Tasmanian music festival Party In The Paddock has added divisive singer-songwriter Kirin J Callinan to its 2018 lineup, just weeks after he was controversially kicked from the Laneway Festival lineup.
In a statement addressing the addition of Kirin J Callinan to their lineup, Party In The Paddock organisers say they believe “a progressive society of equality and tolerance is in part shaped by the provocative artists who dance on its fringes”.
“We afford artists a license to challenge norms, express themselves freely and be agents of change,” they write.
“For that reason, PITP extends a special invitation for Kirin J Callinan to join us in The Paddock this year for his Tasmanian festival debut.
“We judge Kirin not by a single, spontaneous moment of profanity but rather by a decade of provocative and brilliant work. Kirin J Callinan is rightfully recognised internationally as a master musician as well as a bold and brilliant warrior for originality and diversity and we welcome him to The Paddock this Saturday night.”
Meanwhile, Party In The Paddock Founder and Creative Director Jesse Higgs says, “We’re really excited to add these additional acts to the bill and after delving into the recent controversy involving Kirin, we thought it was an integral gesture to put our support behind the artist. The Paddock is ‘Big Enough’ for everyone.”
Callinan joins the Party In The Paddock lineup alongside other new additions Thundamentals and Mallrat, just as tickets for the festival have sold out.
Despite his removal from the lineup, Callinan still managed to perform onstage with his mate Mac DeMarco at the Sydney leg of Laneway Festival on Sunday.
View Party In The Paddock’s full lineup below, and all the set times right here.
Party In The Paddock 2018 Lineup
Kirin J Callinan
Gang Of Youths
The Avalanches (DJ Set)
Ball Park Music
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
The Bad Dad Orchestra
Lincoln Le Fevre
S L O W
Jack Mclaine & Friends
+ triple j Unearthed Winner
Party In The Paddock 2018
Thursday, 8th — Saturday, 10th February — SOLD OUT
White Hills, Tasmania