If you’re a regular Blank reader, you’ll already know that GC-grown festival Wallapalooza is going national this year: taking its unique brand of festival frivolity and applying it to the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Byron as well as its home at Mudgeeraba.
But organisers made that announcement before releasing the full lineup. And we’re thrilled to finally be able to let you know that the full lineup is launched.
“With support from amazing people, I’ve managed to put together an extremely impressive lineup of amazing Australian artists,” Wallapalooza founder Andy Clark said.
That lineup includes Hailmary,These Four Walls, Redhook, Smoking Martha and Flannelettes. They’ll form the core of the tour with local bands joining the lineup in each city.
“No two line ups are the same,” Andy warned. And said that special fx and props will bring the show to life at each location as well.
26 acts make up the bill for Brisbane and Gold Coast. Fuck the Fitzroy Doom Scene will command the stage at the Melbourne (Espy) show, Massive and Glass Ocean will be on board for Byron, Brisbane and Gold Coast and special guests in Brisbane will be Sevenhurtz.
Check the Wallapalooza launch video here:
Just before he launched the final lineups, Wallapalooza organiser Andy Clarke spoke with Blank GC. We asked him how ticket sales were going – given they’d been on sale for a month. He said they were going well.
“We are where we expected with Byron Bluesfest and Easter being an expensive time of year for most people. What has been exciting is the amount of VIP tickets that we are selling. They are moving quick almost 4:1 to general admission at this stage which is fantastic,” he said.
Andy also said there’d been a lot of positive response to the lineup so far. He called it a “dream team of up and coming Australian artists.”
“Those on the inside that have seen the lineup in its entirety are extremely excited and impressed at the calibre of artists that are playing on one line up,” Andy told us.
“We can’t wait for the tour to start.”
To support the expensive touring element of the festival – which sees some of the acts and support crew moving between cities, Andy has also started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund logistics.
“Being our first time interstate, we are raising much needed funds to assist with the travel costs of our production, fx, team and artists,” Andy said. The goal is a modest $3,300.
“We are not shooting for millions, just enough to help assist with the costs of touring in Australia,” he said. “There are some fantastic rewards on the page for different donation amounts: everything from badges and bumper stickers through to tour posters, tour shirts and tickets.”
You can also get your name on the official tour shirts sold nationally – Andy thinks it might be a first. To support the tour and score some sweet merch, visit the Wallapalooza kickstarter page.
Get the full lineup here.
Pictured in feature image is Smoking Martha who appear on the Wallapalooza lineup.