Unify Gathering Presents: The Off The Record Tour 2023

UNIFY Off The Record 2023 Roashow

Who’s been dreaming of Unify? We haven’t been graced with the Gippsland festival this January and had high hopes of topping the 2022 lineup with The Amity Affliction and Violent Soho headlining. The event has picked up so much momentum in previous years and become a core staple to Australian heavy and alternative music. With tough times recently, many have worried about its future in this country.

Fear not though, we have good news to share. Unify is hitting the road in 2023 for Unify Off The Record. Deviating beyond the constraints of Gippsland HQ, Unify Gathering are hitting the road and here’s how it’s going to work – this winter Mackay, Adelaide, Wollongong, Hobart and Frankston will all experience a single-day diverse lineup, with a mix of the bands listed (in alphabetical order) below.

Alienist, Alpha WolfAlt, Arcade Stories, Banks ArcadeBloom, Chasing GhostsFit For An Autopsy, Future Static, In Hearts WakeMake Them Suffer, Mirrors, Northlane, Ocean Grove, Ocean Sleeper, Offset Vision, Raised As Wolves, Redhook, Reliqa, Teenage JoansThe Beautiful MonumentThe Last MartyrThy Art Is MurderThornhillVoid Of VisionWildheartYoung Lions, and Yours Truly.

Check out the dates and venues below for each city, along with each of the full lineups. It’s going to be unlike anything ever before, and notably includes US deathcore kings Fit For An Autopsy who’ll also be down under for Make Them Suffer‘s Neverbloom ten year anniversary tour.

On Unify Off The Record, Red Hill Entertainment comments:

“When we made the decision to skip the 2023 gathering, we knew right away that we wanted to do something to fill the space left. We’ve always been so grateful to all the people who make the annual pilgrimage to Gippsland from all over Australia, and sometimes the world. So this year we thought, why not take the show to the people and try to replicate the vibe, ethos and excitement of UNIFY on a different scale.

UNIFY is obviously a music festival, but it’s also always been an opportunity to bring our heavy music loving community together to share our experiences and learn.

We’re taking that ethos with us on the Off The Record road trip, working alongside APRA AMCOS and Support Act to host some real-talk sessions on everything from song writing to mental health, and providing exclusive insight into some of the Off The Record artists’ own stories. You’ll also be able to hit up the travelling pop up merch shop, selling our exclusive UNIFY Off The Record merch and other hard-to-find goodies.”

To get you buzzed for this announcement, we’ve got you covered with throwbacks to Tattoos of Unify 2022, and our inaugural Digi-Mag – the Unify Collector’s edition. Get your tickets to the May and June events below.

Words by Ricky Aarons (@rickysaul90)

Tickets go on sale Wednesday March 22 @ 9am local time.

Unify Off The Record

Unify Off The Record 2023

May 20
Mackay QLD
w/ Thornhill, Void Of Vision, Young Lions, Wildheart, Arcade Stories

May 26
Adelaide SA
Hindley St Music Hall
w/ Teenage Joans, Thornhill, Ocean Grove, Yours Truly
The Beautiful Monument, Alt, The Last Martyr, Wildheart

May 27
Wollongong NSW
Uni Bar
w/ Thy Art Is Murder, Make Them Suffer, Ocean Grove
Yours Truly, Fit For An Autopsy, Bloom
Banks Arcade, Reliqa, Alienist, Raised As Wolves

June 1
Hobart TAS
Odeon Theatre
w/ Alpha Wolf, In Hearts Wake, Void Of Vision
Redhook, Offset Vision

June 2
Frankston VIC
The Pier
w/ Northlane, In Hearts Wake, Make The Suffer
Redhook, Fit For An Autopsy, Ocean Sleeper
Mirrors, Chasing Ghosts, Banks Arcade, Future Static

Tickets here

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Co-editor at Wall of Sound and self-acclaimed deathcore connoisseur. My purpose is to expose you to the best emerging breakdowns and gutturals that this planet has to offer.