Kooks headline BTV
UK band “The Kooks” headlines the first line-up announcement for New Year’s Eve festival “Beyond the Valley” at Lardner Park.
The fifth annual festival will be held across four days from Friday, December 28 to the early hours of Tuesday, January 1.
Over the past five years, Beyond the Valley (BTV) has become known for its high-end festival experience and cutting-edge music line-ups.
This year’s line-up includes a hand-picked selection across multiple genres to get the maximum musical satisfaction.
Festival director Michael Christidis shares, “Beyond The Valley has really found its place within the market and punters hearts over the past five years. We’ve been continually refining the festival, particularly the line-ups over the years and it’s safe to say 2018’s is definitely the one we’re proudest of.”
The first line-up announcement includes The Kooks, Bonobo (DJ), Tash Sultana, Duke Dumont, PNAU, AJ Tracey, Alex Lahey, Alice Ivy, Anna, Ball Park Music, Big Words, Bontan, Boo Seeka, Boogs, CC:DISCO!, City Calm Down, Client Liaison, DJ Tennis, Dom Dolla, DZ Deathrays, Fleetmac Wood, Foals (DJ), Juliet Fox, KiNK (live), Kolsch, Kuren, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Mall Grab, Nastia, Nicole Millar, Peggy Gou, Remi, Richy Ahmed, Running Touch, Safia, Sonny Fodera, SUPERDUPERKYLE, The Jungle Giants, Vera Blue, Wafia, Williaris. K, Winston Surfshirt and Yotto.
Highlighting the line-up, The Kooks have enjoyed a steady ascent since their five times platinum 2006 debut “Inside In/Inside Out”. A new wave of young fans has seen them since amass over one billion streams and head out on several sold-out world tours.
Heading to Australia in support of their new album “Let’s Go Sunshine”, touted to be their best and guitar album of 2018, The Kooks will take BTV into the stratosphere.
Simon Green, aka Bonobo, has been thrilling electronic music lovers with his beautiful, rich productions since 2000. A musician with a track record for impeccable taste, BTV is in for a rare and special treat when Bonobo hits the decks.
From busking in the streets of Melbourne to commanding sold-out audiences on main stages across the globe, Tash Sultana is Australia’s reigning queen of roots-inspired pop rock. She is a multi-instrumentalist with a string of amazing singles from debut album “Flow State” already creating waves.
After making his name as a remixer for the likes of Lily Allen and Bat For Lashes, English songwriter, producer and DJ Duke Dumont’s breakthrough single “I Got U” in 2014 rode all the way to number one spot on the UK singles chart. He will bring excitement factor to a peak at BTV.
Australian electro dance pop royalty PNAU will return to BTV after their biggest year. Off the back of their latest album, which includes the mega smash hits “Chameleon” and “Go Bang”, the former duo who now have expanded into a trio, have set the world alight with their brand of infectious dance music.
Further line-up announcements will be made over the coming months.
A range of tickets went on sale last week. Fourday passes cost $430 to a New Year’s Eve pass at $180, plus booking fees.
It is a strictly 18 years plus festival. For tickets and further information, visit beyondthevalley.com.au
Peter Bain (left) of Neerim South and artist Phil Henshall of Rokeby join bushranger Ben Hall of Forbes, New South Wales for a photograph – just 160 years too late. Phil’s Ben Hall series will be on show in his studio this weekend.