El Grande is the little pub-stival that could. Through a tough ticket sales climate, larger festivals falling over, regional events becoming scarcer and scarcer, it keeps coming back. 2016 sees the festival take on a distinctly rock, prog, punk and metal vibe and a stellar lineup of Australia’s raddest.
Friday 11th March sees Brisbane’s New Globe Theatre hosting a two-stage event featuring AlithiA (Melbourne), OPIA (Perth), Bayharbour (Brisbane), Greenthief (Melbourne), Arkive (Melbourne), Balloons Kill Babies (Brisbane), Colibrium (Adelaide), Magenta Voyeur (Brisbane), Kodiak Empire (Brisbane) and Red in Tooth (Gladstone).
Saturday 12th March in the Grand Hotel in Gladstone boasts the mighty Calilgula’s Horse (on the first date of their Turntail tour), Awaken I Am (Brisbane), Osaka Punch (Brisbane), Bayharbour (Brisbane), Satellites (Brisbane), Arkive (Melbourne), Jackson Dunn (Gold Coast), A Direst Desire (Brisbane) and Central Queensland local heroes Pandamic, La Mont, Strictly Ballroom, Animal Throwdown, Tim Andersen, Ornaments, Baberaham Lincoln, Chris Bax, with more to be announced.
Festival Organiser Nathan Bedford couldn’t be more excited with the announcement. “Honestly, we had to shift gears this year for the event. We went large in the previous years and this year, we really wanted to provide something for the punters that is affordable and reasonable, while also being a mind-blowing experience of non-stop music for the events. I reckon we’ve definitely hit that mark.”
Tickets go on sale today, Wednesday 13th January for the 11th and 12th March. All tickets are 18+ and are available at elgrande.oztix.com.au. Physical tickets will also be on sale in Gladstone at the Grand Hotel. More information on how to get tickets, as well as lineup information at elgrandefestival.com or at facebook.com/thegrandfestival.
Brisbane – Friday 11th March – New Globe Theatre
Balloons Kill Babies
Red in Tooth
Gladstone – Saturday 12th March – Grand Hotel
Awaken I am
Red in Tooth
A Direst Desire
MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Brisbane – New Globe Theatre – Friday 11th March 2016 – 18+
Gladstone – Grand Hotel – Saturday 12th March 2016 – 18+
TICKETS ON SALE at ELGRANDE.OZTIX.COM.AU