Golden Plains opens 8am Saturday and goes through to lunchtime Monday. That’s about 52 hours of unadulterated Modern Freedom in the wonderful purpose-built Supernatural Amphitheatre 90 miles due West of the World’s Most Melbourne-like City. The Opening Ceremony happens at about 2pm then live music is made by the world finest artists, hand-stitched together into one epic passing sonic parade, all on the One Stage, with consideration given to time of day/night, so the live soundtrack fits the collective atmospheric conditions and collective mood for two days and two nights. Hopefully. Sometimes the best laid plans… Everyone camps within a short walk of The Action, there are many and excellent food stalls selling healthy and unhealthy foods, there’s The Pink Flamingo Bar, Sunset Strip, The Meredith Eye, SportsField TM, Ecoplex Cinema, Inspiration Point, and so on. Then Monday is a sleep-in and a late check-out after a lazy breakfast/brunch/calisthenics class.
Fight the power! And the sun! And the dust! Day two from Golden Plains, featuring Dick Diver, George Clinton and Naysayer and Gilsun.
Golden Plains number seven opened in fine style, with performances from Cat Power, Dinosaur Jr and Flume.
Get your boot arms ready!
Sweden’s Kristian Matsson is heading back to Australia in February 2013 for Golden Plains and a run of sideshows including a date at the Sydney Opera House.
Dinosaur Jr, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Redd Cross, and Moon Duo have all announced Golden Plains sideshows.
George Clinton and his Parliament Funkadelic extravaganza of musicians, dancers, singers, roller girls, circus clowns and ‘galatic space travellers’ touch down for Golden Plains and sideshows.
Golden Plains acts Purity Ring, Wild Nothing, and Toro Y Moi have added sideshows on the east coast to their Australian tours.
Golden Plains has always been about discovering stuff and 2013 will prove no different with Aunty Meredith unveiling a weekend of uncharted musical adventures on the festival’s “Lucky Seven” lineup.
Aunty Meredith has rolled the dice and come up “funky” for Golden Plains Lucky Seven.
Swedish sister-duo First Aid Kit stun a packed house with folk-headbanging and gorgeous harmonies.
Day Two of Golden Plains Sixxx brought together an incredible and eclectic lineup at Meredith's Supernatural Amphitheatre, including performances by Chic, Charles Bradley, Black Lips and Roky Erickson.
warm weather and Bon Iver set the tone for the first day of Golden Plains action.