HOT TIP FOR A SIZZLING FESTIVAL: take good care of you and your mates this long weekend by keeping your cells hydrated! There will be free water top up stations around the festival to keep your water bottles filled, as well as our guardian ‘water angels’, so keep an eye out and get around some juicy H2O!
We’re expecting some saucy UV rays this weekend so don’t forget to SLIP on a shirt, SLOP on the SPF, SLAP on a hat, SEEK shade and SLIDE on a slick pair of jet black Oakleys to complete the lewk.
Huge thanks to Sydney Water for providing us all with the goods! Check out our website for how to use our reusable cup & drink bottle system.. #partywithapurpose
HOW TO PAY
Posted on September 30, 2019
This year at Yours & Owls Festival, your wristband is your wallet!
Here Are three quick steps to set you up!
TOP UP – Grab your free wristband – Visit the top up kiosk – Load your wristband
ENJOY Use your wristband to purchase any item on site!
THESE NEW SOUTH WHALES to bring their eclectic comedic show to the gong – playing UOW Unibar, November 28
Posted on September 23, 2019
Australia’s These New South Whales are many things: a band, a TV show, an experience, a phenomenon. Taking influence from punk, metal, new wave, and goth, the foursome formed in 2011 earning an early reputation in Sydney’s underground punk scene as an obscenely compelling act. Live, they wore nipple tape and coughed up sonic hell-scapes with deeply-pitched vocals, jarring loops, and screaming guitars. All against a backdrop of smoke machines and hammering strobe lights.
By the close of 2015 the band was releasing a TV show, season one of These New South Whales, a mockumentary comedy series that satirised the peaks and troughs of life as a band starting out—touring, bandmate stuff, music industry. The lot. Written and produced by the band themselves, TNSW the show gifted funny and weird cameos from CHVRCHES, METZ, DMA’s, DZ Deathrays and more. Due to its cult-like success, TNSW the show was shortly followed by two fifteen-minute-long specials, The Life We Chose and How The Sausage Was Made.
In late 2017, the band released their debut album You Work For Us. The record raised eyebrows for its assertive sound and thoughtful and candid lyricism. FBi named it their Album of The Week, Rolling Stone called the record “restless and raw”.
In 2018, amid touring Australia and Europe, These New South Whales made their anticipated return to big and small screens with These New South Whales s eason two. The first ever Australian band to develop their own series licensed to a cable television network, TNSW signed a history-making deal with Comedy Central. Spanning eight episodes and featuring even bigger and better cameos than last time somehow—The Cure, Jimmy Barnes, Dune Rats, Daniel Johns, Phoebe Tonkin, Ryan Shelton, and more—and Executive Producers including Laura Waters (We Can Be Heroes, Summer Heights High) , Roger O’Donnell of The Cure, and Jeffrey Walker (Modern Family), the second season of These New South Whales felt practically fated for success. Twenty four hours into its premiere on Comedy Central, the website was overwhelmed by traffic and crashed. These New South Whales kicked off 2019 with a run of summer festivals in Australia and a headline tour of the UK, featuring festival appearances including Hit The North, Live at Leeds and The Great Escape. The touring was accompanied by the release of their first new music since 2017, including singles Nerve 2 Reverse, and In The Light of Day. These infectious and punchy tunes show yet another development in songwriting and a slightly sunnier sound for the band—or as they put it, “We’re interested in growth. It’s punk but it’s not punk.”
With season three in the works, and more music including their latest record, I Just Do What God Tells Me To Do, due for release late 2019, These New South Whales’ future is looking set for good things.
countdown is on until everyone’s favourite Springtime weekender rolls
around once again, and to get you pumped and prepped for the festivities
Yours & Owls Festival have today released their
set times. Get your highlighters out and your joggers ready because this
will be one jam-packed weekend full of music, arts and culinary
In even more exciting news, Freo’s Spacey Jane have just been added to this year’s line-up! Coming off the back of a massive Bigsound where they were one of the most talked about acts and playing to a singalong crowd at Splendour in the Grass, they will be hitting the Y & O stage with their hit singles ‘Good Grief’ and ‘Good
Spacey Jane have gone from backyards to bright lights, sharing the stage with the likes of Car Seat Headrest, Alex Lahey, The Jungle Giants, British India, Olympia and Charly Bliss, along with festival appearances at Wave Rock Weekender, Gizzfest 2017, Falls Downtown 2018 and WA’s SOTA Festival.
Final release tickets have almost sold-out, so you better get in quick, this is one festival you won’t want to miss!
Local favourite Ruby Fields making a smash return to her stomping ground as part of Australian Rural Tour – playing UOW Unibar, December 12
Posted on September 16, 2019
Illawarra original Ruby Fields is returning to the Gong this December 11th as part of her Australian Rural Tour.
“Been itching to go on tooz again and we get to do it with LOSER! Massive legends. We’re trying to put together a sick show, can’t wait to sus rural as pubs. Seeyas there in December!”
Maddy Jane announces tour for fresh single ‘Something Old Something New’, culminating with ‘Prom in the gong’ party – playing Uow unibar, December 5
Posted on September 9, 2019
Maddy Jane is celebrating the release of her first single for the year ‘Something Old And Something New’ with a series of club parties across Australia this November-December.
“We are having a few little parties to end the year and to celebrate new music and the future! These are my only shows for the year and should be a whole heap of being not so serious,” says Maddy.
The tour kicks off at Yah Yah’s in Melbourne on November 8 before a sold out show supporting Spiderbait, then heads to Vic On The Park in Sydney for a rare free entry show and culminates in a very special ‘Prom in the Gong’ party in Maddy’s adopted hometown of Wollongong on December 5.
New single ‘Something Old And Something New’ premiered on triple j last week and is about meeting someone when you’re not looking for a relationship. Maddy says; “I think there’s an outdated assumption that women always want a relationship and this song’s basically like, we can not want it just as much as the boys.”
From the small town of Bruny Island, Tasmania; Maddy Jane has supported international heavy weightsHarry Styles and Red Hot Chilli Peppers, played the likes of Falls Festival and released her break out EP ‘Not Human At All’ with three songs receiving triple j support.
DRAPHT returns to the stage with massive headline tour for latest single ‘Summer they Say’ – playing ANU Kambri Precinct, November 23
Posted on September 9, 2019
Hip Hop royalty Drapht returns with latest single ‘Summer They Say’, signs with ADA/Warner and announces a massive headline Australian tour! With a whirlwind 10 years, we’ve seen Drapht go from releasing his number one – platinum selling – ARIA award winning album ‘The Life of Riley’; to taking some time out to reignite his passion for music by becoming a restauranteur in Perth; only to return five years later with yet another ARIA award receiving record ‘Seven Mirrors’.
Drapht’s latest offering ‘Summer They Say’ is yet another example of how the man will constantly push himself and his boundaries to progress as a song writer, while forever staying true to his classic upbeat signature sound, witty well thought-out lyrics and effortless fluid like flow that his legion of fans know him all too well for. With co-production from Melbourne’s own rising star Hamely and featuring a group effort from his All Star Perth band mates Indoor Fins & Morgan Bain on chorus duties, this tune is yet another example of why Drapht continues to be at the forefront of the ever-evolving genre.
“I’ve been so inspired by a bunch young-bloods in the scene over the last year, that it has really pushed me to up my game. But It feels great to be back with new material that I’m really excited about, a new home for my music and a bunch of parties around the country scheduled in to celebrate”
final amazing lineup additions round out this years Yours and Owls festival – Stuart Park Wollongong, October 5 & 6
Posted on August 26, 2019
As the days get longer and the nights shorter, the countdown is on until your favourite springtime festival hits the shores of Wollongong across October 5 & 6 for another year of sun, tunes and booze!
Just when you thought the festival couldn’t get any better, the brains behind Yours & Owls Festival today announce the return of everyone’s favourite heaving rave cave, DasSchmelthaus, plus have added a bunch of local creative artist collectives for you to get your #culture fix.
DAS SCHMELTHAUS *Listed in Alphabetical Order ASTROPHYSICAL MASER· BERTIE · BRIA · CARAVAN · CHIARA KICKDRUM · DONALD’S HOUSE · GRAN TROCADERO · FRANCIS XAVIER & HOROWITZ · KALI · MERPH · MIKE WHO · SVETA · THE GHAN · TUNNEL VISION
You will experience well above standard atmospheric temperature and pressure, brought by a fiery lineup of DJs hand-picked by our one and only thirsty union boss. The Y & O crew have curated the ultimate rave cave line-up, borrowing some of Australia’s best DJs from clubs around the country to create the Das Schmelthaus. Prepare yourselves for a non-stop party like nothing you’ve ever experienced!
THE LOCAL *Listed in Alphabetical Order CITRUS SESSIONS · CORTEX JOURNAL · ENOUGH SAID SLAM POETRY · HIDDEN HARVEST · JACUZZI STU · LOVELY FILM LAB · LOVERS & FLEURS · OCEAN SPACE COLLECTIVE · OVUHM · PRIDE TIDE · PULP ZINE · STRAWBERRY VISONS · TEEL STUDIOS · THE GOOD TIMES GATHERING · PULP ZINE · QUEER SPACE
The Local is set to become a mecca for some of the gongs’ most talented and creative artist collectives. From music and poetry slams, to photography, book nooks and workshops (and more), there won’t be a shortage of things to hear, see and do at The Local. Those looking to take a break from the party scene will be able to head to The Local to kick back and fully immerse themselves into the Yours & Owls Festival experience.
Working up a sweat and want to sink into some tasty treats to tantalise those taste buds, well look no further as Yours & Owls Festival will be serving it up all festival long! With cuisine from all corners of the globe featuring Greek, Spanish, Balinese and Mexican to burgers. Local foodie favs Samaras, Da Orlando, Bali Spice Magic, 2 Smoking Barrels will join outta town festy favs, Pilgrims, Inbocca, Fanny’s Fab Fare, Dumpling Time and Avocado Hut. There is something for every shape, size and dietary requirement.
Tickets for Yours & Owls Festival are close to selling out, so you better get in quick! Gather your crew and hit the road for one unforgettable weekend!