Touch Bass 2020 - Leading By Example

Annual EDM festival Touch Bass returns to Australia & NZ with a massive lineup this April

Will Marsh


eturning for its fourth consecutive year, it really is starting to look like EDM festival Touch Bass just can’t do anything wrong. Announcing yet another incredibly stacked lineup, the festival marks its return to Australia & New Zealand in April 2020.

Adding nothing but strength to the incredible run of Australian festivals as of late, Touch Bass has gifted us once again with a little bit of everything with a lineup as diverse and multi-faceted as you could ever hope to see. Captain consistency at its finest - April can’t get here soon enough.

Headlining the festival for the second time is none other than dubstep’s reigning king, Excision, who’ll be gearing up to deliver a sensory experience like no other with all manner of visuals, lasers & light shows. Replacing the globally renowned ‘Paradox’ tour with his latest project ‘Evolution’, we can only hope Belvour’s tech doesn't bail on us like last time - this will be huge.

If that’s not enough to get your spine tingling, there’s plenty more to come. Riddim mastermind Svdden Death and his endless supply of unreleased ID’s returns by popular demand, this time paring up with memelord & Buygore mastermind Borgore for a B2B that’s bound to leave an impression. 

Rounding off the dubstep bill is Excision’s youthful protege Dion Timmer, the 19 year old finally making his long-overdue Australian debut. Making waves with his contributions to stompers like ‘Harambe’ & ‘Final Boss’, he’ll be set to wreak havoc with his youthful energy and skull-crushing bass.

If dubstep isn’t your flavour, no need to stress, Touch Bass have covered all the bases. Getting crowds amped with fist-pumping basslines, Flava D will deliver plenty of intensity with her UK Garage & Jump-up, while DnB superstar Sub-Focus returns to woo Australian crowds once again with his exotic, soulful drumlines. 

A last sprinkle of international diversity, LA’s very own Drezo is packing his experimental bass, underground tracks and mad Fortnite skills and bringing his Rezz-esque synthetic beats to make up for his Perth absence on his last Australian tour. Lastly, rounding off the lineup is AC Slater-inspired Brisbane-rep Jordan Burns, who’ll have plenty to prove on his first major-stage Australian tour.

Another year and another display of brilliance from the team behind Touch Bass, 2020’s lineup is the perfect example of what EDM festivals should strive for. Widely-appealing diversity and a pick of every flavour, all that’s left to do now is wait. Until April.