Launch Music Festival announces inaugural lineup

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If there’s one thing the faceplant that was last year’s Heatwave festival, the downsizing of the long-running Big Day Out and the recent crop of failed festivals (including Bam!, Blueprint, Ultra Beats 3000, Mission to Launch, Lost Weekend and Safari Beats) has taught us, it’s that successfully running a festival in today’s economic climate is no mean feat.

But undeterred by the increasingly competitive festival market, newcomer Launch Music Festival has announced that it will be holding its inaugural event this October. The festival’s choice of venue is the Showgrounds of Toowoomba, a town located about 120 kilometres from Brisbane that’s best known as the home of Gospel music festival Easterfest.

Launch has announced The Potbelleez as the headliners for the festival’s debut outing. Electro-house duo Bombs Away are also set to appear, backed up by a less-prolific assembly of local acts. Early bird tickets will set you back $88, while second release tickets are going for $99 and VIP tickets are $165 a pop. Head to the Launch website for more info.

Launch Music Festival lineup:

The Potbelleez
Bombs Away
Ivan Gough
Nick Skitz
Mobin Master
Denzal Park
Mr Wilson DJ
Rave Radio ft. Xamplify
Dave Winnel
DJ Johnny Mac
Murray Brown
MC Kitch
DJ Kayli
Antiheros
Mr. Short
+ More to be announced

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jarrie

jarrie said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

This reeks of failure already....

Phesath

Phesath said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

I bet it doesn't even take off...

*ba dom tish*

Wouldz

Wouldz said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

A hundred bucks for a festival headlined by Potbelleez and Bombs Away?

Really?

anarky

anarky said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

Can't wait for this...............................................and the hilarious articles that will follow

Sheng86

Sheng86 said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

Nick Skitz ! Bhahahaha Skitzmix 139 launch ! can't wait !

special ed

special ed said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

on one hand i dont imagine toowoomba gets many dance festivals, so they probably would love one.
on the other hand they probably wish it wasn't this

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

what a great line-up ! some true legends there, excuse me while i take a step back to point and laugh.

Ruckusboy

Ruckusboy said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

hahahahahahahaha the worst line up I've ever seen. You get better line up at club nights in melbourne
EPIC FAIL

mitchpk

mitchpk said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

I grew up about 100m from the Toowoomba Showgrounds. This will be perfect for Toowoomba's clubbing population, but I feel sorry for my parents...

sifu02

sifu02 said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

The organisers must seem to like pissing away their money...give me some!

thunderbot

thunderbot said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

what do you think a VI-FKN-P ticket will get you?

mighty toy

mighty toy said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

Some pretty steep pricing for the lineup

RunningWithScissors

RunningWithScissors said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

sounds like you guys are just jealous

mlirosi

mlirosi said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

more to be announced...i heard daft punk was headlining from my friends sisters hairdresser

LOKIAU

LOKIAU said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

prices don't match the lineup.

Ben Royal

Ben Royal said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

This will either be really smart because Toowomba doesn't get any dance festivals so will embrace this or a complete failure because the residents wont pay that to attend. It all depends on how the locals and local venues embrace the concept.

Time will tell.

It would be almost impossible to sell that lineup for that price in capital cities though. Wouldnt they get 1 international like Sidney Sampson or Ian Carey to help sell it?

BassIIC

BassIIC said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

no comment on the line up... *cough* sh*t! tickets are too expensive... they should at least halve it...

SANDSHREW

SANDSHREW said on the 3rd Jul, 2012


DEEZ NUTS SAYS WHATS UP

RunningWithScissors

RunningWithScissors said on the 3rd Jul, 2012

if you can't afford $100 maybe get a job?

jamwildway

jamwildway said on the 3rd Jul, 2012

Maybe add The Presets to the bill for a more rounded line-up

SeanFromSydney

SeanFromSydney said on the 3rd Jul, 2012

BRB booking flights to toowoomba

Digitalgrub

Digitalgrub said on the 3rd Jul, 2012

It could work, but the ticket prices are double what they should be. The audience for this won't want to spend that much on a festival with that lineup, unless there is a really strong local scene...

johno182

johno182 said on the 5th Jul, 2012

i think its good that the community of toowoomba is being spoiled with such an event right at the doorstep.
everyone said the easterfest event would fail and now look at it, booming more than ever and no plans at stopping
haters gona hate, gangas gona gang,