From high-energy club sets to blissed-out indie rock, Torquay Hotel turns up the volume this month

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From high-energy club sets to blissed-out indie rock, Torquay Hotel turns up the volume this month

Words by Staff Writer

As the leaves change colour and the air cools, the Torquay Hotel keeps the heat turned up with an exciting lineup of events that will have you dancing all month long.

We’ve all long known the Torquay Hotel to be the home of live music, where artists perform their breakthrough gigs, or where well-known bands bring their energy to the Surf Coast. Regardless of status, the pub has always been an iconic destination for gigs; and they’re continue to deliver the vibes in 2024.

The pub is throwing these awesome gigs at us left, right, and centre, invigorating and enlivening the live music scene of Geelong and the Surf Coast.

For the lowdown on all the upcoming events at the Torquay Hotel this March, keep reading.

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.


  • Saturday, 9 March 2024 8:30 pm
  • With Indigo Merkaba
  • $54.90

Chillinit, the multi-platinum, ARIA-nominated rap artist, is bringing the 420 Oz Crawl to the pub for the long weekend. Chillinit will showcase tracks from his latest mixtape, 420DNA, featuring hits like ‘Boys Light Up’ and ‘Pac Energy’. 

Having evolved from an underground sensation to a mainstream success over the past five years, Chillinit has amassed over 500 million streams and numerous gold, platinum, and double platinum singles. 

Tickets here.

Sons Of The East

  • Sunday, 10 March 2024 8:30 PM
  • With Special Guests
  • $40.80

Sons Of The East, fresh off sellout performances in major cities worldwide, are bringing their electrifying live performance to the Torquay Hotel this Sunday. 

With a remarkable 300 million streams and 60 million YouTube views under their belt, Sons Of The East continue to forge a strong bond with fans globally, making this tour a must-see for music enthusiasts everywhere.

They’ll be coming in hot after their day time show at Port Fairy Folk Festival and are looking forward to their evening show with a party feel!

Tickets here.

Old Mervs

  • Friday, 22 March 2024 8:30 pm
  • With Special Guests
  • Sold Out – join the waitlist 

Old Mervs, Australia’s rapidly rising indie-rock sensation, will showcase their latest EP “Give It Up,” featuring hit singles “Sweetheart” and “Hey,” alongside beloved classics, on the coast this month. With chart-topping tracks like “Cellphone” in 2020 and “Wait Around” in 2021, plus a notable placement in the Hottest 100/200 with “Where I Go,” Old Mervs has solidified their status as one of Australia’s most sought-after acts. 

Renowned for their infectious hooks and breezy guitars, the duo consistently sells out shows and has supported major tours, including Liam Gallagher and The Wombats, while gracing stages at festivals like Groovin the Moo and Splendour in the Grass. Don’t miss the chance to catch Old Mervs live on their epic journey through regional Australia.

Join the waitlist here.

Little Fritter

  • Saturday, 23 March 2024 9:00 pm
  • Shimmy (QLD), Hayden Jefferies
  • $15 

In the last decade, Gold Coast-based artist Little Fritter has electrified dance floors worldwide with his vibrant performances and dynamic releases on esteemed dance labels. Alongside collaborator Wongo, he launched the Need2Freak festival brand, igniting Queensland’s house scene with boundary-pushing events featuring top-tier talent like Denis Sulta and DJ Boring. 

From iconic Australian venues like Revolver and Spilt Milk Festival to international hotspots such as Hi in Ibiza and Warehouse Project in Manchester, Little Fritter has left his colourful mark on the global dance scene. With Need2Freak now hosting stages at major festivals across the country, including Listen Out and Xe54, the frenzy surrounding their events continues to grow, promising unforgettable experiences in unique outdoor settings under the Australian sun.

He just performed one of the most exhilarating sets at Lost Sundays and will be looking to replicate this energy at Torquay Hotel.

And just $15? Hell yeah, get yours here.

Ain’t That Swell

  • Sunday, 24 March 2024 4:00 pm
  • With special guests
  • $51

Prepare your surfboards and swimsuits, popular surfing podcast; Ain’t That Swell is riding their way through Torquay this month.

The podcast about all things surfing, Ain’t That Swell, will bring their live show ‘The HMAAAAD MONSTRO PSYCHO SWELLIAN BLOWOUT! to the pub later March with some special guests still to be announced.

The podcast is brought together by its ‘HMAAAAAD’ co-hosts, Surf Writer Jed ‘Smivvy’ Smith and former editor of Surfing World Magazine Vaughan ‘Deadly’ Blakey. The two works together to portray the best representation of surf culture that other forms of media have lacked in the past and have created a cultural phenomenon within the surfing world. The podcast brings together in-depth surfing knowledge and hilarious banter to connect with the core surfer in all of us. As for the live show, it will be filled with their usual shenanigans and hilarious commentary on what makes the surfing world awesome.

Tickets here.


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Good Friday at Torquay Hotel

  • Friday, 29 March 2024 5:00 pm
  • $45.90

Join the party at Torquay Hotel this Good Friday for an unforgettable indoor and outdoor event presented by Torquay Hotel and WAT Artists. Prepare for a day and night filled with non-stop dancing as an incredible lineup heads to the pub. We’re talking Laura King, Jordan Brando, Luke Alessi, Juicy Romance, DJ Life, Toni Yotzi, Party McCarty, Reefer Angel, Joel Control, and Dangerboots. Huge! 

With two stages, enhanced production, and a beach-day-to-dancefloor-night vibe, this event promises double the excitement and double the fun. Doors open at 5pm. Don’t miss out on the ultimate Good Friday celebration. This event is 18+.

Tickets here.

Easter Saturday at Torquay Hotel with Nina Las Vegas

  • Saturday, 30 March 2024 6:00pm
  • With special guests
  • Free before 6pm, $20 on door after. No pre-sale tickets

The Easter long weekend is fast approaching, and although staying home living off chocolate for three days may sound appealing, the Torquay Hotel is sure to make you ditch the crème egg coma with this one. Heading to the pub is none other than Nina Las Vegas, a powerhouse in the music industry, who has left an indelible mark on both Australian and international music scenes.

From her tenure at triple j to headline sets at major festivals like Coachella and SXSW, Nina’s career has been marked by innovation and influence. As a label head, producer, and DJ, she has championed diverse sounds and artists, while her collaborations with the likes of Anna Lunoe and Vera Blue showcase her versatility. Nina’s broadcasting career, including residencies on Diplo’s BBC Radio One show, has further cemented her status as a tastemaker. Through her powerful work ethic and visionary approach, Nina Las Vegas remains a driving force in the industry and is going to bring one hell of a party for the Easter long weekend.

Easter Saturday at Torquay Hotel with Nina Las Vegas (No presale tickets)

Gig-goers, live music lovers, and general revelry enthusiasts (of all ages) gather now, head down to the Torquay Hotel and become part of Australian live music history.

Torquay Hotel is located at 36 Bell St, Torquay. Keep up to date with the latest from the Torquay Hotel here.