THE OTHERS WAY 2021 Festival Announces First Artist Lineup
Early bird tickets flew out the door on the festival announcement last week. Now, Flying 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. Delve deeper into these artists and get yourselves familiar with the talent taking over Tāmaki Makaurau's Karangahape Road district this September.
"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 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 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.
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
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
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.
Flying Out is thrilled to confirm that the beloved music festival The Others Way, will return on Friday, 17th September.
The 2021 edition of the boutique multi-venue music festival will once again be held across the Karangahape Road precinct and will feature some of Aotearoa's best emerging and established musical stars. As the festival line-up is revealed in the coming weeks, music fans can expect bigger and better with new venues, additional stages and a few surprises set to delight!
The Others Way has become a keystone event on the late winter calendar for music lovers, as well as one of the busiest nights of the year for Auckland's treasured musical hub, Karangahape Road. Every year, the festival has sold out a testament to Aotearoa's world-class independent live music scene and its passionate community.
"The 2021 festival is a chance for us all to get together and celebrate New Zealand music and celebrate the ability that we can put this on again after the disappointing cancellation of the 2020 festival." - Matthew Davis, Flying Out.