Big names to headline This That festival

Birds of Tokyo. BIG name Australian acts RÜFÜS and Birds of Tokyo will headline the inaugural This That festival at Newcastle Foreshore.

The October 31 festival includes boutique markets, food trucks and craft beer, as well as music across two stages.

The 16-strong line up includes Sydney indie electronic act RÜFÜS, Aussie rock mainstays Birds of Tokyo, cheeky rockers Sticky Fingers, singer and rapper Tkay Maidza and emerging electronic act Carmada. Trap and bass prodigy Baauer will also be jetting in from New York for the festival. General admission tickets and VIP tickets for This That go on sale on August 6.

This That will be held the day before the recently announced and fellow festival newcomer Live At The Foreshore, which will feature the likes of Monsters of Rock, including members of Rose Tattoo and the Screaming Jets, Moving Pictures, Mark Seymour and the Undertow, and more.

This That is the third festival to be announced for the Hunter region in recent weeks, joining Live At The Foreshore and Elsewhere: The Lock-Up at Maitland Gaol on October 10.


The second instalment of Elsewhere (the first in March was headlined by Paul Dempsey) will feature award-winning indie-folk favourite Josh Pyke, The Basics (whose members include Wally De Backer aka Gotye) and singer songwriter Thelma Plum. Local folk favourites The Soorleys, singer songwriter Hayden Calnin and blues rock performer De’May round out the line-up.

The full line-up for This That is Rüfüs, Birds of Tokyo, Sticky Fingers, The Kite String Tangle, Baauer, The Jungle Giants, Carmada, Tkay Maidza, Slumberjack, Asta, Kilter, Atlas Bound, Stephane 1993, Ivan Ooze plus the Triple J Unearthed winner.

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