It’s time again to turn your Good Friday into a bad one with the announcement of Sydney institution Bad Friday’s 2020 line up and news the much loved Easter event will be expanding to two days – the Bad Friday Weekender.
From its origin at the Annandale hotel through to The Vic on the Park and now returning to the industrial streets of Marrickville; Bad Friday continues to grow, and so does its patronage. The only two-day festival in Sydney it’s got a line up tailor made for local Sydney music lovers, with some added international flair.
Leading their monstrous 2020 edition are the always effervescent POND who will take Friday’s headline slot, fresh from touring their eclectic show around Europe and with acclaimed funky, prog-pop album in tow. Off the back of their huge 2019 sophomore album, hip-hop laced, funk/soul six piece Winston Surfshirt will show Saturday’s Bad Friday audiences just why they’re a festival staple. Sydney’s favourite twins Cosmo’s Midnight are on the cusp of releasing their sophomore album replete with their signature electronic and R’N’B beats and Saturday Bad Friday patrons will be one of the first to hear it live.
With a resume that lists ARIA nominated and performances at Primervera and The Great Escape, Holy Holy are a welcome addition to the Friday list. With a whopping four albums in the bag the USA’s Twin Peaks need no introduction. With one of the most anticipated debut EPs this year, Bad Friday alumni Hayley Mary sheds her Jezebels skin to go solo and we’re thrilled for her to make her festival debut on our stage.
Adding to the musical talents are the undefinable Mildlife who are sure to mould their improvisations to the swelling Bad Friday crowd, the indie laden jangly pop stylings of Cool Sounds, dreamy R&B producer, singer and songwriter Stevan, genre melding hip-hop punks Shady Nasty, underground Melbourne buzz band 30/70 and the best live Americana from Caitlin Harnett & the Pony Boys.
Unparalleled for championing homegrown talent and with the last two editions selling out before doors, it’s all the more important to get in early this year. Listening to punter feedback organisers have made the decision to decrease capacity and increase amenities for a more spacious and enjoyable day.
Ditch the fam this Easter to party like you’ve got two days off afterwards. Sign up here for pre-sales.
Pre-sale starts Thursday 30th January 10am, general on sale Friday 31st.
Railway Parade, Marrickville
Friday, April 10th – Saturday April 11th