The east-coast festival makes its way west, with a lineup including Hayden James, Gorgon City, Touch Sensitive and more.
Over the last few years, east-coast festival For The Love has become one of Australia’s most exciting newcomers to the event space. Since launching in 2014 at Melbourne’s St Kilda Foreshore, the festival has evolved into a tastemaker of Australian house music and international electronica, hosting everyone from Touch Sensitive and Set Mo before their national break-outs, to names like RÜFÜS DU SOL and Duke Dumont throughout 2019 – their festivals often littering both sides of the summer and the sun-soaked vibes it can encompass.
In 2020, however, they’re looking at the next chapter, launching a Perth expansion with their first event of the new decade – For The Love: Dusk & Summer Australian Tour. Coming in late-February 2020, the festival will hit at the tail-end of Australia’s notorious summer of festivals, with Sunday Sessions in Tweed Heads, St Kilda and Perth featuring a collection of acts not just amongst Australia’s best, but a few spicy internationals too.
This year, Australian favourite Hayden James tops the billing, following on from the success of a sold-out national tour and an incredible debut album, Between Us, which arrived earlier this year. SAFIA also jump up following the release of their latest album, while Mansionair, Eves Karydas, Owl Eyes and emerging force London Topaz also join the billing, as Touch Sensitive and Set Mo make their return to the festival for 2020. Then, at the top end of this year’s lineup, is Gorgon City, who will add a splash of international talent as he descends upon two of the festival’s locations – Tweed Heads and Perth.