That’s the good news – that Melbourne legends, The Avalanches, will now be performing at Sugar Mountain Festival following their epic comeback in 2016 with the hugely anticipated and consistently repeated sophomore record Wildflower.
The late addition however comes after the very unfortunate cancellation of Blood Orange’s appearance and Sydney show. Dev Hynes’ current tour commitments have been cancelled due to a family member’s ill health.
“I was looking forward to visiting Australia this year. Unfortunately due to personal and family matters, and after much consideration, I’ve decided to cancel these shows to spend time with my family. Sending love in the new year.”
It’s disappointing for everyone involved but Festival organisers have quickly dialled in even more supreme artists to fill the void. As well as The Avalanches, Baltimore party cracker (and Avalanches m8) Spank Rock will lay down a special DJ set and with word of a new album coming soon, here’s hoping for a preview. Young rapper on the rise, Young Tapz, will also join the barnburner. His heat track ‘KILLA’ took 2016 by the nose and his live sets are ruthless to say the least. And lastly, following their support slot with Peaches, Melbourne leftfield duo and experts of creating wizardry soundscapes, Habits, will complete the premium line-up.
Set times for Sugar Mountain will be revealed real soon – stay tuned.
For all refund info regarding Blood Orange’s Enmore Theatre show on Friday 20 January, head here.