Australia’s favourite travelling music festival, Good Things, is officially returning to ignite mosh pits and more along the east coast in December.
With so few things to celebrate over the past few years and a severe lack of live music and festivals, it’s about time we all had something to look forward to; and Good Things Festival is bringing the good times and then some, offering a world-class line up entirely worth the wait.
To kickstart the celebrations, Good Things Festival 2022 has confirmed one of the world’s most electrifying rock bands Bring Me The Horizon to headline proceedings. With BRIT and Grammy nominations, multi-platinum selling releases and over one billion YouTube views since forming in the early 2000s, Bring Me The Horizon continue to push expectations and sonic boundaries, and their live performances are nothing short of show-stopping.
They said it would never ever happen, but an Australian miracle will also take place at Good Things Festival – for their first live performances in 19 years, iconic and gold-selling larrikins TISM will be exclusively appearing onstage.
Forget the tone-deaf empty platitudes, Good Things Festival has also brought American heavyweights Deftones to ramp up festivities. One of the most innovative and enduring alternative metal acts of all time, and they’ll be in good company alongside rough-and-tumble punk favourites NOFX. Pioneers of SoCal punk and nearly four decades into their careers, NOFX will perform their 1994 iconic album Punk In Drublic in full.
Local metallers The Amity Affliction, areset to bring their melodic and majestic brand of metalcore to the masses. Wielding their latest release, 2021’s EP Somewhere Beyond the Blue, as well as a horde of old favourites, this is one astounding affliction you’ll be ecstatic to experience live in action.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper party without the inclusion of some other punk favourites, with appearances locked in from Swedish troublemakers Millencolin and Californian pop punk lords The Story So Far, as well as some triumphant sets from Norwegian punk rockers Blood Command and Florida alternative giants Sleeping With Sirens to ensure a blistering blowout of epic proportions. English punk duo Nova Twins will also join the list.
The line-up also includes Japanese rockers ONE OK ROCK, French progressive metal behemoths Gojira and some goth heaviness via Italian quintet Lacuna Coil. Habitual party starters Fever 333 will be lending their voice to the celebrations, as will the crushingly brutal Ukrainian hell-raisers JINJER. German metalcore shapeshifters Electric Callboy will be making their first-ever trip down under for the occasion, with superstar start-up JXDN also set to chalk up his first-ever Australian performances.
Also joining the international line-up American electronic music duo 3OH!3 and Swedish heavy metal icons Sabaton. US heavy hitters Soulfly are returning to their adoring down under fans after one of their longest periods away from Australia in their 30-year career.
An army of beloved Aussie rock artists are also ready to roll. Australian punk rock institution Cosmic Psychos, will be storming the Good Things Festival stages. Fellow Aussie staples also set to appear, including rock and electropop trio Regurgitator and emphatic ARIA-nominated rockers KISSCHASY, as well as formidable artisan punk storytellers Chasing Ghosts.
And that’s still not all! Join some of Australia’s favourite alternative exports at Good Things Festival this year, Sydney metalcore outfit Polaris, Melbourne’s Thornhill – and severybody’s favourite screaming rap-rock-electro-pop mutants Redhook for good measure!
Good Things Festival Full Line-Up
Bring Me The Horizon | Deftones | NOFX (performing ‘Punk In Drublic’ in full + all your favourites) | TISM (Exclusive: First shows in 19 years!) | The Amity Affliction | Gojira | ONE OK ROCK
In Alphabetical Order:
3OH!3 | Blood Command | Chasing Ghosts | Cosmic Psychos | Electric Callboy
Fever 333 | Jinjer | JXDN | Kisschasy (Performing ‘United Paper People’ In Full)
Lacuna Coil | Millencolin | Nova Twins | Polaris | RedHook | Regurgitator
Sabaton | Sleeping With Sirens | Soulfly | The Story So Far | Thornhill
DATES AND VENUES:
Friday 2nd December – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (LIC AA 15+)
Saturday 3 December- Centennial Park, Sydney (18+)
Sunday 4 December – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane (LIC AA 15+)
Early Bird pre-sale tickets on sale Tuesday 21 June @ 10am AEST Time
Sign up now for early bird pre-sale tickets at www.goodthingsfestival.com.au
General Public tickets on sale Thursday 23 June @ 10am AEST Time
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