Yours and Owls will be throwing the housewarming of all housewarmings this October, and they invite you all to help them christen their new home for the next three years, The University of Wollongong.
B.Y.O willingness to lose yourself in the music, the moments, own it, and never let it go for two whole days.
Great vibes and exceptional entertainment will be provided. No gifts, please! The last three festivals sold out in record time; we suggest not resting on your laurels!
Yours & Owls Festival 2023
Bakar| Broods |Chet Faker
Descendents | Earl Sweatshirt
Golden Features | Hilltop Hoods
Hobo Johnson | Lil Tjay | Masego
Meg Mac | Ocean Alley | Oliver Tree | Peach Pit
Safia | Vera Blue
Angel Du$t | Big Wett | Daily J | Dice | Ekkstacy | Fazerdaze
Forest Claudette | James Marriott | King Mala | Old Mervs
Pacific Avenue | Phony Ppl | Redhook | Royel Otis
RVG | Shag Rock | Sorry | Teen Jesus And The Jean Teasers
Teenage Dads | The Grogans | The Rions | The Terrys
The Vanns | Tia Gostelow | Wallice
Babyface Mal | | Billy Otto | | Full Flower Moon Band
Girl And Girl | Go-Jo | Lazywax | | Phoebe Go | Possehot
Rum Jungle | Stevan | Stumps | These New South Whales | Towns | YB| Wiigz
Das Shmelthaus Line Up
Object Blue B2B, TSVI, Cleo, Club Angel, DJ PGZ, Kornél Kovács, Lauren Hansom B2B Mike Who, Luca Lozano, Sam Alfred, Seb Wildblood, Skatebard, Tangela.
October 14 & 15, 2023, University of Wollongong
Pre Sale Tickets 8 am AEST Wed June 28 (enter the Audience Republic Comp by registering for pre-sale here: https://bit.ly/YAO23Presale)
General On Sale Tickets 8 am AEST Thur June 29
Yours and Owls are delighted to introduce your Gong Christmas memory makers for 2023 and are excited beyond belief to welcome international artists back for the first time since 2020! They join a collection of Australian music royalty and future music icons, drum machine roll, please ….
Known for bridging the gap between Indie, hip-hop, punk and rock, genre-bending British artist Bakar will flow from the runways of Paris, where he soundtracked Givenchy’s Fall/Winter 23 Men’s show during Paris Fashion Week, to Yours and Owls! Bakar, who has a knack for delivering captivating lyrics and melodic beats, has been captivating his community of over 3.5M+ monthly listeners on Spotify with his unique brand of music, supporting the likes of Travis Scott and playing festivals like Reading & Leeds.
Aotearoa’s introspective ethereal pop duo Broods have been wooing the collective since 2013 with their decadent, floating indie tones; they have amassed over a billion streams across multiple platforms to date. The ten-time New Zealand Music Award winners have collaborated with the likes of Lorde, Tove Lo, and toured with the pop queen herself, Taylor Swift!
Platinum-selling, Helpmann and multiple ARIA Award-winning Chet Faker returns to Australia for his first local live show since 2015 under the original moniker that made him a household name, new music in hand, and we are here for it! A world-renowned singer, songwriter, and producer whose atmospheric sonic landscapes, both live and recorded, have captured a worldwide fanbase.
Since first emerging from (and defining) the Southern California pop-punk scene in 1978, the legendary Descendents have continued to declare war on mediocrity; they have released classic after classic, from their landmark 1982 LP ‘Milo Goes to College’ through to 2022’s ‘9th & Walnut’! Eight studio albums, five EP’s, decades of endless global touring and consistently inspiring and educating generations of adolescents on the laws of punk rock by encouraging them to boldly launch into the mosh pit; we welcome the band of Milo Aukerman (vocals), Bill Stevenson (drums), Stephen Egerton (guitar), and Karl Alvarez (bass) to the Gong in 2023!
Grammy-nominated prodigiously gifted writer, lyricist and producer Earl Sweatshirt has cemented himself as one of the foremost culturally relevant MC’s in the game since the release of his seminal mixtape ‘Earl’ at just sixteen years old! Known for his reflective lyrics, technical dexterity and distinctively relaxed flow, he has released numerous critically acclaimed LP’s, most recently 2022’s ‘SICK!’.
Two platinum and six gold ARIA certifications for his tracks and with over 275 million global streams, everyone’s favourite producer and mesmerising beat maker, Golden Features, will bring his deep house dance to Gong Christmas! Fresh off the back of announcing the release of his second studio LP, ‘Sisyphus’, the follow-up to his #1 ARIA Dance Chart debut LP ‘Sect’ (2018) and releasing brand new banger ‘Flesh’ this month. Golden Features has been delivering his face-melting live shows across the globe since 2014 to critical acclaim, playing major festivals and selling out headline shows, cementing his place in the Australian electronic music royal family!
Hilltop Hoods need no introduction, multi-platinum, Australian Hip-Hop royalty who consistently push and redefine the frontiers of rap. The legacy of Hilltop Hoods is undeniable. Their unparalleled career speaks for itself with Ten ARIA awards; six #1 Albums; #1 most streamed artist on Spotify two years running; sold-out arena tours and over 60 x Platinum accreditations and counting. They kicked off 2023, making history gathering the most song entries into the triple J Hottest 100 to date. 2022 saw them sell out arenas across the country off the back of the release of their sixth #1 studio album ‘The Great Expanse’, bow down!
Sacramento spoken word poetry, punk, folk, rapper Hobo Johnson, aka Frank Lopes, cultivated the moniker Hobo Johnson after being kicked out of his parent’s house and left to live in his ’94 Corolla. He has been propelling his way to the top via viral homegrown style videos showcasing his singularity, an amalgamation of spoken word poetry, punk, folk and rap backed by his band The Lovemakers ever since!
Raised in an NYC neighbourhood saturated with gang culture, New York heartthrob Lil Tjay survived adult sins and consequences before he was old enough to drive, eventually earning himself a year of incarceration. Upon release, the studio would be his saving grace and destiny. His first recording, the heartless yet catchy ‘Resume’
followed by ‘Brothers’, would earn him his first Internet viral smash and result in streaming stats in the millions. He’s since collaborated with several prominent musicians, such as YG, Pop Smoke, Tory Lanez & 6LACK. Tjay survived a near-fatal shooting in 2022 and is back with a vengeance; we are stoked to welcome him to Yours and Owls.
It’s 2023, and the SAX is BACK! Jamaican-born, American-raised, multitalented musical wizard Masego brings his signature blend of trap, house and jazz that is nothing short of supernatural! This magician taught himself to play cello, drums, piano, guitar and saxophone! After gaining attention thanks to his online videos of live looping, on the spot beat-making and improved sax over other artists’ beats. His debut LP ‘Lady, Lady’ landed in 2018, and he has since been busy producing and guesting on numerous recordings with the likes of Kehlani, Ro James, and Drake, and released a live EP ‘Capitol Cut’ and single ‘Garden Party’ with Big Boi and JID before his own single ‘Say You Want Me’ in 2022.
Entrancing Sydney powerhouse vocalist Meg Mac’s whirlwind career began back in 2014, when aged 23, she’d been shot into the spotlight by winning Triple J’s ‘Unearthed Artist of the Year’ title. Her debut 2017 album ‘Low Blows’ reached #2 in the Australian charts and by the time of 2019 follow-up LP ‘Hope’, the singer had racked up a bunch of ARIA nominations (the Aussie equivalent of the BRITs or GRAMMYs), a track feature on HBO’s ‘Girls’ and a US tour supporting D’Angelo! After moving to the country to clear her head, she returned in 2022 to release her stunning third studio LP ‘Matter Of Time’ to further critical acclaim.
Ocean Alley have mesmerised audiences worldwide with their infectious melody lines and memorable blend of psychedelic-surf-rock since their inception in 2011. October 2022 saw the release of the band’s fourth album, ‘Low Altitude Living’. Hailing from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, this talented collective has carved a distinct niche for themselves with their infectious melodies, smooth harmonies, and enthralling live performances. With their breakout hit ‘Confidence’ in 2018, Ocean Alley gained widespread recognition, propelling them to international success.
If you think you have Oliver Tree figured out, think again. For the past ten years, this platinum-selling vocalist, producer, writer, director, and performance artist has boldly explored the intersection of art and entertainment and his new and final album ‘Cowboy Tears’, sees him carefully crafting a “cowboy emo” aesthetic, unlike anything you’ve seen or heard! The Santa Cruz native has already established himself as a ground-breaking artist in the worlds of music, comedy and action sports as he creates the musical equivalent of immersive theatre for his legions of fans. Whether you’re here for the shimmering hooks, high-art aesthetic, personal reckonings or just a healthy dose of social commentary, you’ve come to the right place, partner.
The wistful grooves, glassy guitars, and sun-kissed melodies will be delivered care of Vancouver quartet Peach Pit! Their self-titled 2016 single ‘Peach Pit’ gained over 100 million streams and counting. Singles from their 2017 debut LP, ‘Being So Normal’, ‘Tommy’s Party’ and ‘Alrighty Aphrodite’ both surpassed 165 million Spotify streams as they graced the bills of festivals such as Shaky Knees Festival, Bonnaroo, Firefly Festival and many more. Their latest LP ‘From 2 to 3’ dropped in 2022; we can’t wait to see how it plays out live!
Canberra’s most successful electronic pop trio and festival favourites Safia’s theatrical stage show has earned them a reputation as one of Australia’s best live acts. They take the expansive sonic worlds they create and turn them into a jaw-dropping live experience. A #2 ARIA for their 2016 debut LP ‘Internal’ and APRA Award for Dance Work Of The Year, they have collaborated with an envious list of acts like Peking Duk and Alison Wonderland.
ARIA nominee and APRA Award Winner Vera Blue is peerless when it comes to vocal delivery; the platinum pipped singer/songwriter has consistently delivered breathtakingly flawless live shows and released a string of hit singles, three making it into the triple j Hottest 100, has 2022 LP ‘Mercurial’ the stunning follow up to her 2017 debut ‘Perennial’ has cemented her spot as the electro pop feminist the world wants and needs!
Will be joined by;
Baltimore genre blending punk rock supergroup Angel Du$t, Perth alt-rock four-piece DICE, Vancouver’s anxious, aggressive, breakneck punk, doom-scroller EKKSTACY, Aotearoa singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Fazerdaze, Dandenong old school soul, R & B pop songwriter Forest Claudette, Brighton-based alternative musician & multidisciplinary creative James Marriott, Los Angeles alternative pop artist KiNG MALA, and your fav rock n roll boy band, Gerringong’s Pacific Avenue.
Brooklyn’s classically trained five-man r & b, funk, jazz band Phony Ppl, Sydney’s attitude-filled, relatable alternative rock outfit Redhook, Sydney Dream pop duo Royel Otis, Melbourne post-punk darlings RVG, Brisbane indie surf rockers Shag Rock, Brixton’s Windmill scene grunge, trap, and shoegazers Sorry and Riot Grrrl esque Canberrans Teen Jesus and The Jean Teasers.
Melbourne indie four-piece Teenage Dads and Melbourne surf, punk, blues, garage, psych, rockabilly and reggae trio The Grogans. Northern Beaches indie rockers The Rions, your new favourite surf-indie outfit Gerringong’s The Terrys, Kiama’s indie rock kings The Vanns, Brisbane indie powerhouse Tia Gostelow and Los Angeles indie pop queen Wallice.
Plus, a long list of possible new Aussie discoveries for your expanding music collection, including Babyface Mal, Big Wett, Billy Otto, Daily J (NZ), Full Flower Moon Band, Girl and Girl, Go-Jo, Lazywax, Old Merve, Phoebe Go, Posseshot, Rum Jungle, Stevan, Stumps, These New South Whales, Towns, YB, WIIGZ, Archie, Blue Vedder, Dust, Flowertruck, Garage Sale, Greatest Hits, Gut Health, Hallie, Lucy Sugerman, Nerve Damage, Our Carlson, Pirra, Sesame Girl, Terminal Sleep, The Empty Threats, Bronte Alva, Busty, Charbel, Chimers, Chloe Dadd, Circadia, Drift, J.Rumz, Kid Pharaoh, Kloker, Lizzie Jack and The Beanstalks, Major Arcana, MFV, The Morning Star, Plastic Bath, Private Wives, Rickys Breath, Steve Bourk, Tawny Port, and The Sweaty Bettys.
Das Shmelthaus returns with a stacked lineup to melt your brain into Christmas, featuring Object Blue B2B, TSVI, Cleo, Club Angel, DJ PGZ, Kornél Kovács, Lauren Hansom B2B Mike Who, Luca Lozano, Sam Alfred, Seb Wildblood, Skatebard and Tangela.
Yours and Owls will take over the University of Wollongong campus for two days, igniting the UOW’s grounds, lush green ovals and hidden laneways to the sounds and sights of some of the world’s and Australia’s best talent. University of Wollongong frame provides several all-weather solutions to ensure Yours and Owls is more robust against all possible weather conditions, so they will see you there, rain, hail, and hopefully shine!
Stay tuned for more announcements regarding the scrumptious food and beverage offerings; drop your email here for news direct to your inbox yoursandowlsfestival.com.au or follow Yours and Owls socials.
Stay The Night:
Wollongong and the surrounding areas offer a wide range of accommodation options to suit every budget; including camping which is located on Fairy Meadow beach at Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort head over to yoursandowlsfestival.com.au for details.
Pre Sale Tickets 8 am AEST Wed June 28 (enter the Audience Republic Comp by registering for pre-sale here: https://bit.ly/YAO23Presale)
General On Sale Tickets 8 am AEST Thur June 29 via Moshtix
Luxe Out VIP Style:
Purchase or upgrade to a VIP package for a truly unforgettable, luxurious and extremely comfortable festival experience!
As a VIP guest at Yours and Owls 2023, you’ll enjoy a range of exclusive perks and benefits, including:
⦁ Priority entry via the VIP-only entrance lane into the festival
⦁ Exclusive premium food and beverage offerings
⦁ VIP concierge service to help out with any and all festival needs
⦁ An exclusive VIP bar with hang-out space located in view of the Main Stage
⦁ Access to our VIP lounge space at the Young Henry’s Pub, where you can relax in style, comfort, and air-conditioning! (Limited capacity)
⦁ Complimentary snacks
⦁ Private restrooms
⦁ Complimentary lockers and cloak service at the VIP hub (Limited availability)
⦁ Complimentary phone charging service
⦁ Complimentary Wi-Fi
⦁ Glam bar for make-up touch-ups, glitz and sparkles
⦁ Surprise experiences – take a chance and let us treat you!
Our VIP package is designed to provide you with a luxurious and hassle-free festival experience, allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy all the excitement and entertainment without the dense crowds or lines.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience our festival like a true VIP!
Moshtix is the only authorised ticket seller for Yours and Owls and all tickets must be purchased through Moshtix to be valid at the gate. Fans will be able to control their tickets via their Moshtix account which will include the ability to change the name on the ticket, resell their ticket (via private link), resend their tickets to themselves and access Moshtix Fan Experience.
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Wanna volunteer? Submit your application here.
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to our partners for 2023: triple j, RISE Fund, University of Wollongong, Destination Wollongong, Young Henrys, Red Bull, Sailor Jerrys, Monkey Shoulder, Fellr, 100 Souls, Brookvale Union, Jose Cuervo and Archie Rose.
See you in October!