Sugar Mountain 2015 Loses International Act, Adds Two More

Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain Festival will no longer see an appearance from New Yorker Anthony Naples in 2015. Luckily, organisers have now locked in sets from both London producer Steve Tony Julien, aka FunkinEven (pictured), and San Francisco producer/DJ Nick Monaco.

In a press release, Sugar Mountain organisers have said Anthony Naples has cancelled his 2015 Australian tour and his Sugar Mountain performance “due to scheduling commitments”.

Making up for that loss, FunkinEven will bring his hip hop, early hardcore and drum’n’bass-infused rhythms to Sugar Mountain in January, on his second trip to Australia. Nick Monaco, who released his debut album Mating Call in September, is also prepped to bring his deep house club vibes down under, to help highlight the genesis of dance music.

“The [LGBT] community nurtured modern dance music into existence,” Monaco has said. “As dance music continues to be adopted by dominant pop culture, I think it’s important to remind ourselves about the origins of the sound.”

With just over six weeks left before Sugar Mountain, which will feature acts such as Body/Head (Kim Gordon + Bill Nace), Ariel Pink, SWANS, Nas and Midnight Juggernauts, organisers have also revealed that Boiler Room TV, the super-popular underground music show, will return to the festival in 2015.

Boiler Room will also curate its own stage, streaming sets from Soul Clap, FunkinEven, Wax’o Paradiso and Noise In My Head online.

View the updated Sugar Mountain 2015 lineup below.

Watch: FunkinEven – Dreams

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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