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Good Things' Huge 2023 Lineup Is Here with Devo, Fall Out Boy, Limp Bizkit, Corey Taylor and Pennywise 

Celebrating Australian alternative rock as well, Spiderbait, Frenzal Rhomb, Jebediah and Eskimo Joe lead the festival's local contingent.
By Sarah Ward
August 16, 2023
By Sarah Ward
August 16, 2023

It's been a huge few weeks for Australian tour news — Kraftwerk! Meredith! Strawberry Fields! This That! Summer Camp! Paul McCartney! Harvest Rock! Pendulum! Flight Facilities! Weezer! Beyond The Valley! Field Day! Bluesfest! — but only one big announcement can whip it, whip it good. When Good Things returns for 2023, it'll hit Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with new-wave icons Devo on the bill. The 'Girl U Want' band will be celebrating 50 years since first forming in 1973, and also saying goodbye on a farewell tour that'll mark their last-ever Australian shows.

Devo's famous energy dome hats will be on display at Centennial Park, Flemington Racecourse and Brisbane Showgrounds this December, on a jam-packed Good Things lineup that is brimming with nostalgia-inducing acts — including Fall Out Boy. A day after teasing that they were heading Down Under, the group behind 'Sugar, We're Goin Down' and 'Uma Thurman' have been confirmed as festival headliners, playing both tunes dating back to their 2000s heyday and recent tracks.

From there, Good Things keeps rollin', rollin', rollin', rollin' with Limp Bizkit; will see Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor hit the stage solo; and is guaranteed to burst with punk energy thanks to Pennywise. Bullet for My Valentine, Taking Back Sunday and I Prevail are also on the bill, plus Enter Shikari, Pvris, Behemoth and Sepultura.

Fresh from featuring a reunited TISM in 2022, Good Things boasts a packed roster of local names in 2023, too, celebrating Australian alternative rock with Spiderbait, Frenzal Rhomb, Jebediah and Eskimo Joe.

On both the international and homegrown front, the list goes on, including Hanabie, While She Sleeps, Magnolia Park, Short Stack, Boom Crash Opera, Luca Brasi and more.

And yes, this is a fest where you can likely hear 'Whip It', 'Dance, Dance', 'Society' and 'Buy Me a Pony' live on the same day, plus 'The Last Fight', 'Leaving Home', 'Punch in the Face' and a very non-George Michael cover of 'Faith' as well.


Fall Out Boy
Limp Bizkit
Devo (The Farewell Tour celebrating 50 years)
I Prevail
Bullet For My Valentine
Corey Taylor
Slowly Slowly
Enter Shikari
Taking Back Sunday
Boom Crash Opera
Eskimo Joe
Frenzal Rhomb
Luca Brasi
Magnolia Park
Make Them Suffer
Ocean Sleeper
Royal & The Serpent
Short Stack
Slaughter To Prevail
Stand Atlantic
The Plot In You
While She Sleeps


Friday, December 1 — Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Saturday, December 2 — Centennial Park, Sydney
Sunday, December 3 — Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane

Good Things will hit the Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in December 2023.  Pre-sale tickets go on sale from 10am, Tuesday, August 22, and general sales from 10am on Thursday, August 24. Head to the festival website for more info and to register for pre-sales.

Top image: swimfinfan via Wikimedia Commons.

Published on August 16, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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