- Tiana Speter
MUSIC NEWS: Calling all 90s kids! Spring Loaded is back to answer your alt-rock prayers
Attention all lovers of nostalgic alt rock! The Ultimate 90’s Alt Rock Festival featuring Grinspoon, You Am I, Magic Dirt & more is Coming To NSW & QLD This May & June, as Spring Loaded unveils its huge 2020 shenanigans.
After the huge success of their SOLD OUT inaugural festival in Queensland last year, Empire Touring is proud to announce that Spring Loaded will be returning to the Sunshine State AND coming to Sydney in 2020! The soundtrack to the lives of every 10% Weird Aussie teen who lived their lives through the bands plastered all over their bedroom walls is back. Get off your Berlin Chair, dust off your Doc Martens, dig up an old Comfort Me flanno and rip some holes in your jeans; it’s time to go back to when Life Was Better. The Spring Loaded Sydney line up features the incredible talents of; Grinspoon, You Am I, Custard, Frenzal Rhomb, Magic Dirt, Tumbleweed, Screamfeeder & Caligula. While in Queenland at the Bribie Island show, playing for your old school pleasure are; Grinspoon, You Am I, Regurgitator, Shihad, Magic Dirt, The Fauves, The Meanies & Screamfeeder The decade that saw Australia’s indie rock scene full of Girls Like That (and Guys Like Us) who took control of the airwaves and festival grounds still remains a high water mark and the bands on Spring Loaded 2020 are playing better than ever! While the era that saw everybody Getting A Three Piece Together and touring around the country on their Fingers and Toes is but a memory, Spring Loaded is bringing some of the best old school alt rock acts together for the ultimate nostalgia trip for music lovers who were there back in the day! And for those who weren't there, don’t cry the Tears Of A Clown, this is your chance to experience what your older friends or siblings told you about from back then. Rocking riffs, fuzzy feedback and that rebellious spirit that is simply lacking from any music since the Sundial ushered in the new millennium. So if you Like Your Old Stuff Better Than Your New Stuff come and see some of the decades most celebrated acts playing sets that will evoke memories of a Just Ace youth. You have Never Had So Much Fun.
Get ready to turn Randwick & Bribie Island into mosh pits your 15 year old self will be proud of!
Spring Loaded SYDNEY Saturday, May 9 - The Lawn @ Royal Randwick* Gates open 3.00pm Spring Loaded BRIBIE ISLAND Saturday, June 20: Sandstone Point Hotel
Pre-sale: Thursday, February 20 Tickets on sale: Monday, February 24 Early bird $99 + booking fee until sold out GA Tickets $109 + booking fee VIP Tickets will be available - Details to come www.ticketmaster.com.au For more information surf to www.springloadedfestival.com.au *On The Lawn at Royal Randwick, Spring Loaded will be curated with some killer craft beer and food trucks. The old betting yards have been transformed into a magical space perfect for a festival, which will be limited to 5000 people so definitely get your tickets fast!! There will be on ground park and the new tram line brings you right to the door!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION This is a fully licensed 18+ event Strictly no BYO food or alcohol This is an outdoor concert, the show will go ahead rain, hail or shine No tables, tents or sun shelters are permitted No umbrellas (even if it's raining) bring good quality ponchos/raincoats and gumboots instead
BY TIANA SPETER