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Top 5 Acts To Hit Up At Party In The Paddock ‘16


Only a few years old and Party In The Paddock is growing at a rapid rate from its humbling roots in Burnscreek, TAS. As it still remains a group of mates hanging out in a paddock enjoying the thrills of live music and a few cold ones the festival has definitely amplified in numbers.

If it’s your first PITP, you know no one but the headliners or if you’re simply having trouble deciding which of the drool-worthy line up subjects you would like to feast your eyes on then worry no more. Here are some little suggestions for your should-be hit list.

5. Lurch & Chief

This tenacious group from Melbourne have been on fire the last two years with impressive supports, numerous festival sets and the release of their second EP ‘Breathe’ last year. From the contrasting vocals to the entrancing guitar and catchy rhythm of the band, Lurch & Chief are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

4. The Belligerents

Since shaking up Triple J’s Like A Version with their cover of Fatboy Slim’s Praise You last year The Belligerents following has been growing and they’re ready to bring silky waves of sound to the PITP stage. You’ll know them when you see them because you won’t be able to stop staring at vocalist, Lewis Stephenson’s impressive dance moves.

3. Hockey Dad

So much going on for two guys from small-town Windang, NSW recently signing label and agency deals in the US with Kanine Records. Drums, guitar and vocals; these boys have created a simple recipe to success and will be worth checking out over the weekend before they hit the States.

2. Koi Child

Only two years into their journey and these lads are cross-country from Fremantle, WA for an unforgettable PITP set. Already under the wing of Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker for the production of their first album, Koi Child is sure to turn heads.

1. Ecca Vandal
Ecca Vandal is the underdog. Despite the headliners, this Goddess is going to steal the show. Dropping her EP out of the blue in mid-Jan Vandal has caught the eyes of many listeners and her PITP set is due to kick off her Australian tour with a bang. A set not to be missed.

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