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Meredith Music Festival 2012lineup

If the world were to end come December 21st is there any other place you would rather be than dancing wildly, Pink Flamingo in hand, at a “eucalyptic, pre-apocalyptic neuvo classic charismatic flyin’ purple people eater bush rave-up”?’ I think not.

Luckily Aunty M has been paying attention to the Mesoamerican calendar and (just in case we are due a visit from the flaming horseman of the apocalypse at year’s end) has pulled together a Meredith Music Festival lineup that just can’t be beat.

Following on from the announcement that Grimes and The Sunnyboys will be gracing us with their presence at Meredith 2012, we can confirm that Primal Scream have been tasked with ensuring the Supernatural Amphitheatre is fully Loaded on Saturday night; Four Tet has been crowned Friday night’s party starter and J Spaceman has been given permission to land Spiritualized among the Ghost Gums and Cypress Pines for what is sure to be one transcendental pre-apololyptic freak out.

Rounding things out will be exotic party-starter Souleyman, the 85 year-old king of honking Big Jay McNeely and, taking off where Dennis Cometti left off, J.B Smoove aka Leon Black from Curb Your Enthusiasm will be hosting The Gift on Sunday morning. Leon Black!

Meredith Music Festival 2012 lineup

Primal Scream
Spiritualized
Four Tet
Turbonegro
Grimes
Sunnyboys
Omar Souleyman
Regurgitator
Big Jay McNeely
Chet Faker
Rahzel & DJ JS-1
Pond
Twerps
Saskwatch
Hot Snakes
Snakadaktal
DJ Yamantaka Eye
J.B. Smoove
Earthless
Toot Toot Toots
Meredith Sky Show
Brous
Bitter Sweet Kicks
The Town Bikes
Otologic
Fraser A Gorman & Big Harvest
Angus Sampson
Royal Headache
City Of Ballarat Municipal Brass Band
Silence Wedge

Curious how a small party in a paddock grew into Melbourne’s Musical Mecca? Check out our interview with Aunty Meredith about the festival’s 21 most memorable party moments.

Ticketing

Best chance for tickets is to enter the Ballot at www.mmf.com.au before 10pm Tuesday st August. Round One has been drawn and results hit inboxes Wednesday 15th August. Round Two results out Thursday 23rd August.

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sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 14th Aug, 2012

such a perfect mix of international and local talent. very impressed!

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 14th Aug, 2012

You let a man slide today, you must immediately get inside somebody's ass when that happens to you. You pull the asshole open, step into the asshole, close the door behind you. Then you take a spray can right, spray Larry was here, wash me all that shit, fuck his whole asshole up. Get a snickers bar, paper, throw that on the floor, fuck his whole asshole up. Then you open up that asshole one more time, step out his ass, then leave that motherfucker wide open so he know you've been there.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 14th Aug, 2012

http://www.thekazimier.co.uk/admin/userfiles/75_profile.jpg

YES MATE

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 14th Aug, 2012

Quality lineup. Looking forward to making this my first Meredith

cozza147

cozza147 said on the 14th Aug, 2012

Fuck that is a killer lineup

humanracin

humanracin said on the 14th Aug, 2012

Nice!
Keen to see Primal Scream, Spiritualised & Grimes.

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 14th Aug, 2012

I can already taste a Pink Flamingo on my lips. They're soooo good your lips grow taste buds.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 14th Aug, 2012

ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DEAD! ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DEEEEAAAAAD!!

Rad

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 14th Aug, 2012

Turbonegro?!?!?!? Hot dog, we have a wiener!

Andeh

Andeh said on the 14th Aug, 2012

Spiritualized, Grimes, Turbonegro, Hot Snakes and Leon motherfucking Black!


nice.

mccauslander

mccauslander said on the 14th Aug, 2012

well shit. this looks awesome, but my wallet. it is already raped.

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 14th Aug, 2012

cant afford more trips but will attend spiritualized side show if I can

Ah and get back from NY that day, hopefully side show is after Meridith, but I doubt it

Oflick

Oflick said on the 14th Aug, 2012

Turbonegro
Grimes

Would go just for these. I won't be going, but top lineup regardless.

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 14th Aug, 2012

Highly recommend Earthless for BC, jace, oflick and whoever else was getting into Red Fang

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 14th Aug, 2012

I highly recommend YOU to my friends and co-workers.

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 14th Aug, 2012

FWOAHHH!!!
I already booked my flights weeks ago and now this!
Unbelievable!

Spiritualized, Turbonegro, Primal Scream, Pond

crob

crob said on the 14th Aug, 2012

pretty, pretty, pretty good

Grimes side show please

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 14th Aug, 2012



http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5f8y3akha1r3zat8.gif

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 14th Aug, 2012



You must really hate your friends and co-workers

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 14th Aug, 2012

You Are A Meredith Ballot Winner Email = Dance Of Joy

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 14th Aug, 2012



"I wish you the very best of luck for the second round, and thank you for being in the Ballot."

:(

Oflick

Oflick said on the 14th Aug, 2012



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XXjj0lNi48

Because I have nothing else to contribute.

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 14th Aug, 2012

"I wish you the very best of luck for the second round, and thank you for being in the Ballot."

:(

After my peeps are covered, i'll keep my peepers pealed for you. We generally have extras floating about.

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 14th Aug, 2012



Thanks! I'm waiting to hear about volunteering (ATP cleared my wallet out, what shit timing). Second ballot and volunteer replies are the same day, so hopefully I'll have success with either of those

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 14th Aug, 2012

"I wish you the very best of luck for the second round, and you are really shit. EADC."

:(

fixt4truth

Piko

Piko said on the 14th Aug, 2012

Seen Primal Scream and Spiritualised in the last couple of years. I will save my money.

p1owz0r

p1owz0r said on the 14th Aug, 2012

I will be seeing Grimes in Sydney, you know, assuming she's coming here.

aellea

aellea said on the 14th Aug, 2012

fuck yeah omar souleyman!

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 15th Aug, 2012



Can't see why she wouldn't. I could see her comfortably selling out Oxford Art Factory or even The Standard.

grattan

grattan said on the 15th Aug, 2012



OW YER!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgRUHIeaKOk

radiocide

radiocide said on the 15th Aug, 2012

If you're yet to check out Earthless, do it right fucking now.

Jimmyopendoors

Jimmyopendoors said on the 15th Aug, 2012

solid line up. bit far to travel tho. sideshows please.

Daft Punks Lip Sweat

Daft Punks Lip Sweat said on the 15th Aug, 2012

That's such a solid, well rounded lineup. Keen for Omar Souleyman and Four Tet sideshows in Brisbane if they happen.

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 16th Aug, 2012

FAAAAARRRRKKKK!!!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB46rT2Nz1E

Blasted

Blasted said on the 16th Aug, 2012

Anyone know what the numbers are in terms of how many tickets are offered in the first versus the second round of the ballot?

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 16th Aug, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRdWntqCLwg

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 16th Aug, 2012



Not sure in percentages, but I believe the first round is the biggest.

Blasted

Blasted said on the 16th Aug, 2012

Yeah ended up having to read the website rather than fl'ers having to spoon feed me.

Only a third of the total tickets go in the first 2 ballots and the first ballot is weighted towards those that have been subscribed for longer. Seems like a good system there is a lot of detail about it on the website

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 16th Aug, 2012

Yeah ended up having to read the website rather than fl'ers having to spoon feed me.

Only a third of the total tickets go in the first 2 ballots and the first ballot is weighted towards those that have been subscribed for longer. Seems like a good system there is a lot of detail about it on the website

I'm not sure if that's exactly right. I couldn't find any info on how many tickets were up for grabs in the ballot. Where did you read that?

Blasted

Blasted said on the 17th Aug, 2012



You can only get that info if you misread the website, something I appear to excel at.

You are correct it does not state the amount that goes in the ballot anywhere I mistook the meaning of a paragraph in the Ï wasn't drawn in the ballot" section.

I'll go back to my hole now.

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 17th Aug, 2012

You can only get that info if you misread the website, something I appear to excel at.

You are correct it does not state the amount that goes in the ballot anywhere I mistook the meaning of a paragraph in the Ï wasn't drawn in the ballot" section.

I'll go back to my hole now.

Haha, the info on the website could be clearer though.

From vague memory of past setups. Of the 12500 tickets available, the stores only get a few hundred each. And online sales get roughly the same amount. I think the ballots cover roughly 75% of tickets. If you miss out on the ballot, I wouldn't rely on the online sales. Do the overnight queuing at a store, which I've done before. I believe the store they use in Torquay has tickets available for most of the morning.

Blasted

Blasted said on the 17th Aug, 2012

Thanks Stug very valuable info.

Rocky Dennis

Rocky Dennis said on the 17th Aug, 2012

good to know about torquay, loving the line-up but missed out on tickets. thanks!

The Great Monkey War

The Great Monkey War said on the 17th Aug, 2012

Yeah ended up having to read the website rather than fl'ers having to spoon feed me.

Only a third of the total tickets go in the first 2 ballots and the first ballot is weighted towards those that have been subscribed for longer. Seems like a good system there is a lot of detail about it on the website

No, the correct answer is 7.

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 17th Aug, 2012



Nobody ever just accepts it when I tell them that :(

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 23rd Aug, 2012

Can anyone help me out by offering some of their ballot tickets? We've booked flights from Brisbane but alas missed out on the ballot

AndyLedHead

AndyLedHead said on the 23rd Aug, 2012

yeah ditto, anyone got a spare ballot code?

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 23rd Aug, 2012

Faaaaaaaaarrrrrrrkkkkkkkeeeeennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!

grattan

grattan said on the 31st Aug, 2012

The 2012 Meredith Music Festival has completely sold out of all tickets - faster than ever - for twentieth time in her twenty-two year history.

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 31st Aug, 2012



awww yeah, and I happened to score some! :)
So happy today like you just could not possibly believe.
Cant wait! New festival experience ahead and only 3 weeks after Harvest.
This festival was calling my name after Splendour this year failed to tick a few major boxes in terms of an ideal festival.

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 31st Aug, 2012

awww yeah, and I happened to score some! :)
So happy today like you just could not possibly believe.
Cant wait! New festival experience ahead and only 3 weeks after Harvest.
This festival was calling my name after Splendour this year failed to tick a few major boxes in terms of an ideal festival.

Nice work Mondo. 'See you in the Sup'!

GrimFandango

GrimFandango said on the 3rd Sep, 2012

FL Red Tree Pink Flamingo Party?

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 3rd Sep, 2012



Bingo!

I've always considered it radioactive pink.

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 3rd Sep, 2012

I don't have any red shirts, FUCK YOU GUYS

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 3rd Sep, 2012



What about red underpants? You could wear them on the outside of your trousers.

Grim was actually referring to this tree. A popular Meredith meeting point.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/auntymeredith/5249671253/

RAMONESelaar

RAMONESelaar said on the 3rd Sep, 2012

Whoops, misread tree as tee. Was planning on wearing everything inside out anyway though.

The Great Monkey War

The Great Monkey War said on the 4th Sep, 2012

Four Tet Sydney Sideshow

Saturday night! Four Tet!

Daft Punks Lip Sweat

Daft Punks Lip Sweat said on the 4th Sep, 2012

Fingers crossed for a Bris sidey!

Highroad001

Highroad001 said on the 4th Sep, 2012

i'll ask the question we are all wondering... Will Four Tet do a Melbourne sideshow?

GrimFandango

GrimFandango said on the 4th Sep, 2012

I would think so.
Most Meredith acts do.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 4th Sep, 2012



I was not wondering that at all.

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 7th Sep, 2012

I never thought it would even be a question. Its logistically viable and the festival sold out in record time.

(n.b. the same does not apply for festivals held in Brisbane)

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 7th Sep, 2012

All this talk of Four Tet takes me back to PGW 2011. How I wish that festival would be on again next year.
I'd also like to see Caribou come back here sometime in the near future.

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 12th Sep, 2012

Grim and I have had a serious discussion and have decided below is this years drink of choice. Perfect for The Sup.

http://i1157.photobucket.com/albums/p599/Stugalug/84d6d71d.jpg

GrimFandango

GrimFandango said on the 13th Sep, 2012

A work of art.
Im sure it will have plenty of use once empty too.

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 13th Sep, 2012

A work of art.
Im sure it will have plenty of use once empty too.

If you're thinking Scented Candles, you've got the winning ticket.

grattan

grattan said on the 9th Nov, 2012

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-ash4/187779_506783212685749_1425709185_n.jpg