Do The Pop is the new two-day rock n roll music festival taking over the Port Campbell Hotel this October with a lineup including STONER, CLAMM and Civic.
The colourful and lively seaside village of Port Campbell is about to become an electrifying hub for music lovers this October with a brand-new music festival, Do The Pop, especially with the mammoth lineup it’s bringing along.
Curated entirely by the members of Melbourne band Grindhouse, Do The Pop (an ode to the 1978 single from Radio Birdman) will send the humble Great Ocean Road town into a high-octane frenzy with a celebration that’s designed to strike at the heart of Australian independent rock’n’roll, while also boasting an international flavour as well.
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First announced back in August, the festival started off strong announcing the likes of STÖNER, the newest project from former members of Kyuss (the most influential Desert Rock band of all time), Queens of the Stone Age and other prime desert rock forerunners; Melbourne punk trio CLAMM; five-piece Melbourne garage mainstays Civic; as well as The New Christs, Hoss, festival organisers themselves Grindhouse, Bitter Sweet Kicks, Penny Ikinger and band, Full Tone Generator, Rockafella, Chimers, Blowers, Mario Lalli and the Rubber Snake Charmers, Juliette Seizure and the Tremor Dolls, The Wardens, The Monaros, Electric Purrs, Watty Thompson, The Fck Ups, The Stripp, and Sacremento Sweaters.
Now the festival has announced its full lineup, carefully curated by Grindhouse, a garage rock’n’roll band who have forged themselves a reputation with influences from Australian production cars and a high octane proto punk sound.
Joining the formidable talents previously mentioned, the festival will also feature the likes of Baby 8, Dead, Zombeaches, Seawitch, Split System, The Grinding Eyes, The Vees Bees, Duneeater, JJ McCann, Transmission, Two Headed Dog, The Balls, The Glycereens, The Dark Clouds, Convict Class, Crimson Tide and Levitating Churches.
“[The festival features] a selection of bands that have influenced us; bands we love as friends, have played with and admire,” the band said. “Bands that have added to the rich tapestry we still constantly draw on as musicians, punters and Australian music lovers. It’s a rock’n’roll festival for rock’n’rollers and you know who you are you mad sexy fuckers.”
Originally announced for October 2021 and then April 2022 as ‘Grindhouse in Snake Valley’ the multi-day festival features more than 40 killer bands, with 12 hours per day of non-stop rock’n’roll on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 2022.
Alongside the blistering music, the festival (18+ only) will also feature craft beer and festival food to keep punters fuelled for this epic new festival dedicated to celebrating Australian (and international) independent rock’n’roll from the last few decades, plus a few other surprises still to be announced.
With the new festival site, there will be no camping onsite unfortunately but there’s a tonne of great options for accomodation around the town, including a BIG4 caravan park 100m stumbling distance from the pub.
Do The Pop takes over the Port Campbell Hotel in Port Campbell on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 2022. Tickets are on sale now via the website here.