The live music scene in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs is about to get a major boost with the announcement that the first Firelight Festival will be held in Pakenham on Saturday 20th September, 2016. Music lovers of all ages have been crying out for more live music events to be held in the area, which is one of Melbourne’s fastest growing growth corridors, and local entertainment company Seraphim Events have answered that call by delivering a festival that is full of great Australian talent.
Festival Organiser Scot Leslie said the reasons behind creating the festival were simple “The motivation behind the festival was the strong desire to provide a family friendly, safe platform to deliver positive music and creative art in an era that tends to be the direct opposite. That, and I heard that one of my favourite bands were back and I wanted to see them!”
That band that Scot wanted to see badly was the band headlining the Festival Melbourne’s own rock outfit Antiskeptic who over the years have been likened to bands including MXPX, Dashboard Confessional and Bodyjar. They have recently exploded back onto the music scene, after a six-year hiatus, with the launch of their new album Stare Down The Ocean which will be released to the public on the day of the Firelight Festival.
Before their extended break Antiskeptic reached the real heights of the Australian music scene. They played to a packed house at Rod Laver Arena and had become favourites with Channel V and Rage where their video clips were regularly aired. Their highest selling single ‘Called’ also made the Triple J Hottest 100 list in 2002 and was featured on both The Hottest 100 CD and DVD.
Also playing with Antiskeptic at the Firelight Festival are heavy rockers One Kingdom who have been likened to Linkin Park and Karnivool and are currently setting the internet alight with the videoclip to their new single Your Eyes. Fans who head along to the Firelight Festival will also be able to see alternative rock/punk outfit Potraits Of August and solo artist Land Of Seven Rivers.
The Firelight Festival is proudly supported by Thankyou Water and Hummingbird Press. One lucky audience member on the night will also be walking away with a brand new guitar which has been kindly donated by ESP Guitars. There will also be more giveaways on the night as well so make you book your tickets early.
Firelight Music Festival
Saturday 20th September (7-10.30pm)
Beaconhills Performing Arts Centre
Toomuc Valley Rd, Pakenham
General Admission Tickets: $27.50
Gold Class Tickets (which includes dinner with the bands): $85.00
VIP Tickets (includes dinner with the bands and viewing Antiskeptic from side of stage): $125.00
There are also discounts for group bookings so all enquiries should be made by phoning or SMS to 0432 90 FIRE
Tickets available from www.trybooking.com/FIPY
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