It’s Victoria’s favourite indie festival’s 21st and Auny Meredith promised us it would be special – you know, with speeches and too much champagne and your drunk uncle saying sleazy things to your friends, which is why of course they booked Nick Cave’s troupe of middle age crisis miscreants Grinderman to headline. Now they’ve announced the rest of the line up and it sure beats the stripper your mates got to perform at your 21st! As we – or rather they – leaked , a reformed Icehouse will be treading the stage in the supernatural amphitheatre, letting us all relive their glory days from before the festival was born and Aunt Meredith was a bit of a heartbreaker with all the local suitors spurned in her wake at the dances in the area.
The Full 2011 Meredith lineup is:
GRINDERMAN * CUT/COPY * KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS * MUDHONEY * ICEHOUSE * GANG GANG DANCE * EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY * LADYHAWKE * BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS * OFF! * ADALITA * FUTURE OF THE LEFT * FRANK FAIRFIELD * HARMONIC 313 (DJ SET) * JOELISTICS * BIG FREEDIA * UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA * GRAVEYARD TRAIN * TIM SWEENEY * OSCAR + MARTIN * CASH SAVAGE & THE LAST DRINKS * ANGUS SAMPSON * BARBARION * KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD * JUICEBOXXX * VIRGO FOUR * EAGLE & THE WORM * THE RECHORDS * DAVE GRANEY & THE LURID YELLOW MIST * MATT SONIC & THE HIGH TIMES * THE TOWN BIKES * CITY OF BALLARAT MUNICIPAL BRASS BAND * MASTER SONG TAI CHI * SILENCE WEDGE * A TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE * Very Special Guest MC DENNIS COMETTI
In addition to the line up, Aunty Meredith organised a full lunar eclipse to occur during Grinderman’s set, which should see some rather spooky and unnatural occurrences amongst the crowd in the Supernatural Amphitheatre. The ballot closed last week but check out www.mmf.com.au for further second round offer and purchasing details.
Meredith takes place at the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre from December 9th – 11th, 2011