Over the last two years Drifters has welcomed and entertained many guests such as SPACEY JANE, PENNYWISE (US), PEKING DUK, THE PRESETS, JAMES REYNE, SUNNYBOYS, XAVIER RUDD, SAN CISCO just to name a few as well as welcoming many other acts from all over the world through our doors, as we approach the ripe old age of two we are running and bustling with energy and in doing so we are hosting two of Australia’s biggest acts for our 2nd Birthday weekender. Drifters is welcoming the peeps from Ball Park Music and Bliss n Eso over two massive days, and we can’t wait to see the energy you bring to these ones!
Brisbane’s melancholic pop masters Ball Park Music are made of five curious minds that thrive on musical experimentation. Their inventiveness is akin to that of UK supergroup Superorganism’s playful collaboration; the Avalanches’ ability to synchronise diverse genres, and Elliott Smith’s knack for carrying sadness with an honest wit. It has been a tremendous journey since the five-piece formed in 2008 while studying music at university. In nine years, they’ve produced six albums – the last five having consecutively debuted in the top 10 of the ARIA charts. The band continue to sell out bigger venues each time they tour and regularly appear on the Australian festival circuit, including Falls Festival, Groovin’ The Moo and Splendour in the Grass.
In 2021, Ball Park Music released their latest summer single ‘Sunscreen’ to an ecstatic audience, teasing the possibility of a new album in the works. The band have been taking every opportunity to play live with shows including sold-out appearances at Summer Sounds, Summer In The Domain, Toowoomba Carnival, The Basin Concert, Neck Of The Woods as well as their double-header at hometown favourite The Tivoli. Recently, they joined Paul Kelly to festively perform at Making Gravy in Melbourne and Brisbane, and wrapped up the year onstage at Beyond the City. Ball Park Music welcomed 2022 with another single ‘Stars In My Eyes’ which was released ahead of their massive 2022 national tour announcement. For the first time in four years, the beloved 5-piece band is hitting the road and this time, they’re bringing the highly-anticipated new album ‘Weirder & Weirder’ with them.