Three acts you cannot miss at Heaps Good Festival

A fresh new festival is coming to Adelaide town in January - here's who you should put at the top of your 'Acts I Simply Cannot miss' list.

Heaps Good Festival is one of a slew of new music festivals popping up in Adelaide.

Presented by Secret Sounds, triple j, and Smirnoff Seltzer, the solo festival features a variety of Falls Festival acts - it's basically the summer version of Spin Off Festival.

It will be held at the Adelaide Showground on Friday, January 6.

At the top of the lineup is Arctic Monkeys, who missed Adelaide on their last trip to Australia in 2018.

Fellow internationals on the bill include Peggy Gou, Chvrches, Jamie XX, and PinkPantheress.

Joining them are Aussie faves Ocean Alley, Spacey Jane, G Flip, CC:DISCO!, Young Franco, and King Stingray, along with other artists from across the country.

Here are the top three acts you simply cannot miss at the inaugural Heaps Good Festival.

King Stingray

Easily one of this country's most exciting up-and-comers, King Stingray has all you could want in a live show.

The audience is always kept on its toes as instruments and languages are swapped throughout the set.

King Stingray is led by singer Yirrŋa Yunupiŋu, whose uncle was the late Yothu Yindi vocalist and songwriter Mandawuy Yunupiŋu (aka Dr Yunupiŋu).

The band combines traditional Indigenous instruments and music-making with modern surf-rock to make an infectious sound that you can't help but smile along with.

G Flip

There's a reason why G Flip is always on festival lineups.

The multi-disciplined solo artist and their live band are full of energy and excitement, and the banter is top notch.

G Flip is always keen to get the crowd involved to help make their show one to remember.

Having played at this year's Splendour in the Grass (also known as Splendour in the Mud), and also at previous Spin Off Festivals, they know what it's like to perform for Australian festival crowds and it's something you just have to experience.

Arctic Monkeys

Obviously, you can't miss the headliners.

I can't give you a review of what Arctic Monkeys are like live because I simply have never seen them, but they have been at the top of my bucket list for as long as I can remember - and I have a pretty broad music taste, so that's saying something.

The British rockers put out their most recent album The Car, in October and it was a big step up from the latest release which divided listeners.

While I can't predict the future, I'm expecting the set to be a combination of songs from the new record but also classic Tumblr-era singles like Do I Wanna Know? and R U Mine? to be littered throughout.

With the first three releases of tickets sold out, fourth release tickets are up for grabs.

VIP tickets which include express entry and access to a private bar, toilets, phone charging and more are also available.

For more information or to buy tickets, click here.


Arctic Monkeys

Peggy Gou


Jamie XX

Ocean Alley

Spacey Jane


G Flip


Young Franco

King Stingray

Peach PRC

Ebony Boadu

Pretty Girl (DJ set)


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