Newcastle has always played host to international bands. It’s just that it has never been with the same kind of frequency of our neighbours south to Sydney. In fact, my very first proper concert experience was Pantera when they played the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on their Far Beyond Driven tour.
Brant Bjork rises from the Californian Desert to co-headline CherryRock014, beside the legendary Meat Puppets. Also added to the final line-up are High Tension and Powerline Sneakers.
And because of the 108 Flinders Street residential development and new Peruvian restaurant at the base of ACD/DC Lane, this must be the final CherryRock Festival as we know it!
Brant Bjorkis revered for his impeccable stoner rock pedigree in KYUSS and Fu Manchu on drums. Brant Bjork has taken lead vocals and guitar via the Californian Desert to a new transcendental high on his seminal stoner albums ‘Somera Sol’, ‘Punk Rock Guilt’ and ‘Gods & Goddesses’. The man is an icon and is as cool as a cactus in the midnight desert.
AC/DC Lane Stage
Meat Puppets (USA) 8:05-9:20pm
Brant Bjork (USA) 6:20 – 7:20pm
King Of The North 4:55 – 5:40pm
Redcoats 3:35 – 4:15pm
Beastwars (NZ) 2:20 – 3:00pm
Bitter Sweet Kicks 1:10 – 1:40pm
The Harlots 12:10 – 12:40pm
Cherry Bar Stage
Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk 7:20 – 8:05pm
Child 5:40 – 6:20pm
Drunk Mums 4:15 – 4:55pm
High Tension 3:00 – 3:35pm
Don Fernando 1:40 – 2:20pm
Powerline Sneakers 12:40 – 1:10pm
Playing their first show in Australia in over twenty years Meat Puppets will headline CherryRock014 in AC/DC Lane this year.