After two massively successful years, UNIFY will return to Victoria in January 2017 with its biggest lineup yet including headline performances by Alexisonfire, Violent Soho, and Northlane as part of a 26 band lineup over two huge nights.
Violent Soho arguably the biggest Australian band of the year will be making their UNIFY debut. After the breakthrough success of their Gold accredited third record, Hungry Ghost, 2016 has been the biggest year of Violent Soho’s career. In March, their latest album, WACO, debuted at #1 on the ARIA Chart and was triple j Feature Album. They toured with best mates DZ Deathrays and Dune Rats selling out every single ticket in huge theatres across Australia.
Another massive Australian band who have earned a headlining spot at UNIFY 2017 are Northlane who will make their triumphant return to Tarwin Lower. Since we last saw the band on the inaugural UNIFY Gathering in early 2015, Northlane released their ARIA #1 album, Node, scored triple j Feature Album, won the ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album, dropped a surprise collaboration EP called Equinox with their best mates In Hearts Wake and slayed massive stages around around Australia, UK and Europe.
On top of this the lineup includes 20 Australian artists including performances by recent breakthrough successes like Thy Art Is Murder and Luca Brasi, as well as legacy sets from House Vs Hurricane, The Getaway Plan and I Killed The Prom Queen.
International additions include heavyweights Every Time I Die (US), letlive. (US), Moose Blood (UK), Counterparts (CA) and The Dirty Nil (CA).
UNIFY 2016 A HEAVY MUSIC GATHERING
EVERY TIME I DIE
THE GETAWAY PLAN [playing Other Voices Other Rooms]
THY ART IS MURDER
HOUSE VS HURRICANE
I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN [playing Music For The Recently Deceased]
STORM THE SKY
THE DIRTY NIL
JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED
DROWN THIS CITY
All 2000 early bird tickets flew out the door in under 24 hours, without the backing of a lineup announcement. Any fans who missed out on the Early Bird sale will have another chance to secure tickets when the general public sale goes on Friday June 24 at 12pm AEST via 24Hundred.net.
By Thomas Jackson