Mandurah band Indigo will join the likes of Vampire Weekend and MGMT when they take to the stage today to open the 10th anniversary performance of Southbound.
The indie quartet - comprised of vocalist Christopher Kinna, guitarist Samuel Jackson, bass player Russell Morton and drummer Joshua Beaumont - will rock festivalgoers at the Busselton music extravaganza after winning the Stagebound competition in November, which gives home-grown acts the chance to perform alongside top international bands.
Indigo also recently made the top five in national music quest First Break, which previously helped discover the likes of Faker and Delta Goodrem, and culminated in an electric finale in Sydney last month - not bad considering Indigo only formed in 2012.
Kinna admitted to Access All Areas that the whole experience had felt surreal.
"We always hoped and aspired to get this kind of thing out of it but we were pretty amazed how quickly it all came," the frontman said.
Though they missed out on the First Break top spot, which would have given them $250,000 worth of recording and touring with Mushroom Records, Indigo have taken their recent victories as a push to work even harder.
The band will release their debut EP later this month and Jackson said several members had quit their day jobs to focus on music full-time.
"We didn't want it to get later on in life and realise we never gave it a proper shot," Jackson said. "And now it's not just a dream anymore, it's becoming more of a reality."
Kinna said a buzz was building in their home town before Southbound and their families were supportive of the guys' hopes for future stardom.
"My dad said 'Not many people have dreams so you are lucky you have got one'," Kinna added.