If recording, releasing new material and touring at a relentless rate just won’t cut it as a band, then why not start your own festival? Hell, why not make it part of your album launch to boot! Yep, that’s exactly what local legends King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard are doing with a run of festival shows announced for this May in support of their forthcoming record Quarters. Without further ado, introducing Gizzfest!
This week, the band will announce the date, line-up and venue for Gizzfest in each capital city. The Melbourne incarnation already announced will involve the Corner Hotel in Richmond and employ the ever popular three stage set-up where the band will showcase not only their new tracks but 27 of their favourite local bands. A mixture of one all-ages and two 18+ shows split over Saturday May 2nd and Sunday May 3rd.
SATURDAY MAY 2nd LINEUP:
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Dreamin’ Wild, Love Migrate, Atolls, Sleep Decade, The Murlocs, Babe Rainbow, Scott & Charlenes Wedding, Sewerside, Contrast, The Kremlings, Sagamore, The SMB, Crepes, Drunk Mums and Destrends.
SUNDAY MAY 3rd LINEUP:
King Gizard And The Lizard Wizard, Dave Graney & the Mistly, Harry Howard & the NDE, The Pink Tiles, Fucking Teeth, Tiny Giants, White Bleaches, Mangelwerzel, Davey Lane, Zig Zag, ORB and The Dead Heir.