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  Iconic Brisbane music venue RIC’S is proud to present their inaugural BIG BACKYARD FESTIVAL. Utilizing the courtyard behind RG’s and the upstairs and downstairs stages at RIC’S, the BIG BACKYARD is a brilliant space sure to create an intimate and unique festival experience.

3 stages.
Outside, upstairs and downstairs.
21 bands for $75. Tickets Available Here

VIOLENT SOHO had a huge 2010. They moved to Brooklyn and signed to Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace label touring the US with Dinosaur Jr and The Bronx. They’re home and they are sure to smash it in our Big Backyard.

Prepare to don the war paint and feathers and get your booty shaking to the tribal indie rock rave of Melbourne’s RAT V POSSUM.

RICHARD IN OUR MIND are insane! Sydney based five piece Psychedelic pop lunatics are excited to share their madness with you in March.

One of the brightest new bands to emerge from 2010 is Brisbane five piece THE HONEY MONTH. Selling out shows around the launch of their FOLIAGE EP and playing Splendour, Bigsound, One Movement and No Years sets them up and one of true festival staples of 2011.

BEN SALTER is the fearless leader of THE GIN CLUB, GIANTS OF SCIENCE and THE WILSON PICKERS is currently recording his debut solo album with Gareth Liddiard (THE DRONES). Ben and his mates are getting ready to play these tunes for you.

Few bands are more visually exciting than local 10 piece INLAND SEA and then they open your ears and heart. Triple J darlings are about to announce some news almost as big as their spot at the Big Backyard.

Speaking of Triple J darlings, NUMBERS RADIO have scored high rotation on four singles in a row. The virtuoso 3 piece are ready deliver their brand of high energy rock n roll.

Last week we heard the sad news that YVES KLEIN BLUE have downed tools. This week we hear the great news that Ricsfest will see their resident shredder Charles Sale debut his new 3 piece slacker outfit BABAGANOUJ.

Garage rock n roll is nothing new to Brisvegas, but VELOCIRAPTOR deliver it in sharp new clothes. Punk rock troubadour JUD CAMPBELL, best known as front man for THE DISABLES will be opening proceedings.

Last but not least, you can expect to be tapping your toes as the tunes between sets will be brought to you by the authentic Soul grooves of the RESPECT DJ’S.

This outstanding line up will be joining YOU AM I, PANGAEA, DIE DIE DIE, SIX FT HICK, GUINEAFOWL, BIG SCARY, KING CANNONS, THE CAIROS, WE ALL WANT TO, MOSMAN ALDER and THE MERCY BEAT to make up the 21 bands on this mega bill.

Where: Ric’s Bar, Fortitude Valley QLD
When: 26th March 2011

That is the final line up which was curated by Footstomp Music.
RICS BIG BACKYARD FESTIVAL is proudly presented by TIME OFF, FASTERLOUDER and 4ZZZ’s WAKE AND BAKE. Tickets are strictly limited and on sale now at oztix