Fat As Butter 2012 Line Up Announcement

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The line up for Fat As Butter 2012 has just been announced!! Yay! Once again the festival will be held across four stages, with a selection of international and local talent, spanning from dance, hip hop, rock, punk and everything in between. With so many incredible acts it’s hard to tell who the headliners actually are but here goes… The main headlining acts this year are Good Charlotte, 360, Grinspoon, The Only, Rufus & The Yacht Club DJ’s!

We are very lucky this year to have Joel and Benji Madden bringing Good Charlotte to Newcastle. They will be headlining the day in the only way that we know it, loud and proud! Their latest single, Last Night, has appeared in American Pie: The Reunion and made it to #3 on the US Billboard Charts. And of course Joel is no stranger to Australian audiences, after just finishing the first season of Channel 9’s The Voice.

The last six months has seen “360” notch up a top 5 ARIA single and album, a platinum single for “Boys Like You”, two sell-out national tours and the Channel [V] Oz Artist 2011 award. Coming off a sold out national tour and a sold out Come Together Festival,*360* is set to be an act that just can’t be missed.

Aussie rock legends “Grinspoon” will be adding some classic Aussie rock to the bill, on the back of the release of their seventh studio album. US pop-punkers “Yellowcard” are returning to the stage after a two-year hiatus, college rockers “Wheatus” will undoubtedly bring back teenage dirtbag memories, while “Mystery Jets” bring a taste of UK indie pop. Also be prepared for anything when Canada’s Marianas Trench hit the stage! The band are known for their creative stage entrances, the boys have been known to arrive on stage in a bouncy castle riding inflatable horses, inside human sized hamster balls, a hot tub, a large float, and carrying a party subway sandwich for fans in 2007. Many of us are wondering what they band will come up with this year!

There will also be manyAustralian bands performing including Aussie hip hop artists Urthboy and Seth Sentry, indie sensations, Hungry Kids of Hungary and Art of Sleeping. While the rest of the day rounds out with psychedelic Perth natives Pond, previous triple j unearthed high winners Hunting Grounds, blues/rock outfit The Rubens, electro dance Sydney siders Rufus, kooky upbeat Brisbane boys Hey Geronimo and Sydney garage rock group Kill City Creeps will be making their festival debut!

The dance stage promises to get the crowd sweating, fists pumping and lyrics dropping with local favourites, Yacht Club DJs, Bombs Away and Rebecca & Fiona, as well as electronic masterminds Nick Thayer, Jamxpress, Feenixpawl, Tenzin, Dr Don Don, The Only and genius Dub step DJ’s Shockone and Doctor Werewolf.

Tickets are on sale for members today and tickets for the general public will be on sale Thursday the 28th of June from 10am. Make sure you get yourself a ticket as soon as possible as they will be going fast!

This year the festival will be held on Camp Sortland, The foreshore on Saturday September 22nd. Organizers are very excited to announce this year’s festival is open to 15 + and the first release of GA tickets will be $99.00 + BF.

GA – $99.90 + BF

VIP- $139.90 + BF

Full Fat As Butter 2012 Line Up:

THE BANDS:

GOOD CHARLOTTE [USA]

360

GRINSPOON

YELLOWCARD [USA]

WHEATUS [USA]

MYSTERY JETS [UK]

MARIANAS TRENCH [CAN]

URTHBOY

HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY

POND

SETH SENTRY

THE RUBENS

HUNTING GROUNDS

RUFUS ART OF SLEEPING

HEY GERONIMO

KILL CITY CREEPS

THE DANCE:

YACHT CLUBS DJ’S [LIVE]

BOMBS AWAY

REBECCA and FIONA [SWE]

EIFFEL 65 [ITA]

N-TRANCE [UK]

SHOCKONE

NICK THAYER

FEENIXPAWL

THE ONLY

TENZIN

DR DON DON

JAMXPRESS

DOCTOR WEREWOLF

+ Some surprises to be announced!

 

 

Justine is a 4th year business/commerce student at the University of Newcastle. She has interests in fashion & media as well as a passion for travelling. She has lived in three different continents including a 6 months study program in the south of France. She is fluent in French & English and is addicted to coffee.

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