The Jesus and Mary Chain headlining Spectrum Now Festival in 2016

The music line-up has been announced for the Spectrum Now Festival @ The Domain, the much-anticipated event that forms the beating heart of The Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum Now Festival presented by ANZ. This 11-day outdoor fiesta will come alive with music, art, performance, food, drink and a reimagined vintage circus vibe.

Running from March 3rd to 13th, amongst a series of ticketed events curated by Paul Piticco and Jessica Ducrou, the promoters of the iconic Splendour in the Grass and Falls Music & Arts Festival, will be a superb musical showcase within The Big Top, a 2,500 capacity arena, featuring:

The Jesus and Mary Chain (UK)
Birds of Tokyo
Calexico (USA)
Augie March
RocKWiz Live
Godspeed You! Black Emperor (CAN)
U.S. Girls (USA)
Always (CAN)
Jonathan Boulet
& more yet to be announced.

With the line-up for the opening night and other events in the series yet to be announced, this 11-night extravaganza promises to be the ultimate event of the summer. The free-to-attend Domain fairground will feature a second stage of top-notch entertainment along with extraordinary house bands yet to be divulged. As well as immersive light installations, sensory experiences and culinary delights, Holler & Haul will be adding to this family-friendly carnival of fun with a 20-strong troupe of burlesque performers, showgirls, contortionists, fire-throwers and snake charmers.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale 9am Tuesday, December 15th via the Arts Social Club e-news, with general tickets going on sale on the Thursday December 17th at 9am, via

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