I don’t know about you guys, but my diary is feeling pretty phat this summer.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve done nothing but jot down dates for upcoming festivals that I’d sooner die than miss. Ferociously trying to plan out my summer (sorry mum, I’ll find room for you somewhere).
Well, here’s another one. Tassie’s very own Party In The Paddock (PITP) just dropped their line-up and it’s pretty sweet. PITP has been in full swing since 2011, returning this year with the support of Vibestown and Triple J.
Headlining the three day festival is the UK’s Lily Allen (thirteen year-old me is screaming). She’s not graced our shores since 2014, so this is pretty exciting stuff. Allen’s appearance is a part of her No Shame tour, and she’ll be playing shows in Sydney and Melbourne before PITP.
Alongside Allen is The Presets, a classic for a reason. If you haven’t heard their new album Hi Viz, check it out immediately. Actually, just skip through to ‘Martini’ and try to tell me you don’t feel like you’ve been teleported to a wicked 90’s rage sesh.
Following them is the more lowkey but ever fruity, The Jungle Giants, touring their 2017 album Quiet Ferocity. Our favourite red-head Vera Blue will also make an appearance, playing her addictive single ‘Lady Powers’ earlier this year (seriously, I’ve had this on repeat since March).
The boys from DZ Deathrays join the ballot, playing their 2018 album Bloody Lovely, as well as Sydney lads Winston Surfshirt, Middle Kids with 2018 album Lost Friends, Tassie punk locals Luca Brasi with their new album Stay and Melbourne rap god REMI who recently joined forces with Thando (also performing) to produce new single ‘My People’. (You can check out our interview with Thando over here).
Other acts include UK artists YUNGBLUD and Riton & Kah-Lo as well as G Flip, Didirri, Alex The Astronaut, Alice Ivy, Slowly Slowly, Kwame, Cable Ties and heaps more.
Set in White Hills, about 20 minutes from Launceston, PITP comes complete with all the usual added festivities like yoga, comedy, art, bars, food trucks and lots of glitter.
Tickets to the festival set you back about $200 for pre-sale, and prices vary depending on if you’re planning to camp or not.
To view the full line-up and register for pre-sale, click here.
Image credit: AAA Backstage