It’s no secret the country are still losing their collective shits over this morning’s EPIC Good Things Festival 2019 lineup announcement which featured a plethora of bands from all different walks of life and genres and one very special stand out act who, despite not being as heavy as some of their festival peers, still deserve a spot and have been praised for their addition.
Yes I’m talking about The Veronicas who have expressed their praise for Good Things Festival booker (and all-around good bloke) Chris O’Brien on Twitter, indicating it was a “risk” to put them on a festival like GTF, but also for not undercutting them, chucking them on early in the day OR on a side stage and, amazingly, paying them as much as their male counterparts who are also appearing
Shout out to @GoodThingsFest who were the first to offer us a high billing slot on a festival this year, without trying to undercut our usual fee & matched the same as our male counterparts, while taking the risk to put us on a Alt festival.
RESPECT @chriswhatavibe 🔥
— THE VERONICAS (@TheVeronicas) August 27, 2019
Chris also revealed the pair and their band will be performing on the main stages (I’m guessing something like an afternoon set akin to what BABYMETAL played last year) and is already set to be huge with many fans expressing how keen they are to get their mosh on during their set. As Browny mentioned in this morning’s Good Things Festival Launch Podcast (listen here), Lisa and Jess have ties within the heavy music community that date back to their debut album The Secret Life Of… which bordered lined on the pop rock/pop punk genres and the girls were frequent attendees of Destroy All Lines venues like Club 299 and Thriller way back in the day. So seeing them on this lineup makes perfect sense and we are fucking pumped for it. Also, Jess has a wicked as fuck scream on her that she just might pull out during these shows….
When chatting with Browny on Twitter earlier today, O’Brien also revealed his plans for the festival to not be type-cast as a “heavy music festival” and wants it to stand out, away from the likes of Download or UNIFY and for it to become its own thing
Thanks Browny we certainly don't want to be type cast as anything. Just an alternative Music Festival with great artists that we love across the board.
— Chriswhatavibe (@chriswhatavibe) August 27, 2019
With what we’ve seen, Good Things Festival is fast becoming Australia’s best new music festival, combining the best elements of what made Soundwave, Big Day Out and Livid Festivals such a big hit here and also the likes of Glastonbury, Reading/Leeds Festival with the inclusion of left-field acts that just work.
Don’t forget to catch us in the pit for the breakdown during ‘4ever‘
All in favour??? #GoodThingsFest
— Browny (@brownypaul) August 26, 2019
Good Things Festival 2019
Parkway Drive | A Day To Remember
Violent Soho | Simple Plan
Bad Religion | Trivium
Skeggs | Simple Creatures | Karnivool
The Veronicas | Coheed And Cambria
Falling In Reverse | Enter Shikari
Dance Gavin Dance | Reel Big Fish | | Poppy | Thy Art Is Murder
The Damned Things | Ice Nine Kills | Slowly Slowly
Man With A Mission | The Bennies | Voyager | Yours Truly | Windwaker
The Beautiful Monument | Gravemind
Friday 6 December – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Saturday 7 December – Centennial Park, Sydney
Sunday 8 December – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane
Brisbane and Melbourne’s shows are licensed and all ages 15+ while Sydney is still to be confirmed. Venues and lineup subject to change…