Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Spoon Stirs Festival; Pineapple Rings in Top Bands for Big Debut

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Spoon Stirs Festival; Pineapple Rings in Top Bands for Big Debut

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Byline: MEGAN MACKANDER

A CONVOY of Australia's best acts will pack their guitars and head to the Coast for the inaugural Big Pineapple Music Festival next year.

The official line-up will be released this morning, with Birds of Tokyo and Grinspoon the headliners.

Regurgitator, British India, Black Seeds, Hermitude and Ash Grunwald will help light up the stage on April 20.

Festival co-directors Brendan Weatherill and Mark Pico said there was a healthy mix of rock, roots, reggae and electronica on the festival's first line-up.

aFor a first-up festival we are absolutely stoked at the line-up we've been able to pull together,a Mr Pico said.

aWe were really mindful of making this a festival that hopefully everyone could afford to come to and enjoy, so we set the earlybird price at $65 which should make people very happy.a

Mr Pico said he was blown away to see the crowd in awe after Regurgitator packed out the 1200-person capacity Brisbane venue HiFi two nights in a row recently. …

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