Want to see fully operational fire-breathing dragons, professional human fire breathers, glistening real-life mermaids and a fully-fledged giant squid? That’s what’s on offer at this year’s Wallapalooza.
This year, Wallapalooza will head to Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Brisbane. “It’s even more important in this day and age of instant gratification and internet-based pastimes to create a work of art on as many levels as you can,” says festival organiser, Andy Clark, “So that people feel compelled to see your show, or know they’ll miss out on something truly spectacular.”
“Each show will have a different theme,” he explains. “The themes will incorporate different creative media and props and FX makeup by the team at Killer FX.”
Those themes include ‘sirens’ (Byron Bay), ‘dungeons’ (Brisbane), ‘dragons’ (Melbourne) and ‘pirates’ (Gold Coast), with festivalgoers encouraged to dress for the occasion. Professional special effects make-up artists are also onsite for those who want to go the extra mile.
The official line-up will include These Four Walls (Auckland), Hailmary (Perth), RedHook (Syd), Smoking Martha (Bris) and Flannelette (Bris). Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene will headline the Melbourne event with Massive (Melb) and Glass Ocean (Syd) taking part in Byron Bay/Queensland.
“No two line ups are the same,” explains Clark. “We have an extremely diverse range of musical styles and influences on show this year as always we a multi-genre festival offering something for every music lover. All the bands on the line ups are renowned for explosive live performances which is a big part of the reason we welcomed them on board.”
“Each of these shows is created in such a manner that simple digital reproduction will not even remotely capture the experience of being there in the moment with all these amazing artists.”
Wallapalooza 2015 Dates
Friday 5 June | Great Northern Byron Bay, sirens theme | Free Entry
Saturday 6 June | New Globe Theatre Brisbane, dungeons theme | Ticketbooth
Sunday 7 June | Wallaby Hotel Gold Coast, pirates theme | Free Entry
Friday 12 June | Espy Hotel Melbourne, dragons theme | Free Entry
Sunday 14 June | Frankie’s by the Slice Sydney, sirens 2 theme | Free Entry
Wallapalooza Byron Bay
Hammers | Glass Ocean | RedHook | These Four Walls | Massive | Smoking Martha | Hailmary
Massive | Sevenhurtz | Flannelette | Glass Ocean |Smoking Martha | RedHook | Azreal | These Four Walls | Swamp Gully Howlers | The Molotov | Hailmary | Bertie Page Clinic | King Jester | Hammers | The Black Swamp | Redstarborn |
Rogue Scholars | Mallory Vanetti | The Royal Artillery | Thundergod Of The Multiverse | Reud Mood | Andrew Cousins | Andrew Baxter | Mayan Fox
Wallapalooza Gold Coast
Massive | RedHook | The Wrath | Glass Ocean | These Four Walls | Azreal | Divine Ascension | Hailmary | Flannelette | Smoking Martha | Mass Sky Raid | Redstarborn | Hammers | The Molotov | The Black Swamp | Versus Fate | Rogue Scholars | Snake Mountain | Swamp Gully Howlers | Gimpus | Loud Goes Bang | Veal | Andrew Cousins | Andrew Baxter | Salt And Steel | Max & Owen | + More TBA
Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene | Hailmary | RedHook | These Four Walls | Smoking Martha | Flannelette
RedHook | Hailmary | These Four Walls | Smoking Martha | Flannelette