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April Sun Is the New Two-Week Music Festival Hitting the St Kilda Foreshore This Autumn

Get set for a program of gigs and day parties, from the likes of G-Flip, Touch Sensitive, Hiatus Kaiyote and more.
By Libby Curran
March 04, 2021
By Libby Curran
March 04, 2021

If your 2021 New Year's resolution is to make up for last year's lack of live music, then you've probably already started off strong. But now, that gig calendar's about to get even fuller, thanks to a brand-new two-week music festival headed to St Kilda next month. April Sun is here to brighten up your autumn in a big way, dishing up a swag of live tunes from G-Flip, Touch Sensitive, Hiatus Kaiyote, You Am I and more.

Gracing the St Kilda Triangle (beside the Palais Theatre) from Friday, April 16 to Sunday, May 2, the new outing is set to deliver a diverse program of day parties, headline shows, mini-festivals and family-friendly fun, assembled by some of the country's best-loved curators and tastemakers. It'll be a COVID-Safe, outdoor affair, with tickets available for four different audience zones, ranging from grand stand seats, to an open lawn area smack bang in front of the stage.

Indie label Future Classic kicks off the fun on Friday, April 16, with a lush evening soundtracked by internationally-acclaimed multi-instrumentalist G-Flip, self-confessed synth-freak Touch Sensitive, Brisbane favourite Sycco and rising indie-pop star Thomas Headon.

G Flip by Jo Duck

The inclusivity-focused party stars at Poof Doof are also on board, dishing up a hip-shaking day rave featuring tunes from dance floor veterans Sneaky Sound System, drag DJ act Jawbreakers, Electric Fields, Sgt Slick, Yo!Mafia and more.

Elsewhere in the program, settle in for a sweet serve of neo-soul headlined by jazz-funk heroes Hiatus Kaiyote, funk synthesist Harvey Sutherland and Perth five-piece Grievous Bodily Calm. There'll be a rock-heavy night of sounds from You Am I, Geelong's Magic Dirt and Dallas Crane, along with a sparkly, pop-soaked session from the likes of Cosmo's Midnight and Eves Karydas. Throw in a big dose of house and techno curated by Thick As Thieves, and a couple of shows from Sydney grime-rap hero Chillinit, and those ears of yours are in for a very busy autumn.

April Sun hits the St Kilda Triangle for a series of shows from April 16–May, with tickets on sale from 11am Friday, March 5. To see the full program and nab tickets, head to the website.

Published on March 04, 2021 by Libby Curran


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