The narrative of the Spiderbait story is so fantastical it could only be based in truth: three friends from a small country Australian town taking on the Australian music scene on their own terms and emerging triumphant 25 years later as one of the biggest and best on the national scene. Their distinctive music and cheeky arrangements make Spiderbait difficult to pigeonhole, the rock’n’roll royals’ unique stylings allowing them to share stadiums with both Guns N’ Roses and Pink, as well as playing alongside everyone from Beastie Boys to Rollins Band and Midnight Oil to Cold Chisel.
Spanning over 20 years of musicianship, Jebediah is the epitome of an Alternative Australian classic. Throughout their history, the Perth locals have snagged line up slots at all the acclaimed Aussie festivals like Big Day Out, Falls Festival and Splendour in the Grass where they rip through their alt-rock discography with an infectious, youthful energy. Many years on, Jebediah maintain their liveliness and longevity, with that feeling of nostalgia still being heard and felt in their more recent releases.
Melbourne punk rockers Bodyjar pack a real punch into their high energy tracks, with a live show that has been finessed throughout their near 20 years of experience in the music industry. Their debut release, You Can’t Hold Me Down saw them tap into and own the classic punk sound of the late 90’s / early 2000’s. With rapid speed-drum licks and classic guitar shredding, the band made appearances at all the usual festivals of the time, namely Big Day Out and the Vans Warped Tour, before splitting in 2005. The band are now back together and releasing music just like the early days.
Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Kings Domain Gardens, Linlithgow Ave, Melbourne