Australiaâ€™s largest and favourite travelling music festival, akaÂ Good Things Festival, is officially returning to ignite mosh pits and more along the east coast in December – and we canâ€™t wait to celebrate with you!
With so few things to celebrate over the past few years and a severe lack of live music and festivals, itâ€™s about time we all had something to look forward to; andÂ Good Things FestivalÂ is bringing the good times and then some, offering a world-class line up entirely worth the wait.
To kickstart the celebrations lying in wait this December,Â Good Things Festival 2022Â has confirmed none other than one of the worldâ€™s most electrifying and successful rock bandsÂ BRING ME THE HORIZONÂ to headline proceedings. With BRIT and Grammy nominations, multi-platinum selling releases and over 1 billion YouTube views in their wake since forming in the early 2000s,Â BRING ME THE HORIZONÂ continue to push expectations and sonic boundaries, and their live performances are nothing short of show-stopping to say the least.
They said it would never ever happen, but an Australian miracle will also take place atÂ Good Things FestivalÂ â€“ for their first live performances in 19 years, iconic and gold-selling larrikinsÂ TISMÂ will be exclusively appearing onstage.
Forget the tone-deaf empty platitudes,Â Good Things FestivalÂ has also brought American heavyweightsÂ DEFTONESÂ to ramp up festivities. Hailing from Sacramento, California,Â DEFTONESÂ are undeniably one of the most innovative and enduring alternative metal acts of all time, and theyâ€™ll be in extremely good company alongside rough-and-tumble punk favouritesÂ NOFXÂ this December as well. Pioneers of SoCal punk and nearly four decades into their careers,Â NOFXÂ will perform their 1994 iconic album â€˜Punk In Drublicâ€™ in full and all your favourites at everyÂ Good Things Festival 2022Â appearance, with all the hooks and refined raucous energy primed to explode on Aussie stages.
Speaking of Aussie stages, a band no stranger to playing at home and abroad is none other thanÂ The Amity Affliction, with the Queensland metallers set to bring their melodic and majestic brand of metalcore to the masses. Wielding their latest release, 2021â€™s EP â€˜Somewhere Beyond the Blueâ€™, as well as a horde of old favourites, this is one astounding affliction youâ€™ll be ecstatic to experience live in action.
The party will be in full swing when Japanese rockersÂ ONE OK ROCKÂ take the stage, with the quartetâ€™s dynamic blend of pop rock, post-hardcore and alternative rock set to simultaneously ignite some good vibes and dynamic singalongs. And fresh from releasing their chart-topping 2021 album â€˜Fortitudeâ€™, French progressive metal behemothsÂ GOJIRAÂ are ready to unleash all the earth-shattering polyrhythms, blast beats and thought-provoking thematics fans have come to know and love on Australian soil.
The metal vibes keep coming with some delicious goth heaviness via Italian quintetÂ LACUNA COIL, while noise firebrands and habitual party startersÂ FEVER 333Â will be lending their voice to the celebrations, as will the crushingly brutal Ukrainian hell-raisersÂ JINJER. German metalcore shapeshiftersÂ ELECTRIC CALLBOYÂ will be making their first ever trip down under for the occasion, with superstar start-upÂ JXDNÂ also set to chalk up his first-ever Australian performances.
Of course, it wouldnâ€™t be a proper party without the inclusion of some other punk favourites, with appearances locked in from Swedish troublemakersÂ MILLENCOLINÂ and Californian pop punk lordsÂ THE STORY SO FAR, as well as some triumphant sets from Norwegian punk rockersÂ BLOOD COMMANDÂ and Florida alternative giantsÂ SLEEPING WITH SIRENSÂ to ensure a blistering blowout of epic proportions.
The festivities continue, with American electronic music duoÂ 3OH!3Â and urban punk duoÂ NOVA TWINSÂ guaranteed to get you all fired up. And heavy metal iconsÂ SABATONÂ will arrive armed with their band new album â€˜The War To End All Warsâ€™, choosing Australia as one of the first to hear the new tunes live, whileÂ SOULFLYÂ will also fly the heavy metal flag, returning to their adoring down under fans after one of their longest periods away from Australia in their 30 year career.
But itâ€™s not just the internationals weâ€™ll be celebrating with this December, with an army of Aussie beloveds also ready to roll. Australian punk rock institutionÂ COSMIC PSYCHOS, a band who can claim Pearl Jamâ€™s Eddie Vedder as a mate and musical peer, will be storming theÂ Good Things FestivalÂ stages. Fellow Aussie staples also set to appear include rock and electropop trioÂ REGURGITATORÂ and emphatic ARIA-nominated rockersÂ KISSCHASY, as well as formidable artisan punk storytellersÂ CHASING GHOSTS.
And thatâ€™s still not all! Join some of Australiaâ€™s favourite alternative exports atÂ Good Things FestivalÂ this year, from some melodically charged mayhem courtesy of Sydney metalcore outfitÂ POLARIS, to some lush modern heavy charm via Melbourneâ€™sÂ THORNHILLÂ – and some fiery, razor-sharp moments from everybodyâ€™s favourite screaming rap-rock-electro-pop mutantsÂ REDHOOKÂ for good measure!
GOOD THINGS FESTIVAL LINE UP:
Bring Me The Horizon |Â Deftones | NOFXÂ (performing â€˜Punk In Drublicâ€™ in full + all your favourites) |Â TISM (Exclusive: First shows in 19 years!) | The Amity Affliction | Gojira | ONE OK ROCK
In Alphabetical Order:
3OH!3Â |Â Blood CommandÂ |Â Chasing GhostsÂ |Â Cosmic Psychos | Electric Callboy
Fever 333 | Jinjer | JXDN | KisschasyÂ (Performing â€˜United Paper Peopleâ€™ In Full)
Lacuna Coil | MillencolinÂ |Â Nova Twins | PolarisÂ | RedHook | Regurgitator
SabatonÂ |Â SleepingÂ With SirensÂ |Â SoulflyÂ |Â The Story So FarÂ |Â Thornhill
DATES AND VENUES:
Friday 2nd December – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (LIC AA 15+)
Saturday 3 December – Centennial Park, Sydney (18+)
Sunday 4 December â€“ Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane (LIC AA 15+)
Early Bird pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 21 June @ 10am AEST Time
Sign up now for early bird pre-sale tickets atÂ www.goodthingsfestival.com.au
General Public tickets on sale Thursday 23Â June @ 10am AEST Time
Â For more information head toÂ www.goodthingsfestival.com.au
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