Good Things Festival 2023
Fall Out Boy, Limp Bizkit, Devo, I Prevail & more
We interrupt your regular viewing to announce that Good Things season is upon us - and if you thought 2022 was huge, that’s not all folks! Australia’s largest and favourite travelling music festival, 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥, returns this December with a bumper line-up set to descend on the east coast, bringing a horde of new and iconic faves from Australia and around the globe together for nothing but a good time.
Leading the pack 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 be none other than American rock idols 𝐅𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐎𝐔𝐓 𝐁𝐎𝐘. From dominating your Myspace era to becoming one of rock’s biggest-selling bands, 𝐅𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐎𝐔𝐓 𝐁𝐎𝐘 have proven time and time again that their sweltering legacy is definitely not a phase, with their latest 2023 album 𝑆𝑜 𝑀𝑢𝑐ℎ (𝐹𝑜𝑟) 𝑆𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑢𝑠𝑡 marking the band’s seventh consecutive top-ten charting album. Armed with a career to date that spans Billboard #1 debuts, gracing the cover of Rolling Stone, sold out stadium runs playing to over 1 million fans and multiple Grammy Award nominations, a 𝐅𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐎𝐔𝐓 𝐁𝐎𝐘 live experience is guaranteed to be explosive, enigmatic and packed full sentimental delights as well as fresh cuts.
Whether you’re a Dad Vibes stan or have been rollin’ since day one, 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 are also bringing in Florida heavies 𝐋𝐈𝐌𝐏 𝐁𝐈𝐙𝐊𝐈𝐓 to keep the party rockin’ this December. One of the most influential acts of the nu metal era, 𝐋𝐈𝐌𝐏 𝐁𝐈𝐙𝐊𝐈𝐓 have garnered three Grammy Award nominations alongside their timeless angst and genre-straddling prowess that brought rap metal to the masses; a fact that continues colourfully to this day. And from breaking stuff to whipping it, American new wave legends 𝐃𝐄𝐕𝐎 will also take the 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 stages later this year for their last-ever Australian appearances as part of The Farewell Tour Celebrating 50 Years. The ultimate meeting point for rock and electronic fusion, 𝐃𝐄𝐕𝐎'𝐬 impact on the alternative music landscape is as revered as their tongue-in-cheek charm, and you absolutely won’t want to miss the final bucket list chance to catch the group live in action on our shores this December.
Also locked and loaded to return to down under, post-hardcore Grammy-nominated heroes 𝐈 𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐈𝐋 will be bringing the arena vibes, continuing their meteoric rise that has spanned their decade-long career. Hailed as being one of rock’s biggest breakthrough bands, 𝐈 𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐈𝐋'𝐬 might has only intensified of late with the release of their 2022 album 𝑇𝑟𝑢𝑒 𝑃𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑟. And speaking of might, Welsh metal outfit BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have got you covered, with their explosive and infectious blend of heavy metal, metalcore and beyond set to collide into beautiful chaos across the east coast of Australia, while Slipknot frontman 𝐂𝐎𝐑𝐄𝐘 𝐓𝐀𝐘𝐋𝐎𝐑 gears up to keep the party firing on all cylinders, bringing his solo adventures to Australia alongside his brand-new album 𝐶𝑀𝐹2.
Flying the flag for all things raucous, Golden State staples 𝐏𝐄𝐍𝐍𝐘𝐖𝐈𝐒𝐄 will flex their fiery flair, with the iconic California punk rockers heading our way yet again after a monstrous headline run in 2022. And also repping the punk at 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 this year will be none other than the ARIA Award-winning stylings of thrash pop mainstays 𝐒𝐏𝐈𝐃𝐄𝐑𝐁𝐀𝐈𝐓; three friends from a small country town who took the industry by storm decades ago, and have snagged nearly every accolade in existence on the Australian music scene.
Speaking of Aussies, beloved indie rockers SLOWLY SLOWLY will be ready to delight this December with their anthemic melodics and colourful pop and armed with their buoyant 2022 album 𝐷𝑎𝑖𝑠𝑦 𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑖𝑛 which snagged triple j’s feature album upon release. Meanwhile, British electronic rockers 𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐄𝐑 𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐊𝐀𝐑𝐈 will be packing their dynamic wares to wow the crowds wielding their seventh full-length album, the #1 charting A Kiss for the Whole World.
The relentless fury of Poland metallers 𝐁𝐄𝐇𝐄𝐌𝐎𝐓𝐇'𝐬 will be primed to blow the festivities into a whole new stratosphere when the group make their eagerly anticipated return down under. A band whose creative innovation is as revered as their jagged dynamics, 𝐁𝐄𝐇𝐄𝐌𝐎𝐓𝐇'𝐬 live show is renowned for its power, as is the sweltering live reputation of influential groove merchants 𝐒𝐄𝐏𝐔𝐋𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐀 who will return to Australia this December all the way from Brazil.
Also letting the good vibes roll this December, prolific indie rockers 𝐓𝐀𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐁𝐀𝐂𝐊 𝐒𝐔𝐍𝐃𝐀𝐘 will hit our shores armed with hooks, odes to heartbreak and their notorious live potency, alongside the enigmatic electropop stylings of the chameleonic 𝐏𝐕𝐑𝐈𝐒 guaranteed to bring all of the captivating feels to a Good Things Festival stage near you.
But just when you thought that was as good as it gets, in keeping with 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥'𝐬 nod to some of our most beloved icons, the gamut of Australian alternative rock will also be celebrated in brilliant fashion by some of the most formative names in the game, including the chart-topping, multi-time ARIA Award-winning rockers ESKIMO JOE, as well as the band who nearly broke the airwaves with their irresistible rockin’ earworms in the 90s: JEBEDIA.
Continuing the Aussie flavour at 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 this year, you’ll never have so much fun as you do copping punk rock rapscallions 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐙𝐀𝐋 𝐑𝐇𝐎𝐌𝐁 live in action, with the Sydney group lined up alongside quintessential Central Coast pop punks 𝐒𝐇𝐎𝐑𝐓 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐂𝐊 and charismatic Melbourne mainstays 𝐁𝐎𝐎𝐌 𝐂𝐑𝐀𝐒𝐇 𝐎𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐀 to lather you in all the fun and punk-tastic earworms you can handle. And continuing a huge year of touring and releasing new music, Tassie rockers LUCA BRASI are ready to dazzle with their emphatic rock wares, as are symphonic metal dynamos 𝐌𝐀𝐊𝐄 𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐌 𝐒𝐔𝐅𝐅𝐄𝐑, Sydney melodic hardcore outfit 𝐁𝐋𝐎𝐎𝐌 and Melbourne post hardcore powerhouses 𝐓𝐀𝐏𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐘.
For lovers of metalcore and its surrounds, clear your schedule and get pumped for the J-pop-soaked riffs and breakdowns from Japan’s 𝐇𝐀𝐍𝐀𝐁𝐈𝐄, as well as the cathartic yet towering potency of Ohio quartet 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐏𝐋𝐎𝐓 𝐈𝐍 𝐘𝐎𝐔, the lush brutality of British melodic heavy-hitters 𝐖𝐇𝐈𝐋𝐄 𝐒𝐇𝐄 𝐒𝐋𝐄𝐄𝐏𝐒, and the pummeling force of Australia’s very own 𝐎𝐂𝐄𝐀𝐍 𝐒𝐋𝐄𝐄𝐏𝐄𝐑. And from riff city to delicious brutality, Russian deathcore titans 𝐒𝐋𝐀𝐔𝐆𝐇𝐓𝐄𝐑 𝐓𝐎 𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐈𝐋 are ready, willing, and gleefully able to lure you into the mosh.
And that’s still not all! Whether you need a hit of buoyant punk, glossy alt pop or both; good news, you don’t have to choose because Florida rockers 𝐌𝐀𝐆𝐍𝐎𝐋𝐈𝐀 𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐊 and solo sensation 𝐑𝐎𝐘𝐀𝐋 & 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐒𝐄𝐑𝐏𝐄𝐍𝐓 will both be in your 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 future in 2023, with Sydney pop punks 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐀𝐓𝐋𝐀𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐂 also locked in to stupefy later this year with a heap of new tunes in tow.