Now in it’s fourth year, Poison City’s annual Weekender Fest is set to converge on Melbourne again this September for 3 days of friendship, punk-rock, bar hopping, hugs and high fives! Taking place at The Tote on Friday September 14th, The Corner Hotel on Saturday September 15th and new venue The Liberty Hotel on Sunday September 16th, this year the Melbourne record label have reached far and wide to assemble the event’s biggest line-up yet! Three internationals and eighteen locals have been announced so far, with more set to follow. Full line-ups for each venue will be announced in coming days and tickets go on sale Monday May 28th from Poison City Records, Corner Hotel Box Office and The Tote. Once again there will be a limited Early Bird allocation of 3-Day Weekender Passes, giving access to all shows at a discounted rate. Now for the lineup… expand this post below and all shall be revealed.
POISON CITY WEEKENDER 2012
Presented by Poison City, Resist, Bombshellzine, Deathproof PR and Too Far Gone Screenprinting
Heading up the festivities is none other than New York post-hardcore supergroup Rival Schools, returning to Australia for the first time since the release of their 2011 comeback album ‘Pedals‘.
Also making the journey down under for the first time is Philadelphia’s Restorations, who’s recent ‘S/t‘ debut continues to win the hearts of ‘older punks’ everywhere, their music being described as everything from angsty 90′s indie-punk, to shoegaze, to a melding of Lucero and Explosions In The Sky.
They’ll be joined by The Smith Street Band, A Death In The Family (Final Show!), Extortion, Luca Brasi, I-Exist, Hoodlum Shouts, Paper Arms, Jamie Hay, Grim Fandango, Milhouse, Jen Buxton, Between The Devil & The Deep, The Outsiders (NZ), Let Me Down Jungleman, Chinese Burns Unit (members of Frenzal Rhomb, Lawnsmell, The Optionals), Toy Boats, Lincoln Le Fevre, Run Squirrel and White Walls, with more acts still to be announced!