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Who You Should Be Catching At This Year’s Golden Plains

By Sophie Bloomfield - 03 Mar 2019

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Summer may be cooling off, but that doesn’t mean we’re saying goodbye to festival season. And what better way to spend a long weekend than at Meredith’s Golden Plains, especially when they dropped one killer line-up this year.

If you’ve bought a ticket, without even glancing the line-up, you might want to take a peek at our picks. Lucky for you, there’s only one stage.

Beach House

When it comes to dream pop, Beach House are pretty much gods, having released 77 songs in their time.

Featuring velvety vocals and hypnotising synth vibes, we’re calling them as one of the festival highlights. According to GP legend, these guys actually asked, “how can we play THIS festival?” so it’s safe to assume they’re ready to put on one hell of a show.

Confidence Man

Confidence Man are having an absolute moment and have been at the forefront of the festival scene the past few years, ticking off the iconic Glastonbury and now returning to Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre for the second time.

Confessing to having “no idea what the fuck we’re doing,” their dorky, unapologetic approach to dance music is our exact mood heading into 2019. The title of their debut album, ‘Confident Music For Confident People,’ gives you an idea of the ridiculous breed of fun the band is likely to bring to the party.

DJ Harvey

Often called out as one of the founding fathers of disco, DJ Harvey’s career highlights include being the original resident at the iconic Ministry of Sound.

He’s no stranger to The Sup’ and left a bit of a legacy when he smashed his equipment at the end of his Meredith 2010 closing set—it’s safe to say he’s more of a rock star than we’ll ever be. You’ll want to be there when he hits the decks.

Four Tet

If you’re into the likes of Floating Points, Jon Hopkins and Caribou, you’re gonna like this guy. He’s worked with everyone from Steve Reid to Jamie xx, and sits in a category of his own.

Catch his electric energy on Sunday.

Hatchie

Another gem brought to us by Triple J Unearthed; Hatchie’s 90s-inspired take on synth pop just feels like summer.

The Brisbane born singer-songwriter glided her way into our lazy afternoon playlists back in 2017 with her debut track ‘Try’ and has continued from strength to strength. She’ll grace the stage on Sunday afternoon and cure your lingering hangover.

The Internet

The Internet’s left-of-centre sound blends R&B, hip-hop, jazz, funk and electro sound with flawless melodies.

They sprung to the forefront of the alternative R&B scene with their Kaytranada co-produced hit ‘Girl,’ building momentum ever since. After a brief stint of pursuing solo projects, they hit us with their fourth album, Hive Mind, late last year; and we basically haven’t stopped playing it. Trust me, you’ll all be in love by the end of their Saturday night set.

Khruangbin

Khruangbin’s sound incorporates influences from almost every sphere of the music industry, with a big dose of psychedelia at the forefront.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find many vocals, but that only further highlights the kind of atmosphere the trio are bringing to the table. Make sure you find your groove at their Sunday twilight set.

Marlon Williams

The New Zealand not-quite-country singer is set to ease you into Saturday evening at GP.

Marlon's career flourished while the nomad graced some of Melbourne’s favourite live music venues, and the city’s got a lot of love for this guy. And in case you’re wondering; yes, you spotted him in A Star Is Born.

THE DETAILS

What: Golden Plains Thirteen
Where: Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, Meredith
When: Saturday, 9 March – Monday, 11 March 2019
For more info head here.

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