What would an Australian summer be without a touring music fest? Pretty bloody average to be honest! So, this summer sees the debut of the “Thrash, Blast and Grind Fest”, kicking off around Australia and New Zealand through February 2017.
The full package boasts a lineup of epic proportions. Australia’s own bastard sons of grind King Parrot as the headliners, Tasmanics Psycroptic as direct support, and alongside them are US heavyweight death/thrash giants Revocation, Melbourne slam-gore-grind merchants Whoretopsy, and Sydney’s rising stars Black Rheno.
“We’ve wanted to put on a great value tour with awesome local and international bands for some time now” says Youngy from King Parrot “Thrash, Blast and Grind Fest has given us this opportunity. With this full lineup announced we’re proud to stand behind a new fest that is diverse, good value for money and in the best venues in Australia and NZ. A true touring fest by the bands for the fans.”
Thrash, Blast and Grind Fest debuts at a time when there is a distinct lack of Australian heavy music festivals, and gives something back to fans and devotees of the more extreme side of music – starting from a grassroots level. Founded and curated by the bands who will be appearing, the touring fest is DIY taken to the masses.
Brett from Revocation had this to say:
“We are so excited to be returning to Australia, this time alongside King Parrot! It’s been too long since we had the opportunity to shred Down Under and we are especially psyched to get back for the ‘Thrash, Blast and Grind’ Fest tour. We look forward to bringing the new material over and can’t wait to hang with all of you! Cheers c*nts!”
In addition to the touring package, there will be a local band in each city to open up the madness! What a nice time! Get your tickets now and prepare yourself for a summer of thrashin’, blastin’ and grindin’!
Friday February 10 – The Triffid (Lic/AA), Brisbane
Saturday February 11 – Manning Bar, Sydney
Sunday February 12 – Valhalla, Wellington*
Monday February 13 – Whammy Bar, Auckland*
Tuesday February 14 – The Cambridge, Newcastle
Wednesday February 15 – The Basement, Canberra
Friday February 17 – Max Watts, Melbourne
Saturday February 18 – Amplifier, Perth
Sunday February 19 – Fowlers (Lic/AA), Adelaide
*Whoretopsy and Black Rheno not appearing. Local bands TBA.
Tickets on sale now via www.directtouring.oztix.com.au
*From Official Press Release