Moodymann, Julio Bashmore & more on Golden Plains line-up

There’s no other Australian festival quite like Victoria’s Golden Plans (well, the Meredith Music Festival comes to mind…), and now the much-loved weekender has announced its 2013 line-up. As ever, it’s a distinguished cast, with no shortage of after-dark action for the inthemix-inclined. The four headliners – Cat Power, Dinosaur Jr, Tallest Man On Earth and George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic – is reason enough for celebration, and then there’s the guy we’ve been waiting for, Julio Bashmore, and Detroit enigma Moodymann. Homegrown star Flume will also be bringing the bass gems.

“Golden Plains is a lot more than just about the music,” wrote our reviewer in 2010. “In terms of organisation, this is a festival second to none – no car queues, no ban on BYO booze and a toilet paper guarantee every time you enter a stall. Plus, ‘no dickheads’, or so the unwritten policy on those attending Meredith festivals is said to go.” First round Ballot winners have been notified this morning and the second round is now open at the Golden Plains website.

Golden Plains – Lucky Seven

Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre

Saturday, March 9 – Monday, March 11

Cat Power

Dinosaur Jr

Tallest Man on Earth

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Purity Ring



The Mark of Cain

Toro Y Moi

Wild Nothing


Naysayer and Gilsun

Six Ft Hick

Mulatu Astatke

Julio Bashmore

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Client Liaison

Dick Diver

Keb Darge



Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk

Barry Dickins

No Zu

Zanzibar Chanel

Post Percy

Redd Kross