The Others Way Announces First Lineup

Early bird tickets flew out the door on the festival announcement last week. Now, Flying Preview Changes (opens in a new tab)Out are elated to announce the first 30 acts from around Aotearoa and beyond, set to perform at Auckland’s most exciting music festival The Others Way. Dive deeper into these artists and get yourselves familiar with the talent taking over Tāmaki Makaurau’s Karangahape Road district this September.

The Others Way – First Announcement – 17 Sept 2021
Babe Rainbow | The Beths |  Cable Ties |  Carnivorous Plant Society | The Coolies |  Daffodils | Data Animal | Dead Famous People | Fimo |  Francisca Griffin & The Bus Shelter Boys | Fur Patrol | The Fuzzy Robes | The Golden Awesome | Grecco Romank | Jakob | Jazmine Mary | Joe Ghatt | Juno Is  |Lawrence Arabia plays Chant Darling | Merk | Theia | Phodiso | Phoebe Rings | The Plague | Pollyhill | Recitals | Soft Plastics | Stella Donnelly | Surprise Chef | Team Dynamite | Transistor

“We are over the moon with our stacked first line-up and we know you will be too. As always the festival is set to showcase artists at all stages of their careers, across genres and from around the country… Plus, stay tuned over the coming weeks for further, exciting announcements!”. Matthew Davis, Flying Out.

The Others Way - The Beths
The Beths

The line-up includes Aotearoa’s beloved indie heroes, The Beths, returning to their spiritual home for a very special headline performance, Lawrence Arabia will be performing his Taite-award winning classic album, Chant Darling (which is also being reissued on vinyl for the first time ahead of the festival). And, another legendary NZ band Fur Patrol will be returning to the stage for the first time in a long time – hot off the heels of their 20th anniversary re-issue of Pet.

Coming off the back of their critically lauded album, Changing Colours is Byron Bay cosmic conduits Babe Rainbow. They are joined by Australian bubble buddies;  Melbourne’s fierce, tense, rock’n’roll trio Cable Ties, the witty Western Australian singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly and Victoria’s cinematic soul journeymen Surprise Chef.

The Others Way - Lawrence Arabia
Lawrence Arabia

The September 17 festival will also feature some familiar names; The Coolies, once described by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore as “punk no-wave sonic heartstring buzzing clatter rock n roll”. The 1980s Flying Nun alumni indie-pop band Dead Famous People, and Francisca Griffin of Look Blue Go Purple fame, with her band The Bus Shelter Boys. Plus award-winning, instrumental post-rock band Jakob, and Auckland’s first theatrical/political punk band from the 70s’ The Plague.

Post-punk band Daffodils join the line-up, along with, lush orchestral jazz group, Carnivorous Plant Society, electronic-punk-rockers Grecco Romank, bold and edgy alt-pop artist Theia, dream pop project Phoebe Rings, and hip hop trio Team Dynamite.

Celebrated acts from all corners of Aotearoa are set to perform, Ōtautahi heavy psych-rockers The Fuzzy Robes and Ōtepoti’s lavish psych-pop artist Juno Is. While from Pōneke, reformed loud shoegaze 4-piece The Golden Awesome are joined by dream-fuzz group Transistor, and garage-rock trio Soft Plastics.

The Others Way - Babe Rainbow
Babe Rainbow

Up and coming local acts will make a welcome appearance, techno/rock’n’roll group Data Animal, and dream-folk artist, Jazmine Mary plus Pollyhill with their hypnotic beats and witty raps, and musician, rapper and percussionist Phodiso are among the artists set to wow.

There’s more gloriously eclectic acts and surprises galore to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more Others Way Festival news on Flying Out’s Facebook and Instagram.

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