This festival is stacked with a who’s who of Australian punk and rock music.
A massive two-day punk music festival is heading to two New South Wales cities this September and October, with Amyl & The Sniffers headlining the event that’s stacked with a who’s who of Australian punk and rock music right now.
The first-ever Off The Rails Festival will land at the Bar On The Hill’s Forecourt in Newcastle on Saturday, 30 September, and Railway Parade in Marrickville, Sydney, on Sunday, 1 October.
Joining Amyl & The Sniffers is Adelaide alt-metal outfit The Mark Of Cain, the band who filled vinyl with urine, Private Function, RVG, Shady Nasty, Full Flower Moon Band, Dust, Southeast Desert Metal, the band who mocked former Australian Prime Ministers, Downgirl, The Neptune Power Federation, Chimers, Organs, Itchy & The Nits and Busted Head Racket, with more to be announced.
The festival takes place on a long weekend in New South Wales – pre-sale tickets are available here. General sale tickets go on sale on Tuesday, 18 July, at 8 am AEST.
In the lead-up to The Smashing Pumpkins’ The World Is A Vampire Australian festival dates, Billy Corgan caught up with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe and called Amyl & The Sniffers singer Amy Taylor a “true rockstar”.
“I hear all the hype,” Corgan began, bringing up the comparisons Taylor frequently draws. “‘She's the new Iggy Pop. She's the female this; she's the blah blah blah.’ And I'm thinking, ‘I've heard this so many times.’ It doesn't mean I was doubtful, but I'll wait until I see with my own eyes. I looked at her for ten seconds on stage, and I said, ‘Holy mother of God. This is a true rockstar.’”
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Corgan continued, “Great band. And that's the power of rock and roll. So, somebody asked me after I saw them play in an interview, what do you think?
“And I said, ‘Wee, this is the problem with comparisons. There's only one of her. There's not... She's not anybody. That's why she's a star.’ There's a... We'll call it one of one. She's one of one. I think that's what people really are after. But we live in this business where it's like, ‘Sounds like…’”