The last blow… in what will be the final live experience of BLOWHARD full stop!
Easter 2020 marks a year since the tragic, untimely passing of Rollo, Blowhard’s founder and vocalist. Blowhard and close friend top-flight Brisbane and Sydney alternative acts will assemble on Easter Saturday 11 April at The Tivoli to honour the Great Man’s legacy.
That Rollo led Blowhard for 30 years is a momentous achievement, given his and the band’s collective history in other punk/alternative outfits. Blowhard was also the third ever Brisbane punk band (after The Saints and The Onyas) to tour overseas.
Additionally, Rollo’s activities as a concert promoter, Splurt record label champ, 4ZZZ radio personality, and an all-round ceaseless supporter of the local DIY music world, truly cement his legacy across the Brisbane music scene and beyond. The likes of Custard, Powderfinger and members of Regurgitator all played early shows at Rollo-driven events, as did many an up-and-coming interstate band. During his guest-spot with the remaining Blowhard members at 2019’s Dead of Winter Festival, Frenzal Rhomb’s Jay Whalley fittingly paid tribute to Rollo’s early help in establishing Frenzal’s profile.
BLOWHARD will come together for one final performance as tribute to Rollo on Saturday April 11 at The Tivoli, with any profits going to family and 4ZZZ. Along with Blowhard the night will be loaded high with a mighty selection of special friends – a who’s-who of homegrown alternative music: Emma Bosworth, Strange Stains, Fred Band, Flangipanis, Shandy, Blitz Babiez, Neptune Power Federation, FAT and Nancy Vandal. Commencing at midday – a full plate of 10 supercharged performances celebrating the life and times of the big one: ROLLO.
4ZZZ, Splurt, Punkfest, GBH & consume presents
BLOWHARD & FRIENDS
celebrating the life and times of ROLLO
SAT 11 APRIL 2020
Doors at midday
Tickets from https://thetivoli.com.au
featuring…NANCY VANDAL, FAT, NEPTUNE POWER FEDERATION, FLANGIPANIS, BLOWHARD,
SHANDY, BLITZ BABIEZ, STRANGE STAINS, EMMA BOSSWORTH, and THE FRED BAND.