New Beginnings – rebirth, awakening, evolution, metamorphosis
New Beginnings is a 2-day camping music festival happening in Lake Macquarie in January 2011. Get set to party with some of Australia’s leading acts as well as the best emerging performers coming out of the local region across four stages over two days & nights.
New Beginnings aim is clear – to offer something previously unseen to music lovers of the Hunter and Central Coast.
New Beginnings sets itself apart from other festivals in Australia by offering an affordable ticket price that makes the event accessible to punters yet, with a limited capacity, offering a more relaxed and enjoyable environment to celebrate with friends new and old.
Festival organiser’s announce “There are so many festivals in Australia at the moment; the market is completely saturated with large, corporate events with high ticket & drink prices. We wanted to create an event which is affordable for all – to provide some of the best party bands touring around the country, but also give the amazing talent coming out of local region a chance to showcase their stuff on a big stage. The event is basically a big party over the two days, but with a small capacity, it’s going to be very relaxed”.
New Beginnings is set to have over 80 acts performing in the southern edge of Lake Macquarie on the 15th & 16th of January 2011. The first batch of acts has just been announced:
The awarding winning and chart-topping BLUEJUICE are an aggressive mix of pop, rock, hip hop, electro and disco, Bluejuice are in their element making you dance in a retarded, unselfconscious way. The combination of drums, bass and keys and two harmonizing singers sounds unique, but it’s the violence, energy and humour with which the band attack their music that makes them stand out. Their single ‘Broken Leg’ sums up the attitude at work – cathartic and silly, emotionally complicated, mental and sweaty. Bluejuice turn entertainment into a contact sport.
HOOK N SLING
What do Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto, Guetta, Cox, Kaskade, Oakenfold & Morillo have in common? They all love Private Jets & Hook N Sling. Ministry of Sound’s HOOK N SLING to no foreign to the Australian Dance Charts and world festival circuit. There is no denying that the eyes and ears of the worlds dance music fraternity are focussed firmly on Hook N Sling in 2010.
Charting in Australia and the UK, Triple J favourite THE HOLIDAYS have just released their debut album, Post Paradise, may have been a long time coming, but it has categorically been worth the wait. The first two singles, Moonlight Hours and Golden Sky, hinted at the exciting musical re-birth this band has taken over the past 18 months, yet do not exclusively define the depths of this blissful musical journey.
Voted #10 in the InTheMix Top 50 DJ Competition. Fresh from mixing the 2010 PACHA CD featuring his own ARIA chart smash hit ‘Sunrise’, TIMMY TRUMPET is currently touring Australia before he ventures back overseas to promote his new EP. Aside from his multiple worldwide tours, including performances at IBIZA’S PACHA and LONDON’S MINISTRY OF SOUND, Timmy is the only DJ / Instrumentalist to make the ITM Top 10 DJs Australia wide, which has landed him residencies at clubs and festivals all over Australia including SENSATION WHITE, GOOD VIBRATIONS, SUMMAFIELDAYZE, FUTURE MUSIC and PARK LIFE.
MODULAR’s Ryan Grieve and Leo Thomons who record as CANYONS are striking the elusive balance between creativity, originality and pop sensibility, Canyons have just unveiled the first taste from their debut album (due 2011) in the form of the new single, “My Rescue”. With an aural likeness to elements of psych, folk, house and everything deep, what is essential to Canyons is that their music evokes a sense of feeling and truth, Ruth. Close your eyes, feel the sun on your face and prepare yourselves for the sonic vision that is Canyons.
THE SEABELLIES / THE SNOWDROPPERS / MOJO JUJU & THE SNAKE OIL MERCHANTS / KATO / STICKY FINGERS / THE PROTECTORS / FOREIGN OBJECTS / MOJADA / SYDNEY GIRLS CHOIR / KIRA PURU & THE BRUISE / BOOK OF SHIPS / THE OWLS / NOVA & THE EXPERIENCE / BLADES / HEBZY / AMY VEE / THE EVENING SON / THE HAVELOCKS / LIGHT NOISE / E=JM / I AM AGENT / THE SHIVERING INDIES / THE KARMA COPS / LITTLE BLACK DRESS / REIN ROOM / THE CHESTNUTS / BEATNIK DJS / DUBSTEP HOUR OF POWER (dhop) / ROCK N ROLL CIRCUS DJS / COLLECTIVE CREW / G-FRESH / URBAN FREEFLOW / SOUL SHAKEDOWN DJS / THE PLAYTAPES / MIXTAPE MEMOIRS / HAWK BROOKLYN / MALVINA PARADE / OF THE SEA / BROADWAY MILE / BIRDSANDBELLES / BERKLEY HILL / SARAH OTTO / EMERSON / THE MAD ONES / POST PAINT / 1929INDIAN / DJ CHIN CHEN / R.A.D. PROJECT / STRANGERS WITH CANDY / HOLOGRAPHIC COCOON / PHAT CONTROLLER AND MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
New Beginnings is presented by Big Apachee, Reverb Magazine and Southern Cross Ten.
Tickets include the 2 days and camping and are on sale now for $75+bf from www.bigtix.com.au. Gates open at 9am on Saturday 15th of January.