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OutsideIn 2013 lineup includesa tribute to The Avalanches

Thom Yorke’s favourite Australian music festival, OutsideIn, will return in September, with an eclectic lineup that includes a “UK bass-enigma”, a group of “Canadian jazz renegades” and a tribute to The Avalanches.

The festival will be headlined by jungle/dubstep/rave/garage/rap maestro Zomby, Madlib collaborator Freddie Gibbs and Canadian trio BadBadNotGood, who joined Frank Ocean on stage at Coachella in 2012 as his backing band. BadBadNotGood have also released two albums featuring original material as well as covers of songs by Kanye West, My Bloody Valentine, James Blake, Waka Flocka Flame, A Tribe Called Quest, and Feist.

The tribute to The Avalanches one (and only) album Since I Left You, featuring acts from the Astral People roster, has been personally approved by The Avalanches themselves, and will make its worldwide debut at OutsideIn. Other local acts on the lineup include Sydney twins Cosmos Midnight, Adelaide’s Oisisma, the collaborative project of Melbourne’s Andras Fox and Oscar Key Sung, and Sydney musician Rainbow Chan, with more to be announced soon.

The line-up was supposed to be unveiled last week, but was postponed following the announcement of Listen Out, the new festival from Parklife promoters Fuzzy. In a statement published on Facebook last week, OutsideIn promoters accused Fuzzy of “ripping off” their logo and concept for Listen Out. But Fuzzy’s John Wall said they had no plans of harming OutsideIn, or encroaching on their turf in any way. “I don’t think that what we are planning with Listen Out is actually anything much like what you are doing with Outside In,” he said in a statement sent to FL, “and I’d say that will become very clear once we announce lineup.”

Curated by Astral People and Yes Please, last year’s OutsideIn festival featured sets from Flume, Smoke DZA, HTRK, Africa Hitech, Oliver Tank, and Collarbones. This year’s event will take over Sydney’s Factory Theatre on Saturday, September 21.

OutsideIn 2013 lineup:

Zomby (UK)
Freddie Gibbs (USA)
Astral People presents Since I Left You (AUS)
BadBadNotGood (CAN)
Jam City (UK)
Objekt (GER)
Laurel Halo (USA)
Mark Pritchard (UK/AUS)
Cosmo’s Midnight (AUS)
Oisima (AUS)
Andras Fox & Oscar Key Sung (AUS)
Rainbow Chan (AUS)

Tickets on sale 9am Friday, June 28


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