New Music Comp

The New Music Stage was back in 2020, with a stellar musical line-up!

Ten of the nation’s hottest emerging acts battled it out for your vote, with the crowd favourite taking home $5,000 cash and an invitation to play the Main Stage at next year’s festival!

Bad Bangs 
Dr Sure's Unusual Practice
Face Face
Francesca Gonzales
Hannah Kate
Juno Disco
Messy Mammals
Mikhaell
Rat!Hammock
The Hunter Express

From these top ten finalists, one was crowned the ultimate winner...

Francesca Gonzales!

Black and white image of girl in power suit kneeling
Performer sings and plays keyboard guitar on stage

Francesca Gonzales has a voice that will stop you in your tracks. She crafts a fusion of neo-soul electronica, telling stories self discovery and growing pains. With two EPs under her belt, Francesca is set to release her debut record early next year.

A recent re-vamp of her band, Gonzales’ live set has never sounded better.

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