Handpicking some of the globe's best new artists for yet another glorious year (their seventh, to be exact), Sugar Mountain has one heck of a lineup this year, with UK rapper Joey Bada$$, experimental Berlin-based producer Laurel Halo and Australia's Cut Copy headlining.
Returning to Melbourne's Victorian College of the Arts on Saturday, January 20, Sugar Mountain has again balanced international drawcards with local talent this year, from Melbourne's all-female five-piece Beaches to UK producer Actress. Other Aussies converging on Mebourne for the fest include Body Type, Stella Donnelly and Indigenous collective Kardajala Kirridarra.
As always though, music isn't the only thing on the menu for Sugar Mountain. There'll also be a load artists on the bill, including a collaboration between American artist and dancer Khalif Diouf and Bangarra Dance Theatre's dancer and choreographer Waangenga Blanco and work by Amrita Hepi and Japanese artists Hiroyasu Tsuri and Jun Inoue. The nosh is yet to be announced, but here's hoping Sugar Mountain's immersive on-site restaurant Sensory will be back.
Enough chatskies, here's that lineup you're after.
SUGAR MOUNTAIN 2018 LINEUP
Dan Shake (UK)
Eclair Fifi (UK)
Gerd Janson (GER)
Honey Dijon (USA)
J Hus (UK)
Jamila Woods (USA)
Joey Bada$$ (USA)
Laurel Halo (USA)
Project Pablo (CAN)
Shanti Celeste (UK)
VIA ALICE featuring Waangenga Blanco x Khalif Diouf (USA)
Amrita Hepi x Pasefika Victoria Choir
Justin Shoulder x CORIN x Tristan Jalleh
Hiroyasu Tsuri (JPN) x Jun Inoue (JPN)
Marcus Whale x Athena Thebus