Fes­ti­val line-up packs a punch

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - WHAT’S ON -

SUL­TRY songstress Tasha D and gui­tarist Mick Broome com­bined their love of pas­sion­ate, raw rock to form Smok­ing Martha.

The Bris­bane-based quin­tet set out to make scorch­ing, hot eclec­tic-punk-rock tunes. Smok­ing Martha’s raw and en­er­getic on-stage pres­ence is sure to be one of the high­lights of this week­end’s Wal­la­palooza Mu­sic Fes­ti­val.

The third an­nual fes­ti­val is a free event that has been de­signed to give lo­cal orig­i­nal artists – vary­ing from me­tal, ska, pop, punk, rock and hiphop back­grounds – the op­por­tu­nity to show off their tal­ents.

This year’s bill in­cludes Smok­ing Martha (pic­tured, top), Azreal (right), Let’s Jump Ship, Dou­ble Lined Mi­nor­ity, The Molo­tov, Ninth of May, Madi­son Kat, Velvet Ball­room, New Orkid, Lilly Rouge, Slow Ri­ots, The Name of A Ghost and Shep­herd.

Wal­la­palooza founder and co-or­gan­iser Andy Clark says he cre­ated Wal­la­palooza to give bud­ding artists a chance to per­form for de­cent­sized crowds.

Clark says Wal­la­palooza 2013 ex­pands the roll-call of unique sideshow en­ter­tain­ment, with a bed of nails, sword swal­low­ers, car­nage clowns, ex­treme jug­gling and a uni­cy­clist.

Wal­la­palooza plays The Wal­laby Ho­tel, Mudgeer­aba, on Sun­day from noon to 10.30pm. En­try is free.

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