BASSINTHEGRASS – Festival
Festivals Darwin 2024, 18 May 2024 at Mindil Beach Darwin, with a truly iconic lineup. With massive international artist Macklemore, the beloved aussie band Jet, the iconic duo of Bag Raiders, and the all-time classics Bliss N Eso, it’s a festival you wouldn’t want to miss!
Line Up- Bag Raiders, Bliss N Eso, Coterie, J-Milla, Kinder, King Stingray, Macklemore, Mashd N Kutcher, Middle Kids, Northlane, Sam Divine.
Multi-diamond certified and GRAMMY award-winning artist Macklemore will make BASSINTHEGRASS 2024 one to remember when he takes to the stage at Mindil Beach.
One of the world’s most famous artists, Macklemore has a whopping total of 13.2 billion combined streams to date, and more than five billion views on his music videos. He is one of the most successful independent artists of the 21st century and is one of only two rappers to have a diamond-certified single (‘Thrift Shop’).
With other chart-topping tunes to his name, including ‘Same Love’, ‘Can’t Hold Us’ and ‘Downtown’, BASS goers can expect a set to remember from Macklemore, who released his third studio album BEN, featuring Aussie music icon Tones and I, in 2023.
J-MILLA is a proud member of the Marranungu people, the traditional landowners of Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory. He has carved out his space on the hip-hop landscape as a powerful lyricist with a bangin’ flow.
A Darwin local, J-MILLA’s life was hard from the get-go. Losing himself in music and storytelling got him through it, and it was this part of his culture he clung to. When he noticed the power of narrative and its influence on those around him, mainly his brothers and sister, J-MILLA’s passion for writing lyrics and telling his own stories began.
J-MILLA used this passion like a weapon to maintain a healthy mental state for himself and his siblings. His lyrical content swings between deep societal commentary and bangin’ club vibes.
J-MILLA made history when his performance at the remote community of Wadeye was live streamed on TikTok in 2023.
KING STINGRAY Performing at their first BASSINTHEGRASS, King Stingray is a story of lifelong friendship and two cultures coming together. Growing up in Yirrkala in North-East Arnhem Land, founding members Yirrŋa Yunupiŋu (frontman) and Roy Kellaway (guitar) have been making music together for as long as they can remember.
Yirrŋa and Roy formed King Stingray with mates Dimathaya Burarrwanga (rhythm guitar, backing vocals and yidaki), Campbell Messer (bass) and Lewis Stiles (drums) in 2019 before welcoming yidaki-master Yimila Gurruwiwi in 2022. The band blends ancient Indigenous melodies with surf, indie and funk influences to create their unique “Yolŋu surf-rock” sound, which has captivated the nation.
Darwin Fringe Festival is an annual tropical community arts festival with bite. Explore Darwin as more than 300 artists present up to 100 shows and experiences. From theatre, cabaret and comedy to visual arts, more than ten art forms are showcased – including some that might be made up.
From the curated hub venues to the open access general program, the Darwin Fringe is the largest platform for emerging, independent and experimental arts in the Top End – it’s the best way to connect with Territorian talent.
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