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As one of Darwin’s most popular music festivals, BASSINTHEGRASS pulls in some of Australia’s biggest artists every year. With a veritable who’s who of rising Australian musicians on the bill, this year’s BASSINTHEGRASS line up is bound to draw a crowd. 

By Chelsea Heaney.

The list is filled with Triple J favourites, with a sizable number of Hottest 100 hits between them. The station aligned with BASSINTHEGRASS as a media partner earlier this year and has ran a Triple J Unearthed competition for an NT artist to join the line-up, with Alice Springs based muso Resin Moon taking the prize.

First on the bill is Gold Coast indie pop singer and songwriter Amy Shark. Her single ‘Adore’ catapulted her into the top of the charts last year, coming in at number two in Triple J’s Hottest 100. Since spending a large part of this year selling out venues across Australia and New Zealand, Shark is taking a trip to the Top End for a one night only appearance at BASSINTHEGRASS.

Fellow Hottest 100 alumni The Rubens also take the stage. The group have had growing success since their self-titled debut album reached platinum five years ago. The five-piece won over even more fans last year, with a free 22-show tour across the country following the release of Hoops

Young up-and-coming singer and guitar prodigy Tash Sultana brings her solo set from Victoria, after sell-out shows across Australia, the US and Europe. Having started as a busker on the streets of Melbourne, Sultana has gone viral as a multi-instrumentalist with a real talent for Santana-esque guitar solos. 

Peking Duck, L D R U, Boo Seeka and Thundamentals are bound to bring the party vibes with their mix of electronic, hip hop and pysch rock, with other big name additions The Veronicas and John Butler Trio also joining the bill.  

BASSINTHEGRASS will also feature a stack of talented local musicians. There will be local acts, as well as the winner of the NT Music School Battle of the School Bands competition.

Tickets tend to sell out for this one, so get in quick. It is a solid list of acts and one of the best ways to welcome in the Dry season.

See the event listing.

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