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Good Things 2023

Devo, Fall Out Boy, Limp Bizkit, Corey Taylor and Pennywise lead the bill at this big alternative, metal and punk music fest.
By Sarah Ward
November 24, 2023
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By Sarah Ward
November 24, 2023
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Only one Australian festival this summer can whip it, whip it good. When Good Things returns for 2023, it'll hit Melbourne 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 Flemington Racecourse on Friday, December 1 on a jam-packed Good Things lineup that is brimming with nostalgia-inducing acts — including Fall Out Boy. The group behind 'Sugar, We're Goin Down' and 'Uma Thurman' are 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.

swimfinfan via Wikimedia Commons.

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.

GOOD THINGS 2023 LINEUP:

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

Top image: Drew de F Fawkes via Wikimedia Commons.

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