Thrashville announces full line up for February 11 & 12 2022
Thrashville, the ‘slightly heavier’ music festival held at Dashville in the Hunter Valley, is psyched to announce the full line-up for its auspicious February 11 & 12 return.
Yes that's right TWO Thrashvilles on ONE weekend. We tried to bring you two servings in 2021... so looks like we're gearing up for a big one in 2022 to make up for the BS of 2021 and 2020.
Held in lush bushland confines, the popular one-day blast, which only just had its postponed 2020 chapter held in February this year, is back with a fresh plate of awesome emerging and established acts, ready to spark pure delight into anyone with a pension for punk, hard rock, heavy metal and everything in between.
The usually one-day festival will feature two stages of music from midday to midnight, along with live graff artists and pro-skateboard displays.
Please welcome the line up so far for Feb 11 & 12.
In 2022 Thrashville is partnering with Novotone who will be running a band comp on Feb 11, with the winner making it to Feb 12 to perform with legends below:
KIM SALMON'S SMOKED SALMON + THE NEW CHRISTS + CABLE TIES + FLAMING WREKAGE + EZEKIEL OX & THE EVIDENCE + BLACK RHENO + THE NEPTUNE POWER FEDERATION + RICK DANGEROUS & THE SILKIE BANTAMS + GOATZILLA + DARK ORDER + MOUNTAIN WIZARD DEATH CULT + THE GROUNDS + THE OWEN GUNS + LOVER LAMP + DORIS + RAGDOLL
Earlier in June the festival announced a teaser with the ‘first furious five’ featuring one of Australia’s most respected vocalists, Rob Younger with his band THE NEW CHRISTS, Melbourne post-punk trio CABLE TIES, Sydney’s death metal FLAMING WREKAGE, South Coast hardcore punkers THE OWEN GUNS and thrustcore innovators RICK DANGEROUS & THE SILKIE BANTAMS.
And today the line- up grows to include,
Another Australian legend with garage grunge-rock royalty KIM SALMON'S SMOKED SALMON, multidimensional-politically-charged powerhouse EZEKIEL OX & THE EVIDENCE, Sydney’s genre bending heavy groove exponents BLACK RHENO, the devout all-consuming punk, stoner, metal experience THE NEPTUNE POWER FEDERATION, Brisbane’s heavy rock monster GOATZILLA, proud thrash metal assailants DARK ORDER, the funky sludge/ doom that is MOUNTAIN WIZARD DEATH CULT, bone rattling punk rockers THE GROUNDS, the sinfully cheeky tongue-in-something spectacle LOVER LAMP and local all-girl punk chicks RAGDOLL.
As COVID pushed back the second instalment for 2021, February 2022 is destined to have two big nights, adding BLOODY HELL, BIN LIDS and THE AUSTRALIAN BEEF WEEK SHOW.
Since its inception in 2017 Thrashville has fast become a key pilgrimage for the heavy music community. The one-of-a-kind regional all-inclusive heavy music festival has had an overwhelming response via the website, receiving a mountain of applications from punk, metal, rock performers across Australia eager to perform. As such organisers are still toying with the idea of adding an additional third stage, focused specifically on the local scene.
Thrashville took a break in the summer of 2019 due to the rural event site facing the effects of extreme drought and soaring summer temperatures. The decision to return left ambiguous for the remainder of 2019 due to the heightened tension created by the NSW Liberal Government’s Music Festival license scheme.
As Thrashville geared up for a 2020 return, the effects the COVID-19 pandemic on mass gatherings led to the festival's cancellation.
Through perseverance, blood, sweat and tears, the mighty Angeroo rises from the ashes in 2021 not once but twice.
February 2021 saw the rescheduled 2020 event rip in, while in September 2021 was meant to host the year's official serving - two Thrashys in one year, it could have been a dream come true.
COVID had other plans for the second year in a row though, so Thrashville moved to February 2022 with organisers adding an extra night to make their 2021 of two Thrashville's a reality.
Thrashville, much loved by the local heavy music scene, provides an under catered music community a special opportunity to come together and enjoy both local and interstate artists in a relaxed outdoor setting.
Combined with pro skateboarding displays and live visual art, Dashville is endeavouring to continue providing a space for many who embrace the slightly heavier alternatives within music and art.
Please head to the Thrashville website for further info.
The grassroots music festival was first established in 2017, with Nirvana’s favourite band, Cosmic Psychos headlining an action packed day full of great local and interstate heavy music acts.
In January 2018, after its breakthrough debut, Thrashville returned with another huge display of live visual art and a line up featuring punk legends Frenzal Rhomb and King Parrot.
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