Taking place from the 9th to 12th of March, the second annual Pitch Music & Arts festival is almost upon us. For those unaware, the festival boasts a diverse and eclectic line up of contemporary electronic music from all over the world, in Mafeking Victoria. Pitch offers gorgeous and unique stage builds, a chance to mingle with like minded individuals, take in an array of art displays, and bask in the beauty of the Grampians overlooking the festival site. If you like a bit of luxury in your life, there are glamping packages available. Check out our 35mm film gallery and review of the inaugural Pitch last year, to give yourself an idea of what to expect. Grab your tickets and check out the full line up here.
With so much exceptional talent on the line-up, we decided to single out five unmissable acts gracing the Pitch stage in a couple of weeks time.
The Melbourne based duo of Hannah Lesser and Juilius Dowson have been causing a storm in the underground Melbourne scene since 2012 when they dropped their EP Stay Awhile.
The husky voice of Lesser merges in perfect unity with Dowson’s production, which has lead them to perform in venues and festivals all around Australia. Their latest song ‘Sentiment’ is truly mesmerizing, and captures the spirit of a new wave of indie electronic beats.
Hailing from Germany, the iconic duo Broke Shade will be appearing at Pitch to perform a live set. Consisting of Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, their EP Mandarine electrified Europe and shot them toward international stardom. Their resume is surely impressive, having opened for Depeche Mode, and performing at the likes of Coachella and Glastonbury. Book Shade‘s latest single ‘Night Surfing/Future Primitives’ has been causing waves, and continued to propel them on the global scene.
Sam Shepherd can be considered a trailblazer in dance music. His debut album Elaenia is a fascinating mix of influences: drawing upon classical, jazz, electronic music, soul, and even Brazilian popular music. His live sets as Floating Points are truly something to behold, and luckily, he will be performing live at Pitch. Get yourself in the mood with his stunning KEXP session, featuring his full band in tow.
Another exciting Melbourne duo, the cousin act Simon Lam and Chloe Kaul created plenty of buzz with their debut EP “Cusp“. Their recent track ‘Under Lie’ is an indication of their talent in mixing techno beats with the soothing, soulful vocals.
Their 2016 single ‘Bolide’, was added to rotation on Triple J and received numerous plays on BBC Radio 1. An impeccable live act who bring a raw, powerful energy, KLLO are not one to miss.