Festival line-up packs a punch
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.