Groove Armada, Ladyhawke, Cut Copy, The Avalanches Lead Stacked Line-Up For Sweet Relief! Festival Debut

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Today (July 3), QLD Music Trails announced the debut of their Brisbane event, Sweet Relief!, a unique one-day party and springtime getaway taking place at Brisbane’s Maritime Green, Northshore on September 16, 2023.

As a world-first live music tourism event series, QLD Music Trails joined forces with Untitled Group, Australia’s largest independently-owned music and events company and the masterminds behind festivals such as Beyond The Valley, Grapevine Gathering, and Wildlands.

Brisbane Festival and Brisbane City have also teamed up with the crew, helping to bring Sweet Relief! to life this Spring.

In what's bound to be an event not to be missed, the festival unveiled an impressive musical lineup, including DJ sets from legendary UK electronic music titans Groove Armada, who are set to bring their influential dance super-stardom for a Brisbane-only DJ set sure to ignite the dance floor, mixing a melting pot of decades worth of non-stop hits.

They'll be joined by cult Australian dance act, The Avalanches, who will bring their dynamic live show to Sweet Relief!, performing from their award-winning back-catalogue of sampled dance music bliss.

“We’re so excited to be heading up to Brisbane to play at Maritime Green at Northshore Brisbane. It’s such a cool looking spot – we've got a feeling it’s gonna be a very special one,” said The Avalanches of the forthcoming fezzy.

Along with the above, punters can also expect to see EDM icon Ladyhawke, queer dance crew Pride Patrol, all-round music personality, Latifa Tee, the legendary Nina Las Vegas, as well as iconic, vintage synthpop duo Cut Copy.

Alongside the stacked musical delights that await in September, Sweet Relief! will also be hosting a string of entertainment for punters to sink their toes in including carnival rides, market stalls and more.

Joel Edmondson, CEO of Qld Music Trails, says: “Brisbane’s history is littered with iconic festival moments such as Livid, Boundary Street Festival and Valley Fiesta that gave the Brisbane community an opportunity to bring their weirdest and wildest selves out to create an electric atmosphere of togetherness, diversity and inclusion."

"We hope that Sweet Relief! can establish itself as a place where people travel from around the country to experience Brisbane’s local flavour and global appeal.”

So be sure to mark your calendars and prepare for an extraordinary day of pure excitement at Brisbane's hottest new bash, Sweet Relief!, set to ignite the city this September. Stay tuned for more details arriving soon!