TRIPLE R, VICE, NOISEY AND SPOTIFY PRESENT
SUGAR MOUNTAIN 2015
It's Melbourne's most progressive music and arts festival, a place for creativity to be absorbed and celebrated. Sugar Mountain will take place at VCA (Victorian College of the Arts).
It'll be the first event of its type ever held on the grounds. Aside from its cultural significance, our new location immensely increases the scope of Sugar Mountain: we're now a five-stage affair, comprising of three outdoor and two indoor stages. The main stage will sit at the end of a closed Dodds St, with the Sturt St car park and Margaret Lawrence Gallery courtyard also being utilised. VCA's Space 28 and Studio 45 will be home to some of the festival's indoor offerings.
To accompany Sugar Mountain's new home comes a music and art program featuring some of the most influential, most experimental and most iconic artists on the planet. Expanding to five stages has provided the platform for an expansive, well-rounded, amazing line-up which traverses genres and generations.
And it's not just music and art that'll stimulate your senses - Sugar Mountain has teamed up with notable Melbourne restaurants and bars to whet your appetite. Check back in coming months as the names and specific details are unveiled.
In 2015 Sugar Mountain is also thrilled to join forces with Brooklyn label Terrible Records - run by Chris Taylor and Ethan Silverman (Grizzly Bear, CANT) for a very special one-off show entitled Terrible Love, featuring Kirin J Callinan.
While we've grown significantly in 2015, it's crucial to the festival's vision to create an immersive, comfortable environment. This means capping capacity at 5,500 tickets.
Tickets go on sale 9am local time, Mon 20 Oct - get in quick to grab a limited early bird ticket before prices go up. Head to sugarmountainfestival.com for more info.
"In a summer festival schedule that clusters around a very limited range of names and sounds, Sugar Mountain is a thing of wonder" - The Vine
"Sugar Mountain was the best event I have ever been to in my life, any time, ever!" - Three Thousand
"The collision of art and performance may not always succeed and might read a little 'serious' on paper, but Sugar Mountain is no place for chin-stroking and, at its best, it's almost unrivalled in Melbourne." - Mess+Noise