13 January, 2017

Sugar Mountain Forecast – Set Times / Dog Show / Playlist / After Party

Only one more snooze (or not) until Sugar Mountain 2017 summits and the forecast is in – heaving d-floors with rising temperatures and 100% chance of mind loss.

ICYMI, it was revealed that Melbourne legends, The Avalanches, would headline the day festival following the very unfortunate cancellation of Blood Orange. Fear less, because party igniters Spank Rock, Young Tapz and HABITS were huge additions to the already supreme line-up – featuring prolific German producer Pantha Du Prince, Canadian electronic songwriter Jessy Lanza, folk crooner Weyes Blood,London rap rocket Little Simz and a stack of local legends including alt-poppers Big Scary, indie-rock collective Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and coastal acts Methyl Ethel, The Belligerents and Jack River.

Once again, the Boiler Room stage will return and deliverer a spectrum of dance music royalty. NYC house leader Mood II Swing, Italo disco god Beppe Loda, Berlin-via-Melbourne flagbearer Tornado Wallace and local queen CC:DISCO!.

The set times were revealed this week and movements need to be planned carefully. Download them here.

Familiarise yourself with the acclaimed visual artists Karan Singh, Caleb Shea, Elliott Routledge and Miriam Bleau and the stunning large-scale installations that are about to punch you in the eyes via MOMO, which are taking shape now.

Did you decide you wanted Chef Peter Gunn to provide probably the best festival meal you’ll ever taste and S U R V I V E soundtrack each mouthful? Then make sure you’ve booked your Sensory dining seating time (and have a Sugar Mountain ticket) – the detailed email is in your inbox. WB plz.

The incredible Wrangler Exchange Program also returns! You can rip the pair of pre-loved jeans straight from your pins and swap them for Wrangler’s new range for FREE (until they run out). Wrangler will be donating all of the exchanged items to charity for in-store resale, alongside a bunch of new product. All proceeds from The Exchange Project will go to community-based organisation Launch Housing, who work with over 18,000 people across Melbourne each year who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness.

ICYMI – the good vibes begin on the eve of Sugar Mountain – Friday, 20 January – as the festival extends their hands to our furry better-halves by launching The Dog Show, a free community event for all humans and their canines. The competition will be hosted and judged by a handful of music personalities and artists including Kirin J Callinan and it’s an opportunity to let your prized pooch shine while donating to Guide Dogs Victoria, (there’s an entry fee of $10 per competing dog), enter here. Happening 6:30 – 9pm at Melbourne’s MPavilion in the Queen Victoria Gardens, just across the road from the main festival site at VCA, woof.

The post party is also now officially sorted. The kick-ons at The Night Cat have been curated by Soothsayer and SM and Baba StiltzDJ JNETT6AM AT THE GARAGE and a secret international guest (announced on day) will see you into Sunday.

In the meantime, acclimatise yourself with the SM17 playlist  and prepare for a pleasant day of sunshine and beats. Very limited tickets remain – purchase them here.