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Daydream Is Australia's New Indie-Rock Festival Featuring Modest Mouse, Slowdive and Tropical F*ck Storm

This ace lineup will hit up Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in April, with Beach Fossils, Cloud Nothings and Majak Door also on the bill.
By Sarah Ward
January 30, 2023
By Sarah Ward
January 30, 2023

Float on, festival fans: come April, Australia's newest excuse to see a heap of bands in one spot will make its way along the country's east coast. That touring event: the just-announced Daydream. It's hitting Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with quite the roster of indie-rock talent — headlined by Modest Mouse three decades after the Washington-born group first got together.

Don't listen to the title of the band's acclaimed 2004 album, though — this is good news for people who love good news, not bad. Joining Modest Mouse on the bill are Britain's Slowdive, who initially formed in 1989, the reformed in 2017, as well as Australian favourites Tropical F*ck Storm.

Daydream will hit up Melbourne's Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday, April 22 to kick things off, then head north. The fest plays the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney on Saturday, April 29, followed up Brisbane's Riverstage on Sunday, April 30.

The lineup varies slightly per city, with Beach Fossils and Cloud Nothings taking to the stage at all stops, but Majak Door missing Brisbane.

And no, it isn't too early into 2023 to start packing your calendar with music festivals. New year, new diary to fill, after all — and Daydream, the also just-announced Lazy Mountain and more are firmly here to help.


Modest Mouse
Tropical F*ck Storm
Beach Fossils
Cloud Nothings
Majak Door


Saturday, April 22 — Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Saturday, April 29 — Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Sunday, April 30 — Riverstage, Brisbane

Dylan Jardine

Daydream will hit Australia's east coast capitals in April. Early-bird pre-sales start at 9am local time on Thursday, February 2, with general sales from 9am local time on Friday, February 3 — head to the tour website to sign up for the pre-sale, or for more information.

Top images: Modest Mouse by Matthewvetter via Wikimedia Commons; Tropical F*ck Storm by Somefx.

Published on January 30, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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