Icehouse to headline 2020 Anthems Festival in Canberra

Other acts include a reunited Rogue Traders, The Temper Trap and more

Influential rock band Icehouse have been announced as the headliners for the second instalment of the Anthems Festival.

In a press statement, Icehouse frontman Iva Davies said, “It’s been a while since we played in Canberra and the band and I are excited to be headlining Anthems Festival in 2020 and bringing the show to our fans in the ACT.”

Icehouse will be joined by ARIA award-winning rock group The Temper Trap, who will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their debut album ‘Conditions’ with a special festival set. The lineup also includes the reformed electropop band Rogue Traders, featuring frontwoman Natalie Bassingthwaighte, indie rock group Eskimo Joe, pop duo Frente! and English-Australian singer Mark Wilkinson.


The festival was recently acquired by Unbreakable Touring. “[We] are thrilled to bring these iconic Australian legends to the people of Canberra on one main stage,” Unbreakable Touring director Kristie Spillane said in a press release. “We look forward to building this festival for years to come and ensure we offer the ultimate experience to our patrons.”

Anthems Festival sold out when it was launched November 2018. The inaugural lineup included John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite and Kate Ceberano, alongside The Black Sorrows who reunited with vocalists Vika and Linda Bull.

The 2020 Anthems Festival will be held at Commonwealth Park’s Stage 88 in Canberra, ACT on 28 March. Tickets go on sale December 19. For more information, visit the festival’s website here.