CALLING ALL MUSIC LOVERS!
THE PARKLIFE 2011 LINE-UP HAS LANDED...
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Parklife, one of Australia’s longest running and most popular music festivals announced its 2011 artist lineup today. Known as the festival that kicks off the Spring/Summer music season in Australia, Parklife is held in beautiful inner-city parks and botanic gardens in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth in September & October.
Parklife is one of the very few Australian festivals with a forward looking music policy and specialises in the best of indie-meets-dance from punk-funk to electro to house to dubstep. The lineup announcement always causes a huge buzz of excitement and this year’s is one of, if not the best yet:
The Parklife 2011 line-up:
GOSSIP / LYKKE LI / DUCK SAUCE / SANTIGOLD / DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 KATY B / THE NAKED & FAMOUS / CRYSTAL FIGHTERS / EXAMPLE / DIGITALISM (LIVE) ADRIAN LUX / THE STREETS / SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO (LIVE) / MAGNETIC MAN / NERO SEBASTIAN / DIPLO / MSTRKRFT / SEBASTIEN TELLIER / LITTLE DRAGON / MYLO (DJ SET) WOLFGANG GARTNER / JOKER & MC NOMAD / FEED ME / TENSNAKE / KIMBRA THE ASTON SHUFFLE (LIVE) / FLUX PAVILION / YACHT CLUB DJS / HARVARD BASS GOLD FIELDS / PLUS MANY MORE
General Admission: $147
General Admission + Download: $155.99
More Expensive Ticket*: $239
Please note: Credit Card fees apply for this performance
*The “More Expensive Ticket”
Parklife once again invites you to gift wrap your festival experience in a banquet of leisurely delights. We present to you the “More Expensive Ticket”, living proof that money can in fact buy you everything.
This year's benifits*:
Access to the very exclusive Garden Bar, which includes:
• Fully stocked Cocktail Bar
• Viewing platform to one of the stages
• Heaps of toilets
• Undercover areas + comfy seating
• Dedicated concierge with phone charging, cloak room and information services
• Canapés, massages and more...
• Bypass the queue with express entry directly into the Garden Bar
- 2 x complimentary drink vouchers*
- A free download of the Parklife 2011 Mixtape, mixed by the Yacht Club DJs
- $10 towards your choice of Parklife merchandise*
Please allow 14 days for delivery of music download
*Redemption instructions will be emailed
Enigmatic songstress Lykke Li will be heading to Australian shores to perform material from her critically acclaimed album Wounded Rhymes, proving her to be one of the hottest properties on the underground right now.
Undoubtedly one of the most respected acts in electronic music has to be Digitalism - and this time the boys are back with new album I Love You Dude, rumoured to be their best yet. Known for their crossover appeal to indie kids and electro heads, Digitalism are the act to follow if you’re serious about groundbreaking new music.
Parklife brings the dubstep movement to Australia with supergroup Magnetic Man, responsible for the floor- shakers I Need Air and Perfect Stranger. Made up of the three individual artists Skream, Benga and Artwork, Parklife will be the group’s first ever Australian shows. Collaborator on Perfect Stranger and current postergirl of dubstep is Katy B who also features on this year’s line-up, also her first Australian shows. Joining them will be pioneers of the dubstep scene Nero and legendary dubstep dj/mc duo Joker and MC Nomad who have smashed the underground with monster tracks like Tron and that remix of Simian Mobile Disco and Beth Ditto’s Cruel Intentions.
But if fans want to catch the real deal, they can. Both Simian Mobile Disco and the Gossip will be sharing the Parklife line-up - let’s hope they get to share the stage as well! Coveted studio producers and one of the biggest electronic acts around, Simian Mobile Disco always bring the good times when they perform.
Post-punk rock trio Gossip will take to the stage to showcase work from current album Music for Men and material from their new album set for release later in the year. Loved for their raw animal power and energetic sound, all eyes will be fixed on charismatic front-person Beth Ditto.
Surely the must-see performance of the summer goes to The Streets who will play their last ever Australian shows at Parklife. After five albums together, the band have decided to go their separate ways but not before giving Parklifers a show to remember.
Widely recognised for cultivating new sounds in the current music scenes, Parklife once again brings us the freshest talent around including; Death From Above 1979 who have reformed for a series of exclusive riot-inducing (remember SXSW?!) shows. Add to this The Naked & Famous, current UK no1. Example, SebastiAn, Gold Fields, Wolfgang Gartner, Feed Me, Kimbra and Flux Pavillion. Joining them is producer extraordinaire Diplo, Canadian duo MSTRKRFT and electro feel-good Mylo. Duck Sauce will also be performing and who can wait for what might be one of the standout moments of the festival when they play the infectious Barbra Streisand to thousands of fans in some the most beautiful inner-city surroundings on offer.
With acts like these, Parklife 2011 is guaranteed to bring you some unforgettable moments you and your best mates will share forever. Set in idyllic parks in the country’s five capital cities, Parklife offers the best in quality music in the scenes that matter the most now!
More artist Information...
Adrian Lux: Fresh on the scene, the Swede’s mega hit ‘Teenage Crime’ was rated number 6 in 2010 Triple J Hottest 100.
Crystal Fighters: Known for fusing traditional Spanish folk music with contemporary dance and state-of-the-art technology, Crystal Fighters has headlined across Europe, America and Japan. Their live shows are known for their intensity, and their music celebrates the Basque region’s heritage with traditional instruments.
Death from Above 1979: This Canadian dance/punk/rock duo have made a welcome return as the act of the moment, causing a riot at this year’s SXSW.
Digitalism: Their long-awaited album I Love You, Dude is meant to be their best yet and will be released on 1st July. The album features a song called Forrest Gump, co-written by Julian Casablancas from The Strokes.
DIPLO: Diplo is an internationally known DJ, producer and songwriter who first gained his fame in the underground community. In 2008, he partnered with M.I.A. to produce the mega-hit, ‘Paper Planes,’ which reached number 3 in the U.S. charts.
Duck Sauce: Armand Van Helden and A-Trak joined forces to dominated the airwaves and their song Barbra Streisand hit number 1 on both the Australian ARIA Club Chart and the Dance/Club Play Songs chart.
Example: Rapper and songwriter Elliot Gleave is scheduled to release his new album, Playing in the Shadows, on 5 September. Example is, as he says, “obsessed with writing songs,” and, at age 26, his new take on pop music has won him thousands of fans and scored him the current no1. single in the UK.
Feed Me: The first external artist to feature on the infamous mau5trap label. His 8 track, ‘Feed Me’s Big Adventure’ captured the ears and hearts of Beatport with 6 tracks hitting the top 10.
Flux Paviliion: Flux is a one-man band who has taken dancefloor dubstep by storm. His track I Can’t Stop has just been heralded the World Record of the Week by Radio 1’s Zane Lowe in the UK.
Gold Fields: This group from Melbourne has just signed to EMI. Their latest album will be released later in the year.
Gossip: Beth Ditto and her indie rock band the Gossip have blazed their way into the spotlight in recent years. Following the international success of Standing In The Way Of Control in 2006, the band have continued to deliver show-stopping live performances and sell-out shows,
Harvard Bass: Known to put on a great show, Harvard Bass is fresh from California.
Joker and MC Nomad: Dubstep DJ and producer Joker hails from Bristol, England and is known for heart-stopping, ground-shaking basslines.
Katy B: This 21 year old was talent-spotted at the age of 17, with her single ‘Tell Me.’ Her first headline tour debuted in May, and the immediate sell-out in London forced an additional date—which also sold out, making Katy B’s tickets some of the hottest of 2011.
Kimbra: The Kiwi singer, Kimbra, is taking Australia by storm with her smokey-soul style and her single ‘Settle Down,’ which took first place in the Pop category of this year’s International Song writing Competition.
Little Dragon: This group recently seduced fans throughout Australia during their recent world tour. Their next album, featuring Yukimi Nagano’s hypnotic vocals combined with the band’s dance-electronica-soul-pop vibe, is set to release in July and should breathe more fire into their already renowned reputation.
Lykke Li: This Swedish indie singer wrote the song, ‘Possibility’ for the hit movie, Twilight- New Moon. Her most recent album, Wounded Rhymes came out in February.
Magnetic Man: Q: What do you get when you combine Skream + Benga + Artwork? A: Magnetic Man- the world’s first ever dubstep super-group. Their first ever Australian show will be at Parklife 2011.
MSTRKRFT: The Canadian duo including Jesse F. Keeler, a member of Death From Above 1979. Pronounced ‘Mastercraft’, the duo are well-known for songs such as ‘Heartbreaker,’ and have just released two other singles ‘Beards Again’ and ‘Born in the USSA.’
Mylo: Also known as Myles Maclnnes, Mylo made his musical debut with his international hit album, Destroy Rock and Roll, which launched him to the forefront of the electronic music scene. He is touring internationally throughout summer 2011 with his new monthly party EPP (Ecstasy, Passion and Pain).
Nero: This band is a mega-mix of electro/rock/drum n’ bass, and a favourite of Triple J. In 2009 they won Best Dubstep Track with ‘Act Like You Know,’ in 2010 they won the Best Dubstep Act overall, and BBC Radio 1 figurehead Zane Lowe crowned their debut album, Me and You his ‘Hottest Record in the World.’ Their latest album is set for release in August.
Santigold: This 34-year old American songwriter is known for her cutting edge fashion sense as well as her eclectic sound. Her latest single Go features Karen O from the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs.
SebastiAn: This French electro artist takes the best of every type of music with disco-funky basslines and heavy metal distorted guitars. After several EPs, including H.A.L, Smoking Kills, Ross Ross Ross and Motor, he will release his long- awaited debut album in August.
Sébastien Tellier: This Frenchman is bringing his amour-fuelled vocal skills, guitar skills, piano skills and synth skills to Parklife 2011. He is known for pairing up with Sofia Coppola on the soundtrack to the film Lost in Translation, as well as with American Apparel to create their first ever rags-to-riches collaboration, the Sébastien Tellier Sexuality T-shirt.
Simian Mobile Disco: SMD is a UK based production and remix team that has been on the map since 2005. They also recorded a song with Gossip’s Beth Ditto for their 2009 album, Temporary Pleasure.
Tensnake: This artist is quickly appearing on party flyers from Frankfurt’s legendary Robert Johnson club to London’s Fabric and Corsica Studios. Who doesn’t know ‘Comacat’??!
The Aston Shuffle: Rolling Stone rated Aston Shuffle’s single, ‘Your Love,’ as the best dance single to come out of Australia in a decade. They also triumphed in the 2010 instalment of Australia’s largest DJ poll, the inthemix50, winning the title of Australia’s number 1 DJs. Not bad for a couple of Canberra kids!
The Naked and Famous: Their debut album, Passive Me, Aggressive You, which the Kiwi group recorded entirely in their Auckland bedrooms, hit number1 on the NZ iTunes chart in its first days of release. Their Gold selling single Young Blood was the first number 1 debut on the NZ singles chart for three years and the first Kiwi song to do so since the early ‘90s.
The Streets: The Streets’ Parklife performance will be their last ever Australian shows! They have released five studio albums, enjoyed multiple number 1’s, and are known as one of the UK’s best live acts. They also made the 2nd longest music video ever for MTV’s 25th Birthday.
Wolfgang Gartner: This producer and DJ has had eight number 1 tracks on Beatport, including the site’s best-selling track of 2009. He also remixes with superstar artists, such as The Black Eyed Peas, Timbaland and Britney Spears. His well-known performances have been at Coachella and Ultra Music Festival.
Yacht Club DJs: This group has made a name for itself across Australia, they are known for their punk attitude, intense shows and high energy performances.