Hockey Dad, Aunty Donna and Middle Kids lead the inaugural Super Fun Day lineup
The first wave of performers for Super Fun Day – a new festival combining live music and stand-up comedy – has been announced, led by pioneering rock groups Hockey Dad and Middle Kids, alongside comedy sketch trio Aunty Donna.
The event is scheduled to take place at the Eatons Hill Hotel in Brisbane on Saturday March 26. Tickets will be available at OzTix starting at 9 a.m. AEST on Wednesday, October 13, with a presale starting at the same time this Friday, October 8.
The festival’s live music program leans heavily towards indie-rock, with the lineup complemented by Beddy Rays, Cheap Date, Concrete Surfers, Daily J, Shag Rock, Sweater Curse, The Vanns and Tia Gostelow. There will also be a performance by the festival’s “Super Fun Band”, which has yet to be detailed, as well as separate DJ lineup.
On the comedy side, Aunt Donna – who is about to present a “brand new exclusive festival show” – will be joined by Aaron Chen, Becky Lucas and Michelle Brasier.
Aunty Donna recently made her international breakthrough with a series of absurd skits on Netflix, Aunt Donna’s Big Pleasure House. Talk to NME at its premiere, member Broden Kelly said: “Australia has such an awesome comedic voice and there are so many great comedians here. We have to find a way to make our weird sense of humor heard. “
Meanwhile, headlining Hockey Dad is a particularly poignant victory for the Windang-based duo, after their last show in Brisbane was canceled during their performance due to stay-at-home orders in their state. originated from New South Wales, with two follow-up shows taken from their schedule.
The band released their third album, ‘Brain Candy’, last July. It received a four-star review from NME, with writer Ali Shutler saying: “A departure from [Hockey Dad’s] Scattered origins, this record is a great adult collection of avant-garde rock gems. Sure, it might not be as chaotic or as dirty as it’s happened before, but it’s a deliberately larger-than-life affair. “
Earlier this month, Hockey Dad was confirmed to headline this year’s NYE On The Hill at Gippsland, alongside Baker Boy and The Chats.
Middle Kids released their second album, “Today We’re The Greatest”, in March. It was flanked by the singles “RU 4 ME”, “Questions”, “Cellophane (Brain)”, “Stacking Chairs” and the title track.
NME tagged “Today We’re The Greatest” as one of the best Australian albums of 2021 to date, with writer David James Young saying it “documents a group at rest and reflection, adding depth and texture emotional additions to their already maximalist indie rock “. .
Yesterday, the group was announced as headlining a new Tasmanian festival dubbed Out Here In The Field, which will take place on Saturday, March 19 in the state capital, Hobart.