Forbes Showgrounds, NSW
December 1 + 2, 2017
VANFEST continues to grow with the announcement of more artists to join the already stellar line up.
Performing a live set, Home & Away and Underbelly actor, Mark Furze has come back from LA to join the Vanfest line up. With major success as an actor on multiple tv shows and films, Furze has always had a passion for music having 2 national tours around New Zealand and 3 hit albums previously.
Alt pop foursome, Tigertown, will perform their live set with plenty of experience with large crowds touring with Troye Sivan, St. Lucia, Panic! At The Disco and MS MR. Their single ‘Lonely Cities’ had 10 million streams worldwide and was the 7th most played song on Triple J in 2016.
Yahtzel, part of the dynamic duo Carmada will also DJ solo at Vanfest with fans being able to experience the sounds of the Indie-dance scene. With singles having over 13 million plays and a 26-stop Australasian tour under his belt, the skilled DJ is a big edition to the lineup.
Tasmanian-based producer, beat maker and underground hip-hop DJ Akouo is an in-demand remixer appearing on official releases by ZHU, SAFIA, Indian Summer and more. Akuouo, DJing at the Forbes festival has climbed to #1 on iTunes’ electronic albums chart.
The world has seen Luke Million give a caliber of work rarely seen in the electronic music industry. An obsession with bringing contagious, hip-gyrating electronic funk is only rivalled by his addiction to vintage synths and badass drums.
Discovery is Australia’s tribute show to the music and image of Daft Punk. Duo Damian Andres and Matt Campbell bring the experience of Daft Punk with a full catalogue of unique remixes, live DJ’ing, state of the art costumes and professional lighting. Local DJs will also include Keefy and Ox.
The new additions will feature alongside Amy Shark, Carmada, Cosmos Midnight, Dean Lewis, Dune Rats, Manalion, MUTO, PLGRMS, San Cisco, Tash Sultana, Thundamentals and Wilsonn.
Returning for 2017, the East will once again be returning to the West, with Bondi Lifeguards hosting the VIP area for another year alongside the Budgy Smugglers who will be bring their exciting concept the Hot Tub Club. Guests can secure their own Jacuzzi to enjoy the Vanfest beats which will include their own personal waiter to serve drinks and food, a pair of Budgy Smugglers/Smugglettes, 6 VIP ‘Sitting Pretty’ passes (valid for both days) and complimentary towels. The Bondi Lifeguards will be on hand to teach their surfing techniques on the mechanical surf board which will be exclusive to the VIP area. Hot Tub Club tickets will be available for $1800 + bf which includes 6 VIP tickets for the entire weekend. Tickets for the Hot Tub Club are strictly limited and are on sale now!