After such success in its first year, Victoria’s newest heavy and alternative music festival, Melted Festival, will return to the Barwon Club Hotel this year and once again melt the faces of fans with explosive heavy metal riffs, pumping prog-rock vamping and the promise of ‘crazy surprises’.
November last year saw Melted Festival welcomed to Geelong for the first time, thanks to a combination of the blood, sweat, and tears from Geelong’s very own Toxicon. Keeping with their promise of adding another annual event to the calendar, the local self-described ‘Progressive Vegetarian Loungecore’ rockers are bringing it back, and will once again feature on the Melted bill.
Fresh from a string of festival shows and the release of their eighth studio album in 2018 Children of the Abyss, power metal veterans Black Majesty are set to co-headline the festival with Toxicon between Melbourne and Sydney appearances. Known for their soaring lead vocals and dual lead screaming guitars, the band has been a part of the Melbourne metal scene since 2001.
Alongside these two powerhouse bands, the day will also see the likes of Torquay alternative experimental rock three-piece FORMILES, and local melodic and post-hardcore group Detach Me. Fans of grunge will also be pleased by the inclusion of Geelong band 74kings. Melbourne hard rockers Fictitious Me will bring high tempos and lyrics of the evils of man to the bill, while alt-rock quintet Colour & Shade and prog-rock metal newcomers M0DAL1TY have also been announced to appear.
The 18+ afternoon and night also promises food and drink specials, with doors opening at 4:30.
When & Where: The Barwon Club, Geelong – Saturday, November 2
Tickets via oztix.com.au or direct from The BC bar. Keep up to date via the FB page.
Written by Thom Devereux