Australian music is experiencing a moment.
It’s been building for a while now, Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know became THE global hit of 2019 and since then the floodgates opened.
From Sia to Flume to 5SOS to Tame Impala, Aussie musicians have found staggering levels of success in the States, a feat that often seemed insurmountable in decades prior.
But this year’s Coachella lineup is perhaps the most emphatic display of the all-conquering tidal wave that is Australian music.
Tame Impala, the dizzying psychedelic brain-child of Perth lad Kevin Parker, will become the second ever Australian group to headline the iconic Californian festival (AC/DC were the first back in 2015) as they lead a cast of thousands on the second day.
— Coachella (@coachella) January 3, 2019
Meanwhile, Aussie dance gods RÜFÜS DU SOL landed second billing on the first night, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Diplo, Janelle Monae and The 1975.
(Check out our interview with the band on the back of their stunning new album, ‘Solace’)
Also flying the flag are banger-Queen Anna Lunoe, dreamy indie-electronic lads Mansionair and the new king of bro-step, FISHER.
It’s a remarkable endorsement of the strength of the industry down under – and coming off the back of a wildly successful, local-heavy Splendour In The Grass, shows we’ve finally managed to break through internationally as well.
might have to go to coachella just to see tame impala
— arlene (@urfaavcolor) January 3, 2019
tame impala has headlined every coachella in spirit
— jack wagner (@jackdwagner) January 3, 2019
RUFUS DU SOL AT COACHELLA FUCKKKK 2019 ALREADY THE BEST YEAR EVER YALL ITS ONLY THE 2ND DAY OUT HERE
— bean (@crsbnz) January 3, 2019
Wait wait… Is Rufus du sol performing at Coachella? Oh wow, maybe it's time for me to go.
— Farthersky (@farthersky) January 3, 2019
Tickets for Coachella 2019 go on sale Saturday morning at 6am.