Pandemonium Rocks To Announce 'Revised Line-up' After Easter

28 March 2024 | 2:33 pm | Mary Varvaris

"We appreciate this may not be the update you were hoping for..."

Pandemonium Rocks poster

Pandemonium Rocks poster (Source: Supplied)

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New hard rock, punk, alternative and heavy metal festival Pandemonium Rocks has dropped another announcement today, with organisers stating that they’ll reveal a “revised line-up” after Easter.

The announcement arrives just two days after festival organisers shared that “there might be alterations” to the inaugural event, which is set to host Alice Cooper, Blondie, Deep Purple, Placebo, Wheatus and many more.

Pandemonium opened their latest statement by announcing that the festival would be moving to a “one-stage event” rather than the two-stage concert that was initially promised. However, all the dates remain the same.

“A revised line-up will be announced after Easter,” the statement continued. “For the sake of transparency, we are still waiting on responses from festival stakeholders across multiple time zones, which has a run on effect on Ticketing, Promotion, Artwork, etc. We appreciate this may not be the update you were hoping for, but in order to avoid further confusion, we will share confirmed details as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.”

Last week, Pandemonium Rocks blasted reports that the festival was cancelled after Nine News Gold Coast claimed the event was off.

The festival responded to reports by assuring punters that it had not been cancelled and urging people not to take “news from unverified reports.”

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They later turned the comments off on that post due to “reckless reporting, and the wilful proliferation of misinformation, rumours and conspiracy surrounding the festival”.

At the time of publication, the inaugural event will be held next month at Melbourne’s Caribbean Gardens, Sydney’s Cathy Freeman Park in the Olympic Park Precinct, the Gold Coast’s Doug Jennings Park, and Bribie Island’s Sandstone Point Hotel.

In addition to the acts mentioned above, Pandemonium has locked in Psychedelic Furs, Dead Kennedys, Gang Of Four, Palaye Royale, and newcomer Petch.

On the local front, the festival – led by promoters Apex Entertainment – has booked in Wolfmother, Cosmic Psychos and Gyroscope.

In January, the festival faced controversy in NSW for its proposed ANZAC Day event at The Domain, soon moving venues to Cathy Freeman Park.

After explaining the venue change, Apex Entertainment CEO Andrew McManus commented, “We’ve put together a brilliant line-up of iconic rock’n’roll acts that is set to deliver an amazing day of music, no matter what the location.”