Six bands on this year’s Good Things Festival ticket have announced their sideshows so far, with Simple Plan, Trivium, Enter Shikari, Poppy, Reel Big Fish and Ice Nine Kills playing for audiences as far flung as Adelaide.
Simple Plan, the multi-platinum, Canadian pop punk legends need no introduction.
The band boasts worldwide sales topping 10 million and countless accolades to their name.
Last year the band performed throughout the USA as one of the headliners for the final Warped Tour and were featured at the two monumental Warped finale events in Atlantic City and San Francisco this summer.
Simple Plan’s sideshows will be happening at the Gold Coast on December 10 and in Adelaide on December 12.
Following the 2003 independent breakout of Ember to Inferno, Trivium arrived as metal’s hungriest contender on 2005’s Ascendancy.
As they went on to cumulatively sell over 2 million units, they scorched stages with idols such as Metallica, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and more in addition to regularly making pivotal appearances at Download Festival, Bloodstock, Knotfest, and beyond.
Shogun, In Waves, Vengeance Falls and Silence In The Snow all soared to the Top 10 of the ARIA Chart as the band staunchly secured its place in the modern metal pantheon.
Trivium will be performing in Canberra on December 4.
UK’s four piece, Enter Shikari, have toured the world too many times to count; including two area-sized runs in the UK, massive headline dates in Moscow and St Petersburg, Russia, and bar-room shows in Bangkok, Thailand, as well as appearing at festivals as far removed from each other as California’s Coachella and Hellfest, France.
Throughout their 13 year career, Enter Shikari have always maintained a firm socially conscious stance; supporting charities and organisations such as the Music Venue Trust and Donate4Refugees (the band being patrons of both), as well as Teenage Cancer Trust, Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and War Child.
Enter Shikari will play their sideshow in Melbourne on December 5.
Poppy recently released her new song I Disagree, the second single from her upcoming album of the same name, which followed the album’s critically acclaimed lead single Concrete, and continues with the eclectic, post-genre sound Poppy has pioneered.
The first two offerings from Poppy’s third studio album see the enigma toying with sounds of menacing electronica, wide-eyed bubblegum and intense prog-rock.
Poppy will be playing in Melbourne on December 4.
Reel Big Fish is one of the legions of Southern California ska-punk bands to edge into the mainstream following the mid-90s success of No Doubt and Sublime.
The band is distinguished by their hyper kinetic stage shows, juvenile humour, ironic covers of new wave pop songs, and metallic shards of ska.
The group cultivated an underground following that broke into the mainstream in summer 1997 when their single Sell Out became a modern rock radio and MTV favourite.
Still fronted by original lead singer and songwriter Aaron Barrett, they continue releasing albums and touring relentlessly, playing more and more countries and bigger venues all over the world.
Reel Big Fish play Sydney on December 4 and Melbourne on December 5.
Bridging the gap between horror and metal, Ice Nine Kills focused their 2018 Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart-topping release The Silver Scream on classic films from the genre, while even enlisting some notable guest vocal performances from the likes of Stranger Things’ Chelsea Tamridge and Sam Kubrick, grandson of Stanley Kubrick, who famously directed the iconic Stephen King adaption of The Shining.
Taking it a step further, the band created their own mini-horror series starring vocalist and horror aficionado Spencer Charnas to correlate with each of the album’s singles, injecting their own narrative into the movies the tracks pay homage to.
Ice Nine Kills will be performing their sideshows in Melbourne on December 5 and in Brisbane on December 9.