Regional Victorian music festival Meadow returns to Bambra from Friday 27 – Sunday 29 March 2020. Melbourne’s own new-age raconteur, Angie McMahon, and frenetic guitar-pop dynamos, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever will headline the 7th musical feast.
Nestled on the edge of the Otways, backdropped by rugged bushland and open planes, Meadow will showcase a cross-section of contemporary music within a stacked three day, two night program. The first taste of the 2020 bill dropped late last year featuring NYC bedroom pop savante Frankie Cosmos, angelic local songstress Elizabeth and cinematic soul journeymen Surprise Chef. Now, Meadow is proud to unveil the full spread set to appear in the Bambra Bowl this Autumn.
Coupling intimately relatable lyrics with guitar-driven anthemic guts, Angie McMahon will headline Meadow 2020 with some of the most honest local songwriting of recent times. Following the immediate and overwhelming success that has continued to flood in since the release of her knockout single, ‘Slow Mover’, Angie hasn’t taken a breath since.
Her freshly baked debut record Salt, flits between playful procrastination and smouldering vignettes of heartbreak, fragility and comfort food in an unbelievably natural fashion.
Prepare for an emotionally turbulent journey in Angie’s first Victorian show this year
Joining Angie McMahon, as headliners will be the free-wheelin’, forever charging, guitar anthem delivering Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. A guaranteed serotonin hit awaits all those ready to shout-out Talking Straight in the middle of the bush. A more quintessentially Australian feeling band would be hard to find. Rolling Blackouts have a new album on the way with the release date yet to be announced. The small stage at the base of the Bambra Bowl feels like the right place to road-test their latest.
Returning to Australia off the back of their critically acclaimed sophomore record, Sheer Mag continue their mission of transforming junk-food seventies hard-rock into something musically nutritious. The Philadelphia natives bring relentless riffs, stomping proto metal music and the tearing vocals of Tina Halliday together in a magically harmonious way. It’s a strange recipe but guarantees a release of tension for any punter in need of a heavier emotional outlet.
Rounding out the second announcement are Tasmanian jazzmasters turned groove party starters Close Counters, legendary song-writing trio Dyson Stringer Cloher, returning indie-rock icons Youth Group, the golden hour sounds of Loure, Northern Territory songstress Emily Wurramara, local jangle-pop producers Cool Sounds as well as the likes of 3k, Darcy Justice, Sweet Whirl, First Beige, Elle Shimada Collective, Colette, EGOISM, Surprise Chef, 100, Swazi Gold plus more to be announced.
Meadow have once again opened up a slot for an emerging artist from the Geelong/Surf Coast/Otways to score themselves a spot on the line up alongside the newly announced veritable feast.. Applications are open now until midnight Friday 14 February via www.meadowmf.com.
Just 90-minutes South-West of Melbourne, perched on the edge of the Otways, Meadow unfolds between the rolling Bambra hills. The refreshments are regionally focussed with craft beers courtesy of Salt Brewing, gin from Great Ocean Road Gin, plus some of the tastiest cool climate wine in Australia from various Otway Hinterlands vineyards (just down the road). Food stalls are hand-picked to represent the region, and will be operated by local restaurants and businesses. FYI – the festival is still BYO, but when everything starts to taste a bit beige, head to the bar for something 4-dimensional.
With the limited release allocation now exhausted, 300 general release tickets + camping and glamping packages are now available starting from $170.00 + BF.
Total capacity is carefully capped to maximise room for movement. Grab your tickets now -you don’t want to miss this party!
One final and more serious note: BUSHFIRE RELIEF
“Whilst we’ve been blessed with luck on our side of the state, wildfires around Australia have devastated many. We are a small organisation, but alongside our punters we wish to make a real commitment. We will be donating 20% of profits from 2020 ticket sales to the CFA in Victoria.” – Festival organisers, The Locals
Triple R and Forte Present
March 27-29, 2020 – Bambra, Victoria
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER
FRANKIE COSMOS (US)
SHEER MAG (US)
DYSON STRINGER CLOHER
ELLE SHIMADA COLLECTIVE
+ MORE TO COME
General release, 300 tickets available at $170.00 + BF
$20.00 car parking pass per car
Glamping available – $330 for two people, $450 for four people
Includes double mattress, super soft linen bedding, towels, cushions, blankets, chairs, LED lanterns and decorations.
+ Children under 12 free and Children over 12 can enter on a full price ticket
On Sale Now Until 24 February (Unless Sold Out Prior)
Tickets, information, artist profiles – www.meadowmf.com