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Groanfest 2008

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Some people thought that last year’s blockbuster lineup of Paul Kelly, The Waifs, and NZ wunderkid Scribe couldn’t be bettered, but Stonefest has done it again with the freshest, most exciting, most rad-a-rama lineup ever!

First up, those rockin’ young rebels Grinspoon prove to us that tight jeans and wild haircuts are still ‘in vogue’! Then the amazing talents of what no one calls ‘the biggest band in the universe’, The Dandy Warhols, all the way from the USA! With their new single “This Heart Attack”, Faker plan to set the world on fire! Let’s just hope the rest of their album is as single worthy as this or else they’ll have to push that single for 10 months and hope no one notices. Not that it matters because people will buy it nonetheless I’m sure!

Brisbane’s red cordial fiends, The Grates, are here as well! If you like bubblegum and kids parties, then this is for you! Yet another young upstart act is coming to Stonefest 2008 with Regurgitator planning to hit up Canberra. Kung Foo Sing your way to the front for these guys as they bring the hippest beats, and the hoppest rock to this side of Belcompton! Alan Braxe is coming!!! One half of the group Stardust (greatest hits album out any week now), expect to hear the 1998 classic ‘Music Sounds Better With You’ and relive your Year 7 social all over again!!

/sarcasm.

Seriously though, is this 1998? Really? Last year had The Mint Chicks. The fucking awesomeness that is MINT CHICKS, and we get this? God dammit! What a step down, and last year wasn’t that good at all… At least The Bumblebeez will be there. If they play ‘Step Back’, I’ll hastily lose my shit.

Please, festival bookers, I know you need to sell tickets, but please think about booking some awesome and electric younger live acts. Case in point: Something With Numbers @ BDO 2007. Stupidest pit I’ve ever seen, and I was in the stands, thank Christ.

10 seconds in, someone gets hammered. Crazy days and/or ‘When Bogans Attack!’

Anyways, here’s the lineup, get excited or don’t.

GRINSPOON, THE DANDY WARHOLS,
FAKER, THE GRATES, REGURGITATOR,
ALAN BRAXE, BUMBLEBEEZ,
THE DRONES, BLUE KING BROWN, DEXTER, KORA, SPRUCE LEE, TZU, FOURTHSTATE, SNOBSCRILLA,
TWO TERRORBLE TABLISTS,
ASHLEIGH MANNIX

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  1. Yeah, seriously. The line-up pretty much blows.

    I saw Something With Numbers at BDO that year too, and was also in the stands. I could not believe the crowd – one of the most insane pits I’ve ever seen.

    Kate

    July 18, 2008 at 2:03 am

  2. bogan, bogan and more bogans at stonefest, it’s their only gig of the year(plus BDO) and they make the most of annoying the fuck out of people.

    In the distance you can hear them yelling out “look at my southrern cross tatoo” or “drink up fuck” and my number one fave “hey bitch get on my shoulders so you can see better” making it great for everyone behind them. YAY!

    biatch!

    July 18, 2008 at 3:51 am

  3. I dont think I’m going to be shooting this year then! I’m not coming down from Sydney to do that. Kora are good (saw them support Cog).

    LT

    July 18, 2008 at 11:20 am


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