Good Things festival came back to Sydney for round two this year, bigger, better and bloody louder than ever before. An army of punks, emos, metalheands and more stood in defiance of the smoke engulfing the city, determined to have a good time despite the impending apocalypse. And boy, did we have a damn good day.
Parkway Drive's phenomenal live show warmed up the evening, with a pyro-drenched, headline performance that cemented their position as one of Australia's greatest bands. Violent Soho made a welcome return to the stage, leading a chorus of smog-ravaged throats through the enduring chorus to "Covered in Chrome." Even The Veronicas, the wildcard act that raised a few eyebrows, owned their spot on the bill by putting on the most hard-hitting pop show Sydney had ever seen, complete with a wall of death.
But while our local artists earned legendary status at Good Things, our overseas visitors weren't content with being left in the (literal) dust. A Day To Remember's wildly energetic set almost blew apart the stage, Trivium rattled the bones of onlookers, and Reel Big Fish had everybody dancing down nostalgia street.
Hell, we made this joke last year and we're going to do it again. This festival is a very good thing, and we're so glad it's here to stay. Check out all the action in our gallery at the link below.
The Bennies / Poppy / Man With A Mission / Reel Big Fish / The Veronicas / The Butterfly Effect / Dance Gavin Dance / Trivium / Enter Shikari / Bad Religion / Simple Plan / Thy Art Is Murder / Violent Soho / Karnivool / A Day To Remember / Simple Creatures / Parkway Drive