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Rainbow Serpent announces killer second line-up for 2014

Rainbow Serpent promised a stellar line-up for its 17th edition – set to stretch over the Australia Day weekend in 2014 – and that promise is really working out. Today, the festival announced its second round of names, following on from the first fleet of acts that included Donato Dozzy, King Unique, Michael Mayer and FreQ Nasty. Now Rainbow Serpent pilgrims can also look forward to a special 25th anniversary show from The Orb, plus proven favourites like Max Cooper and James Zabiela. Scroll down for the full line-up poster, which includes a host of new locals too.

“Part of our goal every year is to find outstanding, contemporary talent from a range of genres and countries,” Festival Director Tim Harvey puts it. “We’re really excited because, as amazing as the currently announced acts are, they are only a hint of what is to come with some very big announcements on the horizon.” The 2014 festival will be held from 24 January and tickets go on sale to public in late July.

With the last-minute addition of Sasha to the line-up, the 2013 edition of Rainbow Serpent left an indelible mark. As our reviewer wrote: “The beauty of Rainbow 2013 will live on through shared memories with old friends and new, and the anticipation of 2014 will soon be born in the meticulous planning of costumes, the hard-rubbish scoping for couches, and the unfathomable preparatory details sketched anew by the event’s organisers. You might think this level of random happens by chance, but as every patron and festival organiser knows, this is no accident.”