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Southbound Festival Adds Comedy, Circus & Cabaret Acts To 2016 Lineup

Written by Zana Rose on October 19, 2016

As if Western Australia’s Southbound Festival wasn’t looking awesome enough already, with acts like Peaches, Tash Sultana, Tkay Maidza and Hermitude on the lineup, there will now be circus, comedy and cabaret thrown into the mix.

The addition of ‘Commedia dell Southbound’ will be set in its very own big top, and will feature a curated array of performers both from Australia and from overseas.

It’s promising to be a hilarious, creative and kooky conglomeration of around a dozen acts performing over the three-day festival. Included in this posse will be UK-based Aussie comedian John Robertson, who is set to entertain with a world first live-video-game-meets-viral-internet-video called ‘The Dark Room’.

International DJ turned hypnotist Matt Hale will be running a world first interactive clubbing experience, ‘Clubnosis’, which exploits the natural trance-inducing qualities of house music. Hale recently sold out 35 shows at Fringe World Festival, and uses hypnotic techniques and sonic soundscape to guide your imagination towards bliss.

There’ll be some cheeky Bingo with Bingay and Barbie-Q, raucous Rock And Roll Karaoke with Magnus Danger Magnus, Tomás Ford AKA self-proclaimed Worst DJ in the World, plus a Naked Race around the Commedia Dell Southbound tent. There will also be burlesque and go-go dancing, and a ‘Comedian vs Rappers’ segment which is just as it sounds: scathing rap battles matched with hilarious comedy roasts.

Lots of delicious things to eat and drink under the shade of the big top will be on offer too, making it a perfect place to recuperate and nourish yourself mid-fest.

Catch the Southbound music lineup in full below, and for more information about the comedy lineup, head to the Southbound website.

Watch: Comedian John Robertson’s ‘The Dark Room’

Southbound 2016 Music Lineup

Cosmo’s Midnight
Cut Chemist
Drapht
L D R U
Kilter
Kuren
KLLO
Peaches
Seth Sentry
Tash Sultana
Tkay Maidza

joining…

The Bennies
Boo Seeka
The Cat Empire
Catfish And The Bottlemen
Dena Amy
Discovery: Daft Punk Tribute
Highasakite
Hot Chip (DJ Set)
Hudson Mohawke
Hydraulix
Just A Gent
Klue
Ladyhawke
Luke Million
Montaigne
MSTRKRFT
Nicole Millar
Nina Las Vegas
Odd Mob
Paces
Peking Duk
Phantogram
Remi
Running Touch
SAFIA
Set Mo
The Smith Street Band
Sticky Fingers
Throttle
Thundamentals
UV Boi
Vera Blue
ZHU

Joining …

San Cisco
Slumberjack
Tired Lion
Koi Child
HWLS
Mosquito Coast
KUČKA
Lilt
Mathas
Hideous Sun Demon
Grrl Pal
Elk Road
Time Pilot
Hermitude

+ More TBA

Southbound 2016

Tuesday, 27th – Thursday, 29th December 2016
Sir Stewart Bovell Park, Busselton
Tickets: Southbound Festival

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