Friday 11th & Saturday 12th February 2022
We promised you two Thrashville's in 2021... Our second installment was cancelled so Angeroo is bringing out a TWO nighter in 2022.
We have moved all tickets to the new date - there's no need for you to do anything. For original purchasers, if you'd like to tack on the additional Friday night email us for a discounted ticket.
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PUNK / ROCK / METAL / SKATE / GRAFF / CAMP
WHO'S PLAYING 2021?
The Full Line Up
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The New Christs
Rob Younger formed what was to become The New Christs in the early 1980’s after the demise of Radio Birdman, primarily to support Iggy Pop’s Australian tour of 1983. The band have appeared spasmodically in Australia, and with greater success in Europe ever since. Line-ups of The New Christs have included members of Hoodoo Gurus, Celibate Rifles, Radio Birdman, Barracudas and Lime Spiders to name but a few. LP’s released by The New Christs include the classic ‘Distemper’, which reached number 1 on the Australian alternative charts in 1989, ‘Lower Yourself’, ‘We Got This’ and ‘Gloria’, as well as ‘Incantations’ their last studio effort from 2014. Songs such as ‘Born Out of Time’ ‘Like a Curse’ and ‘Heading South’ are etched firmly into the Australian underground rock music psyche. The unmistakable voice, delivery and presence of Rob Younger and his band remains a consistent draw card for lovers of Australian rock music to this day. The current New Christs line up consists of Jim Dickson (Radio Birdman, Barracudas) – Bass, Paul Larsen (Celibate Rifles, Screaming Tribesman) – Drums, Brent Williams – Guitar and Keyboards, Dave Kettley (Radio Birdman) – Guitar, and Rob Younger. The New Christs remain one of Australia’s best bands and Thrashville is stoked to have them on board.
Kim Salmon's Smoked Salmon
Originally aspiring to be a nuclear physicist, Kim Salmon was swayed by the sounds of rock’n’roll and became a Scientist. He later became a Beast of Bourbon and then a Surrealist. He’s been a seminal influence on Garage and Grunge Rock and countless bands including Nirvana, Mudhoney, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, White Stripes, Sonic Youth, The Drones and Spacemen 3. Never one to sit still Kim flourished through the Victorian lockdowns performing on Delivered Live as well as recording an improvised album in front of a live audience via stream with his beloved Surrealists. He has also just released a new album with The Scientists but while members of those bands are strewn across this Covid torn earth he brings his latest incarnation KIM SALMON’S SMOKED SALMON to Thrashville.
Expect songs from his illustrious back catalogue as well as soon to be gems.
Cable Ties take the three minute punk burner and stretch it past breaking point to deliver smouldering feminist anthems. Post-punk and garage rock hammered together by a relentless rhythmic pulse. Three friends summoning a tide to deliver anthems that turn latent anxieties into a rallying cry. Zip yourself in for a cracker of a set at Thrashy with this trio.
Ezekiel Ox & The Evidence
Thrashville is psyched to welcome Ezekiel Ox , one of the world's most prolific and outspoken multidisciplinary artists, celebrating more than twenty years as a career Musician, Songwriter, Entertainer, Activist & Athlete. He has built a reputation globally as a captivating front-man through relentless touring, leading acts such as Mammal, Full Scale, The Nerve, Over-Reactor, Superheist, and his solo rock band Ezekiel Ox & The Evidence.
Hailing from Australia are Sydney’s genre bending heavy groove exponents Black Rheno. Leaving an undeniable mark on the scene since their beginnings in late 2015, they’ve built a solid fan-base through their high energy live shows and ability to translate their blend of stoner, sludge, punk, grind, groove metal into a wild and rollicking good time. It's been a wild ride in this short time, having toured the country time and time again headlining & co- headlining for some of the country's best heavy acts such as Psycroptic & King Parrot, as well as supporting international bands such as Napalm Death, Brujeria, Red Fang, Revocation, Lock Up, Bongzilla, Philip H Anselmo and a recently completed tour with EYEHATEGOD across Japan, Australia and New Zealand. With a trip to the USA to showcase at South By Southwest in Austin Texas and playing shows along-side Ringworm, Darkest Hour and Iron Reagan while in the states, Black Rheno have cemented that fact they are out to take things to the next level.
The Neptune Power Federation
Like all great threats to decency, the church of The Neptune Power Federation was born far from the dull gaze of the masses. Operating out of dive bars and biker clubhouses, playing to troubled souls with dirty hair and crude intentions, their high-volume psychedelic gospel spread like a glorious subterranean infection. In the pulpit is Imperial Priestess Screaming Loz Sutch, her tiny frame belying the colossal power of her scorching oratory, spoken in languages assumed through centuries of time travel. Her backing band consists of battle worn soldiers from the Australian underground punk, stoner and metal scenes who have long forgotten their former existences and are now forever beholden to the mesmeric lure of the Imperial Priestess.
We've snatched Dark Order back after missing the Feb installment of Thrashville. Predominantly and proudly THRASH METAL, there's traces of death metal, power metal, black metal, progressive metal and traditional heavy metal in Dark Order's mix. Andean Music & film score music is also large influence. A lethal combination that defines the Dark Order sound.
Bin Lids are three blokes writing songs about the people you know and love. This Newcastle based trio combine Australian colloquialisms, fast paced pub rock with songs about conversations you're likely to hear down at the local on a Sunday arvo.
Flaming Wrekage has left a growing impression on Australian metal since day one, proving themselves as a premier thrash/death metal act with every release. Two full-length studio albums and relentless touring has brought a devoted fan base from all over. Their take-no-prisoners attitude and fierce live shows have enthralled audiences throughout Europe, Indonesia and Australia. They’re no strangers to sharing stages with metal royalty, having opened for Soilwork (SWE), Power Trip (USA), Omnium Gatherum (Fin), and Psycroptic. NO STAGE IS SAFE.
Goatzilla started thundering around the Queensland heavy scene in 2015. This four-piece Heavy Rock monster debuted in 2019 with album "Muthafukasaurus" spawning a 4ZZZ hot 100 #1 single "Drop Bear", as well as garnering featured spots on global YouTube stars including Ozzyman Reviews, Supercar Blondie and Colin Furze. Their latest single "Nightmare" was released June 4, with more to come for 2021 along with a series of appearances at big-name festivals to be announced.
Front End Loader
Front End Loader; according to the internet, “is an Australian rock band…formed in early 1991 in the Sydney suburb of Darlington”. Front End Loader has never had a change of line-up, never announced a “hiatus” and, unbeknownst to almost the entire population of the world, continued to write, record and tour original rock music. The years have been downright mean to Front End Loader and, not content with merely catching up, time has lapped them while laughing maniacally. Too young to be part of the glory days of the celebrated “Aussie pub rock scene”, too old to ever truly understand, let alone capitalise on, the various emergent platforms and channels of the modern music-delivery environment, Front End Loader wanders, like your drunk uncle at Christmas, in the family dining room that is the current Australian live music scene, occasionally and briefly entertaining your middle-aged cousin, sometimes catching your interest but most of the time just really embarrassing Nanna.
The Australian Beef Week Show
Pioneers of deadshit rock. What started as an outlet for country ballads, progressed to punk ‘n western, and descended to disco punk, finally mutated into the stellar form of booze-fuelled politcal-charged gutter-mouthed finery that is The Australian Beefweek Show. After years of featuring a constantly evolving line up, Beefweek has finally settled on a bunch of musicians of no particular note, talent or credibility. We have played everywhere from Newie to Nimbin, Bourke to Balmain (Bourke liked us heaps better). After a 2 year hiatus we are back with new album thing called Panic at the Bottlo. Its got songs on it and they sound like us, there might be more guitar and yelling than previous releases but I could be wrong. The latest addition to our extensive discography is currently receiving extensive airplay nowhere in particular. And John Laws reckons its tops and has nominated us for a Noble Peace Prize.
Materialising in 2013, Sydney’s Bare Bones wasted no time in taking their sweaty, visceral and feisty sound to the masses, quickly carving out their own path in the Australian music landscape. Taking the DIY recording and producing approach on their first two EP’s ‘Villains’ and ‘Cut Throat Living’ paid dividends, seeing Bare Bones land marquee support set slots with Black Label Society, Northlane, Every Time I Die and Cancer Bats within their first three years. Moreover, Bare Bones were selected to play main stage at the final ever Soundwave Festival in Sydney, and UNIFY Heavy Music Gathering. Fast forward to 2019, and the band signs a deal with iconic Australian heavy music label Resist Records and released their first full length record, ‘Bad Habits’. A fierce album by anyone’s standards, Rolling Stone Magazine hailed it as “a hit record of the genre”. Bare Bones hit the studio once again to record their sophomore album ‘Rival Minds’. Released in November 2019, the album saw the band take their raucous sound to all new levels, seamlessly blending heavy metal, hardcore, punk and hard rock into an all out assault on the senses.. BB are currently in the studio recording a new EP, with the release slated to see the light of day in the first half of 2022.
Mountain Wizard Death Cult
MWDC are a sludge/doom band from Sydney. The origins go back to one particular jam Chris had, with a new amp, which helped to express the sound in his head and coupled with Lachlan’s approach on the kit the musical basis for what is now MWDC. At this point in time transitions from turbulent life events were taking place and the dark, moody, ambient passages contrasted with the visceral doom and groove wall of sound felt to naturally portray what was happening internally. As more music was created Chris and Lachlan were joined by mutual friend and local Bass player Anthony Langton. Tony added a further groove and depth to the track that hadn’t been discovered previously. By this point several songs were taking shape and JJ Brady expressed interest in joining in on the creative process after hearing demos of the band’s early material. The urgency and conviction of JJ’s vocals added another element to their sound further cementing their foundations and MWDC had been formed. Having since played alongside King Parrot, Sumeru, Fangz, Black Rheno, Astrodeath and recently being announced on the huge Blacken Open Air festival in the middle of Australia, MWDC are fast cultivating a cult following on the Aussie heavy scene
Bitchcraft formed in Newcastle, NSW in 2001 with the urgent need to rage and tell stories of revenge, predatory dudes and regretful relationships. With a “fuck you” party attitude, Bitchcraft tear up the stage and may possibly tear you a new one. The band leaves a trail of chaos, anger and an adoring fan base with a powerful frontwoman (Simone Price) who alternately terrifies punters or garners their undying affections. After a 5 year hiatus to attempt to become earth mothers (it didn’t work) Bitchcraft returned to the stage in 2018. Newcastle’s Ladies of Loud are attracting big shows, including supports with Rose Tattoo, Hard Ons, Frenzal Rhomb, Def FX, Screamfeeder, Clowns and Smudge. Bitchcraft attract large crowds to their own headlining shows around Newcastle, where venues request them to return for subsequent shows – they do seem to sell a lot of beer when Bitchcraft plays! Their music is at home at a punk show, or as a polished support to touring rock/indie bands.
Following on from their 2015 self-titled debut and their 2017 release Desperate Living, THE GROUNDS have re-united with fellow Novocastrian producer Geoff Mullard, with masterer extraordinaire Jason Fuller from Goatsound in Victoria, sprinkling the fairy dust, to unleash the six-song slab of punk rock, All My Friends. THE GROUNDS is a motley collection, that should know better, reveling in loud, loose rock and roll with more than a smattering of punk rock sensibility. With members from such eclectic outfits as Rubix Cuba, Moth, Muzzy Pep, The Great Dividing Range, Tax Sea Cabs, Trashed Again, Grannyfist and Dog, this is a band whose sound will grab you by the throat from the first chord, melt your face, shake you around a bit, and shout you a schooner afterwards.
The Warts are a four-piece guitar band - two guitars, bass, and drums. The Warts formed in 2016 in Armidale/Uralla northern NSW. Their music could be classified as a mix of ‘alt rock’, ‘krautrock’ and ‘post-punk’. The band name was derived out of respect for life’s imperfections and abnormalities which are also reflected in their music. Each member brings their own influences and tastes into the mix, resulting in a sound they feel is greater than the sum of its parts, totally unique and brighter than the Sun.
If combining subterranean shreds with Kraut Rock beats and strange, misplaced, gritty and empty sounding guitars sounds like a complete disaster, it is. But disasters are always noticeable and impressive, and when channelled through familiar frames you get backyard fission with no safety gear. Their formula is both timely and fascinating. The blurring is deliberate, the precision accidental. Even the band name is contagious. Warts are unsightly, and often appear in unlikely places. They are hard to treat. They’re often associated with age and neglect. Their beauty is sublime
The Owen Guns
The Owen Guns are a hardcore punk band based in NSW with members split between Sydney and the South coast. Although they’re a new band, the Owen Guns is made up of veterans of the live punk and hardcore music scene - the members have paid their dues playing not only in Australian bands but also, in the case of the vocalist and drummer, in Canada and China respectively. Unlike most of the current crop of punk bands, there are no fake American accents or fear of offending people here. They don’t take themselves (or anyone else) too seriously, and aren’t afraid to call it how they see it. The Owen Guns are heading to the studio soon to record an EP of hardcore punk tunes that will bring the riffs and the laughs. Keep an ear out. Riot Records feels the band fits in very well with our already killer roster of brilliant punk and rock bands, watch this space in 2020 for new music and the famous Owen Gun attitude at a gig across Australia and the US.
Dolly Pardon II, the secret love-child of Aphrodite and Hades made his way to Earth at the tender age of 42069 - armed with the knowledge that the way humans have been expressing love was entirely wrong - true love can only come from the power of great rock and roll. Dolly formed Lover Lamp by employing the lost souls of the greatest musicians in history (Olivia Mutant John III, Don Buddy Molly, The Famous Paris Thrillton, Dingo Starr Jr, Van Horrorson Sr, and Steve). Lover Lamp aims to give the humans of Earth a brief glimpse of true love and happiness before their souls inevitably suffer in eternal damnation under the rule of Hades himself.
Doris are a 4 piece alternative rock group from Newy, taking sounds from punk, experimental, grunge, and noise music. Often experimenting with their instruments to find new ways to create sounds and push against the preconceived notions of what constitutes as music, whilst bringing finding influences in Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and Pixies to our sound. Stream our songs 'Sidelines' and 'Wasted Youth'.
Boycott is a riot grrrl post-modernist punk band. We talk about all the stuff that's important to us through our music - as we believe that anyone with a platform, no matter the size - should be used to un-fuck the world - and why not do this whilst dancing?
BLOODY HELL is a Newcastle based dark sarcastic, brutally heavy punk rock band who can entertain you, challenge you, scare you, make you laugh and get you excited in the hips.
Coming back for their second Thrashville in a row, Bloody Hell is becoming a fan fave with their saucey stage presence. Angeroo is biting at the bit to see these local cats smash out a killer set.
Friday 11th & Saturday 12th February 2022
For original purchasers who have the one day ticket, email us for a discount for a Friday night pass - email@example.com
The Run Down on Thrashy...
Embracing the sharper edge of human existence, Thrashville will return, Friday 11th and Saturday 12th February 2022.
Thrashville, with its furry feet set firmly in the punk, hard rock and metal genres, is a festival for those who like to feel a little more energy. It's a one day bonanza, to be merry and bask in the full throttle riffage of some of Australia's craziest musical legends. With 13 great hand picked live acts, playing one at a time, in the beautiful outdoor confines of Dashville, along with loads of awesome extras like skateboarding demos and live graff art display. Thrashville is a rare and awesome opportunity.
Friday gates open at 4pm, Saturday gates open at 8am. There'll be food and beverages available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Camping is included in your ticket, or you can opt to purchase a shuttle pass. For this you need to make your way to Maitland Train Station (via public transport or walk) to catch the designated shuttle bus.
The bus leaves the station Saturday 8am // 12pm // 2pm //4pm. The bus returns at the end of the show.
Locals can get a pick up on route via the New England Highway, Rutherford, Greta, Branxton etc. More info and pricing is on the ticketing page.
The event is fully licensed. NO BYO into arena or campground.
The event is rated MA15+. We encourage parents to bring their teenagers. However it is the parent or guardians responsibility to determine whether it's appropriate for their teenager to attend. Parental discretion is advised.
Under-18s MUST be accompanied by a legal guardian or you cannot enter.
Optional onsite camping is included in your ticket.
Anyone looking to get involved in any of the elements, should email firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to do a live artwork at Thrashville?
We're after applications from talented folk to create an artwork during the festival
TERMS & CONDITIONS - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Please read these carefully, some of these are standard terms for Dashville, some are new, so make sure you take note and pass this information on to all in your party.
- NO BYO ALCOHOL
- NO BYO FOOD INTO ARENA
- NO PERSONS UNDER 13 ARE PERMITTED.
- PERSONS 13-17 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.
- PARENTS thinking of bringing youngins: please note that this event features grown up content including swears, heavy music etc. Your discretion is advised.
- NO PETS
- NO DIPSHITS OR DIPSHIT-ISH BEHAVIOUR. We at Dashville pride ourselves on hosting events full of considerate, consciencious good folk, which always guarantees a good time for everyone else. Let's keep it this way.
- NO AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR (See above policy on dipshits).
- NO FIREWORKS OR EXPLOSIVES
- NO LOUD MUSIC IN CAMPGROUND
- NO EXCESSIVE NOISE AFTER MIDNIGHT
- NO PERSONAL FIRES
- NO LITTERING
- NO UNDERAGE DRINKING
- NO INTOXICATION
- NO DRUGS, WEAPONS OR CONTRABAND
- UPON ENTRY - All vehicles will be subject to a search prior to entry to the festival campgrounds. Don't risk bringing booze.
- NO GAS BOTTLES
Basically these days if you think it's illegal or not allowed, it probably isn't. If there is anything unclear or something you are not sure about, please email mail @dashville.com.au for further clarification.
Festival Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry or evict any person at any time for any of the above breaches. Any person caught behaving in a threatening, malicious or inappropriate manner (aggressive, riotous, abusive, or insulting actions) towards other patrons or event staff or equipment, will result in the permanent removal of the patron from the site and possible referal to police for prosecution.