With 17 top-shelf groove engineers already slated to hit Wickham Park in February, it was always a free-kick that the 2022 iteration of This That was going to be an absolute banger.
But the ever-generous folks over at This That HQ have given festival fans an early Chrissy present with the announcement, this week, of seven more additions busting out their dancefloor fillers on a new third stage to the already stacked lineup.
Kicking off the announcement is Sydney garage rock duo, Polish Club. Hot off the release of their third studio album, Now We’re Cooking, the pair will be accompanied by their full band – dishing out tune after tune in an intensely captivating set.
Also exploding on the Other stage are Brissy rock royalty, WAAX. Known for leading lady Maz’s fierce, uncompromising and in-your-face stage antics, punters should prep for roaring sing-alongs as WAAX get Wild & Weak at This That.
Fresh off his ARIA and NIMA award wins, nineteen-year-old sensation, Budjerah will take things ‘Higher’ when he treats the crowd to his signature brand of smooth and oh-so-silky soul. Link arms with the crew and claim the bragging rights that come with seeing the proud Coodjinburra singer deliver faves from his debut EP.
Small-town mates and alt-rock icons, Pacific Avenue, are gearing up to deliver Something Good to the lineup, as they set the vibes with their warm guitars and summery lyrics.
Dishing out honesty, storytelling and certified bars of steel, Gomeroi artist Kobie Dee will be stepping from some of the country’s most iconic venues to share his innate hip-hop skills. Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers will also be present – channelling Riot Grrrl goodness, the unapologetic punk rockers from Canberra are ready to get loud.
Also repping Canberra, and rounding our this lineup of local legends, is YNG Martyr. High energy trap, stripped-back R&B and seamless freestyle – YNG Martyr is bringing it all to This That.
Festival organisers have plenty more up their sleeves, including more local artists, a couple of crowd-pleasers and the winner of This That’s triple j Unearthed comps yet to be revealed.
This That has also teamed up with Red Bull to add extra spice to the Newy lineup. Know a mate who’s a bit of a wizard behind the decks? Tell them to keep their eyes peeled for the Red Bull x This That DJ competition – dropping very soon!
THIS THAT 2022
SATURDAY 28 FEBRUARY
Badrapper Vs Luude
Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers
What So Not
+Triple J Unearthed Winner