2015 Boogie Festival – still young in its 9th year – is set to impress the faithful gathered at Bruzzy’s Farm, Tallarook this Easter.
Philadelphia rocker Strand of Oaks is here for the first time in Australia, bringing his emotional, sonic highway for two big performances.
Fresh from warming the good vibe stage for Mac DeMarco, The Murlocs are joining the Boogie line-up. These Geelong dudes will get the party started with their distinctive blend of untamed garage soul and ass shakin’ rock and roll.
Current Triple J album of the week winners, Dorsal Fins, are the next cab off the rank. They are guaranteed to deliver an eclectic mix of good time tunes at just the right time this Easter. Get the new record, feel the vibrations.
Darren Hanlon heads to Boogie armed with a hot new record, Where Did You Come From set for release next month. He will be joined by an all-star band to deliver tales from his worldwide colourful journeys.
Scotdrakula are blazed and primed for an incredible show, on the back of their debut album Shazon which dropped late last year. The gang are gathering the musical momentum with power pop jangles to brighten any weekend.
Next up are new cats, Pearls. Sweet thumping sounds, disco-era synths and hotness. Their debut, Pretend You Are Mine will be in the stores in a few weeks.
Parking Lot Experiment are four young Melbournians who make inventive, unconventional yet totally unpretentious tunes, fluctuating between fiercely danceable loops, folky interludes, and playful banter. With a level of DIY grace, these guys master ticklish, shiny melodies enmeshed with fresh, quirky electro rushes – perfect for Boogie 9.
Mangelwurzel are also Melbourne folks, but they might as well be from outer space. They combine post-punk and art pop songcraft with ska, rap metal and klezmer explosions. Should be an interesting show!
The Finks, the band, not the bikie gang, are a collection of people and ideas based around the magical songs of Oliver Mestitz. They will perform live as a duo at Boogie 9, and enthral all with their heartfelt tales of life and love.
Last addition is the excellently named, and raucous sounding, Goat Piss Gasoline. Tasmanian songwriting machine Ramblin Van Walker joins forces with Maitland guitar prodigy Hank Elwood Green and Adelaide’s Suit Watkins in this killer, house rocking’, electrified blues boogie band with no bass and plenty of vinegar.
Sadly, though, Adelaide’s Fair Maiden have had to cancel their appearance.
So the line-up so far reads: Strand Of Oaks (USA), The Murlocs, Dorsal Fins, Darren Hanlon, Scotdrakula, Pearls, Parking Lot Experiments, Mangelwurzel, The Finks and Goat Piss Gasoline, now joining the already announced Pokey La Farge (USA), Justine Townes Earle (USA), Rocket Science, Tony Joe White (USA), The Bombay Royale, Los Chicos (SPAIN), Drunk Mums, Ponyface Plays Nebraska, Davey Lane, The Peel Tempel, Ali Barter, Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene, Cool Sounds, Broads and Eaten By Dogs.
Announcements of superstar DJs and other eclectic on site entertainment will be announced in the coming weeks.
April 3rd, 4th, 5th, 2015
Bruzzy’s Farm, Tallarook, VIC
Tickets on sale now from www.boogie.net.au and in the flesh at Greville Records.