A new bone-crushing one day heavy music festival is coming to Geelong next month

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A new bone-crushing one day heavy music festival is coming to Geelong next month


Meet Drencher Festival, a celebration of head crushing, pants wetting tsunami of hard-hitting music.

If you like your music to rattle your bones, then we have some good news for you. Geelong is set to come alive in the heaviest way possible this August with the brand-new Drencher Festival.

In a type of homage to the Barwon Club Hotel, arguably the greatest regional venue of the Victorian live music scene, Drencher Festival will prove just why the BC has earned the reputation of an essential Aussie rock Pub with a huge and hard-hitting lineup of brilliant local and national touring acts.

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Originally scheduled to take place in August last year, and now taking place on August 27 2022, this locally produced festival is set to raise the bar of local music thanks to extreme-metallers Nemesium’s vocalist, Clint Williams.

Curating what promises to be a night of ‘head crushing, pants wetting tsunami of hard-hitting music’, Drencher Festival will see the likes of Melbourne death-thrash metallers Vexation, Melbourne two-piece prog metal act The Archanan, brutal Geelong death metallers Mortuary Sickness, Grindcore/Death Metal maniacs Remains, quirky, comical punk band I am Duckeye, Geelong alt-rock three piece Strange Unit, Crossover thrashers Get Rekt, Melbourne chaotic hardcore/metal outfit Deadweight 80 and Melbourne’s premier System of a Down experience System Of A Don’t.

It’s quite clear all heavy tastes will be catered for with more acts to be announced in the lead up to the festival, no doubt resulting in a no holds barred showcase of heavy tunes and will definitely satisfy anyone who wants to rattle their head and raise the horns.

It all goes down at the Barwon Club Hotel on Saturday, August 27. Keep up to date with the latest via the events page. Purchase tickets here