April Sun will be Victoria’s first ‘normal’ large-scale festival since the pandemic hit

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April Sun will be Victoria’s first ‘normal’ large-scale festival since the pandemic hit

Words by Will Brewster

It all kicks off in two weeks.

Is this real life? Is this fantasy? Either way, it looks like April Sun is going to be the biggest live music extravaganza to hit Victoria since the onset of the pandemic in 2020.

Discover all the latest Tour News here.

The news coincides with the today’s confirmation that the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services have downgraded COVIDSafe measures for events with a capacity under 5000 pax.

While the festival will maintain staunch COVIDSafe protocols regardless, the organisers behind April Sun have confirmed that today’s news will mean punters can enter each event just as they would any general admission event.

This means that April Sun will allow attendees to break free of the seats, tables, pods and zones that have dictated the last six months of live music events in favour of a free-flowing festival setup – and yes, dancing is back on the cards.

On top of today’s news, April Sun have also fleshed out their 2021 festivities with the addition of more acts to their already loaded programme.

Foura, Teymori (DJ set) and Chamberlain are now locked in to join OPIUO and BLANKE on Sunday April 25, with Lisi and Talakai being announced as opening acts for CHILLINIT’s back-to-back headline shows on Friday April 30 and Saturday May 1.

Revisit the full lineup for April Sun below.

April Sun 2021

Thursday April 15: The Church & Bob Evans

Friday April 16: Future Classic Presents – G FLIP, Touch Sensitive, Sycco & Thomas Headon

Saturday April 17: POOF DOOF DAY DOOF feat; Sneaky Sound System, Electric Fields, Jawbreakers, Yo!Mafia, Sgt Slick, YUMMY, Fisty, Jimi The Kween and Argonaut and more. 

Thursday April 22: You Am I, Magic Dirt, Dallas Crane & The Casanovas 

Friday April 23: Leo Sayer, Marcia Hines & Kylie Auldist

Saturday April 24: Thick As Thieves: Boots, Brian Fantana, T_REK & Casey Leaver

Sunday April 25: OPIUO & BLANKE w/ Foura, Teymori and Chamberlain

Thursday April 29: Cosmo’s Midnight, Eves Karydas & ASHWARYA 

Friday April 30: CHILLINIT, Lisi & Talakai

Saturday May 1: CHILLINIT, Lisi & Talakai

Sunday May 2: Hiatus Kaiyote, Harvey Sutherland (LIVE), Grevious Bodily Calm & Kee’ahn

Find out more about all shows and grab your tickets via April Sun.