Your Quickfire Guide to Good Things Festival Next Month
By Genevieve Gao
In just three weeks, one of our most exciting new festivals will be hitting heavier music listeners (including us!) on the east coast. Good Things Festival is set to bring it all, from international greats The Offspring and Stone Sour to homegrown trailblazers like Northlane and rising locals Make Them Suffer and WAAX. Less than a month out from the event, here are some 'good things' to remember as we gear up for the event.
1. The Offspring will be playing third album - and actual smash hit - Smash in full.
Released 24 years ago, the record marks a crucial turning point for the Californian heavyweights. Tracks like 'Come Out And Play' and 'Bad Habit' helped skyrocket the album and band to success, and they'll be bringing the whole thing to their headline festival shows. A rare treat for '90s punk die-hards.
2. You'll need to carefully plan your day.
With each leg of the festival only going for one day, it's going be jam-packed. You'll need to rigorously plan to minimise clashes, as there will definitely be some. However, it should be easy enough to work around, and the list of bands you end up catching should make up for those that you miss.
3. There will be a killer local support act at every leg.
A defining aspect of a good fest is its capacity to support homegrown (and often unsung) heroes, especially those just starting out. No matter the state, you'll be able to catch an awesome local support band - in Sydney you'll discover the fusion of rap rock and electro pop that is Redhook, while Melbourne-siders you'll be treated to a rising live powerhouse in Stuckout, who have been on the road with the likes of Real Friends and The Getaway Plan. Brisbane will have access to a great experience from one of the most talked-about acts of this year's BIGSOUND, Stateside. So gear up to support our native young talent, because we've got it in spades.
4. The festival app has ALL the good things, and it's now live.
Set times, event maps, a personal planner and artist bios - all the goodies you'll need to get the best out of your day (or days if you're state-hopping) are wrapped right up in the new app, which you can download via Google Play or the Apple store.
Check out the full Good Things Festival lineup below, and keep revisiting the official website for updates.