Good Things is back, loud and proud
15.10.2019

Good Things is back, loud and proud

Photo by Kane Hibberd

When?

Friday December 6, Saturday December 7 and Sunday December 8.

Where?

Melbourne will host Good Things at Flemington Racecourse, with Sydney welcoming the festival to its Centennial Park before it makes its way to Brisbane’s Showgrounds.

Who?

Last year’s lineup was a tough act to follow, but Good Things have pulled a few tricks out of their sleeve once again with a program boasting a sweltering lineup of Australian and international talent. Leading the lineup are thrash metal lords Parkway Drive, joined by American pop-punk powerhouse A Day To Remember and Violent Soho in their only Australian live appearance of the year. Also on the bill, you can expect smashing sets from the likes of Simple Plan, Skegss, Bad Religion, Trivium, Simple Creatures, Karnivool, The Veronicas, Coheed and Cambria, Falling In Reverse, Enter Shikari, Dance Gavin Dance, Reel Big Fish, Poppy, Thy Art Is Murder, Ice Nine Kills, The Damned Things, Slowly Slowly, Man With A Mission, The Bennies, Voyager, Yours Truly, Windwaker, The Beautiful Monument and Gravemind.

The history

With its inaugural event taking place in 2018, Good Things Festival is still in its infancy, but that’s not to say it doesn’t hold its own against the big boys of the festival scene. In fact, when Good Things made its debut last year, it came in swinging with a lineup featuring The Offspring, Stone Sour, All Time Low, Dropkick Murphys, Bullet For My Valentine, The Used, BABYMETAL and loads more killer acts. Not bad for a first timer. It’s no wonder Australian heavy and alternative music fans are clamouring for a second instalment. With a glowing 2019 lineup, Good Things seems to be on the up and up.

What to bring

Be sure to come equipped with sensible shoes (there will be lots of stomping), a positive attitude and earplugs! There will also be free water stations located around the festival, so don’t forget your water bottle.

The December heat can be brutal, so be sure to bring sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat and dress accordingly.

The vibe

A mecca for all things heavy and alternative, Good Things offers an inclusive environment for music lovers of all kinds. Open to punters 15 years and older, Good Things doesn’t discriminate against young music lovers. Though those under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

In the spirit of ensuring nobody misses out, Good Things looks to be as accessible as possible for all festivalgoers. As well as offering a viewing area at each stage area for those with special needs, there will also be toilets equipped for those living with disability around the festival site. If you require a carer to accompany you, they will receive free entry – provided they are a legitimate carer.

One costume recommendation

The theme this year is crazy racing so get something racing related!

One drink that encapsulates Good Things

Espresso martini with a VB chaser.

One must-see performer

The Wall of Death during The Veronicas will be unforgettable.

Tickets

Tickets are $179.95 via Oztix. There is also an option to pay off your tickets over four $50 instalments if your bank account is looking a little too dry to handle it in one hit.

Grab your tickets and find out more at goodthingsfestival.com.au.