Maroochy Music Festival 2016 Loses An Act, Gains A Crapload More

After dropping one of the most impressive lineups ever to hit Queensland’s Sunshine Coast like it ain’t no thang, the Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival is now ballooning out with even more amazing local musos and visual artists on its 2016 roster.

Sadly, they’ve also said goodbye to one of the previously announced acts on their lineup, with Boo Seeka having to withdraw from the festival due to US tour commitments.

But dry those tears because MMVAF’s new announcement is definitely one to warm the hearts of any triple j fans out there.

Topping the list of new additions are j Unearthed High alumni Japanese Wallpaper, Splendour 2016 Unearthed winner Alex Lahey (who is just fkn everywhere right now – she’ll be headlining MMVAF’s beloved Champagne & Oyster Garden) and triple j’s own Tom Tilley, who’ll be headlining the festival’s Ghetto Blaster Stage with 14 other DJs including legendary Brooklyn scratch DJ Total Eclipse.

They join a fat stack of previously announced local heavyweights, including  Matt CorbyPeking DukAllday, George Maple, Client Liaison, City Calm Down, Ngaiire, Boo Seeka, Bad//Dreems, Vera Blue, Pop Cult & more.

The allstar bill of triple j faves will hit the stages at Maroochydore’s Old Horton Park Golf Course on Saturday, 10th September.

And putting the “VA” in MMVAF, promoters have once again dished up a feast for the eyes, adding Chinese street artist Ochid and locals Zoe Porter, Gimiks Born & Thom Stuart to this year’s visual arts programme.

Finally, dishing up the goods (literally) will be 2016 Masterchef runner up Matt Sinclair, who’ll be taking the festival’s food offerings to delicious new heights, alongside everything from wood fired pizza to latin street food experts.

Final release tickets to MMVAF are on sale now.

Catch all the details below.

Watch: Alex Lahey – You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me

Maroochy Festival 2016 Music Lineup

Japanese Wallpaper
Alex Lahey
Tom Tilley
DJ Total Eclipse
Danny Cool
Gavin Boyd
We Out Here DJs
Alex Millington
DJ Bacon
DJ Shift-T
Mr Walker
Jing Kohn
Beverly Thrills


Matt Corby
Peking Duk
George Maple
Client Liaison
City Calm Down
Boo Seeka
Vera Blue
Pop Cult
Alice Ivy
The Francis Wolves
Christian Patey
Mark Lowndes
Ju Ju Bom
Chris Flaskas
Sommer Rd

Maroochy Festival 2016 Visual Arts Lineup

Zoe Porter
Gimiks Born
Thom Stuart


Amanda Parer
Bertie Blackman
Michael Black
Wintercroft (UK)

Saturday, 10th September 2016
Old Horton Park Golf Course, Maroochydore
Tickets: MMVAF


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