Rock’n’roll music festival Do The Pop returns to Port Campbell with a huge lineup: The Meanies, Bob Log III and more

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Rock’n’roll music festival Do The Pop returns to Port Campbell with a huge lineup: The Meanies, Bob Log III and more

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Do The Pop is back bringing a two-day rock n roll music festival to the Port Campbell Hotel this April.

The colourful and lively seaside village of Port Campbell is set to pulse with rock ‘n’ roll vibes as the Do The Pop festival returns for its second edition, taking over the Port Campbell Hotel from Saturday, April 20, to Sunday, April 21, 2024.

Curated by the members of Melbourne’s own Grindhouse, this festival, paying homage to the 1978 single from Radio Birdman, promises to transform the humble Great Ocean Road town into a high-octane hub for Australian independent rock ‘n’ roll enthusiasts.

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The festival boasts a killer lineup of over 30 bands, spread across two stages, creating a rock ‘n’ roll spectacle under the open sky. Giddy up, brothers and sisters, as the first lineup drop delivers a taste of what’s to come. Two days of stunning independent rock ‘n’ roll await on the 20th and 21st of April 2024.

The Meanies, Melbourne’s punk rock legends, lead the charge. With a reputation as one of Australia’s premier underground rock acts, The Meanies have unleashed their raucous live shows since the ’90s. Albums like “Come ‘n’ See” (1992), “Televolution” (1994), and “10% Weird” (1998) have left an indelible mark on Melbourne’s underground scene.

Joining the ranks is the eccentric Bob Log III, an American slide guitar one-man band known for his unconventional performances. Dressed in a full-body human cannonball suit and a helmet wired to a telephone receiver, Bob Log III delivers a unique blend of guitar and drums, captivating audiences on both sides of the Pacific.

Alongside the headliners, rounding out the monumental beast that is the Do The Pop lineup includes festival organisers themselves Grindhouse, Dr Sures Unusual Practice, The Maggie Pills, Hot Machine, Melt, Stepmother, The Unknowns, Willie J and the Books, and heaps more, with even more to be announced.

Do The Pop Lineup 2024

  • The Meanies
  • Bob Log III (USA)
  • Dr Sures Unusual Practice
  • Willie J and the Books
  • The Unknowns
  • Billiam and the Split Bills
  • Grindhouse
  • The Maggie Pills
  • Stepmother
  • My Left Boot
  • The Miffs
  • Rockafella
  • Hot Machine
  • Street Sweeper
  • The Monaros
  • Troubled Minds
  • Sargent Baker
  • Melt
  • The Refuge

This handpicked selection of bands reflects the influences of Grindhouse, the garage rock ‘n’ roll band that has carved out a niche with its high-octane proto-punk sound inspired by Australian production cars.

The festival, exclusively for those 18 and above, offers various ticket options, including one-day passes, two-day passes, and packages with the option of camping at the Port Campbell Rec Reserve.

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