As one of Australia’s biggest festivals for alternative rock music fans, Good Things is kicking off their run across the East Coast this December. From the 7th until the 9th of December, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane get to enjoy the massive line up the festival features. To make sure you don’t miss your favourite acts, Good Things has launched a festival app for all fans to schedule their day of live music. Alongside the announcement of the set times, join us as we take a quick look at this year’s headliners!
Hailing from California, this punk rock band has been active for several decades now and not lost any of their energy. Over the course of their career they released nine studio albums and have gathered a massive fan following in the alternative rock circuits. Having performed at several namely events like Rock In Rio, they are no stranger to the festival culture, so we can expect a powerful stage act featuring their classic rock anthems of their most successful album Smash, which they’re playing in full. Just before launching into the festival madness, Offspring will perform a sideshow in Adelaide on the 5th of December at the Thebarton Theatre.
All Time Low
On the contrary to their band name All Time Low have been enjoying quite the career high. Since their formation in 2003 they have released seven LPs packed with an energetic fusion of rock, punk an pop and have won several awards for their chart-topping singles like “Dear Maria” and “Count Me In”. Influenced by Blink 182 and Green Day this four-piece from Maryland started out as merely a high school band, who then rose to international success. All Time Low announced a sideshow for Gold Coast fans, who cannot make it out to the festival on December 11th at the Coolangatta Hotel.
Also traveling from the east coast of the US are the Dropkick Murphys. Their style is known as Celtic punk or street punk and pushes the boundaries of the common understanding of punk rock to the limit, by fusing traditional Celtic music elements into their tracks. They still regularly hit the charts with their new releases and have not seized to perform or to record since the beginnings in 1996. 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory is the bands’ ninth album and debut at number eight on the Billboard charts. After twenty years in the industry and performances alongside namely bands like the Foo Fighters or Bruce Springsteen, the outfit will tear up Australian stages as part of the Good Things festival. Dropkick Murphys will also play for an Adelaide audience after the festival on the 10th of December.
With Stone Sour the Good Things Festival is flying in the fourth American rock band with a huge history in the industry. After their highly successful first release in 2002, their most recent album Hydrograd has debut at number two on the ARIA charts. Compared to the punk rock attitude of our other acts not to miss, this band will bring some metal rock to the party. Their well-known singles “Get Inside” and “Inhale” have earned them nominations for a Grammy Award of the Best Metal Performance and will surely be shattering the ears of the festivalgoers in December.
Bullet For My Valentine
Bullet For My Valentine, or BFMV, carries on the hard rock legacy with their noisy musical style. The Welsh metal rock outfit is one of the biggest in Britain and won the Kerrang! Award for Best British Band in three consecutive years. Formerly known as Jeff Killed John, until the name change in 2003, the band started out covering Nirvana and Metallica songs, but soon discovered their own song writing skill on their debut album The Poison in 2005. For metal rock fans this show is an absolute must see at the Good Things Festival.
GOOD THINGS FESTIVAL FULL LINE UP:
The Offspring (Performing Smash In Full)
All Time Low
Bullet For My Valentine
The Smith Street Band
Dashboard Confessional (Performing songs from ‘The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most’ + Fan Favourites)
The Wonder Years
Make Them Suffer
Void Of Vision
Plus Local Supports: Stuck Out (Melb) | Redhook (Syd) | Stateside (Bris)
Friday 7 December – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Saturday 8 December – Parramatta Park, Sydney
Sunday 9 December – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane
For tickets and more details head to https://www.goodthingsfestival.com.au/