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After the debacle that causes the music industry to shut down last year, Brisbane’s Moondoll Festival returns this weekend, June 4, at the Mansfield Tavern, spread over 2 stages and featuring a great selection of rock, punk and metal guaranteed to appeal to music lovers of all tastes.

As part of HEAVY’s ongoing support of Moondoll, we asked some of the bands playing a list of questions to help get you acquainted with the bands before they take the stage.

Today we speak with Adriatic

HEAVY: Moondoll 2022 is nearly upon us. Does it seem surreal that after all of the events of the last 2 years you will finally get to take the stage?

AD: Adriatic always went between the drops and had a crazy run of shows in the past couple of years despite COVID. Oddly enough, those have been our strongest years ever, probably due to everyone’s excitement from the release of our album Koreni right in the thick of COVID. But we sure feel that Moondoll will be one of our best shows due to all the dolls we hope to be dancing on the moon that day.

What does it mean to you to be playing Moondoll?

We feel a strong sense of community and connection with the SE QLD scene and Moondoll hosts what we feel is our big family. Like we like to say, Not playing Moondoll is NOT AN OPTION! In all seriousness, we are humbled and honoured to be involved and we love Shannon’s devotion and enthusiasm. It will be an amazing event!

It’s a long day of music. What will you be doing to make sure you will still be standing come your set time?

Moshing as much as our legs can hold up, as we like to warm up well.

Give me your Top 3 Festival survival tips.

  1. Merch browsing and scouring stalls for good vinyl, new shirt designs;
  2. Giving every band a solid chance and if they are not your thing, chatting it up with the big family;
  3. Taking it easy with the drinks. Too much too soon and you’ll spend it sleeping or vomiting in front of the stage like that dude at the last Shredfest
    5) Which band – other than yourself – do you think will get up to the most mischief on the day? Acid Cherry without a doubt!

What song do you think the crowd would want you to play to finish your set?

Bohemian Rhapsody

What song are you actually going to play?

A Bulgarian Folk song, weaved into a metal song, with tons of heavy riffs throughout to leave people’s necks hurting for the next band.

What one song would you tell festival goers to listen to of yours, if they haven’t heard you play before?

Koreni (I)

Finally, what plans does your band have for the rest of 2022?

Releasing Part 2 of our conceptual album (Koreni-Krile), which continues our journey across a range of musical genres

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