UNIFIED Music Group, THE HILLS ARE ALIVE and RED HILL ENTERTAINMENT are proud to announce the hugely successful UNIFY will return in January 2018, featuring headline performances from THE AMITY AFFLICTION, PARKWAY DRIVE and ARCHITECTS as part of a 29-band lineup over two nights.
The fourth instalment of Australia’s only heavy music boutique camping festival will take place over two nights from January 12 to 13 at the wonderfully green pastures of Tarwin Lower in South Gippsland, Victoria.
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UNIFY has been a smashing success since its inception with the festival selling out every last ticket in its first three years. The festival is a uniquely Australian event that takes pride in showcasing our scenic natural surroundings as well as the incredible heavy music output our country has become renown for.
In 2018, the UNIFY lineup features 22 Australian artists, including legacy sets from Parkway Drive and The Amity Affliction, as well as performances by the best heavy artists the country has to offer including Hands Like Houses, Hellions, Behind Crimson Eyes, Tonight Alive, With Confidence, Cursed Earth and stacks more. Joining the crème of the Australian crop will be international heavyweights Architects (UK), Four Year Strong (US), Stick To Your Guns (US), Knocked Loose (US), Being As An Ocean (US), Knuckle Puck (US) and Roam (UK).
Rounding out the lineup is a who’s who featuring Tonight Alive, Hellions, Four Year Strong (performing Rise or Die Trying in full), Stick To Your Guns, Knuckle Puck, Behind Crimson Eyes, 50 Lions, Being As An Ocean, With Confidence, Knocked Loose, Make Them Suffer, Polaris, ROAM, Void of Vision, Cursed Earth, Young Lions, Outright, Introvert, Dear Seattle, Belle Haven, Sienna Skies, The Beautiful Monument, Save The Clocktower, Arteries and Mirrors.
Once again, UNIFY will be held in the small rural town of Tarwin Lower – situated on their recreation reserve and football field – in South Gippsland, a cruisy two-hour drive from Melbourne. The site is set across a secluded recreation reserve, surrounded by greenery and a 10-minute drive from the ocean in neighbouring Venus Bay.
There’s a lot of exciting additions to UNIFY 18 for punters, including a new limited VIP package that includes a three-night stay at a house in Venus Bay, transfers to and from the festival site and more. For those eco-conscious fans who prefer to camp onsite, there’s a brand-new option to stay in a Kartent – a waterproof, 100 percent recyclable cardboard tent for two. The best part? It comes completely set up and all the hard work is done for you.
There are also a number of transport options for those trekking to Tarwin Lower, including two bus services. The UNIFY Bus will pick up and drop off passengers from Southern Cross Station, and the ticket price is cheaper than previous years. The event has also partnered with Banana Bus who pick up and drop off from 15 suburban locations in Melbourne.
In an effort to encourage bus travel and try and decrease traffic on the roads and the overall carbon footprint of the festival, those who wish to drive and park onsite will be required to purchase a car pass. Punters who drive three or more ticket holders in their vehicle will have their car pass fee refunded in UNIFY credit to spend onsite. The festival actively encourages carpooling, and the official UNIFY carpooling group will launch in September. More information on all of the above can be found at unifygathering.com.
With the incredible support of the local Tarwin Lower community behind us as always and a killer lineup in place, once again UNIFY will be the perfect start to 2018.