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Spectrum Now 2016 Expands With Huge Opening Night Lineup

Written by Emmy Mack on February 25, 2016

Spectrum Now has unveiled the plans for its 2016 Opening Night event, dropping an impressive lineup.

The 2016 festival will launch with a free all-ages show at The Big Top on Thursday 3rd March, featuring electronic maestros Hayden James, Wave Racer and Paces.

It caps off a cavalcade of other exciting additions to the marathon festival’s full 16-day program, with a selection of top-notch artists and nightly house bands also added to the bill.

Locals Joyride, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Dustin Tebbutt and Montaigne will be taking to the Big Top stage alongside Missy Higgins, Hot Dub Time MachineThe Jesus & Mary Chain (UK), Birds Of Tokyo, recent additions Something For Kate and loads more as part of the festival’s ticketed music program.

While Spectrum Now Music Ambassador Megan Washington and legendary Australian singer-songwriter Richard Clapton have just been revealed as two of four surprise guests who’ll be participating in the Rockwiz Live and expanded RocKwiz Orkestra, featuring the Vika and Linda Bull show.

An assortment of house bands will be gracing the festival’s second stage of entertainment, with performances from Vulgargrad, Malo Malo, Lyre Byrdland and the Hi-Tops Brass Band in addition to cover bands The Pigs and Furnace and the Fundamentals all on the cards.

Not to mention there’s tonnes more entertainment on the way as well, with David Campbell and Tom Sharah hosting a giant Broadway sing-a-long extravaganza, celebrity mates Ben Mingay, Mitchell Butel, Erin Clare and Hilary Cole gathering around the piano for the Marie’s Crises pop-up courtesy of the Hayes Theatre Co, plus latin dance & hip-hop classes for punters and stacks more.

Spectrum Now organisers have also revealed the selection of tasty food and drink on offer throughout the festival.

For more info on the massive 2016 Spectrum Now program, head to the official festival website, or else check out the promo teaser video and music lineup below.

Watch: Spectrum Now 2016 Teaser

Spectrum Now Festival Lineup

Hayden James
Wave Racer
Paces
Joyride
Rolling Blackouts
Coastal Fever
Dustin Tebbutt
Montaigne

…joining

Something For Kate

…joining

Missy Higgins
Hot Dub Time Machine
Workaholics Comedy Showcase
The Jesus And Mary Chain
Birds Of Tokyo
Calexico
Augie March
Rockwiz Live
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Seekae
U.s. Girls
Alvvays
Jonathan Boulet

Thursday 3rd – Sunday 13th March 2016
The Domain, Sydney
Tickets: Spectrum Now

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