Meredith loyalists rejoice! The wonderful Aunty Meredith has finally released the dates for the 2013 festival which means we can all get to planning our trip to the wonderful destination and hypothesising about which glorious acts will grace this year’s coveted lineup.
As FasterLouder reports, the 2013 edition, the festival’s 23rd incarnation, will take place at the stunning Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre from December 13-15.
As is often the case with Meredith, last year saw a winning range of diverse acts dotted across the remainder of the bill; including Spiritualized, Primal Scream, chilltronica maestro Four Tet, Syrian party star Omar Souleyeman, sax-fittin’ legend Big Jay McNeeley(now in his mid-80s), the legendary human beatbox Rahzzel & cosmix riders Earthless.
Closer to home, we had an equally strong royal flush of Australian acts. Including the retro-fitted delights of The Gurge, music-as-sex auteur Chet Faker, psychedlic outsiders Pond, deputies of the Dunedin-revival Twerps peerless soul revue Saskwatch high school heroes Snackadaktl, the rollicking Toot Toot Toots, exotic songstress Brous Pitchfork-baiting soul punks Royal Headache more.
As a Tone Deaf reviewer wrote of the 2012 edition of the festival “there’s an imperceptible quality – a unique set of conditions honed and crafted by the intangible Aunty Meredith across 22 years to deliver arguably the nation’s best music festival.”
With the lineup due to start being released in early August, we can’t help but be reminded that if there’s one good thing about Meredith Music Festival, and there’s a lot more than one, it’s that you know long before the playing times are released that you needn’t bother fretting over clashes because of the one stage setup, so start your speculating, because the lineup is bound to be stellar.
So get ready for another year of BYO social lubricants, nudie runs, no lineup clashes, a spectacular light show, and the famed no dickhead policy because Meredith is on the horizon, and we can finally mark our calendars!
Meredith Music Festival 2013
Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre