ANNOUNCES VIC INSTALMENT FOR 2024, ALONGSIDE FLAGSHIP WA FESTIVAL
FEAT. OCEAN ALLEY, BALL PARK MUSIC, RUBY FIELDS, JACK BOTTS, SOUTH SUMMIT, CLEWS
& MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
SET TO RIDE IN TO
TORQUAY MARCH 30 & MARGARET RIVER APRIL 13
WA's beloved Here Comes The Sun festival is receiving a major upgrade in 2024, with the inclusion of an east coast instalment set to delight Victorian music lovers in March. Additional to the festival's flagship Margaret River 3 Oceans (WA) event on Saturday 13 April, the acclaimed festival will also swing through Torquay Common (VIC) on Saturday 30 March. The coastal festivals will see a haul of Aussie faves take to the stage, including Ocean Alley, Ball Park Music, Ruby Fields, Jack Botts, South Summit, and Clews, with more to be announced.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 8 December at 10am local time from www.hctsfest.com
Heading into its fifth year, Here Comes The Sun has become an institution in WA with seven successful events under its belt. The expansion into Torquay is massive, but not surprising, given the laid-back coastal vibe the festival is famous for. Fittingly, both dates will coincide with two of Australia's most important surfing competitions: the World Surf League Margaret River Pro, and the Bells Pro in Torquay.
Here Comes The Sun is one of the leading events programmed by Macro Music – the team responsible for Out Of The Woods, Good Day Sunshine and Sugarloaf Rock, as well as over a decade of high profile artist management. Filling the need for a world-class event in the Margaret River region, Here Comes The Sun was born, delivering artists like Tame Impala, Amy Shark, Crooked Colours, ShockOne, and more to the south west.
There is no more fitting a headliner for Here Comes The Sun 2024 than Australia's beloved psychedelic-surf-rockers, Ocean Alley. For the last decade they have sold out shows across Australia, North America, Europe, UK, and New Zealand – headlining to over 75,000 people globally in 2023 alone – including spots at Splendour In The Grass, Reading & Leeds (UK), and BottleRock (USA).
The winner of 2018's Hottest 100 for their anthem Confidence (now certified quadruple-platinum), Ocean Alley released their fourth album Low Altitude Living last year, captivating audiences with their psychedelic beauty. Citing their love for the ocean as their biggest inspiration, there couldn't be a more apt musical accompaniment to Australia's best surfing competitions.
Melancholic masters, Ball Park Music are one of Australia's most successful acts, producing six incredible albums in nine years (five of which debuted in the ARIA Top 10). Festival veterans, the beloved Brisbane five-piece have made sold-out appearances at Summer Sounds and Neck Of The Woods, as well as recently joining icon Paul Kelly's Making Gravy concert series.
When Ruby Fields' aptly-titled debut album Been Doin' It For A Bit debuted at #1 on the ARIA Charts, it confirmed that Australia absolutely loves the silky-voiced singer-songwriter. Shortly after, the world followed suit. One of the most talented and emotionally-moving artists in the country, Ruby Fields switches from a haunting solo delivery to a cyclonic full-band attack in the blink of an eye.
The image of Jack Botts surfing at sunset is one of the most perfect depictions of his aura as a human. His debut album Sucker For Sunsets is a genre-bending masterpiece that delves deep into his soul, displaying personal lyrics that run the gamut from pain to elation. Laid-back and blissfully breezy, his music is summer incarnate; filled with the highs, lows and in-betweens of real life.
WA's five-piece indie reggae band South Summit are the perfect soundtrack to summer on the coast. Melding the diverse sounds of Aboriginal, Māori and Western culture; South Summit have taken off since forming during lockdown – surpassing over two million streams, earning a nomination for Triple J Unearthed 'Artist Of The Year', and impressing crowds at Groovin The Moo, Falls, and Rolling Sets.
Clews are one of the most exciting new artists in Australia, fronted by the sibling power of Lily and Grace Richardson, whose love for '90s anthems shows in their incredible songwriting and lush dual vocals. Amassing fans all over the globe, Clews are well on their way to becoming a festival staple, wielding grungy melodic power that sits somewhere between PJ Harvey and Warpaint.
TICKETS FOR HERE COME THE SUN FESTIVAL 2024 GO ON SALE ON FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER AT 10AM LOCAL TIME FROM WWW.HCTSFEST.COM
HERE COMES THE SUN FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 30 MARCH | TORQUAY COMMON | TORQUAY, VIC
SATURDAY 13 APRIL | 3 OCEANS WINERY | MARGARET RIVER, WA