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Lunar eclipse for Meredith

Meredith Music Festival already has Grinderman (and probably Icehouse ) on the lineup, but the latest announcement from the festival is literally out of this world. Aunty Meredith has managed to arrange a total lunar eclipse to coincide with the climax of Grinderman’s headlining set. Is there anything she can’t do?

We can’t claim to be astronomical experts here at FL so we’ll let Aunty Meredith explain what will happen: “A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes behind the Earth so that the Earth blocks the Sun’s rays from striking the Moon. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, a lunar eclipse can only occur the night of a full moon.

The moon will be eclipsed ‘in totality’ for 51 minutes and 8 seconds. This will take place from 14:31:49 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) which is about half past midnight on the Saturday night of Meredith, or about the time that Grinderman finish their set.”

Things in the Supernatural Amphitheatre are sure to get a little spooky…

The announcement of the eclipse also serves as a reminder that the ticket ballot closes at 10pm this Friday 12th August.

Meredith Music Festival
Friday 9th – Sunday 11th December


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Maximillian Billion said on the 10th Aug, 2011

Something about if AJ had organised it, it would have cancelled at the last moment etc.


MilkySheep said on the 10th Aug, 2011

when is the full line-up getting announced?


humanracin said on the 10th Aug, 2011

yes, full lineup please...


p1owz0r said on the 10th Aug, 2011

This is about the most epic thing i can imagine


greendanceypants said on the 10th Aug, 2011

whens the full moon get announced?


jcloudernow said on the 10th Aug, 2011

aunty meredith has been working hard organizing it seems


themhumm said on the 10th Aug, 2011

The line up gets announced next friday!

Seriously though, this is the coolest natural thing to happen during a band playing a festival!


grattan said on the 10th Aug, 2011

There's a strange rumour floating about that says Ghostface is on the bill. Not sure what to make of it.


themhumm said on the 10th Aug, 2011

Have they ever had hip hop like that on the bill before! haha it is there 21st so maybe...

Okkervil River was a strong rumour before there announcement for Melb fest

Pure X are strongly rumoured as well... if not Meredith then Golden Plains


grattan said on the 10th Aug, 2011

Clipse played last year and they've had Pharoahe Monch as well so it's not completely bonkers to for the rumour to pop up, I guess.


jackdanielday said on the 10th Aug, 2011

went to wu tang last saturday with ghostface killah concluding with " seeya in december ya'll" lock either for this or falls am thinking


themhumm said on the 11th Aug, 2011

Actually yeah Falls sounds rather plausible for that actually.


Braveheart81 said on the 11th Aug, 2011

I hope Grinderman covers Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London and plays it during the lunar eclipse.

That would be the greatest thing ever.*

* Except for Warren Zevon returning from the dead as a zombie werewolf and then joining Grinderman on stage for Werewolves of London.


berlinchair101 said on the 11th Aug, 2011

I'm pretty sure the chances of Nick Cave turning into that wolf from the G-II album cover are high.

If I'm high the chances are even higher.


Braveheart81 said on the 11th Aug, 2011

Arguably, Warren Ellis turned into a werewolf years ago.


grattan said on the 17th Aug, 2011

Haha - awesome!