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A Gathering In The Forest Announces Lineup For 2018

A Gathering In The Forest Announces Lineup For 2018

Tuesday 31st October, 2017 1:59PM

Wellington music collective Eyegum have dropped the artist lineup for their annual A Gathering In The Forest festival to be held in February “somewhere near Whanganui”. It’s a smoking hot selection of local talent from throughout Aotearoa, highlights include singer-songwriter Anthonie Tonnon, catchy Dunedin punk-poppers Coyote, beat magician Mongo Skato, punk powerhouses Miss June, coldwave dance artists Elan Vital, and psychedelic pop rocker Being. Feast your eyes and ears on the full lineup below…

A Gathering In The Forest

Featuring… Anthonie Tonnon (solo), Aw B, Beatcomber, Being., Big Flip The Massive, Coyote, DJ Jaffy Jaff, Echo Children, Elan Vital, French for Rabbits, Grawlixes , Hot Drugs, Jeremy Corbyn Sound System, Lucky Jim, Miss June, Mongo Skato, Mothers Dearest, Polygon Suns, Quivers (AUS), Shenandoah Davis (USA), Shocking and Stunning, Terror of the Deep, The People, The Shadow Chateau, Tidal Rave, Transistor, Womb, Wren

Friday 2nd February to Tuesday 6th February, Whanganui
Tickets and more info available via

Here’s Miss June’s animated clip for recent single ‘I Don’t Wanna Be Your Dog’…

Watch the video for Coyote’s catchy single ‘Hypnosis’…

Listen to Being.’s popular debut single ‘High In Mind’…

Watch Anthonie Tonnon performing his new single ‘Two Free Hands’…

Press release:

Wellington based music crew Eyegum have announced their first lineup for the second year of their A Gathering in the Forest indie music festival.

Comprising bands from across the country as well as a few international acts, festival curator Joel Cosgrove says "we're pretty excited about the lineup, we hadn't planned on bringing any international acts over, but when some sweet bands ask to play, you don't say no".

The festival will follow a similar format to the first Gathering in the Forest, with one stage set in a picturesque valley near Whanganui, an extra day has been added (3 days and 3 nights of music) to allow more bands to preform.

Alongside the music Eyegum are also excited to announce partnerships with Whanganui's renown Lucky Bar in running an onsite bar, Lucky Jim's in running the festival food palace and the well-loved and treasured Jack Mitchell Anyon of Spacemonster and Article Cafe fame running the coffee, says Cosgrove "we're not mucking around this year, why faff around when you can get the best, people will roll with a lot of punches if they've got damn fine coffee to work with" and "Lucky Bar is Whanganui for a lot of touring bands, so if you can't play Lucky, you bring Lucky to you, seems like the sensible thing to do."

Lucky Jim's are rumoured to be buying a 25 kg bag of Special Blend, when asked to confirm this rumour, Jim refused to answer any questions.

Chief Builderer Frazer Dozer when asked about his thoughts on the festival said "leave me alone, I just want to build the things that need to be built and dig holes."

1st Lineup Announcement:

Anthony Tonnon (solo)

Aw B



Big Flip The Massive


DJ Jaffy Jaff

Echo Children

Elan Vital

French for Rabbits


Hot Drugs

Jeremy Corbyn Sound System

Lucky Jim

Miss June

Mongo Skato

Mothers Dearest

Polygon Suns

Quivers (AUS)

Shenandoah Davis (USA)

Shocking and Stunning

Terror of the Deep

The People

The Shadow Chateau

Tidal Rave





A second lineup announcement will be released later in the year.


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