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Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Major Events Matt Conlan

First Acts Announced For BASSINTHEGRASS

Victor P Taffa

One of Australia’s most popular singer-songwriters, Matt Corby, will perform in the Territory for the first time at this year’s BASSINTHEGRASS music festival on May 25th.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Matt Conlan, revealed this year’s line-up would also include award-winning Australian hip hop artists, Hermitude, and post-hardcore band, The Amity Affliction.

“The Northern Territory Government supports the BASSINTHEGRASS music festival.” Mr. Conlan said.

“We know BASSINTHEGRASS is a much loved and well attended event amongst all age groups, making it the Territory’s most successful music festival.”

“When we have such talented names like Matt Corby, Hermitude and The Amity Affliction set to take the stage this year, I expect 2013 to be no different.”

Corby’s smash hit song ‘Brother’ won the publicly voted Song of the Year at the 2012 ARIA Music Awards and was voted into the No. 3 position for the Triple J Hottest 100 in 2011.

Corby was nominated for three 2012 ARIA Music Awards including two nominations in industry voted categories, Breakthrough Artist and Best Male Artist.

Also set to make their BASSINTHEGRASS debut, Hip Hop artists Hermitude, who have generated a cult following on the back of their award winning album, Hyperparadise.

Mr. Conlan announced today’s sneak preview of the 2013 BASSINTHEGRASS line-up at Darwin High School, where student bands gave a taste of what can be expected at this year’s Battle of the School Bands Competition, which will once again give Territory students their own opportunity to play at BASSINTHEGRASS.

BASSINTHGRASS tickets are $70 and go on sale on Monday April 15th.

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