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The World Is A Vampire Festival is an amalgamation of music and wrestling, headlined by the legendary Smashing Pumpkins.

HEAVY had the privilege of speaking to the Pumpkins’ main man Billy Corgan in the lead up to this
exciting event that will be happening across the country, commencing in Brisbane on April 15.

The festival’s lineup also includes veterans of alternative rock, Jane’s Addiction, as well as Aussie bands Amyl & The Sniffers, Redhook and Battlesnake, plus local acts opening each show.

“For years we’ve talked about the idea of having our own kind of travelling festival and we finally made it happen,” Billy told HEAVY, “Everybody loves to headline and be the star of the show, but the best thing is when you can put together a line-up that everybody wants to see and there’s something for everybody.”

“I feel really good about it on every level,” he continues, “and of course adding wrestling makes it that little bit sweeter.”

Billy’s wrestling organisation, National Wrestling Alliance (or NWA) will be bringing wrestlers over to take on some of Australia’s pros of the Wrestling Alliance of Australia (WAOA).

“We like our wrestling like the Aussie’s like their rock, we like our wrestling straight forward,” Billy explains, “so if you’re not a fan and you give us 10, 15 minutes and watch the show a little bit, hopefully you’ll be intrigued and interested by the way we present it and that’s the whole point of it, it’s supposed to be something for everybody.”

Listen to the full interview to hear Billy speak more about the upcoming shows, The Smashing Pumpkins epic new 33 song project Atum: A Rock Opera In Three Acts, playing the hits versus playing new material and a proposal to add some jousting in the mix when they play Kryal Castle in Ballarat!

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