Chris Cudby / Wednesday 23rd June, 2021 8:00AM
The first lineup for The Others Way 2021 festival has been announced and it is almost too exciting to behold. Returning this September to take over venues throughout Tāmaki Makaurau’s Karangahape Road district, the all-star initial drop includes such illustrious talents from throughout Australasia as The Beths, Babe Rainbow, Jakob, Fur Patrol, Stella Donnelly, Cable Ties and many more. Local highlights will certainly include Lawrence Arabia playing his classic 2009 album Chant Darling in its entirety, super rare performances from The Coolies, The Golden Awesome and The Plague, plus possibly the first ever on-stage appearance of Ōtautahi psych-rockers The Fuzzy Robes, whose heavenly debut album Night Prayers is currently sitting on the Official Top 20 NZ Albums charts. That’s merely just the tip of the iceberg, with more artists to be revealed soon. General release tickets are moving at light speed — scope out the gloriously diverse bill revealed so far and secure your spot while you can…
"We are over the moon with our absolutely stacked first line-up and we know you will be too. As always the festival is set to showcase artists at all stages of their careers… Stay tuned over the coming weeks for further, exciting announcements!". – Matthew Davis, Flying Out.
UnderTheRadar, Flying Out and 95bFM are proud to present….
The Others Way Festival 2021
Featuring… Babe Rainbow, The Beths, Cable Ties, Carnivorous Plant Society, The Coolies, Daffodils, Data Animal, Dead Famous People, Fimo, Francisca Griffin & The Bus Shelter Boys, Fur Patrol, The Fuzzy Robes, The Golden Awesome, Grecco Romank, Jakob, Jazmine Mary, Joe Ghatt, Juno Is, Lawrence Arabia plays Chant Darling, Merk, Theia, Phodiso, Phoebe Rings, The Plague, Pollyhill, Recitals, Soft Plastics, Stella Donnelly, Surprise Chef, Team Dynamite, Transistor + more to be announced
Friday 17th September – Karangahape Road, Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland
General release tickets are on sale HERE via UTR
Early bird tickets flew out the door on the festival announcement last week. Now, Flying Out are elated to announce the carefully curated first 30 acts from around Aotearoa and beyond, set to perform at Auckland’s most exciting music festival The Others Way. Dive deeper into these artists and get yourselves familiar with the talent taking over Tāmaki Makaurau’s Karangahape Road district this September.
Aotearoa’s beloved indie heroes, The Beths, return to their spiritual home for a very special headline performance, Lawrence Arabia will be performing their Taite-award winning classic album, Chant Darling. And, another legendary NZ band Fur Patrol will be returning to the stage for the first time in a long time – hot off the heels of their 20th anniversary re-issue of Pet.
Coming off the back of their critically lauded album, Changing Colours, are North Coast cosmic conduits Babe Rainbow. They are joined by Australian bubble buddies; Melbourne’s fierce, tense, rock’n’roll trio Cable Ties, the witty Western Australian singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly and Victoria’s cinematic soul journeymen Surprise Chef.
The September 17 festival will feature some familiar names; The Coolies, once described by Thurston Moore as "punk no-wave sonic heartstring buzzing clatter rock n roll". The 1980s Flying Nun alumni indie-pop band Dead Famous People, and Francisca Griffin of Look Blue Go Purple fame, with her band The Bus Shelter Boys. Plus award-winning, instrumental post-rock band Jakob, and Auckland’s first theatrical/political punk band from the 70s’ The Plague.
Post-punk band Daffodils join the line-up. Along with, lush orchestral jazz group, Carnivorous Plant Society, electronic-punk-rockers Grecco Romank, bold and edgy alt-pop artist Theia, dream pop project Phoebe Rings, and hip hop trio Team Dynamite.
Celebrated acts from all corners of Aotearoa are set to perform, Ōtautahi heavy psych-rockers The Fuzzy Robes and Ōtepoti’s lavish psych-pop artist Juno Is. From Pōneke, reformed loud shoegaze 4-piece The Golden Awesome, dream-fuzz group Transistor, and garage-rock trio Soft Plastics.
Up and coming local acts will make a welcome appearance, techno/rock’n’roll group Data Animal, and dream-folk artist, Jazmine Mary plus Pollyhill with their hypnotic beats and witty raps, and musician, rapper and percussionist Phodiso are among the artists set to wow.
There’s more gloriously eclectic acts and surprises galore to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more Others Way Festival news on Flying Out’s Facebook and Instagram.