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The New Year is set to start in a blaze of glory on the Australian festival calendar, with Full Tilt preparing to unleash their first event of 2022 at Eaton’s Hotel in Brisbane on January 8 before the travelling musical extravaganza heads to Adelaide on January 29 then Sydney on February 26 before finishing up in Melbourne on March 26.

Full Tilt is a celebration of Australian bands and music, covering genres ranging from rock to punk to metal and everything in between.

Spearheaded by Northlane, all four shows will also feature Thy Art Is Murder, Frenzal Rhomb and In Hearts Wake with a variety of local outfits completing each line-up.

HEAVY has decided to reach out to some of the local acts in a series of Q&A’s that tell you everything you need to know about music festivals and possibly some stuff you haven’t yet realized you should…

Today we speak with Sabian Lynch from Alpha Wolf.

HEAVY: You are officially part of history, playing at one of Australia’s newest festivals on the first line-up. That’s pretty cool, even if you never play again!

S.L: Never play again?! Our set is going to be so sick that we’ll have to be on every other year also, but yeah, we’re very excited to be a part of the first Full Tilt festival. We can’t wait to experience it.

Full Tilt is happening on January 8 in Brisbane. Will your New Year’s Eve hangover be gone by then?

Speaking for myself, I’m not a big drinker, so I’ll be sweet, can’t say the same for backwards cap John though, he’s very mischievous, and I’m sure I’ll hear about the hangover

Festivals generate a great party vibe anyway, but this one should be pretty special.

Yeah fuck yeah

Which of the other bands on the line-up are you most looking forward to playing with?

Keen to watch JFTD rip it up as usual and keen to check some of the fresher bands get their first taste of the big crowds and see how they work it, something about watching nervous bands shitting themselves backstage and then absolutely smashing it on stage is a bunch of fun.

Who do you think will be the biggest pranksters?

I’m going to fart on Yours Truly’s bassist

Do bands actually pre-plan jokes on other bands, or are they more a product of opportunity?

Currently, preparing my fart now, nothing but maccas and Rockstar Energy© 

Full Tilt has a great blend of rock, punk and metal on the line-up. How important is having that variety of genres on a festival bill?

A wide variety is perfect, I don’t know anyone that strictly only listens to the heavy, I want to catch some pop punk and then some Thy Art destruction

What survival tips would you give the fans?

Get into the ballroom early if your favourite band is playing that stage because not everyone will be able to have entry once it fills up! Also drink water, water is sick.

What about other bands and yourselves?

Plenty of sleep and bring only good vibes, and PLEASE don’t mention C****19

What plans does your band have heading into 2022?
We’re a band that never stops hustling, we’re writing, scheming, planning world domination and overall just being straight killas.

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