QLD’s longest running heavy music and arts festival Dead of Winter will today add another 15 hard-hitting acts on top of what already is a ridiculously solid day of proceedings come Saturday July 13 at The Tivoli and Jubilee Hotel in Brisbane.
Celebrating ten years since its inception, every aspect of the much-loved and independent annual event will be levelled up in 2019, bringing punters the largest DOW bill ever assembled with 61 bands and 4 sideshow acts featured over 6 stages, including the massive Tivoli main stage and two outdoor truck stages.
After sold out 2017 and 2018 events, both scoring a 94% satisfaction rate amongst attendees, the 2019 edition has today added a third artist announcement featuring Blowhard, in what will be a fitting tribute for recently deceased Brisbane front man and scene leader Brentyn ‘Rollo’ Rollason, Kyuss Dies! a Kyuss tribute featuring the former Kyuss/QOTSA bassist Nick Oliveri himself alongside members of Dead Letter Circus, The Butterfly Effect, The Black Armada and The Royal Artillery in what will be one of the most anticipated sets of the festival. Sydney thrust machines Rick Dangerous and the Silkie Bantams join the bill alongside veteran Brisbane Bovver Rock act Shandy, Perth Soundwave/Big Day Out feature act Chaos Divine, New Zealand Inudustrial/Dubstep genre benders Kaosis, Triple J backed groove merchants Fight Ibis, Sydney heavy crew Wraith and local emerging acts Crave Death, Radolescent, Piston Fist, Nowhere Else, Serial Killer Dinner Party, Blue Savannah Underworld and Void Matter. *Full announce below
The third announce bands will join the likes of Cog, Disentomb, Mammal, Bodyjar, 28 Days, Aversions Crown, Beatswars (NZ), Voyager, Svetlanas (RUS), The Go Set, Hits and many more in what has become Brisbane’s largest heavy music and arts festival, transforming the Tivoli and Jubliee into heavy music and horror fantasy-lands filled with outer-worldly visual effects, dark art displays and kinky sideshows.
Dead of Winter Festival Creative Director Christian Tryhorn says of this year’s offering “The growth of heavy music and in turn Dead of Winter festival over the last few years has been astounding. What, only 3 years ago, was a 1200 cap single-venue event is now a 4000 cap Australian mainstay and one of the largest gatherings of heavy bands in the country. We’re all stoked to be bringing Brisbane a mighty fine lineup once again and keen to see DOW sell out as it moves from strength to strength on the back of solid local and national support.”
The themed undertaking, a massive feat for three independent local Brisbane promoters, is never one to focus purely on the music however, with planned undead burlesque performances, freak-show sideshows, themed market stalls, tasty 5 star food trucks, VIP bar experiences and more general insanity than you can poke a severed arm at. Australia’s best SFX makeup artists will face off against each other in what has become an annual competition, wheelchair accessibility and punter safety has also been improved with upgraded entry points and the installation of water stations and can recycling.
The Dead of Winter returns to Brisbane on Saturday July 13 across numerous stages at The Tivoli and Jubilee Hotel in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. General tickets are available through Oztix and Ticketmaster with full festival information and ticket links at www.deadofwinterfestival.
Dead of Winter is proudly presented by Beats Cartel, Dead Entertainment, Supercrazy and Fireball Whisky with help from Young Henrys, Beserk, Hysteria Mag, Via Studios, Riffs and Licks Music, Scenestr, 4ZZZ and The Drum Cartel.
Keep an eye out for a soon-to-be-released VIP ticket and accom pack
competition prize on DOW’s Facebook page
Beats Cartel, Dead Entertainment, Supercrazy and Fireball Whisky Present
DEAD OF WINTER FESTIVAL 2019
Beware the Reaper’s Scythe!
THE JUBILEE HOTEL and THE TIVOLI – BRISBANE
Saturday 13 July 2019
NICK OLIVIERI (USA)
THE GO SET
A NIGHT IN TEXAS
TRUTH BE KNOWN (SNG)
THE NEPTUNE POWER FEDERATION
ELEPHANT HIVE (ISR)
RICK DANGEROUS & THE SILKIE BANTAMS
OPUS OF A MACHINE
THE LOU DOGS
I AM DUCKEYE
WHISKEY AND SPEED
SWAMP GULLY HOWLERS
SOMETHING SOMETHING EXPLOSION
FROM CRISIS TO COLLAPSE
SERIAL KILLER DINNER PARTY
BLUE SAVANNAH UNDERWORLD
Plus sideshow appearances by
The Heart and Dagger Sideshow, Lila Luxx, Dolly De Ville and Dahlia Dyer
The Dead of Winter Festival would like to thank Beats Cartel, Dead Entertainment, Supercrazy and Fireball Whisky for their assistance thus far and is happy to be associated with Young Henrys, Hysteria Mag, 4ZZZ, Beserk Clothing, Everblack, Riffs & Licks Music, The Drum Cartel, Scenestr and Via Studios for the 2019 event.