Gang Of Youths to represent Australia at Foo Fighters’ wild Cal Jam fest
Gang Of Youths have been named as the only Australian act heading over to play at the Foo Fighters’ absolutely stacked Cal Jam 18 festival.
You might remember how last year, Dave Grohl and his merry band of musicmakers announced their new album, Concrete & Gold, by releasing the first lineup of their very own music festival.
With a lineup the featured the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Liam Gallagher, Cage The Elephant, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice, The Kills, Japandroids, Bob Mould, and more, it was a truly wild musical experience. Now, the group are doing it all over again.
Yes, announced today, the Foo Fighters’ Cal Jam festival is returning for its 2018 edition this October, meaning that we might now have another huge international fest to add to our musical bucket lists.
Featuring the likes of recent stagemate Billy Idol, in addition to Iggy Pop with Post Pop Depression, Tenacious D, Garbage, Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms, and much more, this is undoubtedly set to be one huge musical gathering. But of course, since we live in a country that consistently produces amazing musicians, there’s one local act getting in on the action.
Handpicked by the Foo Fighters themselves, Gang Of Youths have continued their world-beating success by being chosen for this stunning lineup at Cal Jam 18.
Gang Of Youths have been going from strength to strength in recent times, following the release of their second album, Go Farther In Lightness, and having become only the third artist to place three times in the top ten of a Hottest 100 countdown.
While the band have been overseas for a while now on a North American tour, they’re set to have a rather busy year ahead of them. With plenty of shows scheduled for the US and Europe in the coming months, the band are set to make a trip home in July for the Splendour In The Grass festival, before heading back overseas to play the Lollapalooza, Osheaga, and now Cal Jam festivals.
Needless to say, to be in such high demand around the world and to constantly pump out brilliant tunes, Gang Of Youths are definitely set to do Australia proud once again when they play Cal Jam 18 this October
Check out Gang Of Youths’ ‘Let Me Down Easy’:
Cal Jam 18 lineup
Friday, October 5th
Saturday, October 6th
Iggy Pop with Post Pop Depression
Greta Van Fleet
The Front Bottoms
Gang Of Youths
Giant In The Trees
Anna Von Hausswolff
Friday, October 5th – Saturday, October 6th
Glen Helen Regional Park, California, USA
More info: Cal Jam 18
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