USU Welcome Fest 2023 - MAIN STAGE DAY 3 on Fri 17 Feb - Feat. The Buoys and Northeast Party House

USU Welcome Fest 2023 - MAIN STAGE DAY 3 on Fri 17 Feb - Feat. The Buoys and Northeast Party House


From 15 - 17 February USU is hosting three huge days at USYD stacked with heaps of freebies, live music, over 180 club stalls, movie nights, parties and so much more!

This year, we're welcoming back students with a bang with three daily FREE gigs from some of the biggest Aussie artists live at the Main Stage.

For our third and final main stage gig on Friday 17 Feb we are finishing the week on a high note, hosted by The Buoys and Northeast Party House!

The Buoys

A fizzled-out Tinder date collided with a Gumtree ad, and from the flaming ashes rose The Buoys, the sweet and savory all-female Sydney outfit making noise across Australia. Provoked by workplace feuds, slow walkers on the footpath and a tonne of bad dates, The Buoys carve out a fresh space in the indie guitar scene, traversing the bounds from uncertainty to curiosity, disappointment to determination.

The Buoys well and truly kicked off 2022 by placing at #85 in triple j’s prestigious hottest 100 countdown - an absolute bucket list dream to the band and a small taste of all that is to come. Prior to this they took 2021 by storm with sold out headline tours across Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney and their single ‘Bad Habit’ hailed as "the musical definition of a bullseye" by Richard Kingsmill. Solidifying their spot as front runners in the Australian music scene, the band sat in triple j’s Most Played for weeks on end (including cracking the top 5), as well as becoming cover girls for Spotify’s ‘Local Noise’ and ‘Rock Out’ playlists. The band swiftly followed this up with the release of cathartic banger ‘Lie To Me Again’, becoming the most playlisted Australian act across streaming platforms in release week, receiving a full rotation triple j add, cover placement on Spotify’s ‘Indie Arrivals’, as well as charting in Shazam's Top 100, and Spotify AU Viral 50.

Northeast Party House

High-energy party starters Northeast Party House have moved on from warehouse parties in Melbourne’s inner city to national festival closers.

Northeast have built a loyal fan base around three self-produced, guitar-driven, dance-heavy LPs 'Any Given Weekend', 'Dare' & ‘Shelf Life’, which have seen the band tour constantly in their home country as well as internationally, playing sold out headline shows and showcase events at The Great Escape (UK), CMJ (NY) and Culture Collide (LA).

Register below to secure your spot and we'll see you at the Welcome Fest Main Stage!

We've got a jam-packed schedule so be sure to check out everything happening here.

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