.