The second day of spring has dropped the second ever line up for Under The Southern Stars, and there is nothing second about any of it. Next April will see the first return to Australia for Stone Temple Pilots since 2011 and in the wake of lead singer, Scott Weiland’s tragic passing in 2015 followed by replacement Chester Bennington in 2017. The former lead vocalist for nu-metal band “Dry Cell”, Jeff Gutt has been recruited as new Stone Temple Pilots front man due to “his ability to write, not only melodically, but lyrically.”
2020 predicts many things. According to Dr. Richard Hames, the same futurist who predicted 9/11 and the Global Financial Crisis, “Donald Trump will win re-election in 2020 just in time for a ‘global crash’, Aussie property prices still have much further to fall, and Facebook will be dead within a decade” (via news.com.au) Now while, Music Festivals Australia neither promises nor denies any of these predictions for such an auspicious date stamp in time, what we can confirm is that NYE in the Park is returning for the third year and has dropped an incredible line up to either rain or reign in 2020.
Steve Aoki could be characterised as one of the most charismatic producers and Electro-house DJ’s in the world. However, he is also one of the highest grossing and boasts a huge 8.1 million social media followers. In 1996, he founded his own label, Dim Mak Records, named after his childhood hero Bruce Lee, which would later release other electro-house artists such as Bloc Party, Infected Mushroom and The Bloody Beetroots.
Following the success of their debut in Newcastle, 2018, Scene and Heard festival has announced tour dates for three locations this summer. Expanding to tropical north Queensland, Barlow Park Cairns will play host to the 2019 launch on October 27th with both local and international artistsset to take the stage.