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Sugar Mountain 2013 firstround

“Sugar Mountain delivered in spades; the marquee acts delivered, a few locals boosted their stocks, and the whole thing held together as an event, permeated by a distinct character.”

This was our take on last year’s Sugar Mountain, the boutique music and visual arts festival, which will make its return to Melbourne’s CBD next January. The festival will be held over multiple days and venues, including ACMI, Rooftop Bar, Polyester Records and Melbourne Central, with the main event taking place at The Forum Theatre on January 19.

Curated by To and Fro Family, Two Bright Lakes and Wing & Gill, the bill includes: New York outfit ESG, who came to prominence in the South Bronx in the late 1970s; US underground rapper Action Bronson; Melbourne-born, London-based duo HTRK; a live collaboration between Kirin J Callinan and video director Kris Moyes; Brooklyn-based electronic artist Laurel Halo; Peanut Butter Wolf (aka producer and Stones Throw founder Chris Manuk); and Broolyn’s Woods.

Tickets for the 2013 Sugar Mountain festival will go on sale at 9am on September 24 via The Forum Box Office, Ticketmaster and Polyester Records.

This year’s festival featured performances by Deerhoof, Tune-Yards, Thee Oh Sees, Shabazz Palaces, John Maus, Sun Araw, Prince Rama, World’s End Press and Lost Animal.

Sugar Mountain first round:

Action Bronson
Kirin J Callinan/Kris Moyes
Laurel Halo
Peanut Butter Wolf

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hellboy1975 said on the 17th Sep, 2012

is it wrong that i've not heard of any of those bands?


billroyguy said on the 17th Sep, 2012

is action bronson, the fat guy, the same dude from louis theroux in philadelphia?

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 17th Sep, 2012

Action Bronson and Peanut butter Wolf

hellz yeah


Andeh said on the 17th Sep, 2012

Y'all should be more excited about ESG


MorningAfterboy said on the 17th Sep, 2012

Prefer this year's line-up by a mile.