It’s that time again, the hype train is building for UNIFY Gathering 2020 and we, like last year, intend to be ALL OVER everything you need to know about the annual music gathering with a handy one-stop article for you to check back in on for regular updates and all the info you need to be ready as fuck for the event. So far we have:
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Date, Venue + Early Access Camping
January 9, 10, 11 and 12th at Tarwin Lower, South Gippsland, Victoria. The same venue as the 2019 edition, just a few kilometres up the road from the old site.
Ticketing Options and On-Sale Time
Tickets this year will be sold via Mostix (www.moshtix.com.au)
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Pre-Sale tickets are available for 24 Hours THURSDAY September 19th at 9am AEST
General Public on sale Friday, Sept 20th at 9am AEST
General Admission – $279 (including booking fee)
Ticket Add Ons Include:
Get in and setup a day early. Add this pass to your ticket and join us for our Thursday pre-party.
This pass allows you access to the campsite & pre-party from Thursday afternoon.
Camper/Caravan Pass $75.00
Roll up to camp in your camper, RV or caravan. If you have a vehicle suitable to camp in, and defined as a camper, RV or caravan, this is the pass for you. 1 pass per vehicle required.
Car Pass $20.00
All vehicles parking onsite require a car-pass in order to park in the carpark for the weekend.
1 car-pass per vehicle, carpooling is recommended. Anyone arriving with two or more passengers will have the funds from their car-pass diverted to a sustainability initiative.
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Lineup Reveal Date
Tuesday, September 17th from 7:30am on Triple J. Confirmed by Mitch Alexander from The Racket. We’ll have it on here not long after if you miss it
Arrival Info + Map – New
ARCHITECTS · THE GHOST INSIDE
NORTHLANE · POLARIS · SILVERSTEIN · TONIGHT ALIVE & FRIENDS ·
MAKE THEM SUFFER · STRAY FROM THE PATH · DEAR SEATTLE · VOID OF VISION ·
ANTAGONIST AD · KNOCKED LOOSE · TIRED LION · KUBLAI KHAN TX ·
THE BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT · EAT YOUR HEART OUT · BETWEEN YOU AND ME ·
THE BRAVE · DIAMOND CONSTRUCT · COLUMBUS · TAPESTRY · SLEEP TALK ·
CAGED EXISTENCE · SOMETHING SOMETHING EXPLOSION
WEIGHBRIDGE (replacing CAGED EXISTENCE)
RESIDE (Triple J Unearthed Winners)
Pulled Out/Replacement Bands
Caged Existence announce their withdrawal from the festival with Weighbridge taking their spot
Triple J Unearthed Winner
Reside fronted by (soon-to-be-former–Windwaker member) Liam Guinane have won the opportunity to perform at the festival
Thursday Pre-Party Bands/Acts
Windwaker, Honest Crooks, The Gloom in the Corner, Bad/Love, Terra and Tonight Alive + AM//PM DJ Sets
Sunday Acoustic Sessions
Featuring: Marcus Bridge (Northlane), Between You And Me, Eat Your Heart Out, Windwaker and The City.
Food Truck Options
PITCOIN is back at UNIFY 2020. If you’re joining us in Tarwin Lower, you can top up online now and get straight into it once you arrive in January! You’ll need PITCOIN if you intend to buy food, drinks or merch at the festival. You’ll exchange your ticket for a wristband when you arrive and you’ll be all set!
With our tickets now via Moshtix, we’ve updated the step-by-step guide for topping up. Not to worry though, it’s still as easy as ever.
Here’s how you can top up —> www.unifygathering.com/how-to-top-up-pitcoin
Northlane – Having just put out their latest offering Alien which many of us are calling ‘Album of the Year’ (our review here) it would make perfect sense for the Northlane lads to make their return to UNIFY to play a bunch of songs from it. Their Alien World Tour concludes on December 21 and no other dates are locked in yet…
Woes – They signed to UNFD and released their debut album Awful Truth back in June (our review here), so, much like Dream State at the 2019 event, you can bet your bottom dollar these Scottish lads will make it down under for the festival.
Silverstein – Continuing on from the above mentioned signing, these legends are now on UNFD and what a drawcard that would be if they were, you know, announced to play! Especially alongside…
Beartooth – I know they were here for their first ever headline tour not too long ago, but Australian fans have never seen the team up between Silverstein and Beartooth (dubbed Silvertooth) where both bands jam on stage together. This has only been seen at Vans Warped Tour (from memory) so imagine how cool an Australia debut of this would be at UNIFY 2020…
Polaris – The metalcore heroes should have some new material under their belt by now and the last time they played was 2018 so chuck them down as a huge possibility to return to the event…
The Ghost Inside – Crazy I know, but after the band played their reunion/comeback show in July, they proved they can play at least one gig per year and not too long ago they said they’d be open to more shows, just not tours so imagine it, IMAGINE IF, they came to Australia for UNIFY. This is a LOOOONNGGG SHOT but worth a mention.
Buried In Verona – If UNIFY can get Hand of Mercy back together for a one-off show, then bloody hell they’re quite capable of getting these guys back together again who called it quits back in 2016… They’ve denied they would but who can believe what bands say these days hahaha
Antagonist A.D. – The want/need for these New Zealand treasures has exploded since their signing to Greyscale Records. They’d fit the lineup roster perfectly too!
Seas of Conflict – Speaking of New Zealand, can someone bring these legends over to Australia? UNIFY would be the best place for them to make their Australian debut so please make it happen…
Void Of Vision – Their new album Hyperdaze is out now (our review here) and they played Good Things Festival last year (and UNIFY 2018), so chances are, they’ll head back to Tarwin Lower for this one to play a bunch of their new tracks and to climb a whole bunch of scaffolding like frontman Jack Bergin did last time…
Crystal Lake – These Japanese lads are catching the attention of fans worldwide and it would be bloody awesome for a whole bunch of us who got on the hype train late to catch them in Australia at the festival, don’t you?
Skyway – The Gold Coast pop punk legends teased they were in the studio not too long ago but nothing has really been revealed from that yet. However, they could be playing a prank again like they did around this time last year so take this possibility with a grain of salt.
Don Broco – Firstly, why aren’t these guys bigger in Australia than what they are? They play higher spots on festivals across the globe and would be a sick addition to UNIFY (especially after the release of their latest banger of a song)
The Last Martyr – Have you heard their new Creatrix EP? They may be a new band but they’ve definitely proved their worth with the handful of shows they’ve played. Get them on, watch them explode! (Our EP review here).
Wither – A heavy addition to the lineup wouldn’t go down astray, especially when it’s these lads.
Belle Haven – Fuck it. Twice the David De La Hoz!
Neck Deep – I didn’t have enough pop punk on this prediction list so chucking them in the mix for contention, especially with how good State Champs‘ set was this year…
Eat Your Heart Out – Speaking of pop punk, these heroes from Newcastle released a fantastic debut album that’d go off at a festival like this.
Introvert – Staying in Newcastle for a second, these lads signed to UNFD and have been working on a whole bunch of new material over the past year so they should reemerge at UNIFY and play all of those new songs for us! Please and thank you
The Brave – With their new album Aura out for a while now, these UNFD signed lads could definitely score a mention in the lineup.
The Gloom in the Corner – A fantastic upcoming heavy act who should/could be on the lineup!
Justice For The Damned – They last played the festival in 2017 and with their increase in sound and popularity between that time, goddamn it would be a heavy experience if they made their return in 2020
Cursed Earth – With JFTD frontman Bobak Rafiee fronting for them on their Tyranny Across Australia Tour, chances are if they’re on the lineup, Cursed Earth could be too with Bobak back on screaming duties OR some guest spots from artists who featured on their Deathbed Sessions mixtape (our review here)
Knocked Loose – Their new album is out and they are itching to get back to Australia, so they could come down as part of UNIFY 2020!
Tapestry – They left Australia’s top end to move to Melbourne for more opportunities and they’ve been killing it on the live circuit recently. They deserve a spot and more following than they have!
Deez Nuts – No strangers to UNIFY. The guys announced their new album You Got Me Fucked Up so they’ll have a whole bunch of new songs to play for fans. They’re touring in December, but that doesn’t mean they couldn’t pop up here afterwards.
Counterparts – They’re touring Australia next month with Northlane but with a new album announced that means they could be back twice in a short amount of time (thanks to WoS reader Richard Stevens for the reminder)
Reliqa – After wowing crowds at Big Sound and scoring support slots for Sevendust and Dead Letter Circus, I would love to see this Central Coast fourpiece score a slot as one of the festival’s openers to prove their worth and the fact their genre-crossing sound would perfectly suit a festival like this.
Stray from the Path – They’ve also announced their new album and released two new songs so far. They’re also signed to UNFD so chances are they could be contractually obliged to play…
Alexisonfire –They’ve headlined UNIFY before so what’s the chances with all of the new music they’ve been dropping that they could be playing again? High I’d say…
PVRIS – They’ve got no shows booked in between September 21st and February 18th…
Bare Bones – YEAH THE BONESSSS!!!!!!
Windwaker – They’ve never played the festival before and if the way they’re blowing up right now, it can only be a matter of time before they’re on it. Now before you say it, I know they’re playing Good Things Festival too, but WAAX played GTF 2018 and UNIFY 2019 so it’s possible to do both
Slowly Slowly – They’re signed to UNFD, have been growing in popularity for the past year or so and would fit perfectly on the lineup. Much like Windwaker above, they’re also playing Good Things, but who says they can’t do both!?
Unlikely To Appear
Dream State – They made their Australia debut at UNIFY Gathering at the start of the year and I doubt they’ll play two years in a row. Maybe a headliner or support tour next time they’re here.
Thy Art Is Murder – They did Download Festival, a headline East Coast run and are on Good Things Festival. That’s two tours and a two date festival in one year so it’ll probably be a few more months until we catch them doing more down under
Architects – UPDATE: They’re on the lineup!!! Their Holy Hell Tour was in August and they played at the festival in 2018. With their Holy Hell cycle coming to an end, I’ll be VERY surprised if we see them on this next year’s lineup.
Fever 333 – They played Download Festival and a wild Brisbane sideshow (our coverage here) but they also said they’re heading back to Australia at the end of the year for a tour rather than another festival appearance so I’m counting them out
Make Them Suffer – UPDATE: They’re on the lineup!!! They played the festival in 2016 and 2018 + they did a cap city and regional tour AND played at Amity‘s Heaven and Hell Festival in Brisbane over the weekend (our coverage here). I’d say they’d be ready for a break to be honest, before releasing the new album they’ve been working next year sometime…
Wage War – Cody Quistad told us they’re coming back to Australia with someone special, so I’d dare say we’ll see a headline or support tour elsewhere + they’re touring the UK during UNIFY’s dates with…
Thornhill – They’ll be on tour with Wage War through the UK.
I Prevail – They said they’d be back for a headline tour before 2019 ends. I don’t think we’ll see them on UNIFY.
Enter Shikari – They’re playing Good Things Fest
Parkway Drive – They’re headlining Good Things dummy!
Slipknot – NOPE!
Stray from the Path and Kublai Khan TX will be touring around Australia before and after UNIFY. Details here
We’ll edit to the list when more information makes its way to us. Until more info comes in, keep an eye on our Social Media pages for the latest, up to date information on UNIFY Gathering 2020.