Wallapalooza announces 2017 Gold Coast lineup + Sydney sideshow

Wallapalooza has upped the ante for its 2017 festival, expanding to a four day event in September with a sideshow in Sydney to kick things off in July.

To be held Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 September at Mudgeeraba’s Wallaby Hotel, Wallapalooza’s 2017 main offering includes seminal Australian ska/punk outfit Area-7, Brisbane’s Smoking Martha and Gold Coast Music Award winners The Black Swamp and Tesla Coils (pictured) as well as three-time finalists Chelsea Rockwells.

These Four Walls, Mass Sky Raid, Hammers, Junket Pump, Love Hate Rebellion, Katie Who and Purple Zain are also on the lineup, announced yesterday.

For the first time, the festival also includes a jam night, a pre-party and an after-party, all at the Wallaby Hotel.

Coordinated by Andy Clark, Wallapalooza is the only Gold Coast festival to extend its reach to other cities. The Sydney side show, taking place on Sunday 30 July at Frankies Pizza by the Slice features Gold Coast heavy metal merchants Azreal and These Four Walls alongside Flaming Wrekage.

Full event details as follows:


Sunday 30 July – Frankies Pizza By The Slice, Sydney

Azreal | These Four Walls | Flaming Wrekage. Doors Open 7pm – FREE ENTRY!

Thursday September 14 – The Wallaby Hotel, Mudgeeraba

Wallalooza Jam Night with host band Stingin’ Rogers. All Musos Welcome! Doors open 8pm – FREE ENTRY!

Friday September 15 – The Wallaby Hotel, Mudgeeraba

The first ever WallaPRElooza event featuring The Wrath | Demonatrix | Tensions Arise | Second Circle. Doors open 8pm – FREE ENTRY!

Saturday September 16 – The Wallaby Hotel, Mudgeeraba

Wallapalooza’s main event 30+ musical acts over three stages from noon – midnight – FREE ENTRY! Featuring Area-7 | Azreal | Smoking Martha | The Black Swamp | These Four Walls | Mass Sky Raid | Chelsea Rockwells | Tesla Coils | Hammers | Junket Pump | Love Hate Rebellion | Katie Who | Lillye | Redstarborn | The Black Catapult | Versus Fate | Swamp Gully Howlers | The Molotov | Sevenhurtz | Veal | Purple Zain | Flaming Wrekage | Valhalla Lights | Snake Mountain | Antechenus | Mode Atlanta | Scarlett Gunner | Matt Nelson | Modo Rec + more to be announced…

Sunday September 17 – The Wallaby Hotel, Mudgeeraba

The Afterpalooza party is another chance to catch some great local talent at the Wallaby Hotel with Boho Mofos | Salt & Steel | Brooke Taylor & Delsinki Records | Andrew Baxter Band | Speedracer (unplugged). Doors open 7pm – FREE ENTRY!

Get all the details at wallapalooza.com.au.


Feature image: Tesla Coils by Shots Fired by James Wills

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