Music festivals are back, baby! And, after much anticipation, Wide Open Space Festival has revealed their brilliant 2021 lineup. If you’re wondering who to see, we’ve got the recommendations for you.
If you’ve been in desperate need of a bit of a vacation mixed with a banging music festival, Wide Open Space is the place for you. Going down across three days in the picturesque Central Australia, and boasting a massive lineup, Wide Open Space returns after its cancellation last year due to COVID-19.
Kicking off on April 30th, Wide Open Space will see headliners Briggs and Haiku Hands hit up Northern Territory and lead an extensive lineup of over sixty different artists hit the stage, bringing hit after hit until May 2nd.
With so many artist gearing up to perform, we’re going to give you the low-down on a few must-see acts. From hip-hop pioneers to an electronic wonder-child, hook into the lineup, and get stoked for Wide Open Space.
One of the most powerful and iconic voices in Australian music today, there’s no denying the fact that Briggs delivers not only the music, but the message that the country needs to hear. Having released the ever-pertinent Always Was EP back in 2020, there’s no denying the fact that Briggs is a veritable legend of the local music scene. With the critically-acclaimed jack-of-all-trades on track to headline Wide Open Space in 2021, you can be sure he’ll be giving his all with a typically-exceptional performance.
Check out Briggs’ ‘Go To War’:
Described as “Melbourne’s original beat disciples“, there’s no refuting the fact that 30/70 have managed to make a name for themselves as one of the country’s most intoxicating live acts. With 2020 bringing with it both a live album and their Fluid Motion Remixed EP, 30/70 are not only keen to get back on the live stage in full force, but to give Aussie music fans a taste of what they’ve been missing.
Check out ‘Tempted’ by 30/70:
Over the last few years, it’s been darn-near impossible to think of the local scene without having your thoughts drift over to the mesmerising Haiku Hands. An explosion of music, fashion, art, and dance, the genre-defying collective have dished out some of the most unmissable live performances seen on Aussie stages over the last few years, and with their 2020 debut album under their belts, you can be sure their Wide Open Space set is going to be one for the history books.
Check out ‘Not About You’ by Haiku Hands:
Uone & Western
When Uone & Western released The Lone Wranglers in 2020, it was the culmination of two exceptional careers combining as one. With Uone bringing a decade’s worth of club performances and years as a studio mastermind, Western (that is, Nick West) delivered a career full of compositions that have complemented global TV, film, and advertising soundtracks. In the studio and on record, they’re phenomenal, but on stage, they’re nothing short of unstoppable.
Check out ‘Culture Of Knights’ by Uone & Western:
It’s been well over a decade since the world was introduced to the New Zealand-born, Australia-based Opiuo, and we’ve never looked back since. With some of the slickest compositions to his name, and with a live show that would leave countless industry veterans green with envy, it’s impossible to mention the Opiuo name without evoking imagery of stunning tunes and unforgettable live experiences. We could urge you not to miss out on Opiuo when he takes to the Wide Open Space stage, but you won’t truly understand why until those first notes ring out and change your life forever.
Check out ‘On Your Side’ by Opiuo:
Wide Open Space 2021
Uone & Western
King Marong & Tamala Express
The Ironing Maidens
Karnage N Darknis
Chris Munky & P.Smurf
Southeast Desert Metal
Madam & The Mafia
Docker River Band
DJ Wrong Banana
Droom Data V Cooperblack
Big Fucking Robots
X A V I A
Dildz & Deadly Resonance
Dipterra and VJ GROWLZ
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Friday, April 30th – Sunday, May 2nd
Ross River Resort, Hale, NT
Tickets: Wide Open Space
Note: Adult tickets are currently sold out, however more tickets may be released in the future.
Youth tickets are currently still available.