Pavement To Headline New Geelong Festival 'Tent Pole: A Music Jamboree'

14 September 2022 | 9:27 am | Brenton Harris

Pavement will be joined on the Tent Pole lineup by will be indie-rock royalty Spiderbait, legendary Geelong locals Magic Dirt, alt-pop-rock faves Floodlights, San Diego rock’n’soulers The Schizophonics, NT rockers Black Rock Band and punk trio CLAMM, with more acts to be revealed soon.

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Influential US indie rockers Pavement will headline the first ever Tent Pole: A Music Jamboree in Geelong, Victoria next March.

One of the most popular bands to come out of the American underground in the last three decades, Pavement who last toured Australia in 2010, will feature the unbeatable line-up of Stephen Malkmus, Scott ‘Spiral Stairs’ Kannberg, Mark Ibold, Bob Nastanovich and Steve West. 

Pavement will be joined on the Tent Pole lineup by will be indie-rock royalty Spiderbait, legendary Geelong locals Magic Dirt, alt-pop-rock faves Floodlights, San Diego rock’n’soulers The Schizophonics, NT rockers Black Rock Band and punk trio CLAMM, with more acts to be revealed soon. 

Featuring twelve acts playing across two stages, organisers are promising a no-holds-barred attack on your aural senses, revealing that Tent Pole will turn the festival experience on its head with a line-up curated for maximum enjoyment over two stages in the Top Paddock at Geelong's Mount Duneed Estate.

More than just the music, Tent Pole aims to offer a cross-generational, neo-nostalgic celebration and gathering for like-minded music, art and culture lovers; the weird, the wonderful, the outsiders and everyone in between. Remembering, discovering and absorbing. All-inclusive and accessible. 

Tent Pole is the first collaboration between Roundhouse Entertainment (the team behind Australia’s iconic outdoor summer concert series a day on the green), Love Police (led by music maverick Brian ‘BT’ Taranto, promoter of excellent international tours Out On The Weekend & Boogie, merch guru, book publisher and record label wiz) and Johann Ponniah, founder of I OH YOU (home to one of the country’s most successful independent record labels). They are combining their decades of expertise in booking the finest bands from all over the globe to give music fans the ultimate experience.

And in a celebration of art, music and retro road trips, OK Motels will take over the second stage, curating a line-up.  Embracing their unique love of all things local, rural and retro, and with a nostalgic nod to the ’70s – Kate Berry, the founder and photographer behind everyone’s favourite Instagram account – with Shaun Adams, will produce a very OK program celebrating music, nostalgia and the great Aussie road trek.  

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, 21 September at 1.00 pm local time from Ticketmaster, with a day on the green, AAMI and Love Police members’ pre-sale beginning Monday 19 September. Further details can be found here.

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