Rival Schools To Headline Poison City Weekender

17 May 2012 | 9:55 am | Scott Fitzsimons

The pioneering American post-hardcore act will be joined by The Smith Street Band and A Death In The Family's last ever show.

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Pioneering American post-hardcore band Rival Schools have been announced as the headliners for Poison City Record's Poison City Weekender, which will be held over three venues in Melbourne one September weekend.

For its fourth year, it will take place at The Tote Friday 14 September, the Corner Hotel Saturday 15 and The Liberty Hotel Sunday 16.

Without further delay, the line-up is as follows:

Rival Schools (US)
Restorations (US)
The Smith Street Band
A Death In The Family (final ever show)
Luca Brasi
Hoodlum Shouts
Paper Arms
Jamie Hay
Grim Fandango
Jen Buxton
Between The Devil & The Deep
Outsiders (NZ)
Let Me Down Jungleman
Chinese Burns Unit
Toy Boats
Lincoln Le Fevre
Run Squirrel
White Walls

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Rival Schools, who released their follow-up to 2001's United By FatePedals, last year, features members of influential New York hardcore bands Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits and Youth of Today, amongst others. They reformed in 2008 to play a number of shows and appeared on a Soundwave tour. Fellow Americans, from Philadelphia this time, Restorations will make their first trip to Australia for the festival, on the back of their 90s-leaning debut S/t.

More acts are set to be added in the coming days and tickets go on sale Monday 28 May.