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Newcastle’s Newest Music Festival Turn Up The Sun will be hitting the foreshore this Saturday, December 22nd and today they have announced their first round of exciting artists for Turn Up The Sun‘s 2018 debut. The line up includes – Artist/producer Annika Schmarsel, better known as Alice Ivy, winner of Tripple J Unearthed’s  Listen Out competition, who will be bringing her blissed-out soul-inspired beats to Newcastle’s foreshore….

…. Originally born in Ghana, then moving to the Capital of Australia while still very young, Citizen Kay has grown up with an ambition to make his way into the music scene. Not long after teaching himself how to rap, he decided to start teaching himself how to make beats and the art of recording. As time went on, Kay gained more experience making beats, finessing his rapping style and writing and recording his music. His reputation spread and before long he was working with other aspiring artists and musicians around Australia and now also internationally….

…. Rachel Maria CoxThe non-binary singer-songwriter, and the band have spent the last few years building a name for themselves at home and abroad with their unique flavour of ‘emo-pop’. Their debut LP, Untidy Lines, gained critical acclaim from Triple J, Rolling Stone Australia, Australian Guitar Magazine and was The Brag’s Album of the Week….

Inner West Sydney based FUNK collective The Regime is swiftly and surely becoming the name that’ll have young Sydney Folk throwing their itchy daytime suits and ties into a giant bonfire (Corroboree style), out the front of Townhall, in liberation of their forcedly monotonous existence…Dancing naked around the corporate inferno, the young captives will proclaim their emancipation in joyous cries of funky-buoyant exuberance and fun-loving elation…

….Dyer Maker is a 5 piece Psychedelic Rock band from Maitland, New South Wales, Australia. With each band member honing in on their favourite musical influences & adding a healthy spin of originality, Dyer Maker has rapidly gained a huge reputation and following around Newcastle & Sydney for producing captivating & energetic live shows…

There is another big lineup announcement coming and heaps more cool stuff to share about the festival soon!!!!!

Discounted first release tickets are on sale now (These are limited and will only be available until sold out), after which Second Release kicks in and the Tickets go up to full price. 




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