‘I’ll be surprised if you sell half the tickets’: Heavy metal fans furious over The Veronicas being included in the lineup of acts at this year’s hard rock festival
Organizers of rock festival Good Things revealed on Tuesday it will feature Australian pop twins The Veronicas as part of its mammoth lineup.
And already, fans have taken to social media to slam the promoters for including a pop act, which they say doesn’t quite fit the ‘hard rock’ bill required for the festival.
Within minutes of the announcement appearing on the Good Things Instagram account came a flurry of complaints about the decision to include the girls.
Surprise act! Good Things promoters have revealed pop duo The Veronicas (pictured) will be one of the headline acts at this year’s hard rock music festival
‘Such a good lineup was last year, and this…. parkway drive, trivium and….the veronicas at the same fest seriously??!!’ one wrote.
‘Best lineup ever… except for the Veronicas, everything else other than them is awesome,’ another fan said.
A third person added: ‘I’ll be surprised if you sell half the tickets with that lineup.’
Fresh sound! While The Veronicas (pictured) are known for putting on a rockin’ show, their rather unusual presence at the festival is to add a fresh and unique sound to the mix of acts
On a role! Despite the criticism, the girls’ recent performance of Untouched during Alldays’ Splendour In The Grass set was well received by all
One fan even went as far as to say: ‘Not so good things this year.’
While The Veronicas inclusion in this year’s lineup has seemingly ruffled a few metal feathers, the girls have endured success at several other Aussie festivals of late.
One notable gig that was well received from promoters and revellers alike was the girls performance of Untouched during Alldays’ Splendour In The Grass set.
At this year’s Good Things, the twins will join a diverse group of acts including Aussie favourites Parkway Drive, Violent Soho, Simple Plan, Skeggs and Karnivool.
Backlash! Within minutes of the announcement appearing on the Good Things Instagram account came a flurry of complaints about the decision to include the girls
The international line-up will also include A Day To Remember, Trivium, Simple Plan, Bad Religion and Coheed and Cambria.
Despite the backlash, Good Things promoter Chris O’Brien told The Daily Telegraph he is absolutely thrilled to have secured the pop duo.
‘Good Things is all about bringing together different forms of alternative music and not using the same old stale cookie cutter formula,’ he said.
Pre-sale begins Tuesday 3 September, while general public tickets go on sale on Thursday 5 September at Oztix.