Nas Headlines Sugar Mountain 2015 Lineup

Melbourne’s progressive music and arts festival, Sugar Mountain, has announced its brand new venue and 2015 lineup, revealing Nas, ODESZA and more will be joining already confirmed acts Ariel Pink and Midnight Juggernauts at the January event.

Headlining the event will be groundbreaking MC Nas, who will take to the Sugar Mountain stage to perform his magnum opus, Illmatic, in its entirety. Also included on the bill are Body/Head, a collaboration between Bill Nace and Sonic Youth co-founder Kim Gordon, as well as glitchy electronic duo ODESZA, NYC noise icons Swans, Baltimore composer Dan Deacon, Soul Clap, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, and Tom Krell aka How To Dress Well.

In 2015, after three successful instalments at The Forum, Sugar Mountain will move to Melbourne’s creative hub the Victorian College of the Arts in Southbank, making it a five-stage affair, comprising of three outdoor and two indoor stages.

The festival will also take advantage of indoor spaces and a solid lineup of visual artists, to couple influential and experimental music with forward-thinking art installations.

Sugar Mountain 2015 will take place at Melbourne’s Victorian College Of The Arts in January, with capacity capped at 5,500 tickets. Said tickets will go on sale Monday, 20th October, and cheaper early bird tickets will be available.

Catch the full Sugar Mountain 2015 lineup alongside festival date and ticket information below.

UPDATE 06/11/14: Nas has announced three of his own headline shows around Sugar Mountain, performing Illmatic in full — details here.

UPDATE 11/12/14: New Yorker Anthony Naples will no longer appear at Sugar Mountain 2015, due to “scheduling commitments”. London producer Steve Tony Julien, aka FunkinEven, and San Francisco producer/DJ Nick Monaco have joined the lineup. Updated lineup available below.

Watch: Sugar Mountain 2015: Line-Up + Venue Announcement

Sugar Mountain 2015 Lineup


Nick Monaco



Body/Head (Kim Gordon + Bill Nace)


Ariel Pink

Soul Clap

Horse Meat Disco

The 2 Bears

Anthony Naples


Dan Deacon

Terrible Love feat. Kirin J Callinan

How To Dress Well

Midnight Juggernauts (MJX Pty Ltd)

Bo Ningen

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard



NO ZU + Sal P (Liquid Liquid)



Oscar Key Sung x Cassius Select

Rat & Co

Slum Sociable

Wax’o Paradiso

LA Pocock

Noise In My Head

Visual Artists

Leif Podhajsky

Hisham Bharoocha

Ash Keating

Abby Portner

Robin Fox


Johann Rashid

Cara Stricker x John Kirby

Keith Deverell


Sean Morris

Cornelius Brown

Poppy Lane

Confetti System

Sugar Mountain 2015

Tickets on sale now

Saturday, 24th January 2015

Victorian College Of The Arts, Melbourne

Tickets: Moshtix | Sugar Mountain Festival

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