The list of acts that Yours & Owls festival brought to Wollongong last year was impressive, with bands like The Living End, DMA’S and Hermitude joined by big international names in The Coathangers and PUP – but it turns out they were just getting warmed up, with this year’s lineup hitting it even further out of the park.
Having just released their first album in 17 years, At the Drive-In are absolutely primed to take the international headline spot, and a host of locals including Dune Rats, The Presets, SAFIA, Illy, Allday, Northlane and The Preatures are making sure there’s a little something for everyone.
Five other international bands have joined the first announcement, including Sorority Noise, The Orwells, AJJ and Le Butcherettes from the U.S., and New Zealand’s neo-soul outfit Electric Wire Hustle, and there’s quality at every level of the lineup. It’s genuinely hard to pick favourites out, even on the smaller end, with everyone from Donny Benet to Slum Sociable colluding to make one hell of a solid lineup from start to finish.
Last year’s festival got pretty wild during some of the rowdier sets, and you can check out what you’re in for this year below, or head to the website for more details.
Yours & Owls is kicking off on September 30 & 1 at Wollongong’s Stuart Park North, NSW, with tickets on sale in just a few days. Sign up to the Yours & Owls mailing list to be part of the presale on May 19, or grab them in the GA release on May 22 through moshtix or the website.
Yours & Owls 2017 lineup
At The Drive In (US) * The Presets * Illy * Dune Rats
Allday * Northlane * SAFIA * The Preatures
Bad//Dreems * A.B. Original * Alex Lahey * Ali Barter
AJJ (US) * City Calm Down * Confidence Man * Cosmo’s Midnight
Crooked Colours * HOLY HOLY * Le Butcherettes (US) * Montaigne
Northeast Party House * Sorority Noise (US) * The Orwells (US) * Trophy Eyes
Bec Sandridge * Cash Savage And The Last Drinks * Donny Benet Showband
Electric Wire Hustle (NZ) * Ghost Wave * Gold Class * Ivan Ooze
Major Leagues * Moonbase * The Pinheads * Horror My Friend
Ruby Fields * Slum Sociable * TEES * Totally Unicorn