Windang superstars Hockey Dad will head home for the Farmer and the Owl Festival at Wollongong’s MacCabe Park on March 2.
The new addition was announced Thursday morning along with a slew of other talent including Tropical Strength, TEES, TOTTY, Sultans of Spin and After Touch.
Since Hockey Dad duo Zach Stephenson and Billy Fleming finished recording their second album Blend Inn with renowned Seattle producer John Goodmanson their profile has raised considerably.
They’ve since toured the US extensively, sold out shows across Australia and struck a deal with global retail outlet Urban Outfitters.
Blend Inn also set a record – the first Illawarra band to feature in the ARIA top 10 since Tumblweed’s Galactaphonic in 1995. Hockey Dad’s offering debuted at Number 6 on the ARIA Top 50 chart, and Number 1 on the ARIA Australian Artist Top 50 chart.
Hockey Dad were also the first artist to be feature in Triple J’s “Like A Version” for 2019, with a cover of Macy Gray’s I Try.
Some of the artists already announced for the Farmer and the Owl Festival include Beach House, Deafheaven, Snail Mail, The Garden and Shining Bird.
So far there are a total of 62 artists on the lineup – a large chunk from the Illawarra-based record label Farmer and the Owl.
The festival comes a day after electronic mega-stars Rufu Du Sol play an already sold-out gig at the same venue. It’s their only headline show in the state.
FARMER & THE OWL FULL LINEUP:
- Beach House|| Hockey DadDeafheaven || Snail Mail || J Mascis
- Joyce Manor || The GardenKirin J Callinan ||Rhye || Alan Braxe
- No Mono|| Flint Eastwood||Stella Donnelly
- The Aints! ||Amyl & The SniffersGavin Rayna Russom || Fascinator
- A Place To Bury Strangers || Foxing Banoffee || RVG || These New South Whales
- Shining Bird|| Retiree ||The Pinheads || TOTTY
- Party Dozen || Flyying Colours || Clea || Milan Ring
- Totally Unicorn || Sweater Curse || TEES || Lucianblomkamp
- Tropical Strength ||Mother & Son || Carla Geneve || New War
- Ella Thompson || RAT!hammock ||Planète
- Wax Chattels || Sunscreen || Lucy Cliche || Godtet
- Jacob || After Touch || Spit Chewy || Droves || Obseen
- Jon Watts || Velvet Elevator || Enfant Terrible
- Lyre Byrdland || Dream Dog || Luke Spook || Chelsey Dagger
- E4444E || Honeybear || Sultans of Spin || Catman
Farmer and the Owl Festival, Saturday March 2, MacCabe Park in Wollongong – an 18+ event.
Tickets on sale from www.moshtix.com
More details at www.farmerandtheowl.com