It's the eighth year this festival bad boy has been full steam ahead. And armed with arguably the most delicious line up the South’ has seen, its going to be a hell of a show.
Now, we know the headliners- we’ve got the likes of Action Bronson, Vince Staples and Wilkinson ripping us a new one, but there's also a whole host of amazing artists coming that are less well known- but will throw down a HUGE set. It’s time for a bit of artist education peeps.
First off the bat, we have;
Crooked Colours are a super fresh electronic trio from right across the ditch in Perth and consists of three lads; Philip Slabber, Leon Debaughn and Liam Merrett-Park. Their music could be described as the 'love child' of indie music and some seriously deep electronic flavours. They have played at the likes of Wonderland, Laneway festivals, and supported big dog RÜFÜS in a sell-out national tour in 2013. Since then they have continued to build quite the following and will be gracing the Main Stage at R&A at 8.20pm on the 30th. Check out one of their absolute bangers below;
Now, this crew has been bestowed the honour of bringing in 2019 on the Main Stage. If you haven’t heard of them, we've have chucked a cheeky wee link to their most popular song “Uprising” below. Bringing in the New Year is a pretty big dealio and this Dutch-Kiwi trio hailing from Amsterdam are more than capable of the task. Another eclectic mash-up of sounds, their music is a blend of country, funk & blues. Get amongst!
The pre-party is notorious for kicking off R&A season with a hell of a bang, and this will be no different with the line-up coming at ya. We all know D&B legends Chase & Status, but Ama Lou is carving out quite a name for herself. The 20-year-old British vocalist has been signed by Drake & Jorga Smith and is known for creating some seriously dope visuals in her music clips. She’s also known for taking the music scene by a storm with her refreshingly, honest ‘I don’t give a fuck what you think’ attitude! Churrrr. Check her out on the 28th at Hawea.
Now, if you have been to Alps’ before you should know about the Log Cabin. It's the stage for fans of the DOOF that love a bit of house and D&B. Get ready to turn up the oven to 240-degrees fanbake (#gettingcrispy) and give the this stage a visit this year.
One of the Cabin highlights coming up is the man himself, Timothy Clerkin. He's heading up the time slot of the "needy and sleazy" playing the Cabin's closing set on the 30th with his house tunes. Holla below for his new track released in August; "Knife Edge Heart".
Baynk, aka Jock Nowell-Usticke will be returning to R&A for a second time this year. The 25-year-old kiwi has taken the music scene by storm was invited to play at Laneway and R&A after only releasing one track back in 2016. Baynk now boasts over one mil monthly listens on Spotify and is about to hit up North America with a full tour early next year.
He'll be laying down some electronic beats @ the Main Stage on the 30th at 7pm. Here's a link to a personal fav of his tunes.
Right folks, countdown is officially oooon . There's less than a month until the Hawea Pre-Party kicks off so make sure you lube up your liver and get your tickets ASAP . Subscribe below if you are keen for more R&A info and blog banter. Holla.