Ngaiire and Nina Las Vegas to headline Australia Day festival Goat Island Sounds in Sydney

Not every Australia Day event is made equal. Boutique festival Goat Island Sounds will return on January 26th to dominate competition in Sydney, bringing a banging line-up, a live stream of triple j’s Hottest 100, and one of the most enchanting scenes possible in the harbour city. Six acts will spread across two stages set-up on Goat Island, playing against an impeccable backdrop of Sydney Harbour and all that comes with it while Butter, Thievery and a pop-up bar from Mountain Goat Beer take care of the F&B.

Hosted by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, the festival has managed to put together an exciting program led by the unstoppable Ngaiire, who put out one of 2016’s best albums with Blastoma and won a pile of National Live Music Awards, and globe-trotting festival favourite Nina Las Vegas. To bolster the good times the ever-reliable Basenji will be throwing his bass-heavy hat in the ring, Unearthed 2016 National Indigenous Music Award winner Kuren will highlight his powerful percussive jams, and FBi favourites Adi Toohey and Ariane will help keep hips swaying well into the night.


A pop-up chill garden appropriately named “The Green” will also feature on the island, offering a bunch of garden games for those that feel like a break between acts. The area will also be the place to be for anyone who wants to tune into Hottest 100 and take advantage of the very welcome presence of fried chicken (from Butter) and modern Lebanese street food (Thievery).

Tickets are being sold from $72.50 per person and include a return ferry from Darling Harbour. You can grab them over at Moshtix. This is an 18+ event.

Goat Island Sounds 2017

Goat Island, Sydney Harbour National Park | Thursday 26th January 2017; 1pm – 10:30pm

Nina Las Vegas
Adi Toohey

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Chris Singh

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