Karnivool, COG, Ocean Grove headline Melbourne’s Monolith Festival
22.11.2021

Karnivool, COG, Ocean Grove headline Melbourne’s Monolith Festival

Monolith Festival

The demonstrably large and looming festival line-up will take place on Saturday 2 April at Reunion Park in Melbourne as well as Sydney, Brisbane and Perth dates.

The demonstrably large and looming festival line-up will take place in March 2022 – Saturday 12 of March at Bella Vista Farm in Sydney (NSW), Saturday 19 March at Eaton’s Hill Outdoors, Brisbane (QLD), Saturday 2 April at Reunion Park in Melbourne (VIC) and Saturday 9 April 2022 at Red Hill Auditorium in Perth (WA). All dates are outdoor venues.

Each festival date will erupt in an explosion of prog, rock and metal sounds – and for the very first time in 17 years, Aussie Rock legends Karnivool and COG will tour together on the same line-up, and be joined by Ocean Grove, Plini, sleepmakeswaves, Reliqa and Yomi Ship.

What you need to know

One Stage. Seven Acts. No Clashes.
  • SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2022 – BELLA VISTA FARM, SYDNEY
  • SATURDAY 19 MARCH 2022 – EATONS HILL OUTDOORS, BRISBANE
  • SATURDAY 2 APRIL 2022 – REUNION PARK, MELBOURNE
  • SATURDAY 9 APRIL 2022 – RED HILL AUDITORIUM, PERTH

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Heading up the line-up is Karnivool – with their acclaimed debut, Themata, the ground breaking follow-up, Sound Awake and the Aria winning #1 album Asymmetry, Karnivool have established themselves as one of the most vital global forces in progressive modern music.

A rare sight to see them on a festival line-up, it’s even more special when it has them reuniting for the first time in 17 years with long time musical brothers, COG. Since their return in 2016 after their critically acclaimed albums The New Normal and Sharing Space and subsequent five year hiatus, COG have been immersing themselves in their craft with renewed vigour, already having a plethora of new ideas and structures from which to draw new material.

Since they released ‘The Middle’ in 2018 – the first new material released by COG in ten years and ‘Altered States’ and ‘Drawn Together’ followed, each song providing further proof that although Cog had lost none of their firepower.

Rounding out the seven band line-up is the enigmatic/eccentric Ocean Grove, the guitar mastery and groove-laden riffs of Plini, the post-rock power and majesty of sleepmakeswaves, the outright force of nature that is Reliqa, and the up-and-coming instrumentalists Yomi Ship opening up proceedings.

Monolith Festival early bird tickets will go on sale at Wednesday November 24 at 9am local time and general tickets will go on sale Friday November 26 at 9am local time right here.