It was tipped to be a new contender in Australia’s Music Festival Scene but we had NO FUCKING IDEA just how big it was going to be and this morning Good Things Festival pulled out all their cards and showed us the royal flush they have been working on.
Featuring a HUGE first time lineup consisting of The Offspring, Stone Sour, Dropkick Murphys, All Time Low, Bullet For My Valentine, The Used, BABYMETAL, The Smith Street Band, Dashboard Confessional, Mayday Parade, La Dispute, Northlane, The Wonder Years, Waterparks, Tonight Alive, Scarlrxd, Emmure, Palaye Royale, Make Them Suffer, WAAX, Boston Manor, Void of Vision and Ecca Vandal it’s no surprise they’ve kept this bad boy under wraps.
Headliners The Offspring who last ventured to Australia in 2013 for Soundwave Festival will finally be bringing their Smash Tour down under, playing the album in full for fans including the smash hits (pun intended) ‘Gotta Get Away‘, ‘Come Out And Play‘ and ‘Self-Esteem‘. Also, Stone Sour return for the end of their Hydrograd album cycle before frontman Corey Taylor returns to work on Slipknot‘s next album but for us (me) BABYMETAL are finally making their heavy metal debut in Australia at the festival and that is absolutely fuckin exciting. For years we’ve seen the band appearing at Festivals and playing shows around the world with the likes of Metallica, Guns ‘N Roses, KoRn and the Red Hot Chili Peppers and now, finally, we get to see what all the fuss is about in our own backyard.
But they’re not the only band making their debut down under, UK pop punk act Boston Manor have been accumulating fans across the world and will finally play for their Australian fanbase alongside Palaye Royal who gained attraction for their involvement with the American Satan movie’s soundtrack. If you dabble in a bit of rap every now and then too, you might wanna check out Scarlrxd as he’ll be making an appearance too. But before you knock his involvement, think about how many people attended Cypress Hill at Soundwave 2013 and Prophets of Rage at Download Festival this year. It’ll work because it is Something positive; Something…Good. Something….Different. So get behind it, show it some loving and your support and who knows where it’ll go in future years…
Tickets On Sale 9am Thursday, August 30th via Oztix
Good Things Festival 2018
The Offspring (Performing ‘Smash’ In Full)
All Time Low | Dropkick Murphys
Bullet For My Valentine | The Used
BABYMETAL | The Smith Street Band
Dashboard Confessional (Performing songs from ‘The Places You
Have Come To Fear The Most’ + Fan Favourites)
Mayday Parade | La Dispute
Northlane | The Wonder Years
Waterparks | Tonight Alive | Scarlxrd | Emmure
Palaye Royale | Make Them Suffer | Waax
Boston Manor | Void Of Vision | Ecca Vandal
Friday 7 December – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne – NEW VENUE
Saturday 8 December – Parramatta Park, Sydney
Sunday 9 December – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane
Licenced All Ages 15+