Aussie acts we’re keen to see at this year’s Spilt Milk

With the cat out of the bag, Spilt Milk are gearing up for this year’s instalment of the festival that will see them returning to their home in Canberra, but also kicking off a second leg of the festival, taking place in Ballarat.

Canberra will be taking place on Saturday, November 23 while Ballarat will be setting up camp a week later on Saturday, November 30.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning, so to get you in the mood, we’ve handpicked a few acts on the lineup that we’re excited to see at the festival!

ARNO FARAJI
It was two years ago that Perth’s Arno Faraji won triple j‘s Unearthed High, and he joined the likes of Gretta RayMosquito CoastJapanese Wallpaper and more in the history books. The young rapper and producer has spent the better part of the last year hitting the tracks hard, playing shows around the country and winning our hearts in the process.

‘Scalin” is the name of his latest track. Co-produced by Milan Ring, it’s a jovial RnB/electronic fusion that showcases Faraji‘s vocal chops and ability to put together one hell of a track.

BENE
New Zealand forest sprite Bene‘s only been on our radar for a little while, but her infectious blend of sassy pop has resonated with us. While she was in town a few months ago, we were lucky enough to catch up with her to take a couple of snaps, which you can check out here.

She not too long ago put out her new single ‘Evil Spider’, a track written about wanting someone who’s already taken. She’s used the spider as a metaphor for herself, adding a playful element to the track that stands true to her personality.

GODLANDS
Adelaide’s best and brightest purveyor of all things bass, Godlands, has been on our radar for quite some time now. She’s spent the last few years honing in on her sound that is so inherently hers, it really does bare the full accuracy of her war-cry, ‘hellraiser’.

It really feels like she’s having a moment right now, with her signing to Steve Aoki‘s label, touring Australia in the most intimate way possible and having a hell of a lot of fun on the way.

‘Back Now’ is her latest club weapon, a bass-fuelled frenzy that continues to show why she’s on track to being one of the best in the world.

GROOVE CITY
There’s no doubt that Melbourne duo Groove City have got a grip on basically everything to do with the aesthetic of the project. They’re purveyors of the dancefloor, their immense disco spirit captured in every element of what they do, whether it be parties, imagery and most importantly, sound.

Their latest is ‘Heat of The Moment’, a harmonic fever of a track that pairs jangly guitars with one hell of a bassline. It’s Groove City at their finest, and with their live set as infectious as their recordings, you’re in for a treat at this year’s Spilt Milk.

SPILT MILK 2019 LINE-UP
ALLDAY
ARNO FARAJI
BENE
CHOOMBA
CHVRCHES (UK)
CONFIDENCE MAN
DOM DOLLA
DUNE RATS
G FLIP
GODLANDS
GOLDEN FEATURES
GROOVE CITY
ILLY
JUICE WRLD (US)
KHALID (US)
KOTA BANKS
LASTLINGS
LIME CORDIALE
MANSIONAIR
MIDDLE KIDS
OCEAN ALLEY
PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS
RUNNING TOUCH
SIPPY
TONES AND I
WINSTON SURFSHIRT

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RAT!HAMMOCK (BALLARAT ONLY)
TEEN JESUS AND THE JEAN TEASERS (CANBERRA ONLY)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
CANBERRA

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
BALLARAT
TICKET INFO
GA TICKETS ON SALE – 8AM THURSDAY, JUNE 13
Tickets here.
Photo by Pat Stevenson

Words by CAITLIN MEDCALF

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