Now & Again is Melbourne’s major new festival with Metro Boomin, Milky Chance and more

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Now & Again is Melbourne’s major new festival with Metro Boomin, Milky Chance and more

Now & Again Festival

Now & Again is relocating from Werribee to the Melbourne Showgrounds for a two-stage extravaganza with Metro Boomin, Milky Chance, Kolsch, Golden Features and more.

Metro Boomin takes the stage for an Aussie exclusive this February at Now & Again.

The sun-kissed days and balmy nights of 2024 are about to get a whole lot more exciting as the Now & Again makes a triumphant return. This iconic event is set to banish your post-holiday blues with a sizzling lineup of international and local musical acts. Notably, it features an Australian exclusive performance by the renowned US producer, Metro Boomin.

With two wildly successful years under its belt, the Now & Again Festival is gearing up for its biggest and boldest iteration yet. Returning on Saturday, February 3, this time the festival is relocating from Werribee to the sprawling grounds of the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Now & Again Festival 2024 lineup

  • Metro Boomin
  • Golden Features
  • Milky Chance
  • Lastlings
  • Kölsch
  • Dusky
  • Cassö
  • Chris Lorenzo
  • Laura King
  • Manda Moor
  • Ollie Lishman
  • Bella Claxton
  • COIJ
  • Handsome
  • The Velvet Club

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Metro Boomin in Melbourne

US producer Metro Boomin, known for crafting irresistible beats and infectious energy, is all set to grace the Now & Again Festival stage. This visionary artist, who’s worked his magic with industry titans like Drake, The Weeknd, and Future, is a global sensation. Fans have been eagerly awaiting this chance to groove to his tunes in a live setting, and he’s set to deliver after his unforgettable performance at this year’s Coachella.

Metro Boomin’s real name is Leland Tyler Wayne, is a highly influential and acclaimed record producer and songwriter in the music industry. He was born on September 16, 1993, in St. Louis, Missouri, and gained widespread recognition for his exceptional talent in crafting beats and producing hit tracks for some of the biggest names in the rap and hip-hop genres.

Metro Boomin’s rise to prominence can be attributed to his ability to create unique and innovative beats that often push the boundaries of traditional hip-hop production. He has collaborated with numerous renowned artists, including Future, Drake, Kanye West, and Travis Scott, contributing to chart-topping albums and songs. One of his career-defining moments was co-producing “Jumpman” alongside Southside, featured on the mixtape “What a Time to Be Alive” by Drake and Future, which became a massive hit. Metro’s signature producer tag, “If Young Metro don’t trust you, I’m gon’ shoot you,” has become iconic and is recognized by music enthusiasts worldwide.

Metro Boomin’s work has earned him multiple awards and nominations, including several BET Hip Hop Awards and a Grammy Award for his production work. His talent and creative approach to music production have solidified his status as one of the most influential and sought-after producers in the contemporary music scene, shaping the sound of modern hip-hop.

Milky Chance

Hailing from Germany, Milky Chance, the alt-pop folk-rock duo, has mesmerized fans with their latest gem, Living in a Haze.

Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch formed Milky Chance in 2012, their breakout single Stolen Dance from their debut album Sadnecessary (2013) became a global hit, characterized by its infectious melody and unique fusion of folk and electronic elements. Hailing from Kassel, Germany, Milky Chance’s music combines acoustic guitar, electronic beats, and Clemens Rehbein’s distinctive vocals. They’ve continued to release successful albums, including Blossom (2017) and Mind the Moon (2019). The duo’s signature sound and their ability to craft catchy, genre-blurring tunes have earned them a dedicated fan base and international acclaim in the indie music scene.

Golden Features

Australian electronic music sensation Golden Features has set the music world on fire with his latest album, Sisyphus. This sonic masterpiece transcends genres and showcases his artistic evolution. From captivating international festival audiences to commanding the headline spotlight, Golden Features’ live shows are nothing short of a sensory delight. His dynamic stage presence and finely tuned sets have firmly established him as a must-see act. And brace yourself because he’s closing out the festival on the main stage.


Rune Reilly Kölsch, born on August 29, 1976, in Copenhagen, Denmark, has made a significant mark on the electronic music scene with his distinctive sound and unique approach to techno and house music.

Kölsch’s music is known for its melodic and emotive qualities, often blurring the lines between techno and deep house. His tracks are characterized by their lush, ethereal melodies and finely crafted arrangements. His debut album, 1977, released in 2013, became an instant classic in the electronic music world, featuring tracks like DerDieDas and All That Matters.

A pivotal moment in Kölsch’s career was his residency at the famous Space Ibiza nightclub, where he performed for several years. He has continued to showcase his talent on the global stage, gracing festival lineups and club nights with his dynamic and engaging sets. Kölsch’s music has received widespread acclaim, and he is celebrated for his ability to create emotional connections with his audience through his compositions. His work is a testament to the power of electronic music to evoke deep feelings and stir the soul.

In addition to his performances and productions, Kölsch is a testament to the genre’s global reach, demonstrating that electronic music transcends borders and languages to unite people in a shared love for the beat. His influence on the electronic music landscape remains significant, and his continued exploration and innovation make him a vital figure in the genre.

Graffiti walls and a hidden stage?

The Now & Again Festival isn’t just about music; it’s a multi-sensory experience. Among the highlights, expect captivating art installations, including a graffiti wall by the talented Buss Diss. Foodies will be delighted with an array of food trucks serving mouth-watering dishes. For those seeking refreshments, a slushy and hard fizz bar will be at your service. And if you’re on the hunt for unique treasures, browse the market stalls.

For those craving adventure, there’s a hidden stage waiting to be discovered on the day. Keep your senses alert, and be ready to explore the showgrounds for surprises as you groove to the beats.

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