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Courtney Barnett Added To Echo Festival Line-Up

Courtney Barnett Added To Echo Festival Line-Up

Tuesday 3rd November, 2015 9:12AM

Just when you think the line-up for Echo Festival couldn't get any bigger, organisers have gone and added wry songstress Courtney Barnett to the bill. The Aussie indie pop darling (who is in the country on a three-date tour later this week) will be joining the likes of The Flaming Lips, Kurt Vile and The Violators, Jamie XX, Disclosure, Mac DeMarco, and a bucketload of other awesome international and local acts. The festival, which was moved from the Bay of Plenty region to Auckland due to complications, will be held at Vector Arena and its surrounds and organisers are promising a carnival-type atmosphere to the area for the two-day event. Here are the details...

Echo Festival 2016
11 - 12 January, Vector Arena and Surrounds, Auckland

Featuring... Courtney Barnett, Jamie XX, Elliphant, Mac DeMarco, Kirin J. Callinan, Neddwellyn Jones, Beastwars, Die! Die! Die!, Aldous Harding, Dictaphone Blues, Mel Parsons, Maala, Anthonie Tonnon, Tom Lark, New Gum Sarn, Voom, Margaret, and Race Banyon, Alison Wonderland, Arthur Ahbez, Avalanche City, The Chills, C.W. Stoneking, The Datsuns, David Dallas & The Daylight Robbery, Disclosure, The Eastern, Fazerdaze, The Flaming Lips, Jordan Léser, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders, The Phoenix Foundation, P-Money, The Preatures, Racing, Tiny Ruins, Young Fathers.

Here's Barnett with the excellent video for 'Pedestrian At Best'...


Award-winning Australian Singer-Songwriter Courtney Barnett Added to Echo Festival Bill Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has been added to the line-up for the new Echo Festival being held in Auckland in January.

In the past year Courtney Barnett has emerged worldwide as an outstanding breakout artist and recently scooped three major gongs at the Australian Independent Record labels Association (AIR) Awards including Best Independent Artist and Best Independent Album, and last month opened for Blur on their US tour.

Courtney joins headliners Disclosure, The Flaming Lips and other internationals such as Jamie xx, Mac De Marco and Elliphant for the two-day festival held at Vector Arena on January 11 and 12.

In announcing Courtney Barnett today, festival director Paxton Talbot also revealed more details for Echo, a family-friendly festival with three stages.

The festival will open out from the Vector Arena into the adjacent open-air surrounds, streets and park to provide a street party atmosphere to accompany the indoor arena performances. Outdoors will include a major outdoor stage, art installations, street theatre, dance, markets, sumptuous food stalls and chill-out zones.

“It will be a real carnival outside with lots of hustle and bustle. There'll be plenty of colour with installations, live art including painting and graffiti, body and face painting, and some magical experiences during the night.

"We’re creating something very special at Vector Arena. It will be like nothing that’s been seen at this venue before. Echo will be a musical and cultural exploration with a line-up curated from the reaches of pop, rock, folk, electronica, psychedelia, blues, hip-hop, Americana, alternative and beyond.”

Also featuring on the music line-up for Echo Festival is Sydney’s hottest EDM DJ Alison Wonderland, Philadelphia’s rock troubadour Kurt Vile & The Violators, Scottish psychedelic hip-hop electro boy band Young Fathers, and Australian artists C.W. Stoneking, The Preatures, Jordan Léser, Kirin J. Callinan, Borneo, and pianist Neddwellyn Jones.

The New Zealand line-up for the festival features and iconic Dunedin pop band The Chills, The Datsuns, David Dallas & the Daylight Robbery, Avalanche City, Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders, Tiny Ruins, Racing, The Eastern, Fazerdaze, Arthur Ahbez, Beastwars, Die! Die! Die!, Aldous Harding, Dictaphone Blues, Mel Parsons, Maala, Anthonie Tonnon, Tom Lark, New Gum Sarn, Voom, The Libres, Margaret, and RaceBanyon.

Echo Festival takes place on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 January from midday to late at Vector Arena and surrounds.

Two day tickets are priced from $199* with single day tickets available from $119* per day. Children aged 12 years and under are free and youth tickets are available for those aged 13-16 years (14 years and under must be accompanied by an adult). Tickets are on sale from Friday 6 November through Ticketmaster and full details are available at *Service fees apply

McLaren Valley Music and Arts Festival tickets can be exchanged for Echo Festival tickets with a refund for the cost difference. Full refunds on festival and camping tickets are available from point of purchase. All refunds must be processed by Wednesday 18 November. For more information visit


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Echo Festival 2016 - CANCELLED
Mon 11th Jan
The Vector Arena, Auckland
Echo Festival 2016 - CANCELLED
Tue 12th Jan
The Vector Arena, Auckland