Space Cowboy will light up the launch pad alongside Sneaky Sound System, The Beautiful Girls, Ash Grunwald, Boo Seeka, Bootleg Rascal, Jaguar Jonze and more at Airwaves Festival – Back to the Future. This space odyssey is set to blast off at the Sunshine Coast's newly opened NightQuarter on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January 2021.
Following the overwhelming success of their drive-in festival that touched down in July that staged artists such as The Chats, Bugs, The Dreggs and Sahara Beck, a call for a comeback motivated organisers to plan their next outer space mission.
Keeping to the festival brand of outer space themes, the team have put together a line up that will have you star-gazing and catching your breath with two days packed to suit an array of audiences. Pointing out UFOs and leading the line up on the first night are Sneaky Sound System with their crowd-pleasing and out-of-this-world dance tunes that will have you releasing your inner astronaut. To keep punters movin' and groovin' Bootleg Rascal will be the 'Falling Star' you wished upon for a night of good vibes, bringing to the stage their eclectic mix of hip hop, reggae and indie-rock. Joining alongside them will be the electro-pop sounds of Boo Seeka who will keep the energy sizzling like a neon sign on the Miami strip, and the 2020 Triple J Unearthed Artist of the Year finalist, Jaguar Jonze will be also strutting her bona fide banshee.
To keep the good times high but a little more mellow to round off the weekend, Sunday will be headed by Australian folk acoustic kings The Beautiful Girls and Ash Grunwald. Over ten acts a day are included on the stellar line-up, with veteran crowd favourites such as Mason Rack, Dan Hannaford and Hussy Hicks itching to get back on stage with their bands to bust out the blues and Gold Coast rockers Peach Fur will be touching down with their melodic concoction of rock 'n roll, alongside another local Gold Coast favourite, The Oogars.
Wanting to up the ante and add to the history books, Event Director, Cindy Jensen has tapped into her black book of "Buskers by the Lake" sideshow performers to bring an element of shocking surprise to the event, with human lightning, aerial cosmonauts and energy on fire also thrown into the mix.
"Space Cowboy is a prolific world record holder best known for his sword swallowing and death-defying feats and this time he'll be bringing a high voltage act like no other!" said Cindy. "My favourite freak will have a million volts of electricity surge through his body to create lightning and it's definitely a stunt our punters shouldn't try at home!"
Hundreds made it into the galactic photo album from the inaugural event and organisers are again encouraging punters to let their inner storm trooper out and dress to impress. They are also hopeful that come January the fun police can take a back seat and dancing will be permitted in the cockpit.
The festival presented by Hot 91 includes events on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January, blasting off at 2pm. Tickets for each day are sold separately and include entry into the post festival kick-on at Malt Shovel Taphouse, featuring internationally renowned DJ, Niki de Saint. Spaces on the shuttle deck are extremely limited and on sale now starting with their 'Out of this world' First Release price at $69 + BF. Tickets and more info can be found through OzTix, on the Airwaves Festival Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as throughwww.airwavesfestival.com.au