Music of the heavier variety to feature in first original music festival on the Coast
IF YOU thought there were no original rock or punk bands in our backyard, then your mind is about to be changed.
With a mission to bring more of the heavier sounds to the Capricorn Coast, a bunch of mates from local punk rock band Jab Jab decided to create a mini music festival showcasing Central Queensland's heavier acts.
Wave of Mutilation, Devil Jab Jab, Rattus, The Clan and Scatterday will take the stage at Waru Gardens on February 25 for the A Loud Festival, but Jab Jab drummer Arran McArthur said any other local rock bands interested in the gig were more than welcome to join in.
"Basically, for bands that play the sort of louder styles, there's not much of an opportunity to play live, it's more about your covers and acoustics, whereas our whole aim is promoting music of the louder style,” he said last week.
"Ideally, if we can run these things regularly, a couple of times a year, it will hopefully be more incentive for bands to get out of the garage, have an opportunity to play over time.”
Having dabbled in playing several instruments, Arran said he loved the mateship and camaraderie that came with being part of a band and wanted to grow that culture on the Coast.
"That's the aim of the game. If there are any other original bands around, I'd be interested to hear from them,” he said.
A bar and food stall will be operating as a fundraiser for Waru Permaculture Association.
After the show, a courtesy bus will be operating between the event and the Railway Hotel for adults.
IF YOU GO
WHO: Wave of Mutilation, Devil Jab Jab, Rattus, The Clan and Scatterday.
WHERE: Waru Gardens, 92Tanby Rd, Yeppoon.
WHEN: Saturday, February 25, from 3-9pm.
ENTRY: $5 - all ages event.