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Angel Olsen, Crumb, Drugdealer to Headline Nine Lives Festival 2023

Angel Olsen, Crumb, and Drugdealer have been locked in as headliners of Brisbane’s Nine Lives Festival next year.

The festival, which will be returning for its third year, will also host performances from Niger’s Mdou Moctar, Baby Cool, Bones & Jones, Loose Fit, Folk Bitch Trio, Felivand, and more.

Angel Olsen: ‘Big Time’

Angel Olsen also features on the WOMADelaide lineup, and it’ll be the US songwriter’s first time in Australia since March 2018. Since that time, she’s released three new albums: 2019’s All Mirrors,2020’s Whole New Mess, and 2022’s Big Time

It’ll be Crumb and Drugdealer’s first-ever trips to Australia, likewise Mdou Moctar, who recently announced a string of shows at the Sydney Opera House.

Nine Lives, a collaboration between Handsome Tours and record store Jet Black Cat Music, will be held at The Tivoli on Saturday, 4th March.

“Nine Lives started and was inspired by the record shop’s ninth birthday a few years ago – something extra special to bring our local and surrounding music loving communities together, stemming from the stuff we love and get behind at Jet Black Cat Music,” co-founder Shannon Logan said in a statement. “It’s a tastemaker’s curation of fantastic music from Australia and around the world.”

Check out the full lineup below.

Nine Lives Festival

Tickets are on sale from 10am (local time) on Thursday, 8th December 2022 via Handsome Tours. A pre-sale will happen from 10am on Wednesday, 7th December 2022. 

Saturday, 4th March  – The Tivoli, Brisbane


  • Angel Olsen
  • Crumb
  • Drugdealer
  • Mdou Moctar
  • Baby Cool
  • Bones & Jones
  • Felivand
  • Folk Bitch Trio
  • Girl and Girl
  • Loose Fit
  • Mylee Grace
  • No Zu
  • 1Tbsp
  • Platonic Sex

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