Rock’n’roll music festival Do The Pop returns to Port Campbell with massive lineup, championing local talent

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Rock’n’roll music festival Do The Pop returns to Port Campbell with massive lineup, championing local talent

Do The Pop festival

Prepare for a two-day whirlwind of rock 'n' roll euphoria as Do The Pop festival storms back into the picturesque shores of Port Campbell this April.

Nestled along the Great Ocean Road in Southern Victoria, this boutique Australian independent music festival is not only a celebration of rock ‘n’ roll culture but also a vital platform for championing local talent and supporting the grassroots music scene.

Crafted by the masterminds behind Melbourne’s own Grindhouse, Do The Pop pays homage to Radio Birdman’s iconic 1978 single, embodying the rebellious spirit of Australian rock ‘n’ roll. Set against the backdrop of the Port Campbell Hotel, this year’s festival spans two days, featuring over 30 bands across two stages, ensuring an unrelenting barrage of sonic brilliance for all the rocker.

Do The Pop

  • Over 30 bands, spread across two stages, creating a rock ‘n’ roll spectacle under the open sky
  • Saturday, April 20, to Sunday, April 21, 2024.
  • Port Campbell Hotel
  • Grab your tickets here.

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At its core, Do The Pop stands as a beacon for local bands, providing them with a stage to shine and a voice to be heard amidst the crowded festival landscape. From emerging acts to seasoned veterans, the festival embraces the rich tapestry of talent thriving within Melbourne’s vibrant music scene and beyond.

Leading the charge are Melbourne punk rock legends, The Meanies, whose legacy in the underground scene spans decades, leaving an indelible mark with albums like “Come ‘n’ See” and “Televolution.” Joining them is the enigmatic Bob Log III, whose one-man-band performances, clad in a full-body human cannonball suit, promise a spectacle like no other.

Freshly added to the lineup is Orb, spearheading the festival with their heavy rock influences, alongside other notable acts such as Dr Colossus, Grindhouse, and The Maggie Pills, each bringing their distinctive flair to the stage.

But beyond the marquee names, Do The Pop serves as a launchpad for local homegrown talent to showcase their artistry and carve their own path in the music industry. From the blistering garage rock of Street Sweeper to the psychedelic grooves of The Neptune Power Federation, each act offers a unique sonic journey, united under the banner of rock ‘n’ roll.

This carefully curated selection of bands not only showcases the diverse talent pool thriving in Melbourne’s vibrant music scene but also extends its embrace to other Australian locales, including Geelong, Sydney, Brisbane, and beyond.

Port Campbell’s own Troubled Minds, Apollo Bay’s The Refuge, and Warrnambool’s The Monaros and Convict Class will also take to the stage, adding an extra layer of local flavour to the festival lineup. Plus, from Geelong there’s Sargent Baker and newcomers Blyss.

While offering music lovers an incredible lineup of talent, Do The Pop actively champions these local bands by providing them with exposure, networking opportunities, and a platform to connect with fans and fellow musicians alike. It’s not just about the music; it’s about fostering a supportive community that nurtures creativity and celebrates the vibrant tapestry of Australian rock ‘n’ roll.

Do The Pop Lineup 2024

  • Orb
  • The Meanies
  • Bob Log III (USA)
  • Dr Colossus
  • Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice
  • Willie J and the Books
  • Budd
  • The Unknowns
  • Billiam and the Split Bills
  • Grindhouse
  • The Maggie Pills
  • Stepmother
  • The Neptune Power Federation
  • My Left Boot
  • The Miffs
  • Rockafella
  • Hot Machine
  • Street Sweeper
  • The Monaros
  • Convict Class
  • Troubled Minds
  • Sargent Baker
  • Melt
  • The Refuge
  • Dole Manchild
  • Sick Fizz
  • The Dive Bombs
  • Inked Factor
  • Arabella & The Heist
  • Blyss

As the festival takes over the Port Campbell Hotel on April 20 and 21, attendees can immerse themselves in the pulsating energy of live music while basking in the scenic beauty of the Great Ocean Road.

Exclusive to those aged 18 and above, the festival offers various ticket options, including single-day passes, two-day passes, and camping packages at the Port Campbell Rec Reserve, ensuring a hassle-free experience for all attendees.

Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or a casual listener, Do The Pop promises an unforgettable weekend of pure, unadulterated rock ‘n’ roll bliss.

Do The Pop will take over the Port Campbell Hotel on Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, 2024. Secure your spot now by grabbing your tickets here