First Lineup Announced For Lines Of Flight Festival 2019

First Lineup Announced For Lines Of Flight Festival 2019

Friday 14th December, 2018 3:34PM

Dunedin's long-running celebration of experimental music, noise and outward sounds Lines of Flight have unveiled their senses-expanding first lineup of artists to appear at the biennial festival in 2019. International and local artists converging upon the multi-night affair include Melbourne groups Torrential Brain and Is There A Hotline?, legendary local free noise supergroup A Handful of Dust, Wellington turntable virtuoso Alphabethead (of The All Seeing Hand), Michael Morley's solo project Gate, Gorge (featuring Bek Coogan of Cortina) and a whole lot more. Scope out the info revealed so far here...

Lines Of Flight 2019

Thursday 21st March - Dunedin Public Art Gallery, The Octagon, Dunedin (7.30pm start)
Friday 22nd March - Pioneer Hall, Port Chalmers (7.30pm start)
Saturday 23rd March - Pioneer Hall, Port Chalmers (afternoon show - 1.30pm start)
Saturday 23rd March - Pioneer Hall, Port Chalmers (evening show - 7.30pm start)

Featuring... Torrential Brain (AUS), Alphabethead, Sewage (with Jeff Henderson), A Handful of Dust, Is There A Hotline? (AUS), Gate, Cave and Bush, K-Group, UMU w/ Lady Lazer Light, Gorge, Space Wolf 2, DJ Kiran Dass + more to be announced

Listen to Gate's 'Trees' from his 2010 album A Republic Of Sadness...


Experience A Handful Of Dust's exploratory 'The Mirror Of Simple Souls' from their 1995 7" single In The House Of Voluntary...


Here's Alphabethead's 'The Red Planet' from his 2017 album Topography...


Listen To Sewage's 'Sub​-​SetSetSetSet' from last year's Immobilised and Digested (Live) collection...


Press release:

The much-loved Lines of Flight festival returns to Dunedin in March 2019. First held in 2000 in conjunction with the first Dunedin Fringe Festival and including a 2012 one-off in post-quake Christchurch, the biennial festival of experimental music will be celebrating its eleventh season.

The 2019 lineup features a mix of local, national, and international performers. Among those already confirmed are Melbourne guitar/drum duo Torrential Brain, Wellington turntablist extraordinaire Alphabethead, Aotearoa free-noise godfathers A Handful of Dust, drone maestro K-Group, and Dunedin free jazz act Sewage (with Auckland saxophonist Jeff Henderson). Melbourne’s dream improvisers Is There A Hotline?, Hermione Johnson and Nell Thomas’ keyboard duo Cave and Bush, the Dead C’s Michael Morley with his solo guitar project Gate, multi-media minimalist trancers UMU with Lady Lazer Light, female noise-rockers Gorge and the Futurians/LSD Fundraiser guitar combo Space Wolf 2 are also on the bill, with more acts to be announced. Kiran Dass will be providing her superlative DJing skills as part of the festival.

The music is diverse and extends across a wide range of genres, eg improvisation, rock, jazz, noise, folk and electronic, with all performers having a common approach to pushing musical boundaries.

The festival will be held over four shows, to be held at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and the Port Chalmers Pioneer Hall. Each show will have separate musical acts, with many accompanied by projected experimental film.

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