Don’t miss the FBi SMACs Festival

FBi SMACS Festival

Hey you! Wanna celebrate Sydney’s brightest talent/undiscovered gems at the first ever FBi SMACs Festival? We certainly do!

In association with Sydney Festival and Carriageworks, the festival is gonna be sick, and has just got a whole lot sicker, with a second round of artists having just been added to the already impressive local lineup.

Joining some of Sydney’s most exciting new voices are technicolour superstar Wave Racer​, surf­pop duo Hockey Dad​, avant­pop heroine Montaigne​, FBi’s Northern Lights winners The Walking Who​, and Gideon Bensen ​of The Preatures.

Forward-­thinking producers Ribongia ​and Moonbase Commander​ will step into the FBi Click Rave Cave presented by MoVement, alongside Black Vanilla, Dro Carey​, Wordlife​ and more.

A semi-­regular guest to the FBi studios and worthy opponent in the Sydney Community Cup AFL match, DJ Albo (yes, that Albo) will make his festival debut at the FBi SMACs. Anthony Albanese​, Federal Member for Grayndler, will keep the crowd entertained between bands.

This new round of artists completes a massive Sydney-­only bill, including Cosmo’s Midnight, Tuka, Dustin Tebbutt, Vallis Alps, Palms, Fishing, Shining Bird, Holy Balm, Gordi ​and more (see full lineup below).

Alongside the stellar lineup of music, the festival will showcase Sydney’s most exciting artists. Be surprised and delighted by immersive works from shape shifting dance performer Bhenji Ra​, dog-­loving mystic David Capra​, feminist hysterics Hissy Fit​, playful sculpture artist Lewis Doherty​, sisters Michaela and Claudia Gleave collaborating for the first time, and installation artist Rosie Deacon (whose work is pictured, top) ​building a riotously colourful mini golf course.

In addition to some of Sydney’s best eats, festival goers will be able to fill their bellies at Molto Benet, a traditional Italian BBQ created by sophisticated lover Donny Benet​.

The festival builds on the success of the annual FBi SMAC Awards in recognising Sydney’s creative trailblazers, with many past and current FBi SMAC Award nominees featured on the bill.

View the full lineup on the shiny new FBi Radio website. ­

WHEN: Sunday 10 January 2016, midday – ­10pm

WHO: Wave Racer, Hockey Dad, Montaigne, The Walking Who, Ribongia, Moonbase Commander, Gideon Bensen, DJ Albo, Cosmo’s Midnight, Tuka, Dustin Tebbutt , Vallis Alps, Black Vanilla, Dro Carey, Palms, Fishing, Shining Bird, Holy Balm, Gordi, Wordlife, B Wise, World Champion, Sampa the Great, Polish Club, Coda Conduct, Dreems, Adi Toohey

ART​ supported by The Keir Foundation: Bhenji Ra, David Capra, Hissy Fit, Lewis Doherty, Michaela and Claudia Gleave, Rosie Deacon

WHERE: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, Sydney.

TICKETS: First release: $49+BF (FBi Supporters: $39+BF). On sale from Sydney Festival and Ticketmaster