Corrupted by a lust for groove with scars from Ska to show, 6-piece soul-splosion Fat Picnic are unanimously hailed as Brisbane's premier high-energy party band. Their infectious energy, humour and every-genre-in attitude garnishes punchy horn lines and catchy choruses on a base of skank-funk, dub reggae, pop hooks and headbanging - culminating in a sweaty festival fiasco at every show.
There just ain’t no party like a Fat Picnic party.
Fat Picnic’s highlights include appearances at Splendour in the Grass and Woodford Folk Festival; frequenting Caloundra and Island Vibe, Wallaby Creek And Townsville Folk Festivals; main support for Katchafire, and every music video shoot.
“I think this Fat Picnic song epitomises what people love about roots music…It’s also a little reminiscent of early Cat Empire.”
- Nkechi Anele, Triple J [About single ‘Best Of You’]
Fearless leader Hughie Doherty founded Fat Picnic in 2010 with vibrant West End as their spiritual home and meeting place. They have since created communities of dance-crazed chauvinists across the entire East Coast as an Australian festival favourite.
Fat Picnic released their debut LP 'Get Out Of My Fridge' in 2019 with Paulie B and OJ Newcomb at the desk, backing up a catalogue of established fan favourites.
In 2023, Fat Picnic are lined-up at festivals and stages across Australia, with singles from a brand new album slated for release later in the year.
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