Spring Loaded Festival Line-up Arrives Featuring Aussie Alt-rock Royalty

20 February 2023 | 10:39 am | Mary Varvaris

Bribie Island’s Sandstone Point Hotel will be shaken up this June.

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On Saturday, 3 June, Aussie alternative rock royalty will take over and shake up the Sandstone Point Hotel in Bribie Island.

Headlined by Spiderbait, Spring Loaded Festival arrives with an epic line-up of bands we know and love, including Eskimo Joe, Ratcat, Shihad, Frenzal Rhomb, Magic Dirt, Bodyjar and Screamfeeder with MC Lindsay 'The Doctor' McDougall keeping punters entertained.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, 24 February, at 10 am AEST via Ticketmaster and Oztix, with a 48-hour pre-sale taking place from Wednesday, 22 February, at 10 am. 

"What a great lineup, we are so stoked to be headlining, will be awesomely awesome," Spiderbait's Kram commented. "A lot of great memories for us playing with amazing bands like Magic Dirt & Screamfeeder - to have 3 legends like Janet, Adalita and Kellie all on the same show will be brilliant and beautiful, and all the other great bands of brothers as well, we can’t wait!"

Eskimo Joe vocalist Kav Temperley added, "When I see lineups like the upcoming Spring Loaded festival, I get so excited; these are all bands that have influenced our band in a major way, so to be included in this stellar lineup is just such an honour - Spiderbait, Ratcat, Shihad, Frenzal Rhomb, Magic Dirt, Bodyjar and Screamfeeder, seriously, who could ask for more?"

Coming back for more after having previously performed at Spring Loaded, Magic Dirt's Adalita explained, "We’re mega excited to be rockin’ the Spring Loaded stage again this year. Back with our good mates, back with the awesome fans and ready to rock out! And this time we get to play with one of our favourite bands that totally influenced us as kids - RATCAT! We can’t wait!"

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Empire Touring's Marc Christowski concluded, "We are so stoked to announce this first Spring Loaded show for 2023; again, we've assembled a killer lineup, the bands are pumped, and so are we; it’s going to be a non-stop throwback to the good old days of Homebake and the Big Day Out... bring it on!"

Spring Loaded at the Sandstone Point Hotel has a strict no BYO alcohol or food policy. Punters are encouraged to wear gumboots and ponchos as the outdoor event will go ahead - rain, hail or shine.

Last week, Frenzal Rhomb announced that their first album in six years, The Cup Of Pestilence, will be released on 7 April. A day later, The Music reported about Ratcat teasing their return on social media - now we know what they were preparing for.







Tickets here.