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AFTER two massively successful years,
Unify will return to Tarwin Lower in Jan-
uary 2017 with its biggest line up yet.
Headlining performances are Alexisonfire, Vio-
lent Soho and Northlane as part of a 26 band line up
over two huge nights.
In 2015, Unify famously sold out its 3000 ticket
allocation in just three hours, while its second year
sold out all 5000 well before the event kicked off.
The festival is a uniquely Australian event that
takes pride in showcasing South Gippsland’s beauti-
ful natural surroundings as well as incredible musical
output and fandom for which the country has become
The line up includes 20 Australian artists includ-
ing performances from recent breakthrough suc-
cesses such as Thy Art Is Murder and Luca Brasi,
as well as legacy sets from House Vs Hurricane and
The Getaway Plan.
Joining the absolute best heavy bands Australia
has to offer will be international heavyweights Ev-
ery Time I Die, Moose Blood, Counterparts and The
Headliner Alexisonfire (from Canada) is coming
together for a special Australian performance – the
first Australian appearance since their anticipated
sold out 10th anniversary in 2012.
One of the biggest bands to come out of Canada’s
underground music scene, Alexisonfire released four
hugely successful albums, amassing a legion of fans
the world over.
Multi award winners in their native Canada,
Alexisonfire topped sales charts in North America,
and achieved a top 20 ARIA chart debut in Australia
with 2009’s Old Crows/Young Cardinals.
They performed on the main stage of legendary
festivals like United Kingdom’s Reading and Leeds,
Riot Fest and took over native Toronto for a six night
stay, boasting over 9000 tickets sold, and sold out
tours in Canada, United States, United Kingdom Eu-
rope, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and Japan.
Violent Soho will make a Unify debut off the
back of a massive year.
After the breakthrough success of their gold ac-
credited third record Hungry Ghost, 2016 has been
the biggest year of Violent Soho’s career.
In March, its latest album WACO debuted at
number one on the ARIA chart and was Triple J fea-
They toured with DZ Deathrays and Dune Rats
selling every single ticket in huge theatres across
They also appeared at this year ’s sold out Splen-
dour in the Grass and will be heading overseas for a
North American headline tour before landing Tarwin
Lower for Unify 2017.
Northlane will make a triumphant return to Tar-
Since its inaugural Unify appearance in 2017,
Northlane released its ARIA number one album
Node, scored Triple J feature album, won the ARIA
award for best hard rock/heavy metal album, dropped
a surprise collaboration EP called Equinox with In
Hearts Wake and slayed massive stages around Aus-
tralia, United Kingdom and Europe.
Big year: Unify 2017 promises to top the previous two events with its biggest line up yet.
set for Unify
The band will be back in Europe for a run of
shows with The Amity Affliction before trekking
down to Unify.
Rounding out the line up is an all Australian
who’s who featuring Thy Art Is Murder, Luca Brasi,
Storm The Sky, Trophy Eyes, King Parrot, Ocean
Grove, Saviour, Columbus, Polaris, The Brave, Bare
Bones, Justice For the Damned, This City, and Ocean
Full information and a blurb on each band can be
found at www.unifygathering.com/artists.
Just like previous events, Unify will be held in
between the Tarwin recreation reserve and football
Thanks to the support of the local community, the
2017 show is now a two night affair, which means
more artists, more amenities and more amazing
memories for artists and punters.
With the continued support from the commu-
nity behind the event and the incredible enthusiasm
shown by all of the amazing artists involved, every-
thing is set for Unify to be the perfect start to 2017.
Atmosphere: get in quick to be part of the
crowd at Unify 2017.
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