Big Names, Fresh Faces Rock the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl 2024

Whilst the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl feature big name headliners like These New South Wales and Peach Fur, the festival also have under-the-radar emerging acts sprinkled throughout the lineup.

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Amongst those “hidden gems” at the music festival will be the sociopolitical sonic fury of local neo soul punks Dancing Water, channelling injustice into cathartic spoken word soundscapes. Fellow Brisbane act SAMMM. brought blunt lyrical authenticity touching on struggles with addiction and homelessness, matched with an infectious live energy.

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Hailing from Canberra, fast-rising indie pop group Sesame Girl will blend ‘80s and ‘90s alt-rock influences à la Beach House and Soccer Mommy. Making the trip up from Sydney were Britpop-inspired rockers Jet City Sports Club, dealing in melodic ‘90s indie guitar stylings. 

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Meanwhile, two homegrown Queensland gems include singer-songwriter Layla Borhani’s brooding musical alter ego Felony along with local indie pop merchants Flamingo Blonde’s sun-kissed summer dreamscapes.

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Capping the emerging talent will be Ashgrove’s own Blue Diner, ready to deliver much-buzzed about performances of their cathartic post-punk shoegaze creed. Attendees needed only close their eyes, point randomly at the lineup and discover an as-yet-uncelebrated future star.

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Now in its ninth year, the iconic music festival on Saturday, 10 February 2024 over 40 acts across eight different venues at the Valley, is expected to come at a successful close after a day celebrating the biggest night of music in the city.

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The choose-your-own-adventure ethos of the free roving Valley Crawl remained a unique chance for music fans to catch emerging acts whilst supporting the country’s most vibrant and tightly-knit musical community.  

Published 8-February-2024

Get Ready to Rock: Mountain Goat Valley Crawl Fest to Take Over Valley in February 2024

Get ready to hop between eight rockin’ venues across Fortitude Valley for a beloved music and beer festival that offers nonstop fun for free – the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl returns for its eighth epic year on Saturday, 10 February 2024.

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This hugely popular event takes over venues like Black Bear Lodge and The Brightside, treating attendees to performances from 40 of Brisbane’s best bands as well as some of Australia’s tastiest brews, from sunset to sundown on one wild summer night.

Headlining the 2024 lineup are indie rockers These New South Whales, neo-soul songstress Mia Wray, and alt-pop group Peach Fur. Supporting acts run the gamut from roots and blues bands like Chutney to punk rockers Flamingo Blonde to electronic duo Friends of Friends.

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Whether your taste runs to hip hop, psychedelic rock, folk, or anything in between, the Mountain Goat Valley Crawl has something to offer. 

The festivities kick off at 5:00 p.m. across eight venues: 

  • Black Bear Lodge
  • The Brightside
  • The Brightside Outdoors
  • Greaser
  • Stranded
  • The Zoo
  • Suzie Wong’s Good Time Bar
  • Valley Loft

Attendees can roam between locations and sets all evening long. Pro tips: arrive early, pace yourself between venues, and stay hydrated – this crawl can get wild!

Though a ticket isn’t required, registration  is recommended to guarantee entry. 

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With eight venues participating in the crawl this year, there will be more bands, more beers, and more good times than ever before. Whether your favorite haunt is Suzie Wong’s dancefloor or the craft beer garden at Greaser, you can be sure every venue hosting the festival will be going all out with extended drink offerings, music-fueled vibes, and plenty of food options to soak it all up.

Mark those calendars – February 10 is going to be a party. The Mountain Goat Valley Crawl brings together killer music, tasty brews, and good times galore!

Published 22-November-2023