New summer alt-rock festival Lookout is heading to Torquay in February

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New summer alt-rock festival Lookout is heading to Torquay in February

Words by Staff Writer

Queens of the Stone Age will headline the festival, alongside Spiderbait, The Chats and more.

Summer on the coast is heating up with Queens of the Stone Age taking the helm as headliners for the brand new Lookout Festival heading to Torquay in Victoria and Gold Coast in Queensland in 2024.

More than just a music concert; the new festival is a vibrant tapestry of alternative rock that has withstood the test of time and an infusion of fresh sounds. This thrilling spectacle boasts both iconic figures who have left an indelible mark on the industry and up-and-coming stars who are making their presence felt.

This captivating celebration of rock will unite international legends with homegrown favourites. Joining headliners Queens of the Stone Age, the festival will also feature Spiderbait, The Chats, Pond, Gut Health and Lola Scott, promising a day out like no other.

Lookout Festival 2024

  • Sunday 18th February – Torquay Common, Torquay VIC
  • Saturday 24th February – Broadwater Parklands, Gold Coast QLD

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Queens of the Stone Age’s headliner appearance is part of their ‘The End Is Nero’ Summer 2024 Australian and New Zealand tour, marking their triumphant return to Australasia after a six-year hiatus. The ‘The End is Nero’ tour is in support of their acclaimed eighth studio album, ‘In Times New Roman…’, which stormed the ARIA charts at #2. NME Australia hailed it as “their darkest, knottiest material to date.” Queens of the Stone Age invite everyone to join in this rock extravaganza, celebrating the impending end of the world, which, according to them, might be “in a month or two.” It’s an inclusive gathering, welcoming all, where judgment is left at the door, and attendees are encouraged to bring everything else.

The Spiderbait saga is a fantastical tale rooted in reality. Three friends from a small Australian town embarked on an independent journey through the music scene, emerging triumphant 25 years later, with their friendships intact and their band among the nation’s biggest and best. Brash, confident, strange, and uncompromising, Spiderbait’s founders, Janet, Whitt, and Kram, drew inspiration from an eclectic mix of influences, from Slayer to The Bangles, creating an intoxicating and unique blend.

The Chats, as bold as they are humorous, have evolved into one of the world’s greatest post-millennial punk-rock groups. Emerging from Australia’s Sunshine Coast, they’ve reconnected popular music with its raw rock ‘n’ roll roots and made an immediate connection with youthful audiences worldwide. Their 2017 hit, ‘Smoko,’ was just the beginning of their high-energy, full-throttle musical journey.

Queens Of The Stone Age headline Lookout Festival in Torquay for summer 2024

Pond, a band formed in the early 2010s, brings their distinctive brand of music to the LOOKOUT Festival. Known for their impressive eight studio albums, Pond’s music is a blend of creativity and spontaneity that captivates audiences. Their most recent release, in 2021, showcases their prowess in channelling anarchic uncertainty into their music.

Gut Health, driven by a relentless rhythm section, angular guitars, synthesizers, and Athina Uh Oh’s charismatic vocals, deliver a live performance filled with unfiltered theatrics and infectious grooves. Merging punk, jazz, and influences from queer rave culture, they create a unique mix of danceable art-pop and post-punk.

Lola Scott, having spent a year touring with renowned acts, is set to launch a new era with her single ‘High School Drama,’ featuring lo-fi distorted guitars and an infectious energy that adds depth to her rock-inspired alt-pop style.

Please note that all events are strictly for those aged 18 and over. General Public on-sale will kick off on Monday, 30th October at 1.00 pm local time. Find out more here