Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain reveals outstanding lineup for 2016

Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain Festival is renowned for boasting a diverse line up of obscure talent and some of the country’s most virile young artists, both visual and musical, and 2016 is no exception.

Sugar Mountain line up 2016

Taking place on Saturday January 23rd at the Victorian College of the Arts and thhe Melbourne Arts Precinct, the lineup features the likes of Aussie legends Courtney Barnett and Dirty Three, plus British electro-pop icons Hot Chip, headlining the festivities.

Local talent will be represented by acts like Royal Headache, Harvey Sutherland and City Calm Down, while the lineup also boast some solid international performances from Viet Cong and Julio Bashmore.

Sugar Mountain also boasts an array of talented visual artists including Japanese audiovisual visionary NONOTAK and stage design from SIBLING.

Tickets go on sale October 19th via the Sugar Mountain Website.

Check out the lineup announcement video below:


Hot Chip
Dirty Three
Courtney Barnett
Julio Bashmore
Royal Headache
Viet Cong
Empress Of
Tim Sweeney
Tom Trago
Kate Tempest
Roland Tings
Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda
Total Giovanni
City Calm Down
Sampa the Great
Kate Miller
Laila Sakini
Research & Development

Artist Program:

NONOTAK (Japan/France – world premiere)
Daniel Askill (Aust. exclusive)
fuse* (Italy – Aust. exclusive)
Nic Hamilton
Yahna Fookes x Martha Zakarya
Prue Stent x Honey Long x Clare Longley