Comprehensive list of Australian performers at this year’s festivals across the UK
MUSIC festivals are awesome! Enough said. But what is even more awesome is getting a little slice of home brought right to your festival door. That’s exactly what’s happening this year when some of our favourite and beloved Aussie bands are coming over for various music fests in the UK and Europe.
2012 seems to be producing a bumper crop and already Cold Chisel, Hilltop Hoods, Wolfmother, The Temper Trap, Tim Minchin and many more are confirmed to take to a stage near you. There are so many amazing Australian artists on their way this summer, it would be rude to miss out on seeing at least one of them.
So here’s a list of which Aussies are performing where. Check it out, cut it out (stick it on the fridge), and get all your Aussie mates excited. Because our boys and girls are coming to show this northern hemisphere lot how we rock Down Under. Enjoy!
The A list: Aussies at UK festivals 2012
The noise makers
Cold Chisel — Hard Rock Calling
Hilltop Hoods — Wireless
Wolfmother — Exit Festival
Alex Lloyd – Homelanz
Sam Sparro – Lovebox
Gurrumul — Roskilde
The Jezabels — T in the Park, Hop Farm
Pendulum — Run To The Sun, Tomorrowland
DZ Deathrays – Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City
The Temper Trap — T in the Park, Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Truck, Summer Series
Tim Minchin — Summer Series, Henley Festival, Hay Festival, RockNess, Latitude, GuilFest, Secret Garden Party…(is Tim the hardest working Aussie in the UK, or what?!)
The groundbreakers: The Great Escape, Sound City & Aussie BBQ
Heaps of Aussie acts will be hitting Brighton, Liverpool & London for The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City and the London Aussie BBQ respectively this year.
Some will play one of the events, some will play all — so here’s who you should be watching out for:
The Jezabels, Pond, Jinja Safari, Last Dinosaurs, Step Panther, Millions, Inland Sea, Ben Salter, Bonfire Nights, Oliver Tank, Jackson Firebird, The Bowers, Sietta, Emma Louise, Ironside + more.
The chatterboxes: Because sometimes there is more to life than music…
John Pilger – Latitude
Peter Tatchell — Green Belt
IMAGE: Bradley Kanaris/AAP
Your Complete 2012 Music Festivals Guide
Aussies at the British music festivals
Survival guide for the UK festival fresher
Best London music festivals for 2012
Best British festivals for 2012
Best European festivals for 2012
WIN tickets to Reading, Download, Hard Rock Calling and more
Also see: Latest UK Australian music gig listings
Also see: Interview with Cold Chisel’s Don Walker
Also see: Aussie rock and what it means to me