Melbourne’s beloved music and arts festival Sugar Mountain returns on Saturday 20 January 2018 and ACCA is thrilled to be involved.
Sugar Mountain will return to its home at Victorian College of the Arts and expand its venues to ACCA and the Melbourne Arts Precinct. Click here to see the full line up.
2018 LINE UP:
A Sugar Mountain debut from one of Melbourne’s most seminal artists this side of the millennium and off the back of a cracking new album: Cut Copy. It’s set be a massive appearance from red hot ‘Devastated’ rapper Joey Bada$$ (USA); rising Chicago R&B star Jamila Woods (USA) makes her much awaited Australian debut. Coming in the black Benz, leaving in the white one is Mercury Music Prize nominee and London rapper J Hus (UK), who will deliver cuts from his excellent LP Common Sense; expect intensity from beatsmith Actress (UK). Experimental pop prodigy Laurel Halo (USA) will deliver a set from Berlin-by-the-way of Michigan; Chicago DJ/icon Honey Dijon (USA) will bring the heat in spades. Get ready for Gerd Janson, one of the most highly respected DJs in the world of house and techno. Locals Beaches, Body Type and Stella Donnelly are hotly tipped; as is London trailblazer Dan Shake (UK) and Scottish DJ/producer extraordinaire Éclair Fifi. Montreal tastemaker Project Pablo (CAN) will get it popping; it’s Sydney’s summer jam maestro Love Deluxe; and Melbourne’s own Ara Koufax. Witness the magic of all-female, ‘NT Song of the Year’ winners Kardajala Kirridarra; and Iranian-born, Dutch-based pop auteur Sevdaliza (NED). Certified immense-vibe-supplier Shanti Celeste (UK) and selector extraordinaire Fantastic Man round out the fun.
Staying true to the vision that shaped the festival’s early formative years, SM 2018 brings together a multitude of artists and mediums, featuring a selection of unique collaborative projects, and performances.
VIA ALICE features dancer/choreographer Waangenga Blanco (Bangarra Dance Theatre), and New York artist/producer/dancer Khalif Diouf (Le1f). Its debut earned a ★★★★ review from the Sydney Morning Herald: a moving meeting of two worlds, part virtual reality/part live audio/dance performance. Bundjulung and Ngapuhi dancer/choreographer Amrita Hepi teams up with Pasefika Victoria Choir. Performance, sculpture, video and production genius Justin Shoulder collaborates with classically trained electronic artist CORIN and digital video artist Tristan Jalleh (who has created videos for the likes of Oscar Key Sung); painter/sculptor/artist Hiroyasu Tsuri, aka TWOONE (JPN) will join artist, friend and collaborator Jun Inoue (JPN) in a physically performative artist exchange.
First joining us as the opening performance of Sugar Mountain numero uno (2011) songwriter Marcus Whale (also of BV and Collarbones) returns with new music, a collection of live players, and goes head to head with the multi-disciplinary artist and rising talent Athena Thebus.