the badass women of this that 2018
By Gabrielle Clement
International acclaimed artists and local up and comers you need to get keen about. Whip out your Spotify playlist and add these artists ASAP!
Since 2015, a Newcastle-based music festival have been truly living up to their name sourcing a lil bit of this and a lil bit of that to source the best local and international acts. This year, This That have taken it to this next level and we’ve got the ~ spicy scoop ~ on the kickass women gracing the lineup this year! If you’re keen, grab your girl gang and snatch some tickets before they’re all out…
There is no doubt that Amy Shark is one of the biggest names in Australian music right now. After releasing one of the best albums of 2018 (in my opinion), where she worked alongside producers like Jack Antonoff, we know she’ll have you completely captivated by her stunning production and heart wrenching lyrics.
Godlands is one of the freshet faces in the country’s electronic music scene, bringing huge beats and crazy visuals to her live sets. A festival like This That is the perfect backing to her incred live set, so you’re guaranteed a 10/10 time.
Ebony Boadu is one of Sydney’s most talented DJ’s at the moment, mixing up classic RnB with afro beats and any other genre she likes! She ties it all together into some insanely great sets, and her appearance at This That will be no different.
If you’re looking for a set that’s a little more chilled out, Nyxen is hands down your gal! Her tune In The City is at the top of our list of tracks we’re not going to miss on the day. It’s cruisy, but you’ll still be bopping along like there’s no tomorrow.
New Zealand sibling duo Broods have somehow found a moment in their busy af schedule touring with Taylor Swift?! They’re upbeat new track Peach already has over 7 million streams and with the confidence of Georgia Nott fronting their performance, we’re naming them our must see artist of the day.
Our favourite queen Ninajirachi is an unmissable act. You’ll find her dropping her original tracks amongst iconic artists like SOPHIE and Charli XCX, so you bet she’ll be putting on a party with plenty of femme bops for all.
A Newy local playing at This That? That fact alone would make Lex’s set truly unmissable, but if you need more convincing you’ll find us at the front of her set as she pumps out track after track with a surprise around every corner.
It’s hard to believe Samsurah is just 19 having already worked with the likes of Slumberjack and Just A Gent and toured with Lanks and Peking Duck. We can’t wait to see what she pulls out of the hat for Newy crowds!
With one of the biggest voices in Australian music, you can expect an equally huge, high energy set from Phoenix. She’ll have you on your feet immediately dancing to her EDM beats whilst groovin’ along to her killer pop hooks!
Gabrielle Clement is a 23 year old music photographer based in Newcastle. She’s been hitting gigs with her camera for a few years now, her favourite dog breed is dachshunds and you can catch more of her photography here.