The Aussie BBQ returns to Cargo for 12 hours of music and food on May 12th 2013, bringing together the biggest and best showcase of international Australian music in the UK.
These artists have travelled across the globe leaving behind beautiful beaches, amazing weather and a robust and enviable economy to come and play in the UK. SO YOU KNOW THEY ARE GOING TO BE BETTER THAN JUST GOOD! This is the show where you'll discover the next Nick Cave or The Temper Trap or Gotye.
Now in its fifth year, the festival features its famous traditional Aussie BBQ and includes 12 outstanding international Australian artists:
Caitlin Park is not your average neo-folk musician. The award winning Sydney singer-songwriter takes folk and electro-acoustics to new heights with her abstract composition, sampling and film nostalgia.
Brisbane's Cub Scouts have been making indie pop together for the last year. Inspired by friends, foes and dogs, the energetic five-piece have played major festivals in Australia and won the Queensland Music Song of the Year award.
Deep Sea Arcade
Deep Sea Arcade's reverberated pop recalls guitar based music from across the ages yet has a character and charm that is undeniably unique. Ethereal guitars and lyrical quirks transport listeners to a dark, watery world of mystery and enchantment, and leave heads swimming with unforgettable melodies.
With a self-produced swag of songs, Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist DUNE has created a futuristic vista from textured synths and beats. While she can confidently be filed alongside contemporaries like Santigold, Robyn, Little Dragon, Chairlift, Gorillaz and M83, Dune also has a love of the lineage of electronica.
Echo & The Empress
After winning Best Pop Song for 'Balloon' at the 2012 Independent Music Awards, pop duo Echo and the Empress are on the rise. Sisters Beth and Skye create music that is expressive, vibrant and honest, complete with immaculate vocals and beautiful harmonies.
Sydney four-piece Glass Towers have experienced an extraordinary 18 months, with their single 'Jumanji' propelling them to the top of triple j and radio playlists. The band have toured with the likes of Dappled Cities, Loon Lake and Neil Finn's Pajama Club and played festivals including Splendour in the Grass.
In just a few short months, unsigned Sydney hip hop duo, Jackie Onassis, comprising MC Kai and DJ/Producer Raph, has become one of the hottest Australian acts of 2013. Kai has a masterful command of voice, combining sharp delivery with rich, catchy melodies, while Raph's beats blend lush synths and electronica, warm samples, 808 drums and live instruments to create a distinct and truly unique style of production.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan are an independent dream-pop band from Sydney, Australia. Their debut album 'Sights and Sounds' (2012) was nominated for the prestigious Australian Music Prize and the band has received strong national airplay on community radio and triple j.
Mikelangelo & the Black Sea Gentlemen
Award-winning five piece Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen combine violin, clarinet, accordion, double-bass, guitar and a wall of baritone vocals led by charismatic singer and songwriter Mikelangelo. With four UK tours already to their name, the band has built a sizable fanbase through consecutive seasons at the Edinburgh Festival plus shows in London.
Melbourne four-piece Neighbourhood Youth play hook-laden indie rock and deliver a live show brooding with intensity and passion. Their first single 'Stone' received great support from Melbourne community radio and triple j Unearthed, who also awarded them an 'Artist Spotlight'.
Sydney-based Phebe Starr hails from a small country-town on the Australian east coast. After finding a partially working keyboard at a junkyard, Starr started sampling the local classical radio station's music to create her own original compositions that have seen her likened to Lykke Li, Florence Welch and Sia.
The Upskirts create an exciting live experience of grizzly, upbeat songs, executed with an infectious charm and warmth that strike up an instant rapport with any crowd. They play loud, distorted songs with crashing beats, haunting riffs and energetic rhythms.
THE AUSSIE BBQ (LDN) 2013 Sunday 12 May // 12pm - 12am
Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, Shoreditch EC2A 3AY
Featuring a traditional Aussie BBQ available ALL DAY
Tickets o10 plus booking fee - on sale NOW through GIGANTIC
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