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Jet Black Cat Music's Nine Lives Block Party Is Returning to The Tivoli in 2023 Headlined by Angel Olsen 

Crumb, Drugdealer and Mdou Moctar will also hit the stage at this day-long festival, which returns for its third year.
By Sarah Ward
December 06, 2022
By Sarah Ward
December 06, 2022

Brisbanites, if you can remember back to the beginning of 2020, then you might recall that Jet Black Cat Music marked its ninth birthday to start off that year — and, to celebrate, the West End store hopped over to the other side of the inner city and threw a huge block party. That festival, Nine Lives, clearly has to keep coming back. Yes, that includes in 2023.

Once again, the River City's music lovers will need to head to The Tivoli, with Fortitude Valley's Costin Street set to overflow with tunes and food on Saturday, March 4. Thanks to the pandemic, this marks the third edition of the festival, after also going ahead in 2022. Here's hoping that there's at least six more to come.

Leading the bill in 2023: Angel Olsen, Crumb, Drugdealer and Mdou Moctar, giving Nine Lives an impressive lineup of overseas headliners. They'll be joined by 1TBSP, Baby Cool, Bones & Jones, Felivand and Folk Bitch Trio, as well as Girl and Girl, Loose Fit Mylee Grace, No Zu and Platonic Sex.

The tunes will take over two stages — and festival-goers also hit up the array of food trucks serving bites to eat, and go trawling the crates for records.

"Nine Lives started and was inspired by the record shop's ninth birthday a few years ago — something extra special to bring our local and surrounding music loving communities together, stemming from the stuff we love and get behind at Jet Black Cat Music," said Nine Lives co-founder and Jet Black Cat Music owner Shannon Logan, announcing the 2023 lineup.

"It's a tastemaker's curation of fantastic music from Australia and around the world. We are thrilled to have all of these acts playing Nine Lives 2023 and can't wait for the audience to leave with some new favourites!"


Angel Olsen
Mdou Moctar
Baby Cool
Bones & Jones
Folk Bitch Trio
Girl and Girl
Loose Fit Mylee Grace
No Zu
Platonic Sex

Nine Lives returns to The Tivoli, 52 Costin Street, Fortitude Valley, on Saturday, March 4, 2023. Ticket pre-sales start at 10am AEST on Wednesday, December 7, with general sales from 10am AEST on Thursday, December 8.

Top image: Bianca Holderness.

Published on December 06, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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