PYRAMID ROCK FESTIVAL – THE CREAM OF THE CROP

The Cream Of The Crop

 

So we all know that Pyramid Rock 2011 boasts one of the best line-up of acts this summer festival

season. But just how good are they?

Well why don’t we ask GRANDMASTER FLASH, whose seminal hit ‘The Message’ (penned with his

band The Furious Five) was last week announced to be inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame

in 2012. The induction is the latest in a long line of firsts for the iconic New York rapper and his

breakthrough 1982 single. In 2007 GRANDMASTER FLASH & The Furious Five were the first ever

hip hop act inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame, while ‘The Message’ will become the first

rap song inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame. The achievement is truly remarkable, as the song

that introduced much of the world to hip hop some 30 years ago continues to break ground in 2012.

Or how about all the amazing 2011 ARIA Award-winning artists on this year’s festival bill? Adding to

his 2007 ARIA for Best Male Artist, Mornington local GOTYE took home a whopping six more pointy

statues at Sunday night’s ceremony for his surprise #1 hit single ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’.

Among his plaudits included awards for Best Single, Best Pop Release and Best Male Artist. Folk

rockers BOY & BEAR signalled they’ll be a force to reckoned with for many years to come, opening

their ARIA account with five wins, including Best Group and the coveted Best Album award for their

debut MoonfireTHE LIVING END continued their dominance of the Australian rock scene with awards

for Best Rock Album and Most Popular Live Act, while Perth MC DRAPHT took home the gong for Best

Urban Album.

And topping the creamy cake with lots of delicious icing is the trifecta of winners at triple j’s J Awards

this afternoon. GOTYE took out the Album of the Year for his third record Making Mirrors, beating fellow

Pyramid acts BALL PARK MUSIC and DRAPHT, among others. He wasn’t so lucky in the Australian Music

Video of the Year category, but HERMITUDE were, snaring the award for their ‘Speak Of The Devil’ video.

And finally BALL PARK MUSIC were pronounced the Unearthed Artist Of The Year, edging out SAN CISCO

to claim the up-and-comer’s prize. Three J Awards out of three ain’t bad!

J Award winners, ARIA Award winners and Grammy Hall Of Famers – the cream sure does rise to the

top at Pyramid Rock 2011.

 

THE PYRAMID ROCK FESTIVAL

Thursday 29 December 2011 to Sunday 1 January 2012

Presented by triple j, Channel [V] and Faster Louder

Featuring:

SCISSOR SISTERS  THE LIVING END  GOTYE  GRANDMASTER FLASH  YUKSEK (LIVE)

BOY & BEAR  DRAPHT  SPIDERBAIT  CLOUD CONTROL  THE GETAWAY PLAN

SPARKADIA  BLUEJUICE  MUSCLES  SPANK ROCK  THE PANICS  LYRICS BORN

THE HERD  DUM DUM GIRLS  ILLY  SALMONELLA DUB  BLUE KING BROWN

THE ASTON SHUFFLE  YACHT CLUB DJs  JONATHAN BOULET  ASH GRUNWALD

HANNI EL KHATIB  THE BAMBOOS  CALLING ALL CARS  GRACE WOODROOFE

GRAVEYARD TRAIN  TIM & JEAN  JIM WARD  THUNDAMENTALS  THE VASCO ERA

HERMITUDE  BALL PARK MUSIC  MANTRA  ABBE MAY  BONJAH  OWL EYES

KING CANNONS  GOLD FIELDS  LOON LAKE  SAN CISCO  HUNTING GROUNDS

KRASH  SPLIT SECONDS  FRENCH HORN REBELLION  NANTES  GEORGIA FAIR

NAYSAYER & GILSUN  PURPLE SNEAKERS DJs  THE DELTA RIGGS  NICK THAYER

  LIGHT YEAR  DJ CECILLE  MARCUS RYAN  MONTY FRANKLIN  WESTERNSYNTHETICS

ROCKWIZ (LIVE)


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