THE Meredith Music Festival is always a mind-blowing experience.
Not even 45 degree heat, once-in-a-century storms or 48 hours of rain can ruin the three-day events great vibe and cool tunes.
Such is its reputation that the festival's balloted ticketing system is overloaded with requests even before the full line-up is announced.
And because you know, when it is announced, that the bill is going to awesome.
This year's festival (December 7-9) at the Supernatural Amphitheatre near Meredith, Victoria, is no exception.
"Headlining" the event are two legendary '90s heroes of the British alternative/indie scene - Primal Scream and Spiritualized.
Joining them will be electronic groundbreaker Four Tet, the much-loved Norwegian "deathpunks" Turbonegro, Syrian star Omar Souleyman, 85-year-old blues sax-man Big Jay McNeely, the "beatboxing champion of the world" Rahzel and his partner in rhyme DJ JS-1, and DJ Yamantaka Eye of famed Japanese avant-rockers The Boredoms.
Aussies on the bill include genre-hopping icons Regurgitator, Melbourne's Chet Faker, prog-rockers Pond, the very funky Saskwatch, young up-and-comers Snakadaktal, triumphant returnees Royal Headache, and the gold-rush fuelled alt-country of The Toot Toot Toots.
And if that's not enough: The Twerps, Hot Snakes, J.B. Smoove, Earthless, Brous, Bitter Sweet Kicks, The Town Bikes, Otologic, Fraser A. Gorman & Big Harvest, guest MC Angus Sampson, and the ever-present City of Ballarat Municipal Brass Band.
These artists join the previously announced acts, electro-pop star Grimes and Aussie legends The Sunnyboys.
And don't forget the ridiculously great Meredith Sky Show and the glorious Silence Wedge.