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Secret Sounds at Fortitude Music Hall

Foals, The Avalanches and a heap of other acts that were set to play Heaps Good are now hitting the stage at Fortitude Music Hall.
By Sarah Ward
November 28, 2023
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By Sarah Ward
November 28, 2023
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If you're a Brisbanite who was looking forward to the local debut of music festival Heaps Good, you won't find your dreams coming true this summer, sadly. After announcing that the event was heading to the River City and unveiling the lineup, the fest no longer mentions its Sandstone Point plans on its website, in its ticketing or via its social media.

Still keen to see Foals and The Avalanches, plus Declan McKenna, SBTRKT and more, in Brissie? Secret Sounds, which is behind Heaps Good, has revealed that they'll all be playing Fortitude Music Hall in January instead as part of two big days of tunes at the Brunswick Street venue.

These gigs don't have a special moniker, but will see a heap of musicians take to the stage on Tuesday, January 2 and Wednesday, January 3. If you'd like to get dancing on the second day of 2024, you'll have Foals, McKenna, Griff, Sycco and Felony providing the soundtrack. Prefer to liven up the first hump day of the new year? The Avalanches, SBTRKT, Holly Humberstone, MAY-A and Logan have you covered.

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The big name missing from the bill from Heaps Good's lineup is Flume, who isn't part of these two new events. The Australian favourite was always only playing the fest with no sideshows — but so are Foals and The Avalanches down south.

One of several Secret Sounds festivals alongside Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Spilt Milk and Harvest Rock, Heaps Good debuted in January 2023 in Adelaide, with Melbourne and Brisbane then locked in for its second year.

While Queensland has dropped off the list, the fest is still hosting dates in the South Australian and Victorian capitals to see out 2023 and welcome in 2024.

SECRET SOUNDS JANUARY 2024 FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL LINEUPS:

TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2024:

Foals
Declan McKenna
Griff
Sycco
Felony

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2024:

The Avalanches
SBTRKT
Holly Humberstone
MAY-A
Logan

Top image: Rashidi Noah.

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