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Thrashville kicks off with first five acts announced

Australia is indeed the fortunate country when it comes to live music gatherings.

So, Dashville’s excited to announce a number of acts for its “slightly heavier” event Thrashville, as it makes a gallant return on Saturday 11 September.

A one-day festival at Belford, currently featuring about 16 spots on the bill, Thrashville kicks things off with the “first furious five”, featuring one of Australia’s most respected vocalists Rob Younger with his band The New Christs, Melbourne post-punk trio Cable Ties, Sydney death metal outfit Flaming Wrekage, South Coast hardcore punkers The Owen Guns and thrustcore innovators Rick Dangerous & The Silkie Bantams.

Bouncing around the pandemic pogo stick, it’ll be the second time heavy music fans get a taste of Thrashville in 2021, with the 13 February edition being the return of the postponed 2020 event.

After such an overwhelmingly positive experience from all involved a few months ago, it was a relative “no brainer” to jump straight back on the steel horse to make plans for September.

The one-of-a-kind regional all-inclusive heavy music festival has had a tremendous response via the website, receiving a mountain of applications from punk, metal, rock performers across Australia eager to perform.

Such incredible interest has spurred those behind the event into a belief that an additional third stage may just be a viable thing to allow more bands the opportunity to play.

Traditionally a two-stage festival, organisers have retreated from a full announce while they go back to the drawing board to toy with the idea of adding an additional stage, in an effort to support local and emerging bands in the region.

“At Dashville festivals we don’t like to put a group on at the same time as another,” Matt Johnston said.

“With Thrashville though, the demand for bands wanting to play is through the roof.

“We reckon as long as we can get enough of an audience, a third stage could actually be a viable thing given we have the space.”

Artists applications are still open but hurry as the full line-up for Thrashville will be announced later next month.

For applications, tickets and further information, head to www.dashville.com.au/thrashville

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