Good Things (Australian music festival)
The Offspring playing on the main stage at Good Things Sydney 2018
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Good Things is a music festival held in major cities around Australia. It features a number of international and Australian music acts, from various genres including rock, metal, punk, and emo. At its inaugural festival, the headline acts were The Offspring and Stone Sour. Parkway Drive and A Day to Remember will headline in 2019.
In early-2018, music tour organiser Destroy All Lines announced a new music festival, Good Things. It would become the biggest music festival held in Australia since Soundwave in 2015. The Good Things festival debuted in Melbourne, before playing at Sydney and Brisbane. On 19 November, the New South Wales Police Force issued a statement addressing accusations that they "made it impossible" for the Good Things festival to operate as all-ages in Sydney by imposing "multiple impediments" and charging “exorbitant” policing fees. The next day Destroy All Lines announced that the Sydney festival would no longer be an all-ages event, and it would restricted to 18-and-over. Under-age ticket holders for the Sydney festival were later contacted and given full refunds.
Two weeks before the first festival, Destroy All Lines announced that under-aged ticket holders would have to be accompanied by a responsible adult at the Melbourne festival. The move was met with outrage as festival-goers and parents alike described it as 'unfair', the Brisbane festival had no restrictions and was an all-ages event. At the Sydney show, during Tonight Alive's set a 46-year-old security guard died due to a suspected heart attack.
Good Things confirmed via their Facebook page that they would be back to host a 2019 festival. On 19 August 2019, organisers announced the dates and venues for Good Things 2019. The Sydney venue was changed to Centennial Park to accommodate more people.
The 2018 Good Things festival was headlined by The Offspring playing their 1994 album Smash in its entirety, and Stone Sour. The festival marked Babymetal's first Australian tour, welcoming one of the biggest crowds of the day.
- Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, 7 December 2018
- Parramatta Park, Sydney, 8 December 2018
- Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane, 9 December 2018
- Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, 6 December 2019
- Centennial Park, Sydney, 7 December 2019
- Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane, 8 December 2019
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