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Sunday Safari 2012 Opening Party

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After months of anticipation from local crowds and the wider population of the Northern Rivers, Sunday Safari is back at the Byron Bay Brewery on September 16.

Becoming one of the most talked-about and sold-out events locally, Harvest Promotions have outdone themselves providing a smorgasbord of national talent including Flume (live), The Aston Shuffle (DJ set), Millions (live), Gung Ho (live), Fairchild Republic (live), The Ottomans (live), Surecut Kids as well as Linda Marigliano and the Future Classic Djs.

Over the past few months, Sydneysider Flume has ignited onto the electronica music scene as one of the most talked about producers in Australia. Flume is the solo project for Harley Streten – one half of the duo What So Not. Most will know him for his recent remix of Hermitude’s “HyperParadise” but news has just dropped that his debut album will be released in November. The boy is sure to impress this Safari (main picture).

Also joining the party is Canberra duo The Aston Shuffle with their unmistakable blend of big dance floor vibes and aurally striking hooks. Their live show is a sensory altering and visual-heavy production that has fast redefined the traditional role of the “DJ” in Australia as they step out from behind the decks and immerse themselves in the realm of live techno musicianship. Be prepared for a set to remember.

Former Triple J Unearthed Brisbane boys Millions may have shared the stage with the likes of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Gold Fields and The Grates but their set at the Brewery anticipates great things. The boys’ hits “Those Girls”, “Guru” and “Slow Burner” showcase the band’s shared love of swaggering rock with a hint of devil-may-care attitude. Their debut EP Nine Lives, Six Degrees will be on full audio display at Sunday Safari.

Cheeky Brisbane trio Gung Ho will be returning to Byron Bay after touring nationally as the support act for Hunting Grounds. After releasing their debut single “Twin Rays” off their upcoming EP they have already garnered a plethora of media love from around the world. Their explosively precise live set has seen them support The Holidays, Papa vs Pretty, The Scare, Bleeding Knees Club and more. Gung Ho has released merely a taste of what’s to be on they’re upcoming EP on Future Classic. Don’t take your eyes off of this band.

September’s Sunday Safari will also feature music from the Gold Coast’s Fairchild Republic and The Ottomans, Surecut Kids, Linda Marigliano and the Future Classic DJs.

Sunday Safari promoter Joshua Pollard has been preparing this event for several months and says he is ecstatic the summer season is finally rolling back around.“It’s great to finally be returning after the break, we anticipate this party to be our biggest one yet, with 10 hours music across 3 stages,” he said. Pollard also urges people to pre purchase their tickets early, as there is a limited amount online for purchase and only a few on the door. BUY YOURS HERE. “The last Safari in April reached capacity by late afternoon and we had to literally turn hundred’s away at the door. “We don’t want this to happen again so please get in early and purchase tickets online to avoid disappointment,” he said.

Support DJs include Stretch, Red Mane, Audun, Grivs, And Oh!, Charley, Blake Thompson, Buzz and Easy P.

Doors open 12.00pm. Early bird tickets are $25, second release tickets are $30 (including booking fee) and can be purchased from A small amount of tickets will be available at the door. SEE YOU THERE!!!