This year's Falls Music & Arts Festival has received a healthy dose of emergent local talent courtesy of the annual triple j Unearthed competition, giving some of the country's best up-and-comers a shot at the big-time.
The winning class for 2017 contains some real corkers, too, from prodigious 18-year-old artist Samsaruh (Lorne) and Tassie garage-punk luminaries A Swayze & The Ghosts (Marion Bay) to beloved Brisbane outfit Bugs (Byron Bay) and ascendant West Australian Elli Schoen, for her second go-around at Falls Downtown.
They join a broader line-up of artists that have already set excitement levels alight, including Flume, Fleet Foxes, Angus & Julia Stone, Foster The People, Peking Duk, The Smith Street Band, Run The Jewels, Glass Animals and more.
Falls Festival has already sold out in Lorne (28-31 December) and Byron Bay (31 December-2 January), but tickets are still available for the all-ages event in Marion Bay (29-31 December) and Fremantle's 18+ Falls Downtown shindig on 6-7 January.
Get to know the Unearthed winners below, and see the festival's website for more information.
Penny Black, Brunswick
Republic Bar, North Hobart
Captain Cook Hotel, Paddington
Corner Hotel, Richmond
The Farm, Loch
Uni Bar, Wollongong
Factory Theatre, Marrickville
North Byron Parklands, Wooyung