Si-Fest is upon us!
This Saturday night, February 20, sees the Brisbane metal community unite to pay respects and raise money for Simon Russell-White, vocalist from local outfit Massic, who suffered a near-fatal heart complication late last year.
That Simon is still with us is a miracle in itself, but with life-saving open-heart surgery out of the way the real battle begins.
Adriatic, Diskust, Piston Fist, F.U.C and A Somerset Parade will be joined by Azreal and Elephant – two bands playing their comeback shows after a prolonged absence from the scene – in spearheading a benefit show the likes of which only heavy metal friends, fans and family can provide.
Organisers have assembled an array of prizes for two monster Goose Club-style raffles, with tickets to some of the hottest shows in town including Under The Southern Stars, The Screaming Jets (including meet and greet), Steel Panther and Sevendust, Mansfields of Rock 2, The AC/DC Story, The Big Day Bash (complete with two Counterfeit Australian Limp Bizkit Redcaps ), a Lumber Punks voucher, Esky with bottleshop voucher and a Black Rheno merch pack.
There will also be auctions throughout the night, with a signed Ugly Kid Joe 2017 tour drumskin on offer plus a special auction which will see Diskust drummer CJ Nash chop off one dreadlock for each $100 pledged.
A limited run of commemorative T-Shirts and long sleeve Si-Fest shirts will be sold on the night, with 100% of proceeds of Si-Fest going to Simon and his family to help offset the financial burdens associated with his life-changing brush with death.
Tickets are still available through Oztix for $30 plus BF, otherwise, they will be $40 on the door (subject to availability).
For those who can’t attend but still wish to donate organisers are suggesting you buy a ticket (s) and the money will go towards the overall total raised. If you choose this option please email [email protected] and provide your name so we can let Simon know you have made a donation as well as adjust ticket numbers for the night.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit the Si-Fest Facebook page HERE
Organisers wish to thank Under The Southern Stars, Chris Maric, The Screaming Jets, Dave Gleeson, Steel Panther, Tim Price, Jabba Entertainment, Accadacca, The Pineapple Mafia, Lumber Punks, Mitre 10 Cleveland, Hatho, Black Rheno, Ryan Miller, Ugly Kid Joe, Whitfield Crane, The Colourful Writer, Shannon-Lee Sloane, Daniel Trickett, Mansfield Tavern, Karen Andrews, Julian Brady, Bandprint, Alex Nelson, CJ Nash, Doc And The Metal Maiden on 4ZZZ and Jimmy Robertson for their support, as well as each band who has donated their time and the countless people who have offered help on the night.
Si-Fest will be held at the Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane, on February 20. Doors open at 5.30 pm.