Meredith Music Festival’s autumnal sibling Golden Plains has unveiled its 2024 line-up, headlined by Mike Skinner’s The Streets, the radio-friendly UK garage act that brought “geezer” into common Aussie parlance in the early 2000s.
The festival appearance follows his first proper album in a decade, The Darker the Shadow the Brighter the Light, led by single Troubled Waters, a return to form that brings back memories of The Streets’ “rap opera” concept album A Grand Don’t Come for Free.
Skinner will be joined at the Sup’ in March by Yussef Dayes, the London-based drummer making waves for his smooth blend of jazz and Afrobeat; influential, oft-sampled British funk band Cymande; and Cambridge-born art-rock act Black Country, New Road.
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Repping home talent will be genre-bending Aus-music legends Regurgitator, who celebrated 25 years of their seminal album, Unit, earlier this year; “Yolngu surf rock” band and festival favourites King Stingray; Melbourne’s caustic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Mary Chadwick; Adelaide-based hip-hop artist Elsy Wameyo; and more.