Hankering for a festival unlike anything else on the summer calendar? Then feast your eyes on the line-up for the inaugural Days Like This! Festival. Spread across four stages in the first weekend of 2009, Days Like This! will span hip hop, reggae, soul and electronica, with a roll-call of artists not likely to extend to the tastes of under-21s.
Heading up the hip hop camp are trail-blazing veterans Public Enemy, flanked by the likes of Atmosphere featuring Brother Ali and Platinum Pied Pipers. It’s an embarrassment of riches for fans of soul, dub and reggae too. With a shared reputation for rousing live shows, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings headline alongside trip-hop originals Morcheeba. Indie-rockers The Dodos are also jetting in fresh from Falls Festival.
On the DJ side of things, tastemaker extraordinaire Gilles Peterson will grace the decks with MC Earl Zinger on the mic, while Detroit legend Carl Craig leads the deep techno charge and Ninja Tune’s DJ Vadim buddies up with Yarah Bravo. Rounding out the stellar bill are Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves, Yo Majesty, South Rakkas Crew, Katalyst, Flying Lotus, Recloose, Ladi 6, Waajeed, Mark Pritchard & Steve Spacek, Watussi, Spikey Tee & Ritual and Budspells. Plus there’s plenty more still to be announced…
Very pleasantly surprised? We are! Tickets go on sale 19 September through Moshtix.
Days Like This! Festival
Sunday 4 January 2009, 12-10pm
Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, Sydney
Fat Freddys Drop
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Atmosphere feat. Brother Ali
Gilles Peterson feat. MC Earl Zinger
Platinum Pied Pipers
Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves
South Rakkas Crew
Mark Pritchard & Steve Spacek
DJ Vadim feat. Yarah Bravo
Spikey Tee & Ritual Budspells
& more to come
Added by newformula on September 19, 2008