22.01.2019

Brunswick Music Festival reveals long-awaited 2019 lineup

15 days of music, food, street parties and masquerade across 18 venues.

It’s been a long time coming, but Brunswick Music Festival has finally unveiled what’s in store for their 2019 program, kicking off in March.

We got a taste of the festival lineup back in November, when Baltimore teen Snail Mail was announced as the first act in its 2019 lineup. Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis was added to the list not too long after, as part of his national tour. Since then, it’s been pretty hush-hush.

Joining Snail Mail include local legends Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, The Murlocs, Stella Donnelly, Cosmic Psychos and more. In an unusual musical pairing, punk-rock four-piece HEXDEBT will team up with a chamber orchestra for some cross-genre pollination.

The 15-day extravaganza will spread across some much-loved Brunny venues, including Howler and Brunswick Baths. In previous years, Brunswick Music Festival’s lineup has taken a world/folksy vibe, sharing acts with other festivals like Port Fairy Folk Festival and WOMADelaide. This year, the festival has taken a new approach to programming by looking at what’s hot in Melbourne right now and making sure it’s on the bill.

The fan-favourite Sydney Road Street Party is set to return with a smorgasbord of food, drinks and live performances. For the first time ever, a masquerade ball will be making its way to 3056, with music from Jazz Party, FERLA and The Mamas. It’s gonna be a big one.

Take a deep breath and try to read out the entire Brunswick Music Festival lineup:

808s & Greatest Hits
A. Swayze & The Ghosts
Alexander Gow (Oh Mercy)
Alice Skye
Annaliese Redlich
Bad Bangs
Bec Sandridge
Bindaas Bollywood Dance Company
Bitumen
Black Tree
Body Type
Br00klyn Queenz
Calina Lawrence
Cash Savage and the Last Drinks
Chelsea Sienna
Claudia Jones
Cosmic Psychos
Crocodylus
DANDROGYNY
Daniel Elia
Dark Water
Dianas
Disgruntled Architect
DISPOSSESSED
DJ BBY.B
DJ Butch Le Butch
DJ Horse Pills
DJ JNETT
DJ Mononoke
DJ SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE
DJ Woody McDee
Dumb Punts
Elizabeth
Emily Lubitz
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks
Emma Russack
Fabio Umberto
FERLA
Flohio
French Weather
Gaia Meera
Genesis Owusu
Girl Zone
Go Go Sapiens
Gordon Koang
Grace Cummings
HABITS
Headphones Jones
Heartical Hi-Powa Sound System
HEXDEBT
Holly Durrant
Hoodlem
Idil Ali accompanied by Yusuf Harare Jnr
InfraGhosts
J Mascis
Jade Imagine
Jazz Party
Jess Ribeiro
June Jones
Karen From Finance
Lady Langers
Laura Du Vè
Loose Tooth
Loretta Miller
Lubulwa
Major Leagues
Manal Younus
Martin Frawley
Merpire
Merve
Michelle Grace Hunder
Mick Turner
Miiesha
Moaning Lisa
Moody Beaches
Music Yared
MzRizk
Nancie Schipper
Naomi Lee Beveridge
P-Unique
Pataphysics
Pinch Points
Pink Matter
Porpoise Spit
Rabid Dogs
Rat Child
Rot TV
Rudely Interrupted
RVG
Sarah Mary Chadwick
Sarah Stockman
Serenity Uki
Shaad
Sledgehammer
Snail Mail
Soju Gang
Sophiegrophy
Spiral Perm
Stella Donnelly
Suzanne Phoenix
Tanzer
Terry
Thando
The Faculty
The Huxleys
The Mamas
The Murlocs
The Necks
The Orbweavers
The Orbweavers
The Stroppies
UMAMI Live
Vic August
VOIID
WÜRST NÜRSE
Yasmine Sharaf
Yung Baddie