Luke Slater, Theo Parrish & more on Peats Ridge second line-up

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With nine years of festivities to its name, Peats Ridge has established itself as one of Australia’s leading New Year’s camp-outs, producing diverse line-ups while remaining true to its ethos of environmental sustainability. Back in August, the first round of names was announced for the 2012/2013 edition of the festival, headed by the ‘most requested band in the festival’s history’ John Butler Trio and celebrated soul group Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, with dance fans catered for by Krafty Kuts and A-Skillz, a Friendly Fires DJ set and plenty more.

Now comes the second instalment of acts, and there’s a killer addition at the top: none other than techno trailblazer Luke Slater, who’ll bring his touch of late-night, heads-down madness to Peats. Fans of Slater have been waiting for a while now for his return, and with the man having recently destroyed Berlin’s Berghain with a six-hour set, we’ll be in good hands. Also locked in is the Detroit legend with the deep record bags, Theo Parrish, electronica stalwart Gaudi and a long list of locals that includes The Tongue, Tijuana Cartel and Young Magic.

The festival is staged in Glenworth Valley, one of Australia’s most picturesque festival locations, where you can settle in and camp by the river. Peats Ridge Festival stretches from 29 December 2012 to 1 January 2013. Music is just one part of the Peats Ridge mix, with the promise of “art installations, kooky themed venues, multimedia, theatre, dance, cabaret, comedy, circus, and much, much more, all winding along the riverbank and dotted through a unique event site”.

The full Peats Ridge Festival line-up to date:

John Butler Trio
Friendly Fires (DJ Set)
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
Krafty Kuts vs A.Skillz
Kaki King
Luke Slater
The Black Seeds
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
The Herd
Theo Parrish
65 Days of Static
The Tongue
The Preatures
Fanny Lumsden & the Thrillseakers
The Liberators
Current Swell
The Guppies
All The Colours
Traveller & Fortune
The Delta Riggs
Little Bastard
Hatfitz and Cara
Kate Martin
Pear Shape
Winter People
Enola Fall
The Crooked Fiddle Band
The Green Mohaire Suits
Blood Red Shoes
Lime Cordiale
Nic Cassey
Will & The People
George & O’Sullivan
Tijuana Cartel
Chapelier Fou
Richard Cuthbert
Mat. McHugh & The Seperatista Sound System
The Cairos
Brian Campeau
Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes
Daily Meds
Belle and the Bone People
Electric Empire
Jones Jnr
Anabelle Kay
Northeast Party House
Hey Geronimo
Deseven Zyklus
Deep Sea Arcade
Microwave Jenny
Stuart Ridley (emagica)
The Medics
The Atlas Room
Young Magic
Cass Eager & The Velvet Rope
Bec Sandridge
King Tide
Half Moon Run
Elwood Myre
Wild Marmalade
Gung Ho
Electric Wire Hustle
Tokyo Denmark Sweden
Claude Hay
Sam Buckingham
Gold Fields
The Falls
Sam Westphalen
The Griswolds
Glass Towers
Tim Humphreys
Tin Sparrow
Valley Of Kings
Ganga Giri
Royston Vasie
Woe & Flutter