5 up-and-coming acts from The Gum Ball that you can’t afford to miss

Having run for thirteen years, The Gum Ball have pretty much perfected the art of putting on a music festival.

The 2017 instalment of the festival was met with widespread acclaim, boasting a lineup that included Regurgitator, Kim Churchill, Gareth Liddiard, and heaps more. Now our bodies are ready for more, as the festival returns in 2018.

This years lineup includes Remi, The Bamboos, The Aints (playing The Saints), and many more. We are beyond excited.

Heading along to The Gum Ball Festival this year? Do yourself a favour and check out these five acts that you’re not going to wanna miss.

Thunder Fox

Fresh off the release of their insanely infectious new single Two For One, Thunder Fox will be bringing their unique, weird, and colourful explosion of energy to the Gum Ball stage this year.

The Sydney six-piece promise to be one of the most entertaining bands of the weekend, delivering a set of sexy, funky tunes that you won’t be able to resist dancing to.

Look out for some brilliantly bizarre outfits from these guys too.


The gospel-like music of Adelaide three-piece Wanderers will seep right down into your soul.

Having developed a mesmerising live show and having played some big festival stages such as WOMADelaide, Wanderers are set to tear apart the Gum Ball stage this April.

With a set of two incredible EPs under their belts, Wanderers have damn near perfected their soulful, roots-rock sound. Don’t miss your chance.


Okay, these guys are definitely not ‘up-and-coming,’ but they’re definitely not someone you wanna miss either. Hence, I’ve gone ahead and included them in the list anyway.

Formed in Brisbane during the 1990s, Screamfeeder are one of the most important, and perhaps under-recognised, bands in Aussie music.

Now they’re back together, bringing their fuzzy, indie-rock to The Gum Ball stage. Make a good decision – don’t miss them.

Coda Chroma

Made up of Kate Lucas and Damien Charles, Coda Chroma create sprawling soundscapes of delicate instrumentation and stunning vocals.

Influenced by The Beatles and Beethoven, the duo will bring their musical chops to Gum Ball for a set that will undoubtedly be one of the festival’s best.

Lennie Tranter & The Bagism Revelation

With a distinctive vocal style reminiscent of Paul McCartney and the Gallagher brothers, Lennie Tranter has developed a unique songwriting style that is infectious and upbeat.

Lennie & The Bagism Revelation’s live show has been developed into one of the best around, so don’t miss your chance to see it first hand.

The band are also set to be doing a run of NSW shows in march, so keep an eye out.

Check all the details to The Gum Ball over at their website.