Ever heard a riff so heavy it felt like it would melt your face off? Well prepare for a whole day of it with Melted.
After such success in its first two years, 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 2018 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.
“We really wanted to try and create something that’s just going to grow into the future,” Toxicon vocalist Wayne Clarris told Forte ahead of the first edtition. “We wanted to emphasise the alternative, the rock and the punk as well as the metal. We didn’t want to just have a straight-up metal festival.
“I think there’s a lot of good ones going around, but I like the mix,” he continues. “We feel like when you get variety over the day, it seems to be a bit more fun. You get more people involved, and you get the opportunity to cross genres so people can see something they may not have seen, or been excited about, before.”
Keeping with their promise of adding another annual event to the calendar, the local self-described ‘Progressive Vegetarian Loungecore’ rockers are bringing it back after a year hiatus (cheers COVID), and will once again feature on the Melted bill which will take to the BC on Saturday, October 30 – historically referred to as Mischief Night, or in some circles Devils Night.
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