The People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS announces 2020 lineup

With Violent Soho, Peking Duk, Thelma Plum and more

People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS festival has announced its stacked 2020 lineup, featuring the likes of Missy Higgins, Violent Soho, Thelma Plum and more.

The Northern Territory festival returns to Darwin’s Mindil Beach on May 23, and will play host to popular homegrown acts such as electronic duo Peking Duk, The Jungle Giants and rock outfit The Rubens. Others on the bill include indie band SAFIA and hip-hop artist Illy. Check out the full lineup below.

SAFIA, who also played last year’s BASSINTHEGRASS, are excited to return to the festival for a second time. “It’s always a treat to be a part of People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS. There’s a genuine appreciation for the music shown by both the audience and organisers,” frontman Ben Woolner said in a press statement.


“To have the opportunity to play an event of this calibre in a beautiful city like Darwin is a no-brainer for us,” he added.

BASSINTHEGRASS newcomer Thelma Plum, who recently became the highest-ever ranking Indigenous artist on triple j’s Hottest 100 list, is also looking forward to playing in Darwin. “It’s the first time I have played the festival and I haven’t been to Darwin in literally years,” she said in a statement.

Moving into its 18th year, People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS will announce more local acts to be added to the lineup over the coming weeks.

Tickets for People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS are on sale now, and available via

The 2020 People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS lineup is:

Boo Seeka
Boy & Bear
Hayden James
Jack River
The Jungle Giants
Missy Higgins
Peking Duk
The Rubens
Thelma Plum
Violent Soho
Winston Surfshirt