ORIGINAL STORY: Meredith’s beloved annual Golden Plains festival is shaping up to be a massive affair, and organisers have only announced one artist so far.
But since said artist is none other than Aussie icon and all-around songwriting legend Neil Finn of Crowded House, Split Enz and general “Finn brothers” fame, well, we’re psyched.
Finn will be gifting next year’s festival with a rare solo performance encompassing all of his most beloved tunes, and it seems like Aunty Meredith is pretty stoked on him returning for seconds after he last graced the festival’s iconic ‘Sup amphitheatre back in 2010.
“Neil’s songs strike a chord that resonates in such a way that it shakes something loose within us,” Aunty Meredith says. “Beautiful, bittersweet and melancholy at times, like a seance, then glorious, raucous and triumphant at others. Joy to the world.
“Many of us know how special it was last time in The Sup’, just Neil and a guitar and the sunset and a chorus of humans joining in. That will be almost seven years ago by the time he walks onto stage. So it’s time.”
The 11th annual Golden Plains will take place across the long weekend of March 11th-13th (under a full moon, we hear) at Meredith’s Supernatural Amphitheatre. The ballot for tickets is now open, and you can enter via goldenplains.com.au before 10pm on Monday, 17th October.
UPDATE 14/10/2016: Neil Finn now has some company on the Golden Plains XI line up. Seminal feather rufflers The Specials are now the 2nd band to be confirmed.
Watch: Neil Finn – ‘Fall At Your Feet’ Live @ Golden Plains 2010
Golden Plains 2017 Lineup
Chain And The Gang
The Peep Tempel
Chain & The Gang
Benny & The Fly By Niters
The Dusty Millers
Cash Savage & The Last Drinks
Golden Plains 2017
Saturday 11th — Monday 13th, March 2017
Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, Meredith
Tickets: Golden Plains
Gallery: Golden Plains 2016 / Photos: Nikki Williams