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Big Pineapple revving up for music festival

Birds of Tokyo will be here in April.
Birds of Tokyo will be here in April. Contributed

THE Sunshine Coast's Iconic Big Pineapple is set to play host to one almighty music festival on April 20, 2013,featuring some of Australia's and New Zealand's hottest acts.

Its idyllic location and much-loved history has set the scene for something very special as festival goers from around Australia get set to converge on this beautiful part of the world.

First up is the Aria-award winning Birds Of Tokyo whose highly anticipated fourth studio album will be released in perfect time for TBPMF in 2013.

Birds' self-titled album in 2010 reached No. 2 on the national charts and this latest offering, an EP called (This Fire) also debuted at No. 2.

The enigmatic Birds Of Tokyo bring an undeniable "X factor" to the festival.

Aussie rock legends Grinspoon are also on board.

The Grinners have a string of hits and high charting albums spanning from 1995 to 2012 and have also won a coveted Aria for Best Rock Album in 2005.

After seeing Regurgitator pack out HIFI two nights in a row recently and completely blow the capacity crowd away, TBPMF festival co-director, Mark Pico, believes the Gurge are still one of the hottest live acts in the country.

British India recently signed with Mushroom Music and released one of the hottest indie rock songs of the year in (I Can Make You Love Me).

This has set the tone for their fourth album due in March.

New Zealand powerhouse Black Seeds are regarded as one of the best reggae acts on the planet, their legendary eight-piece live show brings raw energy and good vibes wherever it goes.

They have countless sell-out New Zealand and Australasian tours behind them and regularly perform at many of Europe and North America's biggest festivals.

Hermitude won the Best Independent Dance/Electronica album award at the 2012 Jägermeister AIR (Australian Independent Records Association) Awards for the album, Hyperparadise.

The boys will headline the Bump Dance Hall stage.

The multi-award winning Ash Grunwald, as one of Australia's finest live performers, has been deservedly credited with bringing blues and roots to a new generation.

"For a first up festival we are absolutely stoked at the line-up we've been able to pull together.

There's a healthy serving of Rock, Roots, Reggae and Electronica going on. Brendan and I were really mindful of making this a festival that hopefully everyone could afford to come to," festival co-director Mark Pico said.

"We'll be giving away 100 double tickets to New Zealanders keen to jump on a plane and get among the festivities. We really want to help drive tourism on the Sunshine Coast," festival co-director Brendan Weatherill said.

 

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