Apparently Folk Punk Orgies are a thing now, and the next one is being held in Brisbane!
After drawing most of the best Australian folk punk bands to Hobart for a weekend of mayhem late last year during HOBOFOPO, Folk ‘Til Ya Punk Records are setting their sights on Brisbane’s exploding scene. In collaboration with local legends Punkfest Brisbane, the 25-28th of May will see BRISFOPO draw folk-punk bands, fans and community from all around Australia to converge on Brisbane’s for its very own Folk Punk Orgy.
From Celtic punk to Australiana bluegrass to acoustic protest songs, no folk-punk sub-genre will be overlooked as a series of gigs occur around Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley and surrounding suburbs.
The lineup includes:
After pulling big crowds to Falls Festival and Port Fairy Folk Festival THE DEAD MAGGIES head to Brisbane again. Their dark and energetic tales of bushrangers and convicts have whipped up audiences all around Australia into a frenzy and this will be a rare gig before their next European tour.
Local Celt-Punk larrikins FOX N FIRKIN will grace the stage with hometown gig, these fella’s scored #5 on 4ZZZ’s Hot 100 poll for song of the year!
Fresh from playing basically every folk festival in Australia, and nursing the hangovers to prove it THE BUTTON COLLECTIVE will bring the tour van of tweed vests, empty hip flasks and assorted STIs north for a visit.
Sunshine Coast gypsy-jazz folk-punks ALL STRINGS ATTACHED just killed it at the 2017 National Folk Festival, and then backed it up by headlining the Nimbin Madi-Grass. Next stop for them is BRISFOPO.
JAMES BROOK is a name that’ll be familiar to folk-punk fans, having been performing solo for over twenty years all over Australia, along with regular tours of Europe with his band Ecowar. He has spent most of the last five years working on the Sea Shephard, where his last EP was recorded in the deep, cold Southern Ocean.
QUINTON TREMBATH played some awesome sets at HOBOFOPO toasting to cheap tins and great mates, this Melbourne-ish nomad folk punk minstrel will roll the van north and provide a thoughtful, feel-good set. For fans of Will Wagner
A new band from Newcastle that are catching ears and quickly getting attention, WILSON AND THE CASTAWAYS, strong songs with talented harmonica and euphonium mixed in with acoustic anarcho punk. For fans of Days N Daze.
JIM MONGREL who you might recognise as that really tall guy from Sydney City Trash and Handsome Young Strangers. He’s moved to northern NSW and working on his own stuff.
Plus local soloists ANDY PAINE, LAURA MARDON and STEVE REED.
The Button Collective are pulling the Thurs night sideshow, and The Dead Maggies the Sun night sideshow, both at Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall. While the main events will be at The New Globe Theatre on the Friday and Saturday nights, featuring all of the above mentioned acts. Tickets are $15/night on the door, or $22 pre-sale for a festival pass at www.trybooking.com/281815