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Feature: 5 Must See Bands at Come Together Festival

It’s that time of year again – Come Together Festival at Luna Park Big Top is practically on our doorstep. This year sees the re-introduction of the festival’s original two-day format, with indie music returning to the Sunday. With previous years sporting talent like Grinspoon, Little Birdy, The Presets, British India, Birds of Tokyo and more – this year’s set to be even bigger and better. So, overwhelmed by all the choices? Check out our 5 must-see bands at Come Together Festival…

Montaigne

At only 19 years old, Sydney-based songstress Montaigne has an impressive list of credentials. From Tone Deaf’s ‘11 Most Talented Aussie Musicians Under 18’ to being listed as one of New York Examiner’s ‘7 artists to keep an eye on, this musician is definitely one you can’t miss. Known for her fresh and powerful vocals, Montaigne is definitely worth fitting in to your jam-packed Come Together schedule.

Sarah Connor

Having just been announced as winner of the Hilltop Hoods initiative for 2015, and the triple j unearthed competition alongside Polish Club, Sarah Connor will be joining Come Together’s Saturday hip-hop line up. With influences like Hilltop Hoods and Horrorshow (also playing), she’s is an independent artist we’re super keen to support.

Seth Sentry

He’s been on the Melbourne hip-hop scene since 2003, but particularly since his single ‘The Waitress Song’ went big in 2009, Seth Sentry’s escapism philosophy has resonated deeply with Australians. Think pop-culture references, head­‐nodding beats and bombastic choruses, and you’re probably close to Sentry’s tunes. With music this relatable, the Seth Sentry gig is one not to be missed for sure.

Safia

Safia have really taken us by storm lately, most notably with their collaboration with Peking Duck. Known for their catchy cinematic electronic pop, the boys make the cut for this list no questions asked. But in case you’re wondering Safia have just returned from Austin’s iconic SXSW, among other gigs in the States where they’ve been honing their live show skills. Comprised of youngsters Ben Woolner, Michael Bell and Harry Sayers, you’re guaranteed a good time.

Horrorshow

Don’t you just love seeing locals artists living the dream? That’s one of the many reasons we’re keen on seeing Horrorshow at Come Together. Horrorshow are an Inner West Sydney hip hop duo who emerged on the scene in 2008 with The Grey Space, an album they created during high school which resulted in an ARIA nomination and tours with The Herd, Muph & Plutonic and Hermitude (all before they turned 21). If that’s not enough reason to make Horrorshow a priority on your Come Together roster, how about the fact that their most recent album stormed to #2 on the ARIA Album Chart, #1 on the iTunes album chart. Definitely worth getting amongst.

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Saturday June 6: Hip Hop Lovers Dream! Doors open 5pm, Big Top Sydney

Sunday June 7: Indie Music Day! Doors open 5pm, Big Top Sydney

Tickets include an unlimited rides pass for Luna Park from 1pm - 5pm - then, party! General Admission $65 + fees (Early Bird tickets have sold out!)…

Get tickets here: http://cometogether.com.au/get-tickets/